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Balla Balla Safaris

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Started by Jessie and Alan Bird Snr, and named after the antelope, the Greater Kudu, Balla-Balla in the local language. Today, we are a privately-owned, family-run hunting outfitter that owns a total of three excellent hunting properties. Two of the reserves are situated in the Southern Province of Zambia close to the world famous Victoria Falls and the fifth largest park in the world, Kafue National Park. The other reserve is situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, nestled in the heart of the Soutpansberg mountain range, not far from Kruger National Park.

Three brothers, professional hunters, Alan, Dene or Shawn Bird along with the well trained and experienced trackers, skinners and various other support staff at Balla-Balla will look after all your needs, ensuring that your expectations are exceeded and your safari is what you want it to be. Your trip will be professionally managed, giving you complete piece of mind.

Accommodation in all three private reserves is of a very high standard, providing each guest with high level of privacy and comfort perfect for the whole family. In South Africa Alan & Shawn and their various assistants prepare mouth-watering meals featuring local game cooked in the traditional South African fashion over an open fire. All meals are accompanied by quality South African wines. In Zambia chef Charles assumes the cooking duties and creates delicious Zambian specialties each evening which you will enjoy after your hunt. We can assure you a top quality personalized safari.

Working in association with professional hunters Strang Middleton & Richard Duckett on Zambia top concession areas.
Join us today for the best hunting in Africa.


About

Location: Balla Balla Safaris main base is located in the Soutpansberg Mountain range, with  spectacular views. The area offer you some of the best bow hunting for Greater Kudu, Blue Wildbesst, Waterbuck, Nyala, Warthog, Impala, Klipspringer, Mountain Reedbuck, and more.

About your host at Balla Balla Safaris: Dene Bird, Professional Hunter. Dene, the oldest of three brothers and a qualified professional hunters, was born and raised in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. He started hunting from a young age, and after realising his passion in life he completed his South African Professional Hunters license with a Professional Hunting school and obtained his Zambian Professional Hunter’s license soon after. Dene has been hunting plains and big game for over 20 years.
His experience and love of hunting shines through in every safari he does.

­­­­­­Hunting experience at Balla Balla Safaris: Both South Africa and Balla-Balla offers tremendous opportunities for bow hunters; in fact South Africa might be the best place in all of Africa for plains game. Is legal for hunters to import bows for bow hunting purposes into South Africa and no import permit is required. There are minimum requirements for bow hunting; for big game like buffalo, a bow must deliver a kinetic energy of 80 ft/lbs and have a arrow weight of 700 grain. For medium game like Greater Kudu, a bow with kinetic energy of 70 ft/lbs and a arrow weight of 550 grain is sufficient. Small Game like Southern Impala, a bow with kinetic energy of 40 ft/lbs and a arrow weight of 400 grains will do nicely. Balla-Balla offers tremendous opportunities for bow hunters as we have a verity of specially designed pit hides, elevated hides and pop-up hides. Camouflage clothing is allowed in South Africa during the actual hunt. Click here for quick link country guide.


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Species
Badger
Badger
Klipspringer antelope
Klipspringer antelope
Blue wildebeest
Blue wildebeest
Jackal
Jackal
Bush buck
Bush buck
Sable
Sable
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
Grysbok
Grysbok
Warthog
Warthog
Hartebeest
Hartebeest
Zebra
Zebra
Baboon
Baboon
Wildebeest
Wildebeest
Cape buffalo
Cape buffalo
Duiker
Duiker
Impala
Impala
Kudu
Kudu
Waterbuck
Waterbuck
Cape eland
Cape eland
Steenbok
Steenbok
Reed buck
Reed buck
Giraffe
Giraffe
Wild boar
Wild boar
Crocodile
Crocodile
Hyena
Hyena
Nyala
Nyala

Methods
Stalking
Stalking
Bow hunting
Bow hunting
Safari
Safari

Seasons
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Price From
price per person per day
$1,711.68
Languages
English
Price includes
Other
Professional hunter, meet and greet, transport to and from Polokwane, accommodation, meals, soft drinks, local beers and house wine, laundry services, camp staff, trackers, skinners, field preparation of trophies, deliver trophies to local taxidermy and safari vehicle.
Price does not include
Other
Extra hunt days $250 day/person, observer rate $100 day/person, rifle import permit, trophy fees, liquor, cigars, hotels before and after hunt if needed, dip and shipping of trophies and staff tips.
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