General Information for Mashambanzou Safaris Clients
Weapons and Ammo
We recommend you bring a 30 calibre weapon for all plains game and cats. For thick skinned dangerous game like buffalo and elephant, the minimum calibre allowed in Mozambique is .375. However we recommend something in the 416 calibre provided the client can handle the weapon adequately. For a single weapon all round safari a good scoped 375 should be plenty big enough. Bear in mind the rifle should be transported on the airline in a solid hard case. For daily use while in the field we would suggest that you bring a soft case to protect the rifle.
Every hunter has his/her own brand of ammunition and more often than not isn’t prepared to listen to anyone who doesn’t share the same views as they do. African game is tough and requires a well constructed soft point bullet or jacketed solid to do the trick. We have found that Swift A-Frame bullets in our opinion are the best around for almost any situation. Trophy bonded bear claw also work well along with the different X bullets. Note that you must stay away from X bullets when hunting cats. Nosler bullets do not work, but only in the larger caliber on the smaller animals however it is a good bullet to use on cats.
There are many good solid bullets on the market, any good jacketed solid from a reputable maker will do fine. Please bear in mind that these are our personal and professional opinions and don’t want to get into any debates as to who’s bullets are better than who’s.