Congo Hunting Safaris

HUNTING

Hunting Season:

The trophy hunting season stretches from 1st of May to 31st of October.

Firearms:

We highly recommend using the hunting camp fire arms: 416, 375 and a shotgun.

If you would like to bring your own rifle, please ensure that you supply us with your rifle information 2   months ahead of your hunt in order for us to make necessary arrangements for the temporary import into the country.

Bow hunting:

You are welcome to bring and travel with your own bow.

Trophy Shipments:

After completion of your hunt your trophies will be dried, packed and exported by airfreight to the address you supplied us. This whole process will take between 6-10 months.

 

How to get to the Congo-Brazzaville-Hunt camp:


* Fly directly into Congo, Brazzaville, Maya-Maya Airport.

From France, Paris: Air France.

From RSA, Johannesburg: Kenya Air, SAA

 

Kenya Air, connection through Nairobi is highly recommended, because their flights arrive on Fridays and depart Sundays.

 

* Our representative will meet you at the airport for assistance through customs and transportation to a hotel, for one night. Hotel cost is +/- 150U$ per night.

* Next morning you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for a connecting flight to Ouesso, North of the Congo.

Return flight: +/-250U$

There is only one flight between Ouesso and Brazzaville per week. These flights cannot be booked on-line. Our representative will assist you with booking of flights.

 

Flights from Brazzaville to Ouesso depart at 9:00am.

Flights from Ouesso to Brazzaville depart at 12:00am.

Please ensure that you arrive the Friday before departing to Ouesso every Saturday and depart from Brazzaville when returning after 15:00pm that Saturday or then Sunday.

 

When flight is not available in unforeseen circumstances transportation to Ouesso will be available.

 

Your PH will pick you up from the airport at Ouesso. After a 2-hour drive you will reach the Hunt Camp.

 

Entry Requirements:

 You are requested to apply for a Visa before arriving in Brazzaville.

 An invitation letter will be sent to you after we received the following information:

 * A reasonable resolution scanned copy of the hunter’s passport.

 * A colour ID photo of hunter

 * Rifle details – make, serial number (of each barrel in the case of Blazers) and calibre.

 Periodically the government asks for a second letter of invitation for use at the airport, which we also will supply.

 

 

Rifle importation:

* Travel through Paris, France.

Please provide Air France with all necessary information on the firearms/ ammunition prior to departure and confirmation is received. You can also stopover for a day or two without a permit for shotguns and rifles.

 

*Travel from RSA, Johannesburg through Nairobi

It is OK to make same day transit and using Kenya Airways to Kenya Airways. Gun laws are very strict, no overnight allowed or changing airlines. The other option is to use a gun courier then, which can get expensive.

 

Camp facilities:

 Lodging consists of brick and wood structures.

 Chalets – fitted each with en-suite bathroom.

 Electricity and a satellite phone are available when necessary.

 

Medical:

Congo is a high-risk malaria area. Please advise your personal physician on necessary precautions, insect repellents and yellow fewer and other shots to be taken.

A range of international brand name medicine is stocked in camp and on the hunting vehicles, but it is advised that you bring along the types of medication that you regularly take, or may require.

A medical facility, Pokola Medical Clinic is just under 40miles and 1hr 15min drive from the Hunt camp. Your professional hunter is qualified in First Aid.

 

 

 Daily Fees

 U$

Hunter daily fee

1 900

Observer daily fee

500

Departure & Arrival days

1300

 Trophy 

 Fees

Bongo

6 500

Forest Buffalo

3 500

Sitatunga

3 000

Yellow Backed Duiker

2 250

Black Fronted Duiker

1200

Peter’s Duiker

600

Blue Duiker

600

Bay Duiker

600

Red River Hog

1200

 

 

 

Minimum

Total

Group

Days

Daily Fees

1

Bongo hunt

13

24 700

Forest Buffalo hunt

13

24 700

Sitatunga hunt

13

24 700

Yellow Backed Duiker hunt

13

24 700

2

Combination Hunts
Bongo hunt plus any/all of group 1

20

38 000

Three of Group 1 excluding Bongo

20

38 000

Two of Group 1 excluding Bongo

20

38 000

 

Quoted fees includes:

  • Services of a Professional Hunter
  • Hunting license
  • Hunting vehicles, tracker’s, skinner’s & camp staff
  • Field preparations of trophies
  • Trophy delivery for exportation/shipping
  • Full Accommodation, meals & laundry service
  • Soft drinks, wine and beer
  • Meet-and-greet at the airport in Brazzaville for assistance at customs and with firearm permit.

 

Quoted fees excludes:

  • Transport to Ouesso via either road or private air    charter
  • Observer fees
  • Professional Photographers / videographers
  • Weapon hire 50U$ per day per client
  • Packing and shipping cost of trophies to final destination
  • Hotels and airfares before and after the hunt
  • Gratuities to camp staff & Professional Hunter &   Manager
  • Cost of telephone calls made by client
  • Trip / Cancelation Insurance of any kind (compulsory)
  • Cites license fees and permit fees where applicable

 

Terms & Conditions

  • All prices quoted in U$ Dollar and daily rates are all inclusive, quoted per person.
  • Daily rates are payable per period irrespective of whether the client stays the full period or not.
  • Overstay in camp will be charged for.
  • Your hunt is booked and reserved only when we received a 50% deposit on daily fees,together with a scanned copy of passport and rifle details. Balance is payable 30 days before hunt   starts.
  • Deposit on hunt may be forfeited in the event of cancellation if we are unable to secure a replacement booking.
  • Wounded game, which is not recovered, is considered as hunted and is subject to payment of listed trophy fee.
  • Trophy fees payable only by swift transfer, traveller cheques or cash.

 

CONGO INFORMATION

 

Congo Brazzaville:

Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo and is located on the Congo River. As of the 2007 census, it has a population of 1,373,382 in the city proper, and about 11 million in total when including the suburbs located in the Pool Region.

The populous city of Kinshasa (more than 10 million inhabitants in 2009), capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, lies just across the Congo River from Brazzaville. Together with Kinshasa, the combined conurbation of Kinshasa-Brazzaville has thus nearly 12 million inhabitants (although significant political and infrastructure challenges prevent the two cities from functioning with any meaningful connection). Over a third of the population of the Republic of Congo lives in the capital, and it is home to 40% of non-agricultural employment. It is also a financial and administrative capital.

 

Economy:

Industries present in Brazzaville include machine shops, textiles, tanning, and manufacturing. As a key port on the Congo River, the city takes deliveries of raw materials, such as rubber, wood and agricultural products. From here they are generally sent onward to Pointe-Noire for export.

As the capital city of the Republic of Congo, many companies, government organizations and NGOs have regional offices in the city. The World Health Organization has its regional office for Africa located in Brazzaville.

 

Climate:

Brazzaville, much like neighbouring Kinshasa, features a tropical wet and dry climate. Its wet season, which runs from October–May, is longer than its dry season, which covers the remaining months. Brazzaville’s driest months, July and August, see on average no significant precipitation. Since Brazzaville is south of the equator, its dry season begins at around its “winter” solstice, which is the month of June. The city experiences relatively constant temperatures throughout the course of the year.