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Francois Els

Francois Els

Francois has been guiding hunts professionally since 1999. His extensive knowledge and deep understanding of Africa have enabled him to successfully guide hundreds of clients over the past 25 years.

He was born into a hunting family and his passion for the outdoors started when he was 6 years old. Growing up, he spent most of his time hunting with his dad, allowing him to experience Africa through the eyes of many generations before him. Nowadays, he hunts with his significant other, Carmyn and their 5 boys (yes 5), who are as passionate as he is about the great outdoors as well as the creatures that inhabit it.

He discovered his talent for shooting a compound bow at a young age and has taken dozens of species hunting solo, on foot and in his favourite tree-stand. Francois' love for rifle hunting never died and he is well equipped to shoot both a charging buffalo at 20 yards as well as a Wildebeest at 800 yards. His knowledge of the land, animals, birds, insects and plants are second to none and this ensures that his clients experience the “Dark Continent” of Africa to its fullest.

He is a man who respects the intricate balance of the fauna & flora and the creation of the land we hunt on. Conservation is part of his everyday life, and in Africa, this means an entrenched relationship with local communities & wildlife authorities.

Francois’ favourite bow is his 90-pound Bowtech Allegiance, his favourite hunting rifle is his Crown Precision .300 PRC and his favourite backup rifle is his Sabatti .470 Nitro double rifle.