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Black Sable bull in the KafueBlack Sable bull in the Kafue

You can hunt Sable in many countries, some introduced and some still indigenous populations - South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania and of course the all time favorite for many, Zimbabwe. Prices vary yet most of the time I see hunters raise an eyebrow and mutter something to themselves - disbelief I guess. Yet those who know what Sable are worth simply ask about the expected size and hand over the cheque.

However, if you're looking for a bull at the top end of the range, a true monster, then you'll not find a better country than Zambia. Although the wilderness hunts in the Kafue are rather highly priced, you are assured of a hunt that will challenge you to the full and you'll more than likely, if your PH knows what he is doing, come away with a sable in the 45 inch plus range. There is no sight more breathtaking than a Sable bull standing his ground on the freshly burnt dambos while the sun rises slowly behind him and the morning mist entangles his legs - believe me, this is a picture of classic Africa.

In this sense the wild areas are still with us and it is possible to hunt sable much the same way it was done 20 or 30 years ago - in concessions so large it takes more than a day to drive from end to end and you still find the majestic black bulls standing in the dambos as the sun rises, sometimes in bachelor groups of 10 or more - the proper pursuit of one of Africa's most sought after antelopes is still there for the taking.

10 DAY SABLE HUNT IN KAFUE - $19,800 - includes trophy fee for Sable, drive into and out of area, dip and pack for Sable PLUS all government licenses, fees, gun permits and bird licenses. You can add Buffalo and a large variety of plainsgame to this hunt: defassa Waterbuck, Eland, Roan, Bushbuck, Puku, Impala, Warthog, Hippo, Crocodile etc.

14 Day SABLE AND SITATUNGA HUNT - $25,500 includes trophy fee for Sitatunga and Sable, drive into and out of area, dip and pack for Sable PLUS all government licenses, fees, gun permits and bird licenses.  You can add Buffalo and a large variety of plainsgame to this hunt: defassa Waterbuck, Eland, Roan, Bushbuck, Puku, Impala, Warthog, Hippo, Crocodile etc.