Settlers Safaris


What is the average shooting distance?
Shooting distances vary, but the average shot taken is between 100 – 200 meters/110 – 220 yards. Please practise of shooting sticks as most of the shots at game are taken from a standing position with aid of shooting sticks.

If I don’t want to bring my own rifle, will there be a rifle in camp for me to use?
Yes, we have rifles for clients to hire for the duration of their safari. We have a variety of calibres ranging from .243 to .375. Hiring fee is ???

What will the weather conditions be like?
Depending on the time of year, from October to April (our Spring and Summer seasons), we expect and average day temperature of about 27 ‘C (81F), remember this is just an average as temperatures can get up to 40 ‘C (104F) or drop to 10 ‘C (50F). From May – September (our Autumn and Winter season), we expect an average day temperature of about 20 ‘C (68F), during this time of year temperatures can vary between a high of 35 ‘C (95F) and a low of 0 ‘C (32F).

What size trophy can I expect?
We maintain a high standard when hunting trophy class animals and try our best to make sure that all trophies taken are of SCI standard.

What do guides normally get tipped?
This is always a very difficult question to answer. A tip is a payment for a personal service and revolves around how hard your guide worked for you to make your safari successful. As a general guideline we like to recommend 10% of the hunt cost or $50 to $100 per day for your guide, $ 10 per day for trackers and skinners and a $100 for the lodge staff to share per hunter.

What can my wife do when she comes along?
Your wife is most welcome to join you in the field or be taken on day trips exploring the many places of interest in adjacent towns. There is much to see and do and game parks to visit. See Day trips for more details.

Do we eat the game we shoot?
Yes, much of the game is prepared in a variety of outstanding ways, adding to the experience of the hunt. But lamb, beef, fish and chicken can never be ignored.

How do I get my trophies home?
We will provide you with reliable references to look after and ship your trophies home. During your safari we will be sure to take you to at least one of our local taxidermists for you to check the quality of their products. If you are wanting your trophies mounted at home, that is no problem, our local taxidermists will dip and pack your trophies and organise that they will get safely to your chosen taxidermist. Please visit 2 of our local taxidermist websites. (2) Lauriston Taxidermy | Facebook

What is the best time for a Safari?
Our best months are from April through to the end of September; those are our cooler months. Not much rain is experienced during this time. We do hunt throughout the year, so the best time to come over for your dream safari is as soon as possible, when you are able too!

Are the day of arrival and departure part of a 10-day safari package?
A 10-day hunt means 10 hunting days, excluding day of arrival and departure. Therefor a 10 day hunt is 12 days in Africa!


Most shots are taken at between 100 – 200 metres/ 110 – 220 yards. Below are a few pictures, to help give you an idea where the bullet placement should be according to the angle at which the animal is standing. On the pictures you will see a red circle, bullet placement anywhere in this circle will hit the lung/heart area resulting in a quick death to the animal.