Accounting for more human deaths in Africa than any of the dangerous game members, the Hippo is truly a dangerous animal. Make no mistake although it might look like a large pig; this is not an animal you want running towards you if you’re not ready to make a killing shot. Bringing down the third largest and most dangerous of the big five can prove quite tricky. Their ability to dwell in water and run as fast 30km/hour on land on their short legs, has surprised many an unprepared hunters. Angry hippos will be disastrous when they attack by knocking, biting and stumbling over their enemy . The large body, thick neck and short tailed animal is fascinating, but be prepared to fire several large caliber shots. They can attack humans without provocation, both in boats and on land. Hunting should be done with a lot of caution and with pinpoint accuracy. Side shots should be placed just below the ears to penetrate the brain. A shot from the front should be aimed at the forehead where it forms a v shaped depression. Hunts can be done on land or in water, always remember they are fast on land and in water they run much faster than a man can walk, so be prepared for the thrill of a life time when hunting these unique trophies.
At the moment Mozambique does not issue us Cities permits for the area we hunt in Cahora Bassa.
In the province of Mupumalanga located in South Africa just south of Kruger national park is where we enjoy the privilege of hunting hippos mostly founded in lakes in the area and between big sugarcane plantations.
Namibia offers you a true wild experience and hunting is done on the south side of the Chobe- and Kwando river. These areas in the Caprivi strip of Namibia are extremely large and we use all the scouting help we can get not just by walking but using cars, boats and talking with the local fisherman.