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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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, 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
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
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.
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.
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
Commercial Airline Flights
Arusha international Airport is Kilimanjaro. KLM have a daily
flight with excellent connections through Amsterdam.
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.
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
GMT plus three (3) hours.
230v AC but all camps have 110v AC Converters.
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.
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