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Mokore Safaris in Coutada 9 in Mozambique with the Duckworth family. Another member @IdaRam is going there soon. I’ve been there as well. They also have two areas in Zimbabwe. Great people.
 

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Mokore Safaris in Coutada 9 in Mozambique with the Duckworth family. Another member @IdaRam is going there soon. I’ve been there as well. They also have two areas in Zimbabwe. Great people.
I have been to C9 as well and highly recommend the area, Mokore Ranch in the Save has fantastic plains game as well. If you are going to take the time and expense to do a truly wild area you just as well see dangerous game while on some stalk's, keep's the blood pressure up!!
 

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Take a look at this thread, I posted my photos on it. I hunted kaokoland in NW Namibia in sept 2018 and it was absolute wild. It’s north of veterinary fence so all communal land not even any low fence. We hunted on 2 concessions 500,000 acres each, but I believe they have rights fo 4 concessions now. I saw lions and elephants in addition to the plains game I hunted. You could see impacts of drought while I was there, but we still saw a huge amount of game and excellent trophy quality. Advantages I see to kaokoland are easy to get to driving from Windhoek, Namibia very safe country, and hunting wilderness at plains game pricing. Good luck choosing your hunt.
 

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Something more to consider as recommendations come in, there is a difference between low fence and free range. A kudu on a low fence farm is without question free range, the fence means nothing to it. A black wildebeest on a low fence farm is completely held in by the low fence. There are animals the are held in by a low fence and animals that are not. I will let you do your own research, but I would look much more closely at operations advertising as free range but offering animals not native to the area.
 

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I would highly recommend Crusader Safaris for 100% free range hunting in the Bavianns Conservancy. East Cape of Port Elizabeth maybe 2.5 hour drive.
I second that! That was my first safari and offer a lot of different game all free range.
 

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I have been to C9 as well and highly recommend the area, Mokore Ranch in the Save has fantastic plains game as well. If you are going to take the time and expense to do a truly wild area you just as well see dangerous game while on some stalk's, keep's the blood pressure up!!

I have hunted all three of Mokore’s areas and highly recommend Mokore for either plains game or dangerous game. They are simply one of the finest operators in Africa.
 

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TakeMe............you have an admirable goal, and I can fully appreciate it. I have hunted areas of greater than "one million" acres that were very wild. I have hunted areas even larger that were heavily populated. Villages, cooking, goat herds, stuck trucks, donkey carts and children herding cattle are great people.....but they can adversely affect a stalk or a wild experience. This last property had some wild areas, but they were not roaded. Logistics limit how far you can hunt, say, a kudu on foot, and bring it out. Useful hunting area was actually very small. But there truly was greater than one million acres in total. Conversely, I have hunted some huge properties in RSA that were fenced, but had a much wilder feel to them. In some of which I never saw the fence. The huntable area was actually larger. Of course, it can work the other way. Anyway, the research is part of the fun. Best of luck..........FWB
 

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Just remember most low fenced areas will take several days hunting per trophy animal. I would say in my experience 3 days per trophy. In RSA with no fence you have many regs to go by versus a fenced ranch where they are then allowed to manage the game.
I’ve done both and know what to expect just FYI. The most recent game ranches I’ve hunted on were 75,000 to 120,000 acres. Those places the fence doesn’t matter. I think there are so many that have been duped into buying a, well, let’s say a less than quality experience and the “fence” gets a bad rap.
Best of luck in your endeavor.
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Good Day

Welcome to AH.The right place to start your research with excellent info from experienced people.

I want to echo what Bill and Phillip said and please don't look past bigger fenced properties for your needs especially if it's plains game you are looking for.

There are some excellent properties that can offer a great hunting experience.

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We can help with a low fence hunting area.
Our property in the west (Robert lodge) is situated on about 65 000 acres of low fence (some areas no fence) hunting area. We have plenty springbuck (2 000 plus) and lots of gemsbok, blue wildebeest and red hartebeest. Kudu, warthog and eland is also available but not so plentiful. Other species that can also be hunted is ostrich, steenbuck, common duiker, jackal, bat eared fox, african wild cat, spotted genet, etc. We have had lots of rain so far this year and the grass is lush and green and game are all in good condition.
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The most recent game ranches I’ve hunted on were 75,000 to 120,000 acres. Those places the fence doesn’t matter. I think there are so many that have been duped into buying a, well, let’s say a less than quality experience and the “fence” gets a bad rap.
I have to disagree or add to this part. I’ve hunted on many properties the fence had no impact also, but I don’t like associating property size and free range experience. Two of the best fences properties I hunted were in Limpopo and rather small, it’s because they were both the owner’s playgrounds and not managed as an intensive game farm. One was maybe only 2000 acres and had some nyala, zebra, and impala as well as warthog, duiker, bushbuck. He used it as a camping ground on weekends and some meat impala. The other property was another really wealthy owner and had the best kudu I’ve ever seen and he was just letting them die of old age, we were only allowed one and we hunted 4 days, we were the only hunters that had or have been allowed to the property. That property was hilly but 8000 acres. My point with this is there is an operation that comes to mind that markets their 50,000+ private acres aggressively at very low prices without mentioning the huge number of hunters and PHs or the huge amount of game introductions each year. A huge property can be turned into an aggressive game farming operation as easily as a small property can or a small property can be just as good as a large property with with the correct management. A lot of questions need to be asked.
 

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