Cape buffalo hunt with a heart condition?

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I think the best question is why does your doctor want you to avoid malaria areas, is it the malaria itself or the preventative medication.

If you want an elephant, you could hunt the winter months in a lot of those places you mentioned and not have to worry about Malaria.

If you are ok with just buff, I would just stay within South Africa and not worry about it. Just find a big enough concession and enjoy.
 

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Good day Norhunter

We have self-sustaining herds of buffalo on very large property in the Kalahari which is malaria free.
The Kalahari is not a true desert as you imagine but are actually full of trees and scrubs and grass.
Our average rainfall is 16 inches a year and this year so far we have had wonderful rains so the grass is lush and green.
All elephant hunts that I know of are in malaria areas.
Hope this helps.
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one life.....live it
if this crazy covid 19 should have taught anyone in the world is this.

if you have a chance to do something great, risk or not, get it done...and while you there enjoy it. shit you could die of anything tomorrow and not have done anything great like hunting a buff!!!!....or an ele

lifes too short to worry about crap

just my 2c.......again
 

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First, thank you very much for different opinions, some more polite than others.;) I believe some of you misinterpreted my question. I never asked for a risk analysis for me going to Africa or other traveling advises, I use my doctor for that. (Who by the way have spent a lot of time working in sub-tropical Africa and he is a cardiac surgeon). All I asked for is if there are buffalo / elephant hunts available outside fenced area and outside the malaria zone. I now understand that most or all outfitters in RSA offering buffalo hunts have fenced areas, large or small.

Von S., not sure what your problem is, but it occurs to me you have a serious attitude problem. I don’t see any indications that you are a cardiac specialist, so until you have some facts related to my question I suggest you stay away from this discussion.

To sum up, I believe I have learned what I needed to learn, so thank you all. I now have something to work with. (In cooperation with my doctor (y)).
 

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Norhunter, Wheels made a very interesting suggestion. The Waterburg plateau would be a stellar hunt from all I have heard. Jamey Traut is the outfitter on the Plateau. He is a sponsor on this site.

As Wheels suggested, check the malaria maps carefully. Locals tend to be much more relaxed about malaria as they have developed a certain level of immunity to it. Having had malaria myself, it is not something I care to repeat and I don’t have a heart condition!
 

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Norhunter, I can certainly help you in a malaria free area in RSA, but it is fenced. The areas are large and if you are fit we could have a great stalking hunt. email me if you are interested in more info. info@spearsafaris.con.
 

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Norhunter, Wheels made a very interesting suggestion. The Waterburg plateau would be a stellar hunt from all I have heard. Jamey Traut is the outfitter on the Plateau. He is a sponsor on this site.

As Wheels suggested, check the malaria maps carefully. Locals tend to be much more relaxed about malaria as they have developed a certain level of immunity to it. Having had malaria myself, it is not something I care to repeat and I don’t have a heart condition!
This is a superb free-range suggestion. Jamy Traut is a tremendous outfitter (I took the buffalo in my avatar with him in the Caprivi) https://jamyhunts.com/ and he is indeed a sponsor here. He has the Plateau's concession. The permits are very limited, and the bulls are some of the largest anywhere in Africa. It is also not one of the cheapest options, but you will never have an opportunity for a more spectacular old bull. As Wheels notes you can fly directly from Frankfurt to Windhoek and drive to the concession without ever being in a malarial zone. I would at least open a dialogue with him.

I also recently hunted a buffalo on a huge fenced concession in the RSA https://www.africahunting.com/threa...g-cape-buffalo-with-phillip-bronkhorst.44314/ It was a quality hunting experience.
Why would you even ask?

Look at the answers you are getting... "I'm not sure"......."there's a very low chance"....so with these same answers let me give you rendition..

Hey Norwegian...."there is a very low chance " that if you don't listen to you doctor that you will live to a ripe old age.

"I'm not sure" , but if this is how you make up your mind on how to protect your health that you will live even long enough to survive the virus that is killing people right now.

straighten up.
Von S you have a gift for occasionally barging into threads with fractured sentax and lots of emojis. Even by your standards, you have outdone yourself. Experienced hunters were responding as honestly as possible to the OP's question - not providing medical advice. You jumped into this one and insulted everyone participating. That is exactly the behavior of a troll. If you haven't discovered it, Reddit is a great site where you can find lots of soulmates.
 
