Mozambique – Cahorra Bassa

 

 

Mozambique is one of the least developed countries in Southern Africa.  For years Mozambique was in a state of war and suffered great political instability. However, this has now all passed and the country is a wonderful, beautiful and safe destination in which to hunt.

The hunting industry in Mozambique has been well controlled by Government in recent years, with policies that ensure the participation of local people who receive many benefits from this valuable resource. Consequently, poaching has declined and the game populations are increasing.

The outfitter operates on the shores of Lake Cahorra Bassa.  This area is situated in the Northern Tete province and borders Zimbabwe in the West and South, and the Zambezi River and Lake Cahorra Bassa to the North. The concession is almost one million acres in extent and home to populations of both soft skinned and big game animals.

The area has very diverse habitats, ranging from Cathedral Mopani and Jesse bush, to riverine forest and alluvial floodplain. It supports healthy populations of plains game, including Sable, Water Buck and Roan, as well as other typical Zambezi valley animals such as Kudu, Zebra, Impala, Bushbuck, Warthog, Duiker and Grysbok. Elephant and Buffalo are abundant in the concession, which is also renowned for its big cats.

The vast expanse of water (160km northern boundary) is home to large numbers of Hippo and Crocodile.

The prime hunting species offered in this unspoiled wilderness include Elephant, Cape buffalo, Sable, Leopard, Lion, Crocodile and Hippo. Note that Elephant trophies may not be imported into the United States at this time. There are also good quality Bush buck, Eland and Roan Antelope.

Mozambique is a Malaria area and prophylactics and other precautions are essential. The climate is variable with the cool season from April to August when temperatures range from 20 – 30°C, rising to highs of up to 42°C in October. The camps are very comfortable, some East African tented and some typical brick under thatch.

If you are looking for an exciting old – fashioned Safari, Mozambique is the place to go. You can fly into Harare where you will be met and transferred to your charter flight which lands at a new airstrip close to the camp.

 

BASIC SAFARI RATES

(Quoted in USD) Trophy Fees Are Not Included in Rates

 

ELEPHANT SAFARIS

Days required Daily Rate Total
15-Day 1X1 Elephant Bull& Plains Game $1500 per day $22,500
18-Day 1X1 Elephant Bull & Buffalo or Leopard & Plains Game $1500 per day $27,000
21-Day 1X1 Elephant Bull & Buffalo, Leopard & Plains Game $1750 per day $36,750
28-Day 1X1 Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo & Plains Game $2500 per day $70,000

 

LION, LEOPARD, BUFFALO & PLAINS GAME SAFARIS

Days required Daily Rate Total
15-Day 1X1 Lion & Plains Game $2500 per day $37,500
18 to 21-Day 1X1 Lion & Leopard or Buffalo Bull & Plains Game $2500 per day
15-Day 1X1 Leopard, Buffalo Bull & Plains Game $1500 per day $22,500
15-Day 1X1 Leopard or Buffalo & Sable or Roan $1500 per day $22,500
15-Day Leopard & Plains Game $1300 per day $19,500
15-Day Buffalo & Sable or Roan $1500 per day $22,500
12-Day 1X1 Buffalo, Croc & Plains Game (incl Hippo 14 days) $1300 per day $15,600
10-Day 1X1 Hippo, Croc & Plains Game $1250 per day $12,500
10-Day 1X1 Buffalo & Plains Game $1300 per day $13,000
7 to 10-Day 1X1 Plains Game Only $950 per day

Observers: non-hunting family member or companion accompanying the safari – $300 per day

 

Notes:

  • Firearms permit – $300 for each gun.
  • Hunting permit   – $300 per client
  • Custom import charges for firearms
  • Dip/pack charge – $750 per safari to deliver to Chimoio for forward shipment. All documentation and shipping charges are to be paid directly to the trophy export company.
  • Visas are required for Mozambique and are obtainable from Mozambique consulate in Washington D.C.  Clients will transit through Zimbabwe where visas are not required.
  • Bring insect repellent for mosquito and tsetse fly.
  • Exclusive use of camp with prior approval only.
  • Bullet tax $1, 00 per round.
  • Customs and immigration charges on entry.

