The aim of our game drives was to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo
A massive dieoff of hippopotamuses and Cape buffalo
began in late September 2017 along the Kavango River in Bwabwata National Park (BNP), within the Kavango East region of northeastern Namibia.
Consider the potential revenues, for example, basing these on what was reported in 'USA Today', in 2013, on hunting in South Africa: '...A 10-day hunt for Cape buffalo
costs $16,845 with trophy fees.
A Cape buffalo
safari costs about the same as a mid-level guided elk hunt in the Rockies.
Last year, I traveled to South Africa to hunt Cape buffalo
with Japie Horn's outfit, Horn's Africa Safaris (hornsafricasafaris.com), for a Viking Chronicles episode to appear on the Outdoor Channel.
This encounter between Wieland and a big old Cape buffalo
took place in Tanzania.
We transferred to a four wheel drive open vehicle to have a closer view of the Big Five; namely, the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo
. There too were different species of birds, giraffes, elephants, and hippopotamus.
AFRICAN SAFARI Get up close to the "Big Five" - lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants and the Cape buffalo
- for an unforgettable action-packed adventure.
I used the Wesson & Harrington on a huge bison bull, much larger than any Cape buffalo
. I was using blackpowder loads, but I had them loaded up to .4590, probably a bit over 1,500 fps with a 400-grain hard-cast bullet.
A: If I could go back to Africa and hunt Cape buffalo
, that would be a pretty neat experience.
Not one in a thousand can afford the $60,000 for a lion, or $25,000 for a Cape Buffalo
or $80,000 for an elephant.
Tim Curry steals the show as the devilish Lord Of Darkness, sporting a pair of horns that would give a cape buffalo
an inferiority complex.