Trip Details and FAQ's
We understand that booking a hunting trip in a foreign country on a foreign continent can be a daunting experience, but we would like to assure you that we at M4 Safaris have been entrusted by countless hunters to provide them hunts and memories meant to last a lifetime. Here are some of the important details around your trip you might want to know about.
What a daily hunt is like
We got you, with every shot
Our tough 4x4 vehicle suits the rough terrain on the hunting concession. The vehicle will drop you off and a designated location where your hunting adventure begins...
You and your tracker can decide to walk and stalk, ambush or wait. Your Professional Hunter will not expect you to shoot beyond your comfort range and will attempt to get you within your comfort zone to hunt your prey.
Rifle shots are taken at an average of 200 yards (180m), and sometimes closer shots present themselves. We recommend that you practice shooting 200 yard in both standing and sitting positions together with sticks and bipods. This will prepare you for the right opportunity!
When can you hunt?
Africa boasts with one of the longest hunting seasons
The hunting season runs from February to November. We do sometimes take in small hunting parties in December and January.
We require advance notification to obtain necessary permits and quotas for certain species. Please contact us to confirm and to avoid disappointment.
Hunting Rifles & Ammo
Bring your own or use ours
We have a broad selection of rifles that you can choose from. Your Professional Hunter will ensure that the right caliber is selected for the suitable prey. The gun is free of charge, and the only cost is the replacement of bullets.
You can bring your own rifle if you are more comfortable with it. The permit will be issued at the airport upon arrival.
We have a bench rest and targets for practice. We recommend bringing soft point bullets. Good expanding soft nose bullets are the best ammunition to get, e.g., Nosler, Hornady, or Remington. Solid copper bullets (FMJ) are not allowed.
When traveling with your gun, scope, and bipods, ensure that all the screws are locked tight as they may come loose during travel.
Remember your hunt forever
The trophy is the forever reminder of your wonderful and exciting time you have shared with friends and family during your time in South Africa!
We focus on helping you get the best taxidermist service here to take excellent care of your trophy and help you export it back home.
We have to adhere to stringent conditions to export trophies. There are two options for shipping your trophy, either a mounted trophy or the Dip & Pack process, if you want to use your preferred taxidermist in your country. The trophies have to be thoroughly dried, hygienic, bleached, and professionally treated.
We employ professional skinners who know how to prepare your trophy precisely the way you want it. The carcass is transported to the slaughtering shed soon after you have shot it, where the field preparation is done. The trophy (hide, skull & horns) is labeled with your name on it to prevent confusion.
We work with Africas Best Taxidermist. Owner and Operator Cedric Roberts have dedicated a lifetime to perfecting the meticulous art of Taxidermy to craftsmanship precision.
You can have your trophies mounted in the USA by your taxidermist of choice, or you can make use of Africas Best Taxidermist. All taxidermist fees are excluded in the package prices and hunting fees.
Process of preserving hunting trophies
Your trophy in skilled hands
Our professional skinners will field prepare your trophy for the taxidermist and preserve it in salt.
Transport to Taxidermist:
We transport your trophy to the taxidermist and deliver it with the hunting permit.
The taxidermist will contact you to confirm your trophy's preparation and preferred mounting and provide you with a final quote for your approval.
Exporting & Shipping:
The taxidermist handles the exporting and shipment of your trophy. Together with the taxidermist, we ensure that your trophy is accompanied by the correct paperwork for export.