Africa hunting adventures in the vast, unspoiled, Mozambique wilderness
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer you original African hunting adventures in the vast, unspoiled, Mozambique wilderness.
We operate numerous concessions in Sofala, Manica, Tete, Zambezia & Niassa Provinces that still boasts large populations of both big game and plains game.
These huge areas cover a wonderful range of varying habitat.
As a result, we are able to offer a complete range of species available to Mozambique, ranging from the small and elusive forest duikers to the big four, leopard, lion, buffalo and elephant.
Clients hunting our areas enjoy top success rates on all main species they intend taking which is a record not many can boast. The large majority of our clients are repeat customers that can attest to this.
Mozambique is ideal for the client who has hunted everywhere else in Africa and is looking for a unique hunting experience. It is a place that only clients who enjoy the thrill of the hunt will enjoy. At times you may get lucky, but generally you will be required to do a bit of tracking to secure your trophy.
Muanza, is our main base camp and is roughly 3 hours from Beira and on the Eastern Boundary of Gorongosa National Park. This camp provides the majority of Buffalo, cats and plains game all in good hunt-able numbers with some spectacular trophies being taken every year.
Mahimba camp is located in Eastern-Central Mozambique and known as one of the Zambezi Delta’s prime areas for buffalo and sable. This concession is flanked by two rivers which forms natural boundaries and access to camp is by a short 60 minute charter flight from Beira.
Catapu camp is 2 hrs north of Mupa and 3 hrs north of Muanza camp and is 22 000hectares in size. Originally established as a hard wood logging concession this particular area has been intensively anti-poached for over 20yrs and never been hunted until 2012 - the quantities of game bear testament to the hard work put in. This area is quite possibly the best in the world for Livingstone Suni, Natal Red duiker, free range nyala amongst other plains game as well as monster leopard.
Niassa camp is located in Northern Mozambique is on the western boundary of the famous Niassa Game Reserve. Niassa has absolutely spectacular densities of leopard, buffalo, sable and plains game. Lion are brilliant in this huge area which covers in excess of 500 000 hectares of wild Africa.
Tandikwe camp is located in Manica Province and is used for elephant and a large variety of plains game species, with some excellent quality elephant taken in the past. This camp is 5 hrs from Beira and 4 hrs from Tete international airport by road.
Chiridzi camp is located on the north bank of the famous Lake Cahora Bassa. There are 2 camps in this concession. The first being on the lake shore of Cahora Bassa which provides some of the best Hippo & Crocodile hunting in Africa as well as good lion & leopard and fishing for the world famous tiger fish.
Mupa camp is a small 20 000 Hectare concession near the Zambezi Delta which provides additional cat hunting, limited buffalo and fantastic plains game hunting for the whole array of species available in central Mozambique. Huge herds of wild sable abound in this area.
Kunguma camp is located in the heart of the Zambezi Delta. This is without a doubt the most prime area in Mozambique for hunting the famous Cape buffalo, with herds often numbering in excess of a thousand animals. Generally, this is a buffalo area with limited plains game species due to the type of terrain but the quality and quantity of buffalo make this a worthwhile stop for any serious hunter.
Capoche camp is located in Tete Province and this concession has excellent leopard and some very decent lion and elephant as well as plains game. This camp is only 2 and a half hours drive from Tete International Airport by road.
Chipera camp is also located in Tete Province and is in the same concession as Capoche but located on the shores of the famous Lake Cahora Bassa. This concession has good leopard and excellent hippo, crocodile and general plains game. This camp is 4 hours from Tete International Airport by road.
All of our areas are FREE RANGE. No high fence and no animals have been imported into the area. It is as natural and wild as one can expect to find in Africa today.
Mashambanzou operates exclusively 7 different camps each able to comfortably accommodate 4-6 clients at a time as well as having access to 3 other camps in top areas throughout the country.
Each of the camps has permanent chalets with bathroom and toilet ensuite, and hot and cold running water 24/7. All camps have their own generators and all necessities required to make for a comfortable stay.
Mashambanzou Safaris has been in operation since 2005 and become an established name in the safari circles providing access to over 1 500,000 hectares of wild unfenced hunting areas with varied bush types from thick river forests, to Miombo woodlands, to huge open grasslands and floodplains with well-maintained camps.
Mashambanzou Safaris operates 7 different luxury safari camps each able to accommodate between 4-6 clients at a time. Most camps are within driving of each other with the exception of the Niassa camp.
Hunting season starts in April but because Mozambique's rainy season is predominantly in January, February and being fairly flat the terrain stays wet for a couple of months so hunting is best from June onwards depending on which concession and which species you are targeting.
South African Airlink operates a commercial jet service with flights from OR Tambo International in Johannesburg directly to Beira, Tete or Pemba daily depending on which concession you will be hunting. Clients will clear Mozambique customs on arrival and generally travel to camp on the day of arrival. Various good quality hotels and accommodation can be arranged with prior notice if one chooses to overnight before or after the safari. Costs range from $100 to $200 per night for a double room.
We recommend clothing in dark green, dull green or dark khaki colours, preferably made of cotton or a similar fabric.
It is not illegal to use camouflage clothing as long as it is mossy oak or the likes and not of military camouflage.
