Safaris are normally conducted following the traditional style of walk and stalk and although we make use of fully equipped safari vehicles we adhere to the old hunting traditions, without compromising success. Safaris are tailor-made to suit individual needs. The Kafue riverbank and miombo woodland and forests offers some of the finest hunting on foot.
The ultimate adventure is only for those who enjoy the rigors of walking and the thrill of the chase. Hunts are conducted in flat terrain with numerous anthills, miombo, brachystegia forest and dambo’s or flood plains. Altitude is 1,100 meters.
Hunting is normally done from June to October but as a private reserve we can hunt throughout the year. We have seasonal rainfall which starts in November and ends in March with January and February being the wettest months. Access to us from December to March can be difficult and we don’t book hunts over this period. In May and June the vegetation is still very thick so the prime hunting time is from July to October, with each month slowly getting hotter and drier.
Climate and clothing:
Temperatures vary from 8 degrees Celsius (46.4F) in the mornings to 30 Celsius (86F) during midday for June, July and August. However September, October and November is our hot season and daytime temperatures can rise to between 30 and 35 Celsius (95F)
During the months of June/July/August a warm down jacket or fleece is recommended. The wind chill on the back of a hunting vehicle must not be under-estimated. Later in the season a light-hunting jacket might be required in the mornings. Care must be taken not to use safari clothes of a light colour. Grey, dark green or camo is recommended in the hunting field. Long sleeve shirts and trousers will protect the hunter from the sun. A cap or floppy hat is essential.
Zambia is a malaria area. Prophylactics are essential with your doctor’s approval. Hepatitis A and B vaccines are also recommended but first check with your Physician. First Aid is on hand in camp but it is wise to bring your own requirements. Medical insurance is compulsory and we require confirmation of this before travel.
International Flight Route:
From country of origin to Johannesburg to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (Lusaka) or to Ndola International airport.
A Takeri representative will meet you at the International Airport and assist you through customs for arrival and departure. Our representative will also transfer you to your charter or hotel accommodation and assist you with any other need.
Customs and Immigration:
Please confirm with us on these requirements – at present most counties can be issued a visa on arrival.
Route: from Lusaka to Mpongwe area and return. Approximately 35/40 mins flying time each way.
Road transfers and arrival times:
Lusaka – Takeri – approximately 5.5 hours
Ndola – Takeri – approximately 3.5 hours
Cell coverage and internet
Please note there is no cell coverage at Takeri. We do have a satellite phone for emergency use only.
We do have internet access and this runs on a VSAT system – you are welcome to check your emails
We run on solar power with a back up generator. The chalet is 12 v and we have 220v invertors for the main lodge. You are welcome to charge batteries/ cameras etc. but please do bring the international travel adaptors with you
We do laundry on a daily basis – please note this is by hand and iron with a charcoal iron so please do let us know in advance if you have delicate items that do not require ironing.