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This outfitter provides an unforgettable plains game safari on over 12,000 acres about 60 kilometers from the city of Massingir. With thousands of acres of family-owned land and more than 24 of Mozambique’s most sought-after game species wandering their hunting grounds, they are consistently able to help clients bag some of the best trophies in the country. The 12,000 acre ranch is fenced to keep out poachers and maintain animal quality. All of the communal land is free range.
In addition to the land they own, the outfitter has access to over a hundred thousand acres of nearby communal land, allowing hunters to range far and wide in search of the trophy of their dreams. Much of this communal land (owned by the Shangaan tribes) borders the Kruger National park with we can hunt leopard, hippo, Cape buffalo and occasionally elephant that come out of the Park and into the neighboring villages to raid their crops.
The landscape is mostly flat and dominated by Mopani, local grasses and the occasional Baobab trees. There are many water holes and natural earth dams that hold water. This ranch is set up especially for bow hunter but rifle hunters are welcome too. Access is by traditional safari grade land cruisers where we practice spot and stalk hunting techniques.
Most of these hunts require a low to moderate level of physical fitness. If you’re able to walk fair distances, you shouldn’t have any trouble. Whatever the case, your PH will be sure to match the pace you want to move at. It’s your hunt and the speed and difficulty are yours to choose.
Spot-and-stalk methods are most commonly used near dawn and dusk. In many areas, blinds positioned near water sources offer better odds for hunts taking place late in the morning and early in the afternoon.
You can hunt any of the following species on your plains game safari: Cape buffalo, eland, kudu; blue wildebeest; zebra; waterbuck; bushbuck; Bushpig; impala; gemsbok; steenbok; duiker; nyala; red hartebeest; ostrich; warthog and a variety of small African wildcats. There are approximately 400 resident Cape buffalo on the property. All of our buffalo pricing is a flat rate, best you can find. Our mature, hard boss Cape buffalo bulls average 38” to 42.”
The Mozambique hunting season typically begins in March and ends in November; the best time to go hunting is from May to the middle of October.
When the hunting season begins in March, it will be fall in Mozambique. Warm days, averaging 80 degrees, will be contrasted by cool temperatures in the evenings. By June, the average daytime temperature will sink a good 15 degrees and nights will often plummet to below freezing; you’ll need a jacket for hunts taking place close to dawn or dusk. These conditions continue until things start to warm up again in August, rising to hover around 90 degrees by the close of the season in November.
The hunts start in Phalaborwa, South Africa, which you can reach by air from Johannesburg. Ground transport will be provided from Phalaborwa, through the Kruger National Park, Mozambique Port of Entry and to the lodge. Since we travel 4-5 hours each way through the Kruger National park, it’s like getting two Game Drives at no extra charge. Expect to see lots elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, hippo, many species of plains game and the occasional cheetah.
Every day, you’ll be served breakfasts and dinners that feature a variety of breads, fresh produce, and masterfully prepared meats, including local wild game. Of course, no stay in Mozambique would be complete without a sampling of the country’s famous wines, and domestic beers and a variety of liquors will be provided as well. Packed lunches will be provided for each day’s hunt.
All alcohol will be offered in moderation. Please keep in mind that the selection of foreign brands is limited; if you have a specific brand in mind, it is recommended that you buy it in a duty-free shop during your trip.
You’ll spend your nights in a brand new traditional African Safari tents, featuring bathrooms with running water (both hot and cold) and flush toilets. Laundry service is provided every day.
The most commonly recommended firearm for plains game is the .300 Win Mag, and this outfitter fully endorses that recommendation. The combination of accuracy and power will serve you well for tough customers like wildebeest, zebra and gemsbok. For most other species, any flat-shooting rifle of .270 caliber or up should do the trick. In any case, it’s a good idea to go with high-quality bonded core soft-point bullets.
Be sure to invest in good optics, including a variable-zoom scope with a minimum setting of 3x or 4x and a maximum of 10x or 12x. Most shots will be taken from shooting sticks while standing (be sure to pick a pair up and practice with it beforehand; African Sporting Creations and Long Grass Outfitters are a couple of good brands), often at a range of 200-300 yards. Be sure to practice your marksmanship using all of the weapons and equipment you’ll be using during your hunt.
Remember that semi-automatic, automatic, and military rifles are highly restricted in Mozambqiue and typically cannot be imported or used for hunting. You will also need to provide a completed firearm permit application, which, once approved, must always be with the firearm. The outfitter will send you the form when you book your hunt and will help you in completing it and ensuring that the importation process goes smoothly for you.
Call Global Sporting Safaris at 888-850-4868, Extension 702 today or fill out the form to the right and let us know what type of experience you’d like to have on your Mozambique Plains game safari. We’ll send you information on opportunities that match your goals. Our experienced outfitters are second to none and we’re happy to share personal experiences with you.
2016 DAILY RATE
$ 550/day – 1×1 (one hunting client with one professional hunter). $ 210/day – non-hunting observer.
Price on Request: PAC Hippo, crocodile, leopard.
Additional charges include a $200 community land development fee, $250 Rifle Import fee, $90 Mozambique VISA and any animals wounded or lost.
Clients can elect to have their trophies mounted in South Africa in accordance with current price lists.
An approved CITES permit issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be required for the importation of small African cats, crocodile, leopard and lion into the United States.
As stated above, a temporary firearms import/export permit (SAPS 520) will be required from the South African Police Service to bring your firearms into South Africa and you will be required to keep that permit in your possession at all times. For those clients that wish to avail themselves of expedited permit processing and approval, an additional cost of $130 will be assessed for this service.
|Species||Trophy Fee||Species||Trophy Fee|
|Blue Wildebeest||$1,100||Hyena (Spotted)||POR|
|Species||Trophy Fee||Species||Trophy Fee|
|Hippo (PAC)||$7,000||Crocodile (PAC)||$7,000|