We do provide a daily laundry service so it’s unnecessary to bring too many items of clothing.
3 pairs of long trousers
3 pairs of shorts
3 pairs of long sleeved shirts
3 pairs of short sleeved shirts
1 hunting jacket (for the cool mornings)
1 warm sweater for evening wear
Very light weight rain gear/coverall
2 pairs of well-worn light hunting shoes/boots (canvas or leather) not waterproof.
1 pair of tennis shoes or slippers ( to use in camp)
1 wide brimmed hat
1 set of light sleepwear
6 pairs of socks
Our camps are well equipped with first aid kits, but we still suggest that you bring any medication recommended by your own doctor.
You may also want to include:
Tablets for headache
Tablets for diarrhea
Avon Skin So Soft
Be sure to bring some high factor sun screen, as well as a lip balm with sun factor. A stick or spray to soothe itching after insect bites is also a good idea. Preferably a repellant, with a high DEET percentage such as Avon Skin so Soft is great for Tsetse Flies
We supply great home cooked meals. Mostly venison of animals taken on the safari. If you have any allergies please advise us 3 months in advance to allow us to cater to you specific needs.
We provide local beers, South African wines and soft drinks in camp.
Please note that if you want any special spirits in camp you will be required to bring it in with you.
We recommend you take out both medical and travel insurance before departure.
We've partnered up with Global Rescue who is internationally recognized by thousands of hunters worldwide as the leading provider of advisory, field rescue and evacuation services. In a serious emergency, getting yourself to the nearest hospital or landing strip might not be possible. Global Rescue is the only company that will conduct a Field Rescue, no matter how remote, and will provide, arrange and pay for a medical evacuation to your home hospital of choice, anywhere in the world.
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SEASON & REQUIREMENTS
The hunting season in Mozambique is from April through to the end of November.
Prior to Arrival
Clients must provide the following documentation at least 3 months prior to the hunt:
2 copies of passport photos
2 copies of passport
Rifle information (make, serial number and caliber) for each rifle
Copy of weapon license for each weapon. In the event that your native country does not require a license for the chosen weapon(s), then a document signed by a commissioner of oaths (notary public) to say you are the rightful owner will suffice.
In the event the above requirements are not received at least three (3) months prior to the start date of your safari, Mashambanzou Safaris cannot be held responsible for any disruptions that might develop.
A maximum of 60 bullets per weapon are allowed into the country for your safari.
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Prior to your arrival in Johannesburg it is advisable to have a company assist you with the clearance of your weapons. We advise the use of AIR2000 who are fantastic and will assist you in getting through customs in Johannesburg. Note if you are in transit or in South Africa for less than 24 hours you can leave your luggage in transit and collect at your final destination. (Note the regulations do change regularly with this so please check prior to travelling for the latest regulations)
Upon your arrival in Mozambique your PH (Professional Hunter) will be there to meet and greet you as well as ensuring your weapons are cleared quickly and efficiently. You will have more than enough time to get into camp while the sun is up and enjoy an ice cold sundowner chatting about the plans for the up and coming hunt. Our offices are located in the Airport complex of the Beira Airport and we have a good relationship with Customs and the Police to ensure all problems can be swiftly handled should anything arise.
Charter fights can be arranged prior to arrival as the roads can at times be rough. All charter flights are via Cessna 206 aircraft (max pax 4) or Airvan (max pax 8). Please note if travelling by air charter to limit your luggage & pack soft cases for your rifles. Within the hunting areas we make use of well-equipped Toyota Land Cruiser, 4 wheel drive vehicles to locate game.
The trophies will be field prepared in the camp, ready for transportation to the dip & pack agent, who will prepare them for export to your nominated taxidermist from where it is routed to the final destinations you prescribe.
We use Life Form Taxidermy for all dip and pack of trophies. They are unquestionably the best option with what is a difficult and tricky process, including staying up-to-date with the requirements of the US Fish and Wildlife Service procedures and regulations.
Life Form specializes in this service as well as world class taxidermy. All dip and pack prices are quoted separately.
Please contact us for up-to-date pricing.
Each camp is complete with iridium satellite phone in case of an emergency. We encourage clients to hire a phone prior to the safari if they wish to be able to call home on the hunt. Some camps have regular cell network and data capabilities if you wish to bring your mobile phone.
In the case of an emergency we have satellite phones to call in an air evacuation. We have bush landing strips within fairly close proximity of all camps.
We recommend all our clients to take out both medical and travel insurance prior to the hunt. Global Rescue are very good and worth the money you will pay.
Please be advised that we only accept US$ in cash, not travelers cheques, as they are not accepted in Mozambique. We also advise you bring a few smaller denominations with you in case you wish to purchase curios etc. Please do not pay your safari account in any other currency other than US$.
VISAS & PASSPORTS
A visa for Mozambique is required by all foreign citizens. All visitors arriving in Mozambique must have a passport which is valid for at least a further 6 months after the date of arrival in Mozambique. The visa cost is roughly US$100.00 (per visa new bio metric type). Please note this must be acquired prior to arrival from the nearest Mozambique Consulate to your home.
WEAPONS & 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.