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Jeg ville tatt en prat med en lege som driver med reise og tropemedisin.


I used a simple on-line translation tool that was set to automatically detect the input language and render a translation to English. It indicates the input language as Norwegian and the English translation as:

I wanted to have a chat with a doctor who deals with travel and tropical medicine

Probably not entirely correct but I can't determine that as I'm completely ignorant in Norwegian.
 

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You could fly into Windhoek and hunt the Waterberg plateau for buffalo and never be in a malarial zone. I don't know an outfitter that hunts there but there are Namibian outfitters on AH. If you pm them, they can probably help you out, or point you in the right direction.
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@Wheels The solution is right here.

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............... All I asked for is if there are buffalo / elephant hunts available outside fenced area and outside the malaria zone. ..............
To sum up, I believe I have learned what I needed to learn, so thank you all. I now have something to work with. (In cooperation with my doctor (y)).

Thanks for your response.

There are certainly a few creative positive posts. Good luck with your search.
Skol :D Cheers:
 

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Hi there,

I have been to Africa once and I eager to return as soon as possible. Back in 2009 I visited the Eastern Cape for some plains game hunting. A year later twins arrived and I was stuck in the family situation. Anyway, I could really use some advice from locals and more experienced Africa hunters, since I now would like to try some big game hunting. My only problem is that I have a heart condition, and my physician have advised me to avoid sub-tropical areas with malaria. As far as I understand, that excludes Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia (Caprivi strip) and Tanzania. I am interested in the Cape buffalo but a non-trophy elephant (Tuscless, non-exportable or PAC) could also be of interest. I found some outfitters in RSA outside malaria area, but I would really love to hunt in a non-fenced area. What alternatives are there, if any?

As a backup I have the option of going to the NT Australia, but that's not a Cape buffalo.

I really appreciate any advice.
Good day sir, we would love to assist you with a trip over for Cape Buffalo! We are based in the Limpopo province of South Africa on a beautiful concession bordering one of South Africa's largest private Reserves. We are malaria free. Although we are high fenced our hunting area is over 12 000 acres in size. Our advice is not to worry too much about high fenced hunting when in a fair chase situation. We recommend a minimum of 8 days for our buffalo hunts due to the difficulty of the hunt. We have hunted many African countries and truth be told the hardest to hunt for us personally are the South African ones on our home base! We conduct our buffalo hunts the right way and enjoy the fair chase aspect of it. We want to HUNT your buffalo with you, not just shoot it. We have a great many clients that have put the hard work in and we can tell you the reward is well worth the effort. By us you wont see Buffalo at waterholes or at feeding troughs, in fact we only had a few sightings in total last season. Its a phenomenal hunt for monster bodied bulls. Due to our great grazing we have never had to supplement the feed and our buffalo stay big all year! Our plains game numbers are also incredible. Please feel free to send us an email if you wish to see pictures and videos of our hunting area and just open up a line of communication. Kindest regards and good luck! Dempsey Bayly and Michael Sippel - hunt@baylysippelsafaris.co.za
 

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I thought I read somewhere recently that a new vaccine for malaria is being administered to people in some locations in Africa?
 

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Good day sir, we would love to assist you with a trip over for Cape Buffalo! We are based in the Limpopo province of South Africa on a beautiful concession bordering one of South Africa's largest private Reserves. We are malaria free. Although we are high fenced our hunting area is over 12 000 acres in size. Our advice is not to worry too much about high fenced hunting when in a fair chase situation. We recommend a minimum of 8 days for our buffalo hunts due to the difficulty of the hunt. We have hunted many African countries and truth be told the hardest to hunt for us personally are the South African ones on our home base! We conduct our buffalo hunts the right way and enjoy the fair chase aspect of it. We want to HUNT your buffalo with you, not just shoot it. We have a great many clients that have put the hard work in and we can tell you the reward is well worth the effort. By us you wont see Buffalo at waterholes or at feeding troughs, in fact we only had a few sightings in total last season. Its a phenomenal hunt for monster bodied bulls. Due to our great grazing we have never had to supplement the feed and our buffalo stay big all year! Our plains game numbers are also incredible. Please feel free to send us an email if you wish to see pictures and videos of our hunting area and just open up a line of communication. Kindest regards and good luck! Dempsey Bayly and Michael Sippel - hunt@baylysippelsafaris.co.za

I am no expert on malaria but I do understand that some areas of the Limpopo do in fact have malaria. If I understand your post correctly, there must be other areas that do not? It sounds like staying well clear of malarial zones is critical for the OP. Are you able to access your area without transiting malarial areas?

