Where To Hunt A Zebra
If you do want to hunt a specific subspecies of plains zebra, always check with your outfitter first. Many outfitters just list a non-specific zebra, others list the Burchell's zebra as a kind of generic plains zebra, while others do specify the subspecies. However, these outfitters may use different names, such as Boehm's zebra instead of Grant's zebra.
There may be similar confusion in the trophy listing of mountain zebras. Though these zebras look practically identical, they are separate subspecies, and their natural location is clear - Hartmann's in Namibia and the Cape Mountain in South Africa. You will often find Hartmann's mountain zebra listed on South African hunts or even strangely listed as 'Cape (Hartmann's) Mountain Zebra'. South Africa, known for relocating and breeding non-indigenous animals, now has the Namibian Hartmann's mountain zebra on game farms.
- You can hunt a Burchell's zebra on private game ranches in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
- You can hunt a Grant's zebra in Tanzania, west of the Luangwa river in Zambia and northern Mozambique, where it is usually known as a Boehm's zebra or just a 'zebra'.
- The Selous' zebra can be hunted in western Mozambique.
- Chapman's zebra may be hunted in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the Caprivi area of Namibia. However you will rarely find 'Chapman's zebra' on a trophy list.
- Crawshay's zebra may be hunted east of the Luangwa river in Zambia, south east Tanzania and northern Mozambique.
- You can hunt a Hartmann's mountain zebra in it's true home of western Namibia or as an introduced animal in South Africa.
- The Cape mountain zebra may be hunted in the Cape Provinces of South Africa.
- The maneless zebra of Karamoja, Uganda may not be hunted.
- The Grévy's zebra is 'Endangered' and obviously may not be hunted in it's home range in Kenya or in Ethiopia.
Zebra Hunting Prices (For Informative Use Only)
- In Botswana a Burchell's zebra may be hunted on private land for a trophy fee of between US$980 and US$1450.
- In Mozambique the various zebra populations are small and fragmented but you will find up to 4 zebra subspecies on different outfitters' trophy lists. For a Selous' zebra, the non-refundable Government licence fee is between US$1000 and US$1800 with an additional trophy fee ranging from US$1500 to US$3500. The Grant's zebra aka Boehm's zebra has a trophy fee of between US$2300 and US$3000 including the licence fee. A Burchell's zebra has a licence fee of around US$1000 and a trophy fee of around US$1700. A Crawshay's zebra trophy fee is about US$2000.
- In Tanzania you can hunt a Grant's zebra on a 10, 16 & 21 day licence. The Government trophy fee for a Grant's zebra is US$1200. With the additional Community Development/anti-poaching fees, the full trophy fee will be between US$1300 and US$2200. Most outfitters don't specify the type of zebra.
- In Zambia the zebra subspecies that may be hunted is rarely specified, however it will be either a Grant's or Crawshay's, depending on your hunt location. The zebra trophy fee ranges from US$1250 to US$1950.
- In Zimbabwe the zebra subspecies is usually not specified but will likely be a Burchell's or a Chapman's zebra, depending on your hunt location. The zebra trophy fee is between US$1000 and US$1800.
- In Namibia you can hunt a Burchell's zebra for a trophy fee of between US$950 and US$1860. A Hartmann's mountain zebra is a CITES II animal, requiring an export permit. It has a similar trophy fee of US$950 to US$1860.
- In South Africa the trophy fee on a Burchell's zebra is between US$1100 and US$1490. A Cape mountain zebra is a CITES II and TOPS animal and will require an CITES export permit and a special hunting permit which must be issued before the hunt in your name. The trophy fee for a Cape mountain zebra is from US$2800 to US$4950. Hartmann's mountain zebra are being kept on private reserves in South Africa and have a trophy fee of about US$1800. Hartmann's mountain zebra from South Africa still require a CITES export permit but do not need a TOPS permit.