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PLAINS AND DANGEROUS GAME – MOZAMBIQUE #279

PLAINS AND DANGEROUS GAME – MOZAMBIQUE #279

When we hunted Mozambique, while we had known of its awesome buffalo hunting beforehand, we were blown away by the incredible quantity and variety of plains game, plus the huge herds of buffalo, and the very wild and primitive feel of the country. The diversity of the habitat here lends a great deal of interest to the hunting, and means you can find a wide variety of species co-existing together in close proximity. It is one of the few areas remaining in Africa where you can still do the REAL Classic East African Safari today. Our clients have echoed our feelings, and success has been extremely high and the smiles extremely wide. We work with a number of quality Mozambique operations, located in various regions of that country and this is one of them. This outfit hunts two different “Coutadas” (hunt concessions).

IMG_1186-300x200  We have known and worked with this operator in a number of locations and countries, and since 2012 in Mozambique. He runs an excellent operation. He also runs an excellent camp with great fellow PHs as well. This is a top-notch outfit hunting a really excellent area, and doing it well with very qualified Professional Hunters to help you on every step along the way. Hunt here and you will hunt where the famed Harry Manners and Wally Johnson often hunted, back in the heyday of the great safaris.

CONCESSION AND SPECIES
His first concession is Coutada 10 and encompasses more than 500,000 square miles, including 28 miles of coastline on the Indian Ocean. The topography ranges from the floodplains of the Zambezi River, to grasslands, broadleaf forests and swamps. Species found in Coutada 10 include Cape buffalo, sable, water buck, leopard, lion, elephant, hippo and crocodile, plus suni, oribi, nyala, Lichtenstein hartebeest, Chobe bushbuck and a variety of plains game – really too many to enumerate here. Importantly this concession borders a huge free-roaming buffalo preserve where no hunting allowed, ensuring a plentiful supply of fresh buffalo regularly!
His second concession is Coutada do Nairoto. It is located in drier country and it also where they do elephant and lion hunts, plus buffalo and leopard.

SEASONS
Mozambique is a warm, tropical climate with average temperatures around 80 degrees. The period of May through September tends to have the coolest temperatures, so most hunting takes place starting in April and running until the end of November. The best hunting is May through September, although we hunted in October, and while temperatures pushed 100 degrees, we did not suffer – surprising but true.

CAMP
Camp is extremely comfortable, with wooden cabins and en suite bathrooms and showers. It sits in a grove of huge trees providing shade and coolness. Each cabin is tastefully furnished and is insect proof. There is a communal lapa (fire pit) for enjoying evening libations and sharing stories. There is ice and daily laundry as well. Meals are excellent, with a variety of cuisine including local game.

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GETTING THERE
Various airlines travel to Mozambique. Most commonly our clients fly first to Johannesburg, and we suggest they then overnight there. We have a great outfit who helps clear your guns into that country, then picks you up in Joburg, takes you to their wonderful facilities, cooks you a big steak dinner, takes you back to the airport the next day, and helps you catch your flight to Beira, Mozambique. Most clients fly SAA, although there are others. You take a charter plane to camp. PH’s staff meets you in Beira.

PRICING 2018 (all prices subject to change without notice until deposit paid)
HUNT PACKAGES
10 DAY BUFFALO 1×1
$15,460, including buffalo trophy & government fee. Minimum plains game to be booked 4.
Hunter can take any of the animals under the 7 and 10 day minimum list at the applicable trophy and government fees listed below (subject to quota and permit availability).

7 DAY BUFFALO 1×1
$13,910, including buffalo trophy & government fee. Minimum plains game to be booked 3.
Hunter can take any of the animals under the 7 day minimum list at the applicable trophy and government fees listed below (subject to quota and permit availability).

7 DAY CROCODILE 1×1
$ 10,885, including crocodile trophy & government fees. Minimