This fine outfitter has been in business for over 30 years, operating mainly in Africa but also in France and Switzerland, so we know our clients will be in good hands. In Cameroon, they offer two main types of hunts: forest and savannah.
Forest hunting is exciting, and the local trackers and their dogs are excellent hunters. Hunting is mainly on foot, and also from “machans” or blinds. The main species available are bongo (near 100% success), sitatunga, several species of duikers and dwarf buffalo (very high success on all). Elephant (not presently importable into U.S.) and giant forest hog are also found, although they are more difficult to hunt. The general hunting season beings in early April and goes to the end of July. The season for dwarf buffalo is mid-March to end of July, with the best time being mid-March to mid-May. The season for bongo and sitatunga is May to end of July. All hunts are 1×1 guiding. Antelope hunts run 13 days, while buffalo hunts are 10 days.
Two different areas are hunted from separate camps, and both areas consist of a series of plains and hills covered by a bushy savannah interspersed with three different rivers. Game populations tend to be dense, so you are likely to see a large number of animals each day. The main species available are the majestic Lord Derby eland, West African savannah buffalo, roan (success near 100% on all 3 species) and korrigum (Cameroon is one of the only places you can collect this rare species, and with the largest population in all of Africa, success is near 100% on this species as well), and lion, hippo, central kob, Sing Sing waterbuck, Bohor reedbuck, harnessed bushbuck, red river hog, western hartebeest, warthog, oribi, western bush duiker, red flanked duiker, baboon, python and civet cat are also available. The hunting season runs from January to early May. Hunts are 1×1 guiding and run 12 days.
SAVANNAH AND FOREST COMBO HUNT
This outfitter recently introduced a special combo hunt to mainly target Lord Derby eland in the savannah and bongo in the forest (all the various other species available as well). These hunts take place April-May and include 18 hunting days, with 9 hunting days in each region. The total duration of this trip is 24 days. Contact us for details and pricing on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S HUNT
This outfitter has also created a special 2-country safari package that provides an opportunity to collect 3 rare species on one safari spanning Cameroon and neighboring Chad. Korrigum are pursued in Cameroon, and western greater kudu and red-fronted gazelle in Chad (Chad is the only place you can hunt these two rare species). Other species are also available in both countries. Contact us for details and pricing on this special opportunity.
Hunting camp accommodations consist of very comfortable bungalows with en suite facilities.
HOW TO GET THERE
For forest hunts, you must make your way to Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon. Most flights from the U.S. will require 2 stops to get to the international airport there, but there are a limited number of flights available from the eastern U.S. with just one stopover, typically in Casablanca. Once in Yaounde, you will be met by a representative of the outfitter to assist you with clearing customs, and you’ll then be driven by car to hunting area about 7 hours away.
Savannah hunts originate out of Ngaoundere, a provincial capital in Cameroon. It is a smaller airport, so you will need to first make your way to the international airport in Douala, Cameroon’s largest city. At both airports, you will be met by a representative of the outfitter to assist you with clearing customs and boarding your flight to your final destination in Ngaoundere. Once in Ngaoundere, you’ll be taken by car to the hunting area.
2021 PRICES (subject to change without notice until deposit received)
• Forest Hunts (antelopes), 13 days – $42,000 USD per hunter; $4,500 USD per observer
• Forest Hunts (buffalo only), 10 days – $32,000 USD per hunter; $3,500 USD per observer
• Forest Hunts (duikers and hogs), 10 days – 22,000 USD per hunter; $3000 USD per observer
• Savannah Hunts (12 days) – $46,500 USD per hunter w/out korrigum, $52,000 USD per hunter with korrigum; $4,500 USD per observer
Trophy Fees (in Euros)*:
Bongo – 3,900*
Western Sitatunga – 3,100*
Dwarf Buffalo – 2,800
Giant Forest Hog – 2,000*
Forest Elephant (not presently importable into U.S.) – 5,800
Red River Hog – 650
Blue Duiker – 300
Peters Duiker – 600
Black-Fronted Duiker – 600
Bay Duiker – 600
On Savannah hunts, each hunter can harvest 2 animals from each of the following lists:
Lord Derby Eland – 4,800
Korrigum – 3,500
West African Savannah Buffalo – 2,800
Western Roan Antelope – 2,800
Lion – 6,000
Hippo – 2,000
Sing Sing Waterbuck – 2,300
Harnessed Bushbuck – 1,500
Western Hartebeest – 2,200
Central Kob – 1,800
Bohor Reedbuck – 1,800
Red River Hog – 1,000
Warthog – 400
Oribi – 400
Western Bush Duiker – 400
Red Flanked Duiker – 600
Baboon – 300
Python – 900
Civet Cat – 300
*All trophy fees are subject to change without notice by the local authority. Trophy fees are doubled for female specimens. Full trophy fee is due if an animal is wounded and lost. On hunts for forest dwarf buffalo only, additional bonus success fees apply upon harvest of bongo (9,000 Euros), sitatunga (5,000 Euros) and giant forest hog (4,000 Euros).
Included (forest hunts):
Meet and greet plus assistance at Yaounde airport; ground transfers from/to airport and hunt camp; use of safari vehicles and staff; accommodations; food and drinks at camp; field prep of trophies.
Not Included (forest hunts):
Travel to/from hunter’s home to Yaounde; trophy fees; 15% tax on trophy fees; hunting permit (1,600 Euros); use of rifles and ammunition (if using camp rifles); rifle importation fees (if bring own rifles); dipping and packing of trophies (2,000 Euros/hunter); trophy shipping outside the country and insurance; ground transfers and hotel in Yaounde (500 Euros/person); travel Visa fees; tips; spending money.
Included (savannah hunts):
Meet and greet plus assistance at Douala and Ngaoundere airports; ground transfers from/to airport and hunt camp; use of safari vehicles and staff; accommodations; food and drinks at camp; field prep of trophies.
Not Included (savannah hunts):
Travel to/from hunter’s home to Douala; domestic flights to/from Douala and Ngaoundere (300 Euros economy, 600 Euros business class); charter plane from Douala to hunt camp (on request); trophy fees; 15% tax on trophy fees; hunting permit (1,600 Euros); use of rifles and ammunition (if using camp rifles); rifle importation fees (if bring own rifles); dipping and packing of trophies (30 Euros for skull, 200 Euros for cape, 300 Euros for full mount); packing and forwarding of trophies to Douala (2,000 Euros/hunter); trophy shipping outside the country and insurance; ground transfers and hotel in Douala (500 Euros/person); travel Visa fees; tips; spending money.