Bushmen Safaris is a 22,000-acre wildlife conservancy in South Africa that has been archery-only since 1986. One of the biggest factors that sets Bushmen apart from the competition is the fact that we only take one group of clients per month during our annual seven months of hunting. By hunting this way, we are able to not only lower our hunting pressure on the animals but increases our clients' success substantially. Bushmen Safaris Hunters have taken 12 World Records, 63 Top 5 placings, 115 Top 10 placings, and 335 Top 25 placings. Bushmen's hunters continue to take high-scoring trophies as a result of this limited hunting pressure. The exceptional hunting experience at Bushmen Safaris brings back hunters’ year-after-year as we have an 80% record for return bow hunters over the past 15 years.
Exciting bow hunting and archery news from Bushmen Safaris in South Africa
When? Make sure you have a date in mind when you start planning your safari. This way Bushmen Safaris can immediately let you know if we can accommodate you or not. There is nothing more frustrating than planning a safari and spending a lot of time doing it just to realize that you will not be able to make it because of other commitments.
1. Respect for Nature. There is nothing like arriving to your tree stand in the dark and waiting for the sun to rise. You develop a love and respect for nature that will grab a hold of you and keep you coming back over and over again. Cherish the beauty of all of God’s creations and learn to appreciate those smells, sights and sounds. Begin to understand – in a very real way – the circle of life, the cycle of the seasons, and how fragile, yet substantial, our ecosystems are.
Bowhunters take the pursuit of game very seriously. We scout, we plan, we prepare and we analyze every aspect of the hunt. Part of this process, of course, involves our bows and the related gear we use in the field. Some find products they like and use them for years, while others buy the “new stuff” every season. Simply buying new gear doesn’t guarantee success, but it can make a huge difference.
“I'm a bow-hunter, it’s in my DNA. I've had the good fortune to hunt all over Africa and I have never had so many targets out in front of me. Two things that really stood out during my stay at Bushmen Safaris were the heart of the people and the sheer numbers of animals.” - Jim Burnworth, Host of The Outdoor Channel’s “Western Extreme”
“After a week at the beautiful Bushmen Safaris facilities, we successfully ended our hunt at Bushmen Safaris with a monster wide Kudu bull, an impressive Waterbuck, two Impalas, and memories engrained in our heads for the rest of our lives. We have some incredible pictures and videos to share along with some mounts that will remind us of our hunts with Bushmen. Hunting South Africa was by far an unbelievable experience. Getting within, at times, 5 to 25 yards to watch these plains game animals is just breathtaking. And the sunsets and sunrises, wow, it’s like you can just reach up and shake God’s hand. We will be back, especially since we did not get our shot at a Zebra or Gemsbok. A huge thank you to SCI and Bushmen Safaris for making this trip, a trip of a lifetime. I truly feel blessed to have experienced hunting the bush at such a young age and can’t wait to get back.” - Davie “Crockett” Ferraro, Hunt Strong founder