BLOCK NG 49
A BOTSWANA COMMUNITY OWNED HUNTING AREA
NG49 hunting concession borders the Nxai Pan National Park, the Makgadikgadi National Park and also the Boteti River, the hunting concession is 240,000 hectares in extent with some magnificent elephant trophies available, buffalo, leopard and plains game are also available.
DESCRIPTION OF HUNTING AREA
The hunting area is block NG49 that is located 100km East of Maun in central Botswana, a short one-hour drive to camp on very good roads. The area is part of the Phuduhudu community owned land, the local community benefit directly from hunting, via revenue, employment and meat from the hunts that all go to the locals.
This is unspoilt nature at its finest with no human movement in the area, 100% safari land/hunting area. There is an abundance of trophy elephant bulls around with 50 pounds and bigger per tusk being a real expectation, great number of plains game are found in NG49. The terrain is perfectly suited for any client with open plains and no rocky terrain. The location of the concession situated just below Chobe National Park, very close to Hwange National Park and within 200 kms from Matetsi make this concession very well located in big elephant territory. The hunting season is short: April/September, book your hunt well in advance please.
We use well-equipped hunting vehicles with everything you need for the day, equipped with fridges, all drinks, snacks etc. We have excellent PH’s and trackers that will guide your hunt and take care of you from the time you land until the time you fly home. The days hunting will typically start after an early breakfast, with a field 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. Mochaba taxidermy in Maun, will collect your trophy immediately after the hunt and make sure it is in pristine condition.
Hunting season in Botswana is from 6 April 2021 to 21 September 2021.
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 freezing. The dry season is generally March to October.
Your arrival city will be Maun in the Northern part of Botswana. Generally, the easiest way is to fly through Johannesburg, but alternatively, arriving to Windhoek (Namibia) could be an option too. Most likely airlines to use these routes would be SAA, KLM, Qatar, Emirates and Air Botswana. You will be met by your PH upon arrival in Maun airport who will be with you until the end of your hunt.
Botswana is generally perceived to be one of the safest places in Africa to travel. Malaria is considered low risk in NG 49 and malaria is considered being more prevalent in the northern regions in the Delta.
Maximum of 3 rifles per hunter and 50 rounds per calibre.
EQUIPMENT LIST FOR YOUR SAFARI
- Passport and visas (if required)
- Washing is done 3 times a week – bring 3/4 sets of clothes
- Bush hat – Wide brim
- Bush jacket
- Light warm sweater
- 4 sets hunting clothes – warm/cold conditions (olive/khaki colour) Zip off long sleeve shirts and pants work well. Camouflage is allowed in South Africa)
- 1 pair soft sole hunting boots NOT WARM HEAVY DUTY HUNTING BOOTS
- 1 pair comfortable shoes or sandals to wear around camp
- 4 pairs hiking socks
- Warm nightwear
- Swimsuit for warmer months – September to end May
- Rain gear – November to April
- Hunting gloves for cold conditions
- Special or personal medical supplies
- Personal toiletries
- Sunscreen (30 and above) and sunglasses
- Lip balm
- Flashlight and extra batteries (pocket size)
- Hunting knife – Leatherman and sharpener
- Ammo pouch and belt
- Ammunition – 40 rounds per calibre
- Rifle and hard case with extra soft case when travel in the countryside.
- Camera equipment with enough film unless it is digital
- Small backpack
- Water bottle
- Malaria tablets (if needed)
- All-important correspondence
- Reading material
- Insect repellent
Experience a luxurious oasis of tranquility and relaxation in the middle of the bushveld. This lodge is conveniently situated on the doorstep to the famous Okavango Delta, close to Maun, and the perfect start or end for your adventure tour through Botswana by car or aeroplane (airstrip 1 km from lodge).
Their 7 generously proportioned tented rooms combine luxury accommodation with the feeling of being surrounded by nature. All rooms are fitted with two ¾ beds to ensure the best possible sleeping comfort and feature en-suite bathrooms. The spacious tented rooms can be adjusted into triple or family rooms and offer a private deck to enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. The pool area invites you to forget about the daily grind and is a perfect place to observe and appreciate the abundant wildlife surrounding the lodge.