Tanzania, the land of Kilimanjaro, is blessed with an abundance of wildlife, offering the discerning hunter the finest hunting opportunities in the world. The country rolls from forested mountains in the north and south, through the Great Central Plateau of rich brown Savannah, down to the tropical coastline. This diversity of topography and vegetation offers an ideal habitat for over 50 species of game.
HUNTING AREA: SELOUS
The Selous Game Reserve, 54 000km of totally unspoilt wilderness and named after the renowned hunter and naturalist, Frederick Courtney Selous, is the largest unexploited wildlife area in Africa. Through its terrain flow the mighty Rufiji, Ruaha and Kilombero rivers full of Hippopotamus and Crocodile. Our concession has good concentrations of Plainsgame, and large herds of Buffalo, resulting in a healthy lion and leopard population. The game available to hunt includes Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Sable, Greater Kudu, Nyasa Wildebeest, Litchenstein’s Hartebeest, Common Waterbuck, Hippopotamus, Chobe Bushbuck, Crocodile, Warthog, Bushpig, Zebra, Common Duiker and more. Excellent success rates on all species offered can be expected. The terrain varies from thick riverine bush to hilly mountainous miombo woodland. Good hunting tracks are cut throughout the area and the best months to hunt this concession is from late August to mid-November. Safaris undertaken in the Selous area, usually commence and terminate in Dar es Salaam.
HUNTING AREA: MASAILAND
Hunters & Guides will tailor a safari for Masailand species (Northern species) on request, click here.
Comfortable and convenient tented safari camps in typical East African traditional style are situated in pleasant surroundings. All tents are insect proof, have showers en suite, are well furnished and have a veranda in front where you sip your sundowner and relax after a hard day in the field. A central communal dining area with a view is where all the hunting adventures of the day are regaled. The camps are equipped with deep freezers, a generator and solar lights. Your every need is attended to by the ever willing and competent staff. Catering is of a high standard and we will oblige your special dietary requirements if sufficient notice is given. The usual refreshments, bottled water, imported wines, local beers and spirits are available.
For Plainsgame, a minimum of .300 Calibre rifle is recommended while for Big game a .416 / .458 is recommended with 375 H+H being the legal minimum requirement for Big game. We suggest you bring a good supply of ammunition as it is not usually available from local sources. Firearm permits are issued prior to your arrival.
Lion & Leopard Permits
The Tanzanian Wildlife Department regulation permits the hunting of both Lion and Leopard under the following conditions only:
21 Day Safari
1x1 - One Lion and one Leopard permit.
2x1 - The clients must share one Lion and one Leopard permit.
2x2 - Each client will have one Lion and one Leopard permit.
3x2 - The clients will share two Lion and two Leopard permits.
Note: Lions must be a minimum of 5 years old.
The Tanzanian Wildlife Department allows the following game to be hunted strictly on a minimum of a 21 day permit: Elephant; Lion; Leopard; Oryx; Greater Kudu; Eland; Gerenuk; Sable; Ostrich; Klipspringer; Hippopotamus; Puku; Roan and Porcupine. The minimum legal length for Leopard is 1.30 metres (51.2 inches) from tip of nose to base of tail. Minimum calibre size for dangerous game is .375 (9.3mm). Handgun hunting is strictly forbidden.
Elephant hunting conditions / Minimum Criteria
Regulations for hunting stipulate that the legal minimum size of the ivory should be not less than 1.5 metres in length or less that 15kg (33 pounds). The hunting of Elephant requires good physical conditions as it involves walking long distances daily. A 21 day permit is the minimum requirement to hunt Elephant.
Note on elephant fees: Please inquire regarding the fees charged according to a scale of weight on the heaviest tusk.
NOTE CURRENTLY NO EXPORT OF IVORY TO THE USA.
Terms of Business.
50% deposit of total daily rates is required to secure your safari. Balance of daily rates, government fees and royalties, rifle permits, air charters etc. is due 70 days before commencement of the safari.
Please note that a deposit on trophy fees as per schedule below is also requested prior to your arrival. Any unused balance will be refunded.
10 Day $10,000, 14/16 Day $20,000 , 21 Day $30,000.