HUNTING SAFARIS

Tanzania is traditionally renowned for its exceptional hunting and excellent trophy quality. Heavy manned lion, enormous leopard, outstanding buffalo as well as a large variety of plains game abound. Roan antelope, sable antelope, eland, Greater kudu and sitatunga are also plentiful. Gerenuk, Lesser kudu and Oryx occur throughout the semi-arid North East and Masai bushbuck, red duiker, mountain reedbuck and suni can be found in suitable high altitude habitat.


Burko Masailand
Located in the Rift Valley and the adjoining mountains of Burko and Essimingor, this area adjoins Mto wa Mbu West, Lake Natron and Monduli areas. This area, in the heart of Masailand, contains an incredible variety of wildlife varying from rain forest species to open plains type game and semi-desert species.
Maswa Makau
Adjoining the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa is an outstanding wildlife area. Maswa Makau is part of the Maswa Game Reserve, and is the area where "The Cullman & Hurt Wildlife Rewards and Benefits Project" started in 1990.
Niensi & Luganzo 
Bordering Ugalla Game Reserve, Moyowosi and Malagarasi Swamp. This swampy, reverie area with Miombo woodland on the dry ground contains an interesting and varied wildlife population. The swamps are particularly attractive with an outstanding bird life and home to the sitatunga antelope, which are hunted by canoe or from machos. Large crocodiles, many of them undoubtedly man-eaters, hunt in this area.

Rungwa Inyonga/Rungwa South 
Part of the Rungwa Game Reserve and the Ruaha National Park eco system, these enormous areas consist of Miombo woodland, open plains and bush country. The area is generally well watered. Trophies from these areas are usually exceptional.
Mlele - Rukwa
Situated adjacent to Kitavi National Park and part of Lake Rukwa Game Reserve, this area contains plentiful and varied wildlife populations and, in particular, large herds of buffalo. The area varies from reverie to miombo habitat and also has some hilly county and open plains, with the Mlele escarpment being a unique feature in this area.
Piti East
Forming a triangle between the Rungwa and Piti rivers and on the western side of Rungwa Game Reserve, Piti is ideally situated, with diverse Miombo woodland habitat, interspersed with acacia woodland. The area is well watered even at the height of the dry season, which encourages prolific wildlife populations all year round.
Hunting Regulations
Clients shall only be permitted to hunt those animals for which their permit is issued (subject to quota availability). By Tanzania Law only hunting clients are permitted to hunt. Any observers who wish to hunt will result in upgrading the observer to hunting client status, which will mean adjustment of all fees, including basic safari fees and all Government fees.
Hunting Season
The hunting season runs from 1st July through to 31st December. The driest months are July through October, when you can hunt throughout Tanzania. With the onset of the rainy season in November in the West of Tanzania, RHS tend to concentrate on the Northern blocks for the latter part of the season.
Trophy Priorities 
Great care must be taken when informing us of your trophy priorities. Your four main species should be given to us well in advance so that the correct areas and quotas can be allocated. Please note that if you are hunting cats, WT recommend a minimum of ten days per area to ensure a fair chance. Some game is restricted to you when booking less than a 21 day safari.

Firearms and Ammunition
WT strongly suggest that you bring your own firearms and ammunition. You may import three guns into Tanzania for your hunting safari. Handguns, together with automatic and semi-automatic guns are not allowed. Most of your shooting will be done with a medium rifle, from .264 to .300 magnum. Favorite calibers for dangerous game are the .375 H&H Magnum, the .416 Rigby and the .470 Express. For long range shooting, telescopic sights are ideal. Some hunters take a spare scope already mounted in its rings. License for dangerous game will not be issued unless the safari client is in possession of a firearms license covering a rifle of .375 or larger. Tanzania Law requires a minimum of .240 for all other game.

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You are permitted to import 200 cartridges in each different caliber or gauge, which is ample. WT recommend a minimum of 60 rounds for each rifle if you are an experienced marksman and plan to take an average quota of game. For the medium rifle, reliable bonded soft nose bullets are ideal. Include some half soft points and half "solids" of the heaviest available bullet weight for your heavy rifle. WT maintains a limited stock of ammunition, sporting rifles and shotguns, which may be rented.

