BTC and HHK safaris are one of the biggest safari operators with exclusive control over some of Zimbabwe's best hunting and fishing concessions. Our wildlife concessions and our diverse hunting quotas allow us to tailor make safaris for our clients' individual requirements.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa and is well known for its excellent hotels, infrastructure, facilities and for the openness and friendliness of its people. The climate is warm and wet during summer (November to March), with cool, dry winters, between April and October. The best months for hunting are over the dry period.
We operate over 15 camps with guest accommodation comprising either luxury tents or thatched rondavels. Bathrooms are ensuite, with hot and cold running water and flush toilets. All rooms have comfortable beds with inner sprung mattresses and mosquito nets. Daily laundry is part of the service and ironing is done using a flat coal heated iron. The rooms are well lit by either 12 volt or electrical generator. Solar power is used in the Botswana camps backed up by generators. A wide range of fine cuisine is prepared by talented chefs at each camp. Our menus include items such as roast loin of eland and guinea fowl casserole. Imported wine is served with lunch and dinner, and all drinks are covered by the daily rates. If you have any particular dietary preferences, please let us know.
Please note: Zimbabwe use a 220v electrical system so U.S. based hunters using a 110v system must bring adapters.
Clothing and Equipment
Daytime temperatures are warm throughout the year so we recommend light tan clothing. However, during the winter months (May to mid August), nights can get quite chilly, so a warm jacket is essential. Walking is an integral part of hunting, so please make sure you have comfortable, well worn-in walking shoes. Other items that are important are a pair of binoculars, a knife, a reliable camera and plenty of film, sunglasses, suntan lotion and a good hat. Please note that it is illegal to wear camouflage clothing in Zimbabwe.
Health and Safety
Each camp is equipped with a well stocked first aid box, however, if you require specific medication we recommend you bring a sufficient supply. All of our camps are in malaria areas therefore we strongly advise that you start a course of anti-malarial prophylactics at least two weeks prior to your arrival. MARS (Medical Air Rescue Service) provide a highly professional evacuation service in case of medical emergencies.
Firearms and Ammunition
We leave the particular choice of firearm to our clients, however National Parks' regulations in Zimbabwe require minimum callibres for certain species. You will need a rifle of .375 or bigger for the heavy, thick skinned animals such as buffalo or elephant, and anything from a .270 upwards for the smaller soft skinned antelopes. The temporary importation of semi-automatic weapons or handguns is not prohibited, and there is no limit on the amount of ammunition you may bring into the country. We recommend you bring soft cases for your weapons, gun cleaning equipment and a gun belt with ammo pouches. Depending on what you are hunting, you will need at least 40 rounds of soft points and 20 rounds of full metal jackets. If you enjoy bird shooting, bring along a shotgun as we offer excellent opportunities for bird shooting in all our areas, which makes for a pleasant afternoon's entertainment. 6" shot for francolin and guinea fowl and 8" shot for dove and sandgrouse.
Pre/Post Holiday Trips
Arrangements can be made through BTC Safaris for pre or post hunt holiday trips to many of the top tourist destinations in and around Zimbabwe.
Trophy Preparation and Shipping
The skinners in the camps are taxidermy trained and your trophies will be expertly caped and field cured in camp. We will also arrange the packing, crating and export of your trophies with a professional shipping agent. The dipping and dispatch of your trophies is an additional cost dependent on the number of trophies assigned for export.