Overview of Mozambique Hunting Safari
This Mozambique hunting safari is a rare jewel in Africa. A bygone era discovered where remote and unspoiled define your Mozambique hunting safari. 1,700,000 acres located in the pristine Miombo woodlands within teh legendary Niassa Reserve in Northern Mozambique. This area is well-known as the finest area for daytime leopard hunts and exceptional Buffalo hunting. Years ago this area was in decline but due to the courage, conservation and dedication of the land managers it is now flourishing with game.
Located in the heart of the hunting area is 36 miles is the Lugenda River. It provides the main lifeblood of the region as all animals make their way here in the drier months of the year. Thus on this beautiful Mozambique hunting safari property game concentrates from July to the end of the year where the water source is most prime.
As a result of the stringent conservation measures, trophy quality has emerged as the winner. Only mature post reproductive trophies are hunted. For instance, when you are hunting cape buffalo, your professional hunter will be in search of a dagga boy that has left the herd. As a result, you can count on large hard bossed trophy quality. Because of the huge population of leopard and low hunting pressure, daytime leopards are a common occurrence with high success for a mature cat. Since the land is managed with strict quotas, you will want to let us know what species you wish to hunt ahead of time. Numerous plains game animals roam this area such as sable, Grysbuck, Lichtenstein hartebeest, kudu, suni, waterbuck, Bohms zebra and more. Hyena, crocodile, lions and elephant are also found in this area.
On your arrival just as you think there cannot be civilization nearby, you round a bend in the road and located high up on this river’s banks is the luxury lodge. The most amazing views towards the west greet you each evening on your return from a hard day of hunting. Truly, this must be paradise. Take a reprieve from the heat of the day and race to the infinity pool overlooking the riverbed. Thatch air-conditioned lodges with en-suite bathrooms, an open-air bar, lounge and dining area, graced with a superb infinity pool for your leisure. It is hard to imagine but this remote camp even has broadband Internet and satellite TV (upon request).
You do not need to worry about your travel to the lodge as we will have your light aircraft waiting on you when you land in Pemba to take you to within 100 yards of the remote lodge. Your flight takes you over granite mountains, towering over the Miombo forests, open grasslands, bamboo thickets, floodplains and riverine forests and the mind-boggling diversity of this biosphere is unequaled on the African Continent.
Homemade movie below…excuse the shaky video.
The hunting season in Mozambique is from 15th May to 30th November.
The Niassa Reserve falls within the subtropical region of the country and receives on average 1000mm (40”) rain per year. The rainy season coincides with the heat and humidity from December through April. Winter, which is the dry season, stretches from May to mid-September and this is then also the coolest time to visit the country. Average day temperature ranges between 20°C and 30°C (68°F and 86°F). Animals become more visible from May through to November as the bush dries out and they tend to congregate close to water sources. August, September and October are the best months to hunt for predators while November is very good for buffalo as it is the driest time of the year.
We are very specific with what we hunt, no buffalo or sable hunting is done in the herds, only lone bulls or groups of bulls are perused. Sable bulls must show secondary growth of 1” at the base of the horn, which ensures that they are over 7 years of age. With regards to the hunting of leopard and lion, we adhere to a strict protocol which ensures that we hunt these animals sustainably.
If you are after a daytime leopard, the best time to hunt them is before the end of August. Hunting is allowed at night, with artificial light, but only for lion, leopard, crocodile and bushpig. Hunting of female, young and/or immature animals is prohibited. hunting is proper spot and stalk for mature animals.
- Baboon – Yellow
- Duiker – Common
- Duiker – Red
- Eland – Livingstone
- Hartebeest – Lichtenstein
- Hyena – Spotted
- Impala – Johnston’s
- Kudu – Southern Greater
- Sable – Roosevelt
- Wildebeest – Niassa
- Zebra – Böhms
The view as you first walk into the lodge and look over the infinity pool to the river bed reminds you of why you chose this adventure in Mozambique.
On a hot day as hunters come in from the field, you will laugh as they run from the safari vehicle to dive into the pool. Then drinks are served by the bartender directly to the pool.
The infrastructure in the extremely remote safari lodge will astound you! Air conditioning, internet, beautiful swimming pool, astounding views, delicious meals, ice, thatched glass lodges with ensuite bathrooms.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
The minimum stay is 8 nights/7 days up to 22 days.
Day 1: You will arrive in Pemba, Mozambique and immediately transfer to your private charter flight. Your 1 hour flight delivers you to the landing strip that is about 200 yards from the scenic lodge.
Day 2 – ?: Enjoy amazing hunting!
Departure day: Again your private charter flight will deliver you to Pemba and then you will continue onward towards home unless you want to continue touring some of the amazing islands off the coast.
Travel Details & Location
The closest port of entry to the Niassa Reserve is Pemba International Airport (POL). We recommend that hunters fly via OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, to Pemba directly on SA Airlink. There is one flight per day (none on Sundays and Tuesdays). A lodge representative will meet and assist each client on arrival at Pemba airport. Clients will travel in a light aircraft from here to camp.
Entry and Visa Requirements
Internet & Communications
Wifi is available but please remember this is a remote lodge! A satellite phone as a back up plan is suggested if you must have connection to home.
Africa is our home and our heritage. We acknowledge the fact that it is our duty as safari operators to uplift, support and preserve not only the area in which we operate, but also to act as custodians and ambassadors on behalf of the hunting community worldwide. We believe that through well-regulated and sustainable hunting practices we can contribute to Africa’s socio-economic development and growth, and in turn create a more favourable environment for investors, traders and travellers to visit and generate revenue. Therefore, we join hands with other operators, hunting associations and pro-hunting organisations to cultivate a constructive worldwide industry that ultimately influences Africa, its people and its wildlife positively
Furthermore, we conserve our wildlife through:
- working cooperatively on all levels with National Parks boards, conservation bodies, wildlife researchers and environmental departments on conservation issues;
- training, managing and supplying anti-poaching units with the latest equipment to protect our endangered and other indigenous species;
- providing aircrafts and/or helicopters to assist with anti-poaching aerial surveys;
- developing and executing fire management programs;
- game counting and setting of sustainable hunting quotas in cooperation with governing bodies; and
- implementing additional hunting protocols above and beyond the legal scope in order to ensure the long term sustainability and longevity of the areas concerned
2020 Rates: Please call for updated pricing and information
Hunts begin at $10,750 and up.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
“Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”