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
|Days required||Daily Rate||Total|
|15-Day 1X1 Elephant Bull& Plains Game||$1400 per day||$20,250|
|18-Day 1X1 Elephant Bull & Buffalo or Leopard & Plains Game||$1500 per day||$27,000|
|28-Day 1X1 Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo & Plains Game||$2250 per day||$63,000|
LION, LEOPARD, BUFFALO & PLAINS GAME SAFARIS
|Days required||Daily Rate||Total|
|15-Day 1X1 Lion & Plains Game||$2250 per day||$33,750|
|18 to 21-Day 1X1 Lion & Leopard or Buffalo Bull & Plains Game||$2250 per day|
|15-Day 1X1 Leopard, Buffalo Bull & Plains Game||$1300 per day||$19,500|
|15-Day 1X1 Leopard or Buffalo & Sable or Roan||$1300 per day||$19,500|
|15-Day Leopard & Plains Game||$1150 per day||$17,250|
|15-Day Buffalo & Sable or Roan||$1300 per day||$19,500|
|12-Day 1X1 Buffalo, Hippo, Croc & Plains Game||$1200 per day||$14,400|
|7 to 10-Day 1X1 Hippo, Croc & Plains Game||$1200 per day|
|10-Day 1X1 Buffalo & Plains Game||$1200 per day||$12,000|
|7 to 10-Day 1X1 Plains Game Only||$950 per day|
Observers: non-hunting family member or companion accompanying the safari – $250 per day
- Firearms permit – $250 for each gun.
- Hunting permit – $250 per client
- Dip/pack charge – $750 per 10-day safari – $1000 for 15-day hunt – $1250 for 18 days +
- 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.
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/to Harare
- Trophy fees for animals killed and wounded and lost
- Dipping, packing and shipping of trophies
- Transportation of trophies to Bulawayo for shipment to client @ $150 per client
- 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
(Approximate prices – Subject to change)
Clients fly into Harare, preferable 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.
(Quoted in USD and payable on animals taken or wounded and lost) Elephant Bull trophy fee subject to change according to Govt Pricing
*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.
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.
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.
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. There shall be no refund of deposit if cancelled no less than 180 days prior to March 1st of the calendar year in which the hunt is booked. In the event of the hunt being cancelled prior to this date, 50% of the deposit will be refunded. 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 traveler’s checks. Cash payments may be liable to a sales tax charged by the government. No personal checks or Cashiers bank checks accepted.