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It isn’t often that you see two of the industries Elder Icons join forces. But, this is exactly what happened with John Sharp and Wes Hixon. It was with great respect and admiration that Wes accepted the offer to book safaris for John in Zimbabwe’s, world renowned, Bubye Valley Conservancy.

 

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Bubye Valley Conservancy (BVC) is rich in history dating back to 1990. In today’s Africa, it is regarded as the BEST lion hunting on the African Continent followed closely by the great leopard, buffalo, elephant, and plains game hunting. The BVC is approximately 3,740 square kilometers, or for those of who use square miles, that translates into 1,444 square miles. The county I live in is 174 square miles, making the BVC over 8 times larger than Dade County, Georgia. Now, that’s big!

 

Zimbabwe

In the words of John Sharp…

“I’ve been in the field for over 35 years and have hunted every country from Tanzania, southwards. I’ve been hunting the BVC for 23 years. Without a doubt, it’s the finest area I have ever hunted. Lion hunters are allowed to utilize the entire area. These lions are arguably the biggest and best maned cats available in Africa today (Excluding the captive bred variety). We bait to locate a suitable specimen then either take it from a blind or track from a bait. The latter is my preferred method. We only take the old males on the other side of a pride. Never taking pride males or younger specimens. We have, pretty much, a 100% success rate on these lions. Our lions can certainly be imported into the USA. Over the past 3 years, not a single lion import permit for the BVC has been declined by the USFWS.”

 

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Pricing

John Sharp Safaris Hunts Offered 2019 & 2020

BUBYE VALLEY CONSERVANCY

 

HUNTS OFFERED: (Price per day quoted)

7 Day  Cost
Plainsgame $700.00
Buffalo & Plainsgame $1,400.00 Non- Trophy Buffalo
7-10 Day
Plainsgame $700.00
Buffalo & Plainsgame $1,400.00
Cheetah & Plainsgame $850.00
Lioness & Plainsgame $1,400.00 Depending on Lioness Quota
Elephant & Plainsgame $1,400.00 Non- Trophy Elephant
Nyala & Plainsgame $800.00
Sable & Plainsgame $1,300.00
12 Day
Buffalo & Nyala $1,650.00
Double Buffalo $1,750.00 1 Trophy / 1 Non- Trophy
Buffalo & Elephant $1,750.00 Non- Trophy Elephant
Buffalo & Nyala $1,235.00 Non- Trophy Buffalo
Buffalo & Sable $1,650.00 Non- Trophy Buffalo
14 Day  
Buffalo & Sable $1,675.00  
Leopard & Plainsgame $1,400.00  
15 Day  
Buffalo, Leopard & Plainsgame $1,875.00  
Buffalo & Elephant $1,650.00 Non- Trophy Elephant
Leopard & Buffalo $1,750.00 Non- Trophy Buffalo
Leopard & Nyala $1,650.00
Leopard & Sable $1,750.00
18 Day
Double Buffalo, Leopard & Plainsgame $1,905.00
Lion, Buffalo & Plainsgame $3,000.00
Lion & Nyala $3,000.00
20 Day
Lion, Double Buffalo & Plainsgame $3,400.00
Lion, Leopard, Buffalo & Plainsgame $3,225.00
Lion, Leopard, Buffalo & Sable $3,345.00

 

*2X1- Less $75 per day

** Observers- $300 day 1 / $250 day 2 / $200 day 3 / $150 day 4

***Brown Hyena, Gemsbok & Cheetah require a special National Parks permit prior to the hunt – $1500  

 

Species Cost Species Cost
Baboon $100.00 Impala – TR $400.00
Buffalo $6,000.00 Impala – Bait or Female $200.00
N/T Buffalo $3,950.00 Jackal $200.00
Bushbuck $1,300.00 Klipspringer $1,350.00
Bushpig $750.00 Kudu $2,100.00
Caracal $1,100.00 Leopard $8,500.00
Cheetah $7,500.00 Lion $47,000.00
Civet $700.00 Lioness $6,500.00
Duiker $450.00 NT Lion* $15,000.00
Eland $2,000.00 Monkey $100.00
N-E /Tuskless Elephant $6,500.00 Nyala $4,500.00
Gemsbok $6,500.00 Porcupine $300.00
Genet $450.00 Sable $6,500.00
Giraffe $2,000.00 Serval $1,100.00
Honey Badger $450.00 Steenbok $870.00
Hyena – Spotted $800.00 Warthog $2,100.00
Hyena – Brown $1,100.00 Waterbuck $400.00
Zebra $1,200.00 Wildcat $1,050.00
Export Elephant <25lbs $9,000.00 Wildebeest $1,200.00
Birds Cost Birds Cost
Guinea Fowl $10.00 Sandgrouse $10.00
Francolin $10.00 Doves $2.00

