Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose us?
There are so many hunting agencies and outfitters from which to choose when planning your African safari. The list and process can be dizzying. How do you choose the right one? Most hunters are looking for quality in all aspects of the hunt, along with a competitive price. At Pete Safaris, we aim to offer very competitive prices without jeopardizing our ethical standards, level of quality we assure, and the safety and satisfaction of our clients. We are not a big corporate establishment with 20 clients in camp at the same time – We care more about personal attention, the actual hunting experience, as well as high quality and personalized service, which all together assures a truly memorable safari. We are incredible passionate about what we do and when clients leave us, they leave as friends. As the info and pictures shows on the website, we offer very nice 4-star accommodation, and as former clients will tell you, we deliver as promised!

When you book with us, you book directly with the outfitter and the professional hunters that will guide you on your safari. We do not make use of brokers, agencies or private agents.

We take great pride in offering quality fair-chase hunting on foot – The way it is supposed to be!

So if you are looking for world class hunting at an affordable price, no hidden costs, and the “real African experience”: We are certainly the right place for you!!

When is the best time to hunt?
We can hunt all year around, but we recommend that you come between late March and early November. The summer months between November and February are very hot and the animals are bedded down most of the day, making the hunting much more challenging for a number of reasons. Read more about the weather HERE

Must I bring my own firearms?
We recommend that you bring your own firearms, all though we do have rifles which you can rent in camp (price is $35 pr. hunting day, including ammo). Bringing you own firearms is for obvious reasons the best choice for you, and not at all difficult as some might think. To make it even more simple and a smooth process, we have made a “step-by-step” firearms guide for you to follow.

What is recommended caliber if I bring my own firearms?
Please read our recommendations by clicking HERE

Can I change my package deal?
You can always change your package, subtract or add extra animals during your hunt – You never pay for what you do not hit. The package deals are in other words 100% flexible and merely offered to give you a better view of all costs, and a basis to start from.

Do you hunt from vehicles?
No – We do ethical and fair-chase hunting on foot. If you are physically disabled and unable to walk though, we will off course make appropriate arrangements.

Do I need to be physically fit?
There are no special requirements for be being fit, as we will take your physically state into account when choosing hunting areas. We do however, please ask you to let us know in advance, if you have any health problems or any other things affecting your ability to walk or climb hills and mountains – That will help us plan your hunt.

Extra fees on medal trophy animals?
There will never be extra fees on medal scoring trophy animals, unless specifically mentioned beforehand. All hunted trophy animals though, will in most cases be medal scoring according to SCI standards.

What do I need to bring?
Please study our list of “What to bring

Can I bring my family or friends?
We cater for both hunters and non-hunters, so we welcome your family and/or friends. The camps are well suited for this (including children), and we offer a wide selection of tours and non-hunting activities. Read more about our tours and photographic safaris by clicking HERE

Do you offer non-hunting activities?
We offer a wide selection of tours and non-hunting activities. Read more about our tours and photographic safaris by clicking HERE

Deposit requirements?
To book a safari and secure your dates, a $500 deposit pr. hunter is required, and must be bank wired into our account in South Africa. We will provide you with the banking details upon request.

The final payment/balance is to be paid before leaving our camp on the last day of your safari. Read about payment methods below. 

Final payment & means of payment?
We ONLY accept the following options for the final payment upon completion of the safari:

Credit card – VISA, Debit or Mastercard is accepted (subject to 3 % card fee). We CANNOT accept American Express Cards.
PLEASE MAKE 100% SURE that your credit card(s) will NOT be limited in regards to larger pay amounts, and that you will be able to pay the expected amounts for your safari before leaving here. Note that your card limits will be different when in SA compared to in the USA, so it’s vital that you increase these limits in coordination with your bank before traveling! Please also bring more than one credit card! Note that we ONLY accept wireless tap cards or cards with a chip, as we cannot swipe cards the old way. Lastly, you NEED TO HAVE A PIN-CODE for your Visa and Mastercards, otherwise you cannot use them for larger card payments in South Africa!!

Cash – We accept American Dollars (USD) or South African Rand (ZAR).
Cash deposits (except ZAR) are subject to 3% bank exchange fees.

Bank transfer – ONLY ALLOWED FOR DEPOSIT PAYMENTS. You may however, bank wire larger deposit amounts upon arrival, should you wish to save some on credit card fees at the final payment.