An exceptional African experience, so much more than a safari! A holiday you will be back for!

NG49 Bordering the Nxai and Makgadikgadi National Parks and the Boteti river with some magnificent Elephant trophies available.

NG 49

Our hunting area is NG49. It is 120km South East from Maun airport. A comfortable one and half hour drive to camp. The area is part of the Phuduhudu community, with whom we have a close relationship. They benefit directly from the hunting. The bulk of the revenue and meat obtained through hunting goes to them. It will also contribute to projects uplifting their lives and empowering the community.

In the East we border the Nxai Pan National Park and in the South the Makgadigadi National Park with one corner bordering the Boteti River. This is unspoiled nature at its finest with no human movement in the area. There is an abundance of good quality Elephant trophies, 50 pounds and bigger and a great number of plains game with the annual Zebra migration taking place through the concession area. The terrain is perfectly suited for any client with open plains and no rocky terrain.

NG49 Camp

Summer in Botswana is from November to March. There is always a possibility of rain in the summer, especially in December, January and February. It can get cold when it rains. The summer temperatures during the day vary from 30C°/86F° to 38C°/100.4F° sometimes higher and at night the temperature is usually approximately 18C°/64.4F° to 20C°/68F° in summer. Spring is from September to October. The day time temperatures are much the same as summer.

However the evenings can range from approximately 14C°/57.2F° to 18C°/64.4F°. The fall/winter months are May, June, July and August. The temperatures are warm in the day usually ranging from 20C°/68F° to 25C°/77F° and cold at night sometimes dropping below zero. The dry season is generally March to October.

You will be hunting with Lucas Groenewald and Randy Motsumi. Between us, we have over 30 years of experience in the hunting and hospitality industry. We use well-equipped hunting vehicles with everything you need for the day, equipped with fridges, all drinks, snacks etc. We have excellent trackers and will field prepare your trophy to your needs. The days hunting will typically start after an early breakfast following with lunch in the bush. We will return to the lodge in the evening for a great meal and well-deserved drinks and relax around the campfire.

Our price do consist of a sliding scale and we guarantee our greatest effort to getting you the biggest trophy in the area. Mochaba taxidermy in Maun will collect your trophy immediately after the hunt and make sure it is in pristine condition. Hunting season in Botswana for Area NG49 is from 5 April to 12 September. Recommended time to hunt Elephant is from April to end of June and for Leopard, from July to September.

Your city of arrival will be Maun in the Northern part of Botswana. Generally the easiest way is to fly through OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa but alternatively, arriving to Windhoek (Namibia) could be an option too. The most likely airlines to use these routes would be SAA, KLM, Qatar, Emirates and Air Botswana.

You will be met by the Sabudawn Safaris team upon arrival in Maun airport, Botswana. We will then accompany you to the lodge.

Visas are currently not required for Citizens from the USA, Spain, Italy, UK, Australia and Mexico.

Botswana is generally perceived to be one of the safest places in Africa to travel. Malaria is considered low risk in the NG 49 area and malaria is considered being more prevalent in the northern regions in the Delta.

Maximum of 3 rifles per hunter and 50 rounds per caliber.

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