 

 

18 Day

Daily Rates 14 Day Daily Rates
Lion, Buffalo & Plainsgame  $3,000.00 Buffalo, Sable & Plainsgame $1,675.00
Guided 1X1 (only) Guided 1X1 (only)
Observers $300.00 Observers $300.00
Trophies Available Trophies Available
 Lion (1) Zebra (3) Buffalo (1) Zebra (2)
Wildebeest (2) Buffalo (1) Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1)
Waterbuck (1) Giraffe (2) Waterbuck (1) Eland (1)
Warthog (1) Kudu (1) Sable (1) Warthog (1)
Impala (2) Male Eland (1) Impala (2) Male

 

21 Day

Daily Rates

12 Day

Daily Rates
Lion, Leopard & Plainsgame $3,500.00 Buffalo, Nyala & Plainsgame $1,650.00
Guided 1X1 (only) Guided 1X1 (only)
Observers $300.00 Observers $300.00
Trophies Available Trophies Available
 Lion (1) Zebra (3) Buffalo (1) Zebra (2)
Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1) Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1)
Waterbuck (1) Giraffe (2) Waterbuck (1) Eland (1)
Leopard (1) Warthog (1) Sable (1) Warthog (1)
Impala (2) Male Eland (1) Impala (2) Male

 

18 Day

Daily Rates

21 Day

Daily Rates
Double Buffalo, Leopard & Plainsgame $1,905.00 Buffalo, Leopard & Plainsgame $1,875.00
Guided 1X1 (only) Guided 1X1 (only)
Observers $300.00 Observers $300.00
Trophies Available Trophies Available
Trophy Buffalo (1) Zebra (2) Buffalo (1) Zebra (2)
Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1) Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1)
Waterbuck (1) Leopard (1) Waterbuck (1) Giraffe (2)
Non Trophy Buffalo (1) Warthog (1) Leopard (1) Warthog (1)
Impala (2) Male Eland (1) Impala (2) Male Eland (1)

* Impala (bait) x 6

* Impala (bait) x 6

 

10 Day

Daily Rates

7 Day

Daily Rates
Buffalo & Plainsgame $1,400.00 Buffalo & Plainsgame $1,400.00
Guided 1X1 (only) Non- Trohpy / Guided 1X1
Observers $300.00 Observers $300.00
Trophies Available Trophies Available
Buffalo (1) Zebra (2) Buffalo (1) Non- trophy Zebra (2)
Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1) Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1)
Waterbuck (1) Eland (1) Waterbuck (1) Eland (1)
Impala (2) Male Warthog (1) Impala (2) Male Warthog (1)

 

12 Day

Daily Rates

15 Day

Daily Rates
Double Buffalo $1,750.00 Leopard, Sable & Plainsgame $1,750.00
Guided 1X1 Guided 1X1 (only)
Observers $300.00 Observers $300.00
Trophies Available Trophies Available
Buffalo (1) Trophy Zebra (2) Leopard (1) Zebra (2)
Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1) Wildebeest (2) Sable (1)
Waterbuck (1) Eland (1) Waterbuck (1) Kudu (1)
Buffalo (1) Non- Trophy Warthog (1) Impala (bait) x 6 Warthog (1)
Impala (2) Male Impala (2) Male Eland (1)

 

14 Day

Daily Rates

14 Day

Daily Rates
Leopard, Nyala & Plainsgame $1,650.00 Leopard & Plainsgame $1,400.00
Guided 1X1 (only) Guided 1X1 (only)
Observers $300.00 Observers $300.00
Trophies Available Trophies Available
Leopard (1) Zebra (2) Leopard (1) Zebra (2)
Wildebeest (2) Nyala (1) Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1)
Waterbuck (1) Kudu (1) Waterbuck (1) Warthog (1)
Impala (bait) x 6 Warthog (1) Impala (2) Male Eland (1)
Impala (2) Male Eland (1)

