Hunting at Bosbok Safaris

Choosing your PH

The choice of your Hunting Outfitter and Professional Hunter is a difficult but important decision. At most of the outdoor and hunting shows, you will need to wade through piles of information collected from the many different Outfitters and Exhibitors.

It is essential that rather than just pick up a brochure and keep walking, you try to speak to the representatives at these shows in order to get a feel for the kind of people who will be your hosts when you finally reach your hunting destination. Ideally, the person or people you speak to will be the same individuals who will meet you at the airport and take you through your paces once you reach the hunting area. The best-case scenario is when there is a husband and wife team, or well organized back-up involved, as this means that there is always someone available to take care of all the peripheral responsibilities, communication and planning, prior to and during the course of your safari. Additionally, should you be accompanied by a non-hunting partner, there will always be someone to see to their needs while you concentrate on the business of hunting!

We are a  small intimate team, which is why our pricing is competetive and why we can build personal relationships with our clients.

Questions to ask

Here are some pertinent questions you could ​put to your Outfitter or Professional Hunter:

  • Will the person you are communicating with be present at the destination where your safari is to take place?
  • How long has he or she been in this business?
  • Do you have a list of references available?
  • How large are the hunting areas?
  • What species are available within easy distance from the main accommodation areas? What class of accommodation is available?
  • What is there for my wife/spouse/non-hunting friends and family members to do while I am out hunting?
  • If I come in a larger group, do you have reputable, experienced Professional Hunters available to assist who are familiar with the hunting area?
  • Are the vehicles you use regularly serviced?
  • Will the field preparation of my trophies receive the attention they deserve?