Bird Hunting in Africa with Safari Njema

Bird hunting in Africa and especially in South Africa is outstanding.  Of all the provinces in South Africa, the Free State province is the most popular destination for bird hunting. We at Safari Njema concentrate on the multitude of game birds as our main thrust in bird hunting.

Bird Hunting in the Free State, South Africa

Safari Njema has a secure concession in the central Orange Free State province of South Africa.  This region has good infrastructure including airports, roads, medical facilities and mobile phone networks. It is also free of tropical diseases such as malaria.

Climate - In mid-winter, the evenings and early mornings can be quite chilly therefore warm clothing is advised.

Accommodation & catering - The accommodation is a comfortable lodge on the farm with seven double en-suite bedrooms. There is a large living room with a fireplace and a well-stocked bar where we recline in the evenings. The catering is of the highest standard.

Travel over weekends - Please take note that we don’t shoot on Sundays, and your safari will be planned around that. The clients will fly here and back over weekends and would thus only lose one working week. It will give the clients more than enough time to sample everything we have to offer.



All packages include:

  • Transfers to and from Johannesburg Airport
  • Accommodation, catering, and laundry
  • Shooting licenses and permits
  • All birds shot
  • All transport to and from shooting venues
  • Field staff, dogs, decoys and blinds
  • Field preparation of trophies


All packages exclude:

  • International and domestic airfare as well as charter flights.
  • Animals on the list to be hunted.
  • Any taxidermy costs.
  • Dipping, packing and crating fees of trophies.
  • Air cargo charges on shipment of all trophies.
  • Accommodation before and after the safari if required.
  • Gratuities for camp staff and professional hunter.
  • Meals away from safari camps.
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WE SHOOT THE FOLLOWING GAME BIRD SPECIES IN THE FREE STATE: Guinea fowl, Francolin (two species), Quail, Egyptian and Spur wing geese, Duck (three species, Rock pigeon and Dove (three species)
Pigeon bird hunting in Africa with Safari Njema


High volumes of pigeon and dove shooting are allowed. One would expect clients to shoot between 300 and 800 shots per day, with a kill rate of 20% to 60%, depending on the skill of the hunter. The best time of the year to shoot pigeons and doves is from the beginning of March to the middle of June.
Goose and bird hunting in Africa with Safari Njema


When it comes to the Egyptian and Spur wing geese one could expect a bag of between 5 and 10 birds per hunter per outing, with the official bag limit of 10 birds per gun per day. We shoot them from pit blinds and decoy them into the guns.
Duck and bird hunting in Africa with Safari Njema


One could expect a bag of 5 to 10 birds per gun per day for ducks. Ducks are shot on and near smaller dams and pans, from hides, and sometimes decoyed. The best time of the year to hunt ducks and geese is from May to end of September.
Guinea fowl and bird hunting in Africa with Safari Njema


The francolin and guinea fowl are either walked up over German shorthaired pointers or driven, especially towards the end of the season. Although the driven shooting can be very spectacular and successful, we prefer to walk them up to the dogs. One could expect a bag of 7 to 10 birds per gun per day. The best time for guinea fowl and francolin is from end of April to the end of August. Safari Njema would recommend 5 to 7 shooting days per safari.


Hunting employs the entire person...

...the body, mind & spirit...

...therefore hunters need special food. Safari Njema lavish their clients with special food, obtained through COOKING WITH LOVE... it feeds the whole person!

Bird hunting SA

Trophy gallery...

View our client, Dirk de Roos, and his 2008 trophy gallery...