2018 / 2019
Hunt Cape Buffalo in Tanzania’s Selous Reserve
7 All-Inclusive Full Hunting Days in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve
A Buffalo Hunter’s Dream Hunt!
ONLY $14,700 per hunter 2 x 1
1x1 Price is $15,600
Includes Cape Buffalo Trophy Fee!
Add a second buffalo for $2,900
- 1 – Cape Buffalo Trophy Fee Included per hunter!
- R/T Charter Flight from Dar es Salaam is $3,500 per 4 person plane
- Add an Observer for $350 / Day
- Trophy Field Prep Included
- Hunting License, Conservation Fees and Government Export Tax included!
- Firearms Clearing, Meet and Greet, Ground Transport and Firearms Fee of $250 included.
- Food /Luxury Tented Lodging / Guide / Tracker / Laundry included!
This is hunting in wild Africa at its best! Buffalo hunters dream about hunting in the Selous, where herds of more than a hundred buffalo are common. You will see a lot of Cape buffalo while hunting here and you will sit around the campfire and listen to the roar of wild lions while you toast the day’s hunt.
The Selous Reserve
The Selous Reserve is the largest unpopulated game reserve in the world. It encompasses 54,000 sq. kilometers (20,850 sq. mi.) of Africa’s most unspoiled wilderness. The Selous Reserve is predominantly miombo woodland. It is uninhabited and divided into 46 hunting blocks, varying in size from 300-500 square miles.
The concession you will hunt is on the banks of the mighty Ruaha river in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve. Sandy rivers run through the concession which provide excellent opportunities on leopard, while the nearby rolling hills provide excellent stalking opportunities for Cape buffalo.
The Selous is a buffalo hunters dream! Although you probably won’t shoot a giant buffalo here, there are herds and herds of buffalo here that collectively number into the thousands. A 40 - 42 inch buffalo is a big buffalo in the Selous, but buffalo hunting is somewhat of a numbers game and you will look over many buffalo on your hunt.
Good numbers of lion and leopard also are also present here. Daytime sightings of leopards are common. Elephant numbers have been greatly reduced by poaching, but seem to have stabilized with recent anti-poaching efforts and will once again begin their slow rebound in numbers.
Cape Buffalo Hunting Methods
This is a great trip to take with your hunting buddy, as the Cape buffalo hunting is something you will both talk about for years. To shoot a trophy Cape buffalo, you need to see a lot of buffalo. And Tanzania’s Selous Reserve is an area that will not disappoint! You will see lots of buffalo daily as you search for that special bull..
A typical day on safari will be an early wake-up call before dawn with a filling breakfast served with your choice of coffee or tea. You will depart from camp with a fully-equipped hunting vehicle at first light and begin looking for animal sign and tracks. All hunting is done on foot in the traditional way by following fresh tracks using experienced trackers.
A mid-day lunch will be held in the bush under dense tree canopies. The afternoon hunt will continue on the tracks that were found in the morning, or the trackers will be searching for fresher sign while you hunt plains game on the way back to camp. After arriving back at camp at or after sunset, you will have time to enjoy a refreshing hot shower before having a relaxing evening enjoying the fine cuisine prepared by the chef.
Your PH will be a highly experienced dangerous game hunter with many years of dangerous game hunting experience. He will be highly experienced in hunting Africa’s big game and you will be in competent hands for the duration of your hunt. Your tracker / skinner will be the among the best that Africa has to offer.
A good selection of plains game are available on this safari. For a list of available plains game species use the link below:
Why not hunt your Cape buffalo in one of the best areas for Cape buffalo hunting in Africa?
The Selous Reserve Camp
This hunt takes place from a well-appointed 3-Star East African style tented camp situated on the banks of a river. The guest tents feature comfortable beds and bedding. Each tent has its own in-suite bathrooms with hot showers. The camp has daily laundry service.
The meals prepared by the chefs are among the finest to be found in any hunting camp, worldwide. You will enjoy a large variety of wild game dishes as well as more traditional cuisine that is perfectly prepared. An exquisitely prepared meal that is accompanied by a fine bottle of wine is an unexpected pleasure of safari life.
The staff will be attentive to all of your needs. You will enjoy tasty meals and then retire to relax around the campfire while discussing the day’s events and planning for the next day’s hunt.
July and August are prime months for buffalo in the Selous Reserve! Why wait! Contact me now to book this Tanzania Buffalo hunt in the famous Selous Game Reserve!
You will fly into Dar es Salam and most likely overnight at a local hotel ($350). You then have a choice of road transfer or a charter flight. The road transfer is a 10-hour drive each way and is $2,000 R/T. If you decide to fly, a 4-seater plane is $3,500 R/T and can accommodate a max of 3 clients. Larger groups will require a Caravan and the R/T cost for the larger plane is $5,700.
You will return to Dar es Salam at the end of the hunt and you will begin your trip home from there. Depending on your travel arrangements, an additional overnight stay in Dar es Salam may be necessary.
This is a Discount African Hunts Exclusive Hunt!
Deposit Policy: A 50% ($6,850 US) deposit is due to book the dates / hunt / quota. The balance ($6,850 US) is due 90 days before the start of the hunt via bank wire transfer.
Any extra / additional trophy fees not included in the safari are due in US cash at the end of the hunt. Clients are welcome to deposit additional funds towards trophy fees in order to avoid travelling with large amounts of cash. Any refund due to unused funds will be refunded within 14 days after the safari. If a leopard is not taken, you will receive a refund of $4,650.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
1. Any cancellation of a reservation must be made in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by the outfitter. Cancellation fees shall apply in the following circumstances:
(l) 50% of the deposit received , when a cancellation is effective more than (90) days prior to the start of your safari.
(ll) When a cancellation is effective less than (90) days prior to the start of your safari, the full deposit of your safari will be charged to your account as cancellation fees.
2. If you are a “no show, the outfitter shall be entitled to treat your reservation as cancelled without having given the outfitter any notice, and the provisions of Paragraph 1.(ll) shall apply.
3. Any request to vary your reservation must be in writing and if the outfitter agrees to vary your reservation as requested, they reserve the right to charge an administration fee, in addition to all other increases in rates and charges associated with the change, which are payable no later than (7) days after such notification. If at any time prior to the departure or during the safari a variation occurs in the number of hunters or participants, the safari invoice will be revised to reflect these variations and will be subject to Paragraph 1.(l) when applicable.
Types of Payment Accepted: Electronic Bank Wire Transfer (Wire Transfer) for deposits and final accounts have to be settled in cash on departure at the end of the safari.
The following Exclusions apply: Trophy Fees / Airfare to Dar es Salaam / R/T Road Transfer or Charter Flight to the Selous / Before and After Hunt Accommodations / Dip and Pack / Shipping and Taxidermy / Gratuities to Staff and PH
Hunt # TZ-MB-2017-1