 

10 Day

Daily Rates 10 Day Daily Rates
Elephant / Non- Trophy $1,400.00

Lioness & Plainsgame

$1,400.00
Guided 1X1 (only) Guided 1X1 (only)
Observers $300.00 Observers $300.00
Trophies Available Trophies Available
Non-Trophy Elephant

*non- export

Zebra (2) Lioness (1) Zebra (2)
Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1) Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1)
Waterbuck (1) Warthog (1) Waterbuck (1) Warthog (1)
Impala (2) Trophy Eland (1) Impala (2) Trophy Eland (1)

 

10 Day

Daily Rates

10 Day

Daily Rates
Sable & Plainsgame $1,300.00 Nyala & Plainsgame $800.00
Guided 1X1 (only) Guided 1X1 (only)
Observers $300.00 Observers $300.00
Trophies Available Trophies Available
Sable (1) Zebra (2) Nyala (1) Zebra (2)
Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1) Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1)
Waterbuck (1) Warthog (1) Waterbuck (1) Warthog (1)
Impala (2) Male Eland (1) Impala (2) Male Eland (1)

 

10 Day

Daily Rates

7-10 Day

Daily Rates
Cheetah & Plainsgame $850.00 Plainsgame  $700.00
Guided 1X1 (only) Guided 1X1
Observers $300.00 Guided 2X1 $650.00
 Trophies Available Observers $300.00
Cheetah (1)  Zebra (2) Trophies Available
Wildebeest (2) Kudu (1) Zebra (2) Warthog (1)
Waterbuck (1) Warthog (1) Wildebeest (2) Eland (1)
Impala (2) Male Eland (1) Impala (2) Male

*Extra animals availabe for all above listed hunts (on request)

There is a limited quota on these trophies

These hunts must be sepcifically booked & confirmed

Bushbuck Civet
Klipspringer Genet
Caracal Serval Wild Cat
Steenbok Honey Badger
Hyena (Brown & Spotted) Jackal
Duiker Monkey
Porcupine Baboon

 

Additional Charges

2% ZTA levy on total daily rates

2% ZTA levy on trophy fees

2% National Parks levy on trophy fees

$100.00 Leopard tag/ permit

$1,500.00 (each) Cheetah, Gemsbok & Brown Hyena tag/ permit

$250.00 – Round-trip (per) vehicle charge to camp from Bulawayo w/ guide

For more than one person we will make use of an independent company using a comfortable, air conditioned minivan at a cost of up to $1000.00, depending on the number of persons in the party.

All Dip & Pack will be handled by Collett’s Wildlife Artistry in Bulawayo.For their charges kindly contact Steve or Susie Collett on colwild@gmail.com

 

 

OTHER SERVICES:

Guiding:  We can offer game viewing or guided walks tracking Rhino etc for observers at an additional cost of USD $450.00 per day for a group of up to 6.

 

DEPOSIT POLICY

 

We require a deposit being 50% of Total Daily Rates for hunters only to be transferred to John Sharp Safaris to secure a booking, with the balance of Daily Rates to be transferred to John Sharp Safaris 60 days prior to hunt commencement.  Observer charges and the 2% levy on daily rates will be collected after the hunt together with the trophy fees, 4% levy and incidentals.  In the event that you do not want to travel with too much cash, this final amount may be transferred once you return home.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

  1. There shall be no refund on any deposit paid if a hunt is cancelled within six (6) months of the date of commencement of the Safari
  2. In the event of a hunt being cancelled prior to six (6) months of the date of the Safari, then 50% of the deposit will be refundable.
  3. In the event the Safari Operator cancels the Safari, or the area is closed to hunting or travel for any reason, prior to commencement of the safari, the client will receive a full refund.
  4. No refunds will be made if the client leaves the safari before the scheduled completion date.

 

 

 

Camps within the Bubye Valley Conservancy

  • Chamalaya
  • Dyers
  • Fimbiri
  • Lamulas
  • Nengo
  • Ngali
  • Ripple Creek
  • Samanyanga
  • Malangani

 

 

 

 

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