Selous Reserve Cape Buffalo Hunting Safari

Rifle Only 2 x 1 ONLY $21,000 per Hunter!

2023 / 2024

Hunt Cape Buffalo in Tanzania’s Selous Reserve


10 All-Inclusive Full Hunting Days in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve

A Buffalo Hunter’s Dream Hunt!


Includes 1 Cape Buffalo Trophy Fee per hunter!

All Dip and Pack Charges are included!

The Charter Flight is Included!

Add a second buffalo for $5,500

  • 1 – Cape Buffalo Trophy Fee Included!
  • R/T Charter Flight from Dar es Salaam is included if hunting 2x1
  • Add an Observer for $350 / Day
  • Trophy Field Prep Included
  • Dip and Pack for all animals shot is 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.

Tanzania's 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's topography is made up of hills, valleys, as well as sandy dry rivers flowing into the mighty Rufiji river. The west of the concession is mostly on the plateau which runs all the way from south to north of the concession. The vegetation is mostly made up of miombo forests, some open grasslands, and the riverine forests on the eastern part lining the Rufiji river. The Selous is a buffalo hunter's 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 trophy buffalo hunting is somewhat of a numbers game and you will look over many buffalo on your hunt. 

Good numbers of lions and leopards 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.

Link to Tanzania Buffalo Hunt in the Selous

 Selous Reserve 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 buffalo.

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 signs and tracks. All hunting is done on foot in the traditional way by following fresh tracks using experienced trackers.

Discounted Selous Reserve Buffalo TrophyTrophy Cape Buffalo Trophy in the Selous Reserve

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 signs 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 very 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 among the best that Africa has to offer.

 Limited plains game are available on this safari.  

  • Hartebeest
  • Hyena
  • Impala
  • Reedbuck
  • Warthog
  • Wildebeest
  • Zebra

For plains game pricing use the link to the price list below:

Link to Selous Reserve Trophy Fee Price List

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 en-suite bathrooms with hot showers. The camp has a 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 - perfectly prepared.  An exquisitely prepared meal that is accompanied by a fine bottle of wine is an unexpected pleasure of safari life.

Selous Reserve Buffalo Hunt Tented Camp BedsSelous Buffalo Hunt Client Tents

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!

Getting There

You will fly into Dares Salam and most likely overnight at a local hotel ($250/person).  You then will take a 1-hour charter flight to the hunting concession in the Selous. You will be transported on a Cessna Grand Caravan 208, which seats 12 people including the two pilots. These are modern well-maintained aircraft and are a definite upgrade from the typical 4 seaters that are used for flying clients into their hunting camps in the Selous.

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% ($8,250) deposit is due to book the dates / hunt / quota. The balance ($8,250 US) is due 60 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 traveling with large amounts of cash.  Any refund due to unused funds will be refunded within 14 days after the safari.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Deposits are non-refundable. Safaris may only be rescheduled for open dates within the same hunting season at the outfitter’s discretion and are subject to a $150 administration fee. In no case can a booked safari be moved to a subsequent year.

Types of Payment Accepted:  Electronic Bank Wire Transfer (Wire Transfer) for deposits and final accounts are be settled in cash on departure at the end of the safari.

The following Exclusions apply:  Trophy Fees / Airfare to Dar es Salaam / Before and After Hunt Accommodations / Shipping and Taxidermy / Gratuities to Staff and PH

Hunt # TZ-MAL-2019-1

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"I booked the hunt through John Martins, the owner of Discount African Hunts. It was a smooth transaction and he provided me with good and accurate information."

"This 10 day package safari was a fantastic experience. I learned many new hunting skills and made new friends.  I would go back and do it again in a heartbeat.  I'm going back. That says it all. Thanks to Discount African Hunts for setting me up on a fantastic plains game safari."

Brian Stewart
Ottawa, Canada
June, 2015

"I looked long and far for a good deal on a lioness hunt.  By far, Discount African Hunts had the best price.  I had the hunt of a lifetime and took a beautiful lioness at close range with my bow.  The Professional Hunter was first class, the lodge was first class and my whole experience was unbelievable.  I will book with John Martins when I return to Africa to hunt leopard  in Zimbabwe.

J.  Worley
June, 2015


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Gaffney, SC
August 2014