Background History

African Hunting and Touring


Paul Phelan Safaris is a family business owned and run by passionate wildlife enthusiasts and hunters. Its members are all qualified in wildlife management and collectively have 45 years of experience to bring to your hunt.

Paul grew up in the African bush in Swaziland and began his career as a Game Ranger in Zululand, gaining much experience in wildlife management and big game control and capture. During this period he gained his B. Sc Honours degree in Wildlife Management at Natal and Pretoria Universities. He obtained his Professional Hunter licence in 1980 and Outfitters licence in 1989. Following his Game Department career he managed Rooipoort Safaris for De Beers for 13 years before starting out on his own in 2002.

Paul is a member of the African Professional Hunters Association (APHA) of South Africa P.H.A.S.A., since 1989, serving on the EXCO for 8 years. He is also a long time member of the Namibian Professional Hunters Association (NAPHA) and Game Rangers Association of Africa since 1972 (which he chaired for 8 years).

Paul is a Founding Member of the Rowland Wards’ Guild of Honourable Sportsmen.

Paul Phelan’s knowledge and experience of Wildlife and conducting Hunting Safaris enables him to deliver an unforgettable adventure in hunting or photographic safaris. We arrange Taylor Made Safaris to suite the individuals needs.


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Photographic Wildlife Tours

Stalking and walking with wild animals in the bush with a camera is an unforgettable experience.