Whatever the caliber, ammunition should be loaded with bullets designed for large animals. If you are a hand loader, consider such bullets as Trophy Bonded Bear claw. WT recommend all clients check- fire their rifles upon arrival in the bush before shooting at game. Be certain your medium rifle is sighted in to strike zero at 200 yards (183m) and the heavy rifle at 100 yards (91m).

Quotas
WT has sufficient quotas for all their clients but, because of the quotas set for each individual hunting area, this necessitates some restrictions on where you can hunt the animals you require. Therefore, in the case of animals such as lion and leopard, these are restricted on the basis of each hunter being permitted one cat in one area and the other cat in a second area. This does not apply to a client only hunting one area for the whole safari.

Cites Permits 
Cites permits, from your country of residence (or country to where your trophies are to be shipped), must be obtained for the animals you wish to hunt. Some countries require that these permits are obtained before you leave for your safari, other issue them on production of your safari trophy list, after completion of your safari.

Camps
Each camp is equipped in the East African tradition with tent age and vehicles of the very highest quality and latest standards. You will not share your camp with any other guests. There are refrigerators, both in your camps and in your vehicles. All tents are roomy, insect-proof and secure. Your sleeping tent has an attached bathroom, dressing room and verandah. Beds are large (7' long) with comfortable mattresses. Double beds are available on request.
Vehicles
Your vehicles are all four-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with winches, gun racks, tools, spares, radios, fridges and first aid bags. There is a radio network between vehicles, between camps and from camps to WT.

Medical Information
Tanzania is a malarial area and precautions must be taken. WT recommend that you check with your doctor or local health authority for details of health regulations and immunization requirements. There are comprehensive medical boxes in camps, however, please ensure that you take with you any special medication you require.
All our professional hunters are equipped with a satellite phone in case of an emergency.

Flying Doctor Medical Service 
This is an air medical service, which will come to your assistance in the case of a genuine emergency. Each flight carries a fully qualified nurse and life saving medical equipment. Flying Doctor has a radio link with its headquarters in Nairobi.

Air Charters
In order to maximize your hunting time and avoid fatigue air charter flights are provided, to camps, for most camp changes and out of camps. The majority of camps have their own airstrips. Because of the expense involved, air charter flights are shared. The number of passengers on each air charter is entirely up to the air carrier. Please note that most incoming safaris will use the same aircraft as the outgoing safaris, on the same "travel day" and that WT reserves the right to transport fresh food supplies from time to time.

Commercial Airline Flights
Arusha international Airport is Kilimanjaro. KLM have a daily flight with excellent connections through Amsterdam.

Visa Requirements 
Citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas for entry into Tanzania. As the list of countries changes from time to time, it is important to check with your local authorities or travel consultant regarding current visa regulations.

Communications
Each hunting camp is supplied with a powerful short wave radio. The frequency is monitored by WT in Arusha. During every safari communication can be established with base, as well as with other camps. For special needs or emergencies messages from home can be relayed to safari clients. Satellite telephones can be arranged by special request.

Time
GMT plus three (3) hours.

Electricity
230v AC but all camps have 110v AC Converters.

The Climate
Owing to Tanzania's close proximity to the Equator, the annual variation on temperature is small. The inland climate, due to altitude, is cool in the morning and evening but warm at mid-day. The average temperature during the day is about 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) and at night this can drop to 60 degrees F (15 degrees C). The coast has a warm tropical climate.

Recommended Clothing 
Bush clothes should be loose, comfortable and sturdy. A dark green heavy cotton is best. Camouflage clothing is prohibited in Tanzania. Laundry is done daily; flat irons with live coals are used for ironing. East Africa, due to its altitude, can sometimes be cold. A warm duffel jacket or heavy jersey is necessary in some areas for the cool of the evening, night and morning. An anti tsetse fly jacket is recommended such as the Bug Tamer, available in the United States.

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