A day at Bushmen starts like any other day, a warm and delicious breakfast waits as the alarm hits 6:00 am in the morning. As soon as everyone is done eating, Nick will call in the hunting vehicles that will take the clients to their blinds.
At Bushmen Safaris, we have 12 ground blinds and 3 elevated blinds situated all over the ranch. Before our clients go out we always talk them through all of our animals and the correct shot placements. Unlike the American animals, our animals’ vitals are more forward towards the chest area therefore a shot placement booklet will be handed to every client that spends a day in one of our blinds.
Bushmen has a wide variety of game including: Cape Buffalo, Sable, Nyala, Eland, Kudu, Blesbok, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Zebra, Steenbok, Grey Duiker, and Gemsbok. With the proper management and conservation, we are proud to say that Bushmen Safaris delivers exceptional quality in animals.
When being dropped off at a blind, the hunter is provided with a lunch, drinks, comfy cushions to make the hours and long wait worthwhile, ozone machines, and, most important, the two-way radio which the client uses to call the lodge when they have shot an animal.
Once someone has shot an animal, Nick, Shannon or Gert will get the trackers and head out to the blind or location the animal was shot. We also have raised and trained exceptional hunting dogs if an animal needs extra tracking.
Once the animal is found and collected, pictures are taken and the animal gets tagged in the manner the client would like it to be skinned for mounting purposes. At this point of the day the hunter returns to their blind or goes to a new blind to continue hunting.
Once the sun has started to set we head back to the lodge to enjoy a delicious meal that Lydia has prepared. While unwinding and relaxing for the evening, everyone exchanges their stories and happenings during the day.