 

DAILY RATES INCLUDE

  • Full accommodation
  • All meals and local beverages
  • Services of a fully licensed and experienced Professional Hunter, trackers and 4×4 vehicle
  • Provision of trackers, skinners, chefs, camp assistants and all camp personnel
  • All skinning and field preparations of trophies
  • Transfers between camps
  • Meet and greet upon arrival in Harare
  • Daily laundry service
  • Soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages

 

DAILY RATES DO NOT INCLUDE

  • Accommodation before and after the safari dates
  • Air charter to/from camp from Tete.
  • Trophy fees for animals killed and wounded and lost
  • Shipping and documentation and clearing of trophies.
  • Transportation of trophies to Chimoio in Mozambique @ $300 per client
  • Fishing that observers wish to do whilst on safari requires guide, boat and tackle.
  • Gratuities, which are at the discretion of the client
  • Specially imported alcoholic beverages
  • Items of a personal nature
  • International phone calls, faxes or use of satellite phone
  • Mozambique Visas – Zimbabwe transit visa, dual entry, if staying over in Zimbabwe
  • Wire transfer fees of approximately $150

 

AIR CHARTERS

(Approximate prices – Subject to change)

Clients fly into Tete from Johannesburg and charter into camp.  Clients fly direct to camp unless requested to overnight.  Charters are in a Twin Engine Navajo, Beechcraft Baron or a Single Engine 206 (6-seater).  Prices for charter in and out of the hunting area per aircraft on request depending on routing.

 

TROPHY FEES 

(Quoted in USD and payable on animals taken or wounded and lost) Trophy fees subject to change according to Govt Pricing

Species Price Species Price Species Price
Elephant $18,000 Crocodile $4,000 Kudu* $1,750
Bushbuck $1,500 Kudu Cow $500 Porcupine $500
Buffalo $4,000 Baboon* $150 Zebra* $1,750
Buffalo Cow $1,500 Sable $5,000 Eland $2,000
Lion $15,000 Waterbuck $1,750 Impala* $350
Roan $7,500 Duiker $500 Civet Cat $500
Grysbok* $500 Bushpig* $500 Genet Cat $500
Leopard $5,500 Warthog* $750 Hyena $1000
Hippo $4,000

 

*These species are on quota for all safaris.  All other species must be requested and approved at time of booking. Otherwise, client cannot expect availability to hunt any other species.

Note: 
The above trophy fees are good for the season.  However, the relevant authorities, at any time may increase prices. We cannot be held responsible for any increase.

 

FIREARMS

By law, a .375 H & H is the minimum caliber that may be used on thick-skinned dangerous game.  A .300 or 7mm is sufficient for leopard and plains game.  All hunters require a hunting license and rifle permit, which will be applied for by the outfitter’s offices on behalf of the hunter.  The forms you are sent must be returned in a minimum of 45 days prior to commencement of the safari.

Quantities of ammunition will also be required.

 

CLOTHING

Although there is no stipulated hunting season, hunting generally takes place between April and November.  Temperatures are cold early morning and late evening (May – June / 50-60 F), but warm by day (85-95 F). A comfortable fleece or similar jacket is advisable.  It is important you bring either green or khaki clothing for hunting. Three sets of hunting clothes are sufficient, as you will have daily laundry service.  We recommend khaki and/or green in both long and short- sleeved shirts as well as long and short pants.  Flights into the hunting areas are in small planes. It is also recommended that your luggage be in soft duffel bags and not hard cases. This is a charter aircraft stipulation due to space restrictions.

 

TERMS OF BUSINESS

A 50% deposit of the total daily rate is required to confirm the booking, to reserve the specific safari dates and species required.  The balance of the daily rate is due 60 days prior to the commencement of the safari. Safaris cancelled less than 60 days prior to scheduled safari the total daily rate will be forfeited unless the client finds a replacement.

 

**Trophy fees and any safari extras are payable at the completion of your safari and are to be paid in cash or traveller’s checks.  No personal checks or Cashiers bank checks accepted.