Since the ancient times local tribes have used bows to hunt in Africa. In Southern Africa the bushmen are probably the most well known for their ability to track and hunt with bow and arrow.
For some hunters always on the look out for a new challenge bow hunting almost sooner than later will get your attention. Bow hunting requires patience and preparation. At Cheetah Safaris we are avid bow hunters and know how important it is to know exactly what you need to have a successful safari. Some of our areas are allocated for bow hunting only, blinds are well placed at water holes and tree stands as well as tri-pods are used to hunt from. The bush veld is perfect for spot and stalk hunting as there are plenty of cover available through out the season.
Recommended poundage to hunt in Africa:
Like with rifles velocity, speed and weight are a much-debated topic. At the end of the day it’s important to know and shoot your bow well.
We recommend ladies to not hunt with less than 35 lbs. and then use two-bladed broad heads. The lower your poundage the more you will restrict yourself on distance and penetration.
From 50lbs. up most bows and arrows will work fine for hunting plains game.
Here are some of the new bows and arrows on the market:
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