But I wish I knew why some RSA outfitters charge just $25 for a black backed jackal while others may charge $200. My friend charges $50 for a baboon whilst I've seen others charge $300. You can't compare prices of hunting in RSA with Tanzania, but the differences can be several hundred percent amongst outfitters in the same country. I wish I knew why! :)
As has been said before, hunting african game is always going to be a costly affair. But there are ways to keep costs down. Hunting cull animals makes a large difference. My first ever RSA hunt consisted of a package of 'representative' animals on a huge RSA concession. I took a blesbok which qualified for Rowland Ward status and a blue wildebeest that would qualify for an SCI medal.
6 days 1 x 1, with one blue wildebeest, one black wildebeest, 3 blesbok and a springbok cost me around $2250. Considering two of those animals were genuine trophies I'd call that good value.
The same outfit was offering cull blesbok for around $150 and cull springbok for around $105. I can't remember what the cull charges for wildebeest were, but they were not that much more. Obviously most people want high quality trophy animals. But as an introduction to african hunting I think this kind of deal is great.