Trophy Bongo Hunt in Cameroon's Rain Forest
Bow or Rifle 1x1 ( 1 Hunter – 1 Guide) $35,000 + Trophy Fee
2023 / 2024
Bongo Hunting Safari in Cameroon
$35,000 + Trophy Fee
• 12 Full Hunting Days
• 3 Travel Days
• Premium Accommodations
• Camp Has Electrical Generators and In-suite Bathrooms
• Daily Laundry Service
• Add an Observer for $300 US / Day
- Big game hunting license: $1,650. Possibility for 2 class A trophies (to choose: bongo, dwarf buffalo or sitatunga) and 4 trophies in the class B.
- Medium hunting license: $900. Possibility to hunt 4 Class B trophies.
- Trophy fees
- Rifle rental: $350 + $15 / round.
- Shotgun rental: $350 + $5 / shell
- Dip & pack: $1,200
- Observer: $350 / day
- Hotels before and after the hunt.
Trophy Fee for Bongo - $4,500 USD
THE BONGO HUNTING AREA
The hunting area is located in Southeastern Cameroon's rain forest area near a National Reserve. The concession occupies about 200,000 hectares of rain forest. The road system consists of main logging roads and then secondary feeder roads branching off of the main roads.
This outfitter's concessions hold some of the highest concentrations of Bongo in all of Cameroon. Access to the hunting area is by road transfer from Younde.
This outfitter has enjoyed a 100% success rate for bongo on this hunt over the last several years!
The Bongo hunt will utilize pygmy trackers and dogs and will be conducted out of a camp consisting of comfortable accomodations featuring in-suite bathrooms, electrical power via generators, and excellent food.
During this hunt you may take up to two of the following Group A game animals:
GROUP A TROPHY FEES
Bongo - $4,500 USD
Forest Sitatunga - $3,000 USD
Forest Elephant - $5,000 USD
Dwarf Buffalo - $2,500 USD
Yellow Back Duiker - $1,800 USD
You can also take 4 animals from Group B on this safari!
Several forest duikers including the yellow-backed duiker are abundant in the area.
NOTE: Prices are valid from a conversion rate of $1 = 1€ to $1 = 0.90€
Bongo Hunting Methods
A typical day bongo hunting in Cameroon's rain forest consists of eating breakfast and then departing in the vehicles to drive the roads and look for fresh tracks. Once a fresh bongo track of at least 4' is found you will get out and the hunting is done on foot utilizing the the pygmy trackers to follow the spoor. Once it has been determined that the bongo is just ahead, specially trained dogs will be used to corner the Bongo in the thick jungle until you can arrive and sneak in for a shot. Walking in the thick jungle is difficult and once the bongo is cornered you will have to move as quickly as possible to get in position to make a shot.
Bongo sucess runs near 100%. Buffalo sucess will average 80% on a bongo hunt and this sucess rate is determined by the amount of time it takes to get the bongo. Sitatunga sucess on a bongo hunt runs about 33% and these animals are usually harvested by opportunity.n quota so these are normally offered as animals of opportunity. Giant forest hogs are present, but difficulkt to hunt and sucess rates on a bomngo hunty average around 10%.
Duikers are called in by nasal sounds made by the pygmy trackers. That makes for some quick action at close range in heavy cover! Most clients will shoot 4 species of duiker on the average safari.
This is a hunt for the greatest spiral horned antelope in all of Africa. Combine that with the fact that you can also take your choice of either a Dwarf Buffalo, Yellow-back Duiker or a Sitaunga, and this hunt will produce memories and trophies that will last a lifetime! Red River Hog is also available during this hunt!
Hunting season for Bongo is from April until late July. June through July is best, as this is the peak of the rainy season. Temperatures during thgis time are very stable, ranging from 25°-30°C. Humidity will average 90%.
RAIN FOREST CAMP
Camp is shared by a maximum of two hunters, each having his own PH and trackers. The camp provides individual rooms with in-suite bathrooms. Comfortable beds are protected with mosquito netting. The rooms are conditioned with fans. Daily laundry service is provided. Cell phone and internet are not available at camp so satelite phones a recommended for those wishing to stay in contact with others at home.
Clients will fly into Younde and overnight at a local hotel ($200 pp). The outfitter will pick you up the following morning for the drive to the hunting area, which will take at least half a day, depending on traffic and road conditions. Returning from your hunt may also require van obernight stay at the hotel, depending on your departing flight's schedule.
NO CHARTER FLIGHT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS HUNT!
Camp is shared by a maximum of two hunters, each having his own PH and trackers
A deposit of $16,750 US is due at time of booking
An additional 25% ($8,375) is due 6 months prior to the safari.
The final 25% ($8,375) is due 2 weeks before the start of the safari or immediately upon arrival in US cash.
The outfitter suggests that you deposit $10,000 to cover trophy fees and license fees. Any unused funds will be refunded after the hunt has been completed. Any excess ballance due can be paid after you return home.
Additional payments and trophy fee deposits rophy fees must be paid by wire transfer.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Deposits are non-refundable but the safari can be rescheduled once at the outfitter's discretion and the outfitter's available dates. Any safaris rescheduled to a subsequent year are subject to that subsequent year's pricing. All rescheduled safaris are subject to a $200 administration fee to be paid directlyto the booking agent.
This outfitter offers some of the best pricing in Cameroon for these species. Their sucess rates are very high and you will have a wonderful safari hunting with this team!
So if you are ready to hunt Bongo and other forest species, contact me today to book this exciting hunt to Cameroon's southern rain forest.
Exclusions: Visas, Firearm Permits and/or Rifle Rental ($350), Ammo and Ammo Import Tax, Before and After Hunt Accomodations, Charter Flights (Not Required), Commercial Airfare,Taxes on Export of Trophies & Skins , Ivory Tax, Dip and Pack, Packing and Crating of Trophies, Shipment of Trophies to Final Destination, Insurance, Hunting License Fees ($1,650)
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