Please don’t take the question wrong, I truly don’t know and would like to understand better.
 

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I would think the stresses of following buffalo till you get a good shot would be a lot higher risk than getting malaria.

Totally agree, experienced it personally, not the mosquito but the buffalo in a malaria area.
 

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Hi Norhunter,

I think i can help you. Please check your inbox.

Regards
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I am no expert on malaria but I do understand that some areas of the Limpopo do in fact have malaria. If I understand your post correctly, there must be other areas that do not? It sounds like staying well clear of malarial zones is critical for the OP. Are you able to access your area without transiting malarial areas?

Please don’t take the question wrong, I truly don’t know and would like to understand better.
Yes that is correct sir. Some areas of Limpopo do indeed have the potential for Malaria - however where we are based that is not an issue and we are in a Malaria free zone. We will also not be travelling through any areas that have it whatsoever. It is a completely safe hunt with regards to Malaria. An absolutely fair question sir!
 
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Hi there,

I have been to Africa once and I eager to return as soon as possible. Back in 2009 I visited the Eastern Cape for some plains game hunting. A year later twins arrived and I was stuck in the family situation. Anyway, I could really use some advice from locals and more experienced Africa hunters, since I now would like to try some big game hunting. My only problem is that I have a heart condition, and my physician have advised me to avoid sub-tropical areas with malaria. As far as I understand, that excludes Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia (Caprivi strip) and Tanzania. I am interested in the Cape buffalo but a non-trophy elephant (Tuscless, non-exportable or PAC) could also be of interest. I found some outfitters in RSA outside malaria area, but I would really love to hunt in a non-fenced area. What alternatives are there, if any?

As a backup I have the option of going to the NT Australia, but that's not a Cape buffalo.

I really appreciate any advice.

Very well sir, I hope you are all still doing fine amidst the COVID19 crises. While totally understanding your concerns, amongst all the countries where we own our own areas and companies, including Namibia (Caprivi) and Tanzania where we can certainly offer you a very exciting, traditional African adventure, but more likely in Namibia in terms of your request: Cape Buffalo and Non -exportable Elephant.
I can assure you that if we do the hunt in July / August, when it is cold, NO single mosquito will bother you. I've had my 2 yr and 5 yr in camp already and the mozzies just love that young sweet blood -they show reactions to the mozzie bites rather quick - this last winter - they did not show anything and I have not heard a single mosquito. So, to say the least, I would consider it very safe to hunt with us out of our Lusese camp in Caprivi.
 

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Hi there,

I have been to Africa once and I eager to return as soon as possible. Back in 2009 I visited the Eastern Cape for some plains game hunting. A year later twins arrived and I was stuck in the family situation. Anyway, I could really use some advice from locals and more experienced Africa hunters, since I now would like to try some big game hunting. My only problem is that I have a heart condition, and my physician have advised me to avoid sub-tropical areas with malaria. As far as I understand, that excludes Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia (Caprivi strip) and Tanzania. I am interested in the Cape buffalo but a non-trophy elephant (Tuscless, non-exportable or PAC) could also be of interest. I found some outfitters in RSA outside malaria area, but I would really love to hunt in a non-fenced area. What alternatives are there, if any?

As a backup I have the option of going to the NT Australia, but that's not a Cape buffalo.

I really appreciate any advice.
Hi,
First I will say all of hunting takes place in Zimbabwe and most areas of Zimbabwe are considered Malaria areas, but I also believe in using common sense and proper Malaria prophylactics. If you are interested we have a area that is easily hunted and has a good population of buffalo. We are offering two 2020 buffalo hunts for the price of $7,200.00. If interested please contact me.

Lon Denney,
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