Of all the African hunting countries, Tanzania is without doubt the one that most stimulates the imagination of hunters and non-hunters alike. This former German colony once know as Tanganyika became an English territory after the first world war. In 1964, along with new found independence, its name was changed to Tanzania.
The greatest hunters of the twentieth century have celebrated Tanzania, it’s wildlife and it’s hunting as being among the most abundant on the African continent. The most famous of these great hunters included President Theodore Roosevelt whose safari in 1905 required nearly 300 porters, and Frederick Selous, arguably one of the greatest white hunters of all time, who at over sixty years of age lost his life in 1917 while fighting for the Africa he loved so well against the German Army.
Tanzania enjoys a beautiful coastline along the Indian Ocean and shares borders with Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Zambia and Malawi to the southwest and Mozambique to the south. Tanzania represents and contains climates and topography from every part of Africa. It is Africa’s land of contrasts from the snow packed peak of Kilimanjaro to the endless plains of the Serengeti, from the sun-kissed islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago to the gentle shores of the great lakes. Tanzania contains immense cultural and natural wealth.
The Republic of Tanzania is one of Africa’s most peaceful countries, home to a flourishing democracy and prospering economy. Its infrastructure is well maintained and three international airports connect its bustling commercial centers and ensure easy transportation.
It is still possible to hunt four of the famous big five, elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard. In all there are 40 species available on license but spread over three main areas, Masai Land to the north, the Selous to the south, and the central and western regions. Over 150 hunting concessions are distributed throughout Tanzania and shared amongst forty outfitters licensed to conduct tourist hunting. All hunting areas are open, not fenced. There are several well-established hunting companies holding prime hunting areas. They provide outstanding professional services, uncompromising quality of hunting with superbly equipped and comfortable tent camps and well maintained four – wheel drive custom designed safari-hunting vehicles. Camps are erected prior to the start of the hunting season and removed in accordance with the hunting regulations at the end of the season. Cuisine is of a western/European style and of high quality.
Hunting in Tanzania is our number one choice for the serious African hunter. Tanzania is the country so vividly described in the writings of Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark. Tanzania is perhaps the best choice for a general bag safari today, as well as four of the big five, buffalo, elephant lion and leopard.
Tanzania is the only country today in which several very desirable species may be hunted and include the Roosevelt or East African sable, white-bearded wildebeest, Cokes hartebeest, southern Grant gazelle, Roberts gazelle,Thompson gazelle, southern gerenuk, fringe-eared oryx, East African suni, Kirks dik dik, Harveys red duiker, and Ader duiker.
Safaris either start in Dar es Salaam or Arusha. Certain hunting blocks in Masailand are reached by vehicle but most require a charter flight from Arusha or Dar es Salaam. As with all safaris in Africa it is so important to make sure that you book your safari with an outfitter who is ethical, trustworthy and has Professional Hunters with outstanding track records.
Duiker (Harvey Red)
East African Impala
Eland (East African)
Kudu ( E.A. Greater)
Roan (East Afriocan)
Sable (East African)
Sitatunga (East African)