The African elephant is the largest living land mammal. Of all its specialised features, the muscular trunk is perhaps the most extraordinary.
It serves as a nose, hand, extra foot, signalling device and tool for gathering food, siphoning water, dusting, and digging. The tusks are another notable feature of both males and females. Elephants are right or left-tusked, using the favoured tusk more often, thus shortening it. Elephants can live in nearly any habitat that has adequate quantities of food and water.
We do most of our elephant hunts in Botswana and these are sold as a 14-day hunt. Botswana is one of the best countries to hunt elephant as there is an abundance of really old, mature bulls to hunt. In the past couple of years, we have taken many of our clients to Botswana and average ivory taken is about 60lb/27kg. The ivory is normally shorter, but very heavy. Sean also takes some of our clients to Tanzania for elephant and this is sold on a 21-day licence. The ivory in Tanzania is normally longer, but thinner.
African Elephant Hunting