Safari Options

Here at Bowker Safari's we specialize in Hunting Safaris and other types of African safaris. We strive to offer you excellent service and to make your safari a memorable experience of a lifetime.

Below you will find some of the safaris that we are able to offer.

Safari Excursions can start from as little as US$ 1000.00.

Hunting Safaris
We can build specific package hunts for the first time hunter. Included in these packages are animals such as kudu, impala, springbuck, warthog, hartebeest, blesbuck, mountain reedbuck, wildebeest, steenbuck, duiker, zebra. All expenses are included in the package prices i.e. services of professional hunter, trackers and skinners. Accommodation, food, domestic alcohol. Daily laundry. Airport transfers. Hunting licences and value added tax.

Special hunts for nyala, bushbuck, common waterbuck, red lechwe, vaal rhebok, black, white and copper springbuck, common reedbuck, roan, sable, buffalo, oribi, klipspringer, barbary sheep, cape grysbok, blue duiker, bushpig and caracal can also be arranged.

Bird hunting
Pigeon and dove hunting is high volume stuff. You can expect to shoot between 300 and 800 shots per day with a kill rate of 20-60%, depending on the skill of the hunter.

For Egyptian and Spurwing Geese there is a bag limit of between 5 and 10 birds per outing with the official bag limit of 10 birds/gun/day.

With ducks a bag of 5 to 10 birds/gun/day. They are shot on or near smaller dams and pans from hides and sometimes decoyed.

The francolin and guinea fowl are either walked up over German shorthaired pointers or driven especially towards the end of the season. Although the driven shooting can be very spectacular and successful, we prefer to walk them up over dogs. Bag limit 10 birds/gun/day.

Season March to August
Mid-March to Mid - June Pigeons and Doves
April and May Rock pigeons,Guinea Fowl and Doves
End April - end July Guinea Fowl, Francolin.
May-end August - Ducks and Geese

The Big Five - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino can be viewed in Game Reserves surrounding the hunting areas. Side trips can be arranged to see these beautiful animals.

Sightseeing trips around South Africa

Cape Town:
Table Mountain, Robben Island, the meeting of the oceans at Cape Point, penguins at Boulder Beach, a winelands tour and diving with sharks, whale watching, west coast national park.

Garden Route:
Oudtshoorn, walk with meerkats, visit Cango Caves and ride an ostrich.
Knysna, Plettenberg Bay interesting seaside towns.
Monkeyland, Elephant rides, zipline through forest, bungee jump (highest in the world).

Port Elizabeth large port city.

Addo Elephant Park.

Please click here to download our 2014 price list.

Kudu are spiral horned antelopes. The horns on males can grow up to 6 feet (181 cm) and are used to wrestle with other bulls. Enemies are the lion, cape hunting dog, leopard and cheetah. Weight: Male, 495-787 lbs. (225-315 kg), Female, 396-517 lbs. (180-235)
The Lechwe is found in the southern savanna of Africa more commonly in Zambia and along the rivers of Angola and Botswana. They reach a mass of 60 to 128kg and a height of ranging from 90 to 112 cm. They are a chestnut colour with white underparts. With age the males darken in colour. The male and female lechwe are actually seperate from each other for most of the year with the female herds often changing.
The Rhino is native to Asia and Africa. There are two species, the white and black rhinos. The color refers to the color of the Rhinos' lips and not the color of the animal. The white rhino is also twice as large and has a hump on its back. African rhinos have two horns while Asian Rhinos' have one. Both are found to be on the verge of extinction. Rhinos grow to become 3.8 meters long and 1.5 meters tall at the shoulder. They can weigh up to 3600 pounds. Both the males and the females have horn. They tend to live 40-45 years in captivity. Rhinos live in groups of up to 13.