The big five are the most prized because they are considered the most dangerous to hunt, and therefore the most expensive.
A trophy impala could cost a hunter $400 and a kudu, a type of antelope, might go for $2,500, while a Cape buffalo can cost around $15,000 in South Africa.
Can you still hunt big 5?
The Big Five comprises buffalo, leopard, lion, elephant, and rhinoceros. Hunting them all is a daunting task, but in spite of all the hand-wringing, let me share two important facts that most hunters are not aware of: Yes, they are huntable. No, they are not endangered.
How much does it cost to hunt a leopard?
A 14 day leopard hunt will cost you between $32,500 and $44,000. This includes daily rates and trophy fees. Charter flights from Lusaka to hunting area is $2,500. Most hunters add a 2 night 1 day Kafue Lechwe hunt for approximately $4,000.
What is the most expensive animal to hunt?
The most expensive species to hunt are known as the Big Five: the lion, elephant, leopard, rhinoceros (both black and white) and Cape buffalo.
How much does it cost to kill a lion?
For a lion, trophy fees range from $9,900 for a lioness, to $35,000 for a black male lion, according to Africa Hunt Lodge. The trophy fees, however, mainly go to anti-poaching efforts, according to the company.
How much does it cost to kill a rhino?
Successfully killing a white rhino includes a trophy fee of $125,000.
What is the most dangerous animal in the world to hunt?
A rhino’s size and speed once made it one of the most dangerous animals to hunt.