We’ll help you be fully prepared and equipped. You would be ready to assemble and waiting for your safari. Planning your safari there are a few questions you need to ask yourself booking your safari. When? Where? How? And Why?

We’ll help you be fully prepared and equipped. You would be ready to assemble and waiting for your safari. Planning your safari there are a few questions you need to ask yourself booking your safari. When? Where? How? And Why?

When? Where? How? an Why?
  1. WHEN? Make sure you have a date in mind when to start planning your safari. This way the safari operator can immediately let you know if he can accommodate you or not. There is nothing more frustrating than planning a safari and spending so much time on it, just to realize that you will not be able to make it, because of other commitments.
  2. WHAT? What would I like to hunt on my trip, and decide what type of hunting you would like to do? Make sure that the type of animals on your list is available. Also make it clear if the animals on your list are trophies or non-trophies.
  3. WHERE? This is normally determined by the previous question’s answer. If you know what you would like to hunt, it would be our mission to give you your trophy animal in the best natural habitat to ensure the African hunting or safari experience.
  4. HOW? Will the hunt be conducted? We commit ourselves to ethical hunting according to the client’s specifications and needs. Conservation and sustainability of our habitat will be paramount. Please tell us how you want your African dream.
  5. WHY are you going on this hunt? Make sure you communicate your objectives and expectations clearly to your safari outfitter. Is family trip of trophy size the most important thing? Is it important for you to have exclusivity in the camp?

Required Documents

Please download and complete the following documents:

1.  Outfitter’s Questionnaire


2.  Invitation Letter


3.  Firearm Permit Form


4. Indemnity and Waiver Form


5. Motivation Letter


Permit, Rifles and Ammo

Recommended firearms for hunting in South Africa:

Plains Game:
  • One light rifle with sling (.270, 30.06, 7mm or 300 mag) for medium plains game.
  • One medium to heavy rifle with sling for bigger Plains game (.375 H&H)
  • Variable rifle scope ( 2 – 7 x 40)
  • 40 rounds of Soft point ammunition
  • Hard gun case
  • Soft gun case
Big Game:
  • One heavy rifle with sling (.375, .458, .470. etc)
  • Variable scope (1 – 5 x 32) detachable mounts
  • 20 Rounds soft point ammunition
  • 20 Rounds of full metal jacket ammunition
  • Hard case
  • Soft case
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  • 3 Pairs of cotton trousers – Dull in color
  • 3 Shirts – cotton, long or short sleeve – same color
  • 1 Grey or green coat with hood and 1 light weight jacket
  • 1 Hat or Cap
  • 5 Undershirts and under shorts
  • 5 Pairs of socks with set of sock savers
  • 1 Belt
  • 1 Pair of soft soled shoes – Tennis shoes
  • 1 Pair of camp shoes or sandals
  • 1 Down or Wool Sweater
  • 1 Jogging suit (for sleeping)
  • 1 Light pair of leather gloves – golfing glove
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  • 2 Lip protection
  • 2 Rifle shell holders – belt carrier type
  • 2 washcloths
  • Suntan lotion, insect repellent, Sunglasses and skin moisturisers
  • Digital camera, laptop and, or iPad
  • Camera with sufficient memory cards
  • Small binoculars – optional
  • Medications and recommended shots – see your doctor
  • Personal toiletries kit – Razor etc.
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Plastic bags – Ziploc type
  • Extra Prescription Glasses if needed
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  • Travel documents (Passport that is valid for 6 months after return date to USA, Firearm documentation, Airline tickets, Travel Insurance, Money, Medical records as required)
  • Reading material
  • Phone numbers (foreign and local contacts)
  • Confirmation of hotels, Car rental, etc.


For your peace of mind, we recommend that you take out travel and medical insurance prior to your departure. If you are using medication, you must remember to bring enough for your entire stay, and that all medications are contained in the prescribed packaging. Please inform the I-Africa Safaris office of any medical conditions, such as allergies, disabilities, and / or physical limitations.

South Africa is mostly malaria-free with the only reported cases being in certain isolated areas in the northernmost reaches of the country. Malaria occurs mostly in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana and Mozambique. Malarial prophylactic is recommended if you are traveling to these areas. For more information regarding malaria, visit the CDC’s malaria page.