Typically, hunters will fly from the US or Europe to Johannesburg in South Africa and then on to Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. From there, they are met off their flight, assisted through immigration, customs, and weapons clearances by Butch or one of his staff. From there, hunters have the option to be driven to their hunting destination or flown. The drive is typically 5 hours to Humani. The flight is approximately 1 hour.
As Zimbabwe is in a malaria zone, we advise hunters to take prophylactic medications for Malaria. Please ask your doctor for updates and advice on these medications. Any medications should be purchased at your home location and brought with you to Zimbabwe. If you have any tendency to allergic reactions, we suggest you bring an EpiPen as there is no hospital in the immediate vicinity. We also suggest you bring Sunscreen as you will be in the sun every day.
Both camps and all vehicles are outfitted with first aid kits and all the Professional Hunters are trained in advanced first aid. Medical conditions should be documented and sent to Butch prior to arrival for your hunt.
It is advisable to make sure that your health insurance is up to date and ensure that it covers any illnesses incurred on your trip. A local med-rescue service (MARS) is available in Zimbabwe at a nominal cost. We strongly advise hunters coming to Zimbabwe to subscribe to this service.
• Wake up is at 5:00 AM
• Meet in the lodge for coffee, tea, fruit juice, and either a light or cooked breakfast, at the client’s preference.
• Leave camp by 6:00 am or first light in the hunting vehicle to the hunter’s area of choice or bait checking if on a cat hunt.
• Cruise the roads looking for game and/or fresh tracks to follow.
• Once the hunting party leaves the vehicle to stalk or follow tracks, water and snacks will be carried in backpacks by the trackers. You and your PH and trackers will set off to see what you can find.
• Typically, the game lies down or goes in to the thick cover during the heat of the day. We tend to do the same.
• If an animal is taken in the morning, the vehicle will be recovered and brought to the animal’s location where it will be loaded on-board. The hunting party will then return to camp so that the trophy can be skinned as soon as possible and put into salt.
• Lunches can be eaten in camp if requested or in the bush under a shady tree followed by a nap.
• Hunting/walking resumes normally around 3pm until dark, after which the hunters go back to the vehicle and make their way back to camp. Upon reaching camp, most hunters enjoy a drink, followed by a shower and then they gather around the fire pit prior to dinner, which normally occurs around 8pm. After dinner, drinks are enjoyed, and the experiences of the day are savored in the retelling.
• Wives and/or family members are welcome as are hunting buddies or observers. Humani is a family run and family focused place.
• Most clients feel a part of Humani within a few days of their arrival.
• On hunt days, wives and observers may choose to go on the hunt or stay in camp and enjoy the pool and visit Humani’s rescued baby animal population. There are six families living on Humani, so there is always someone to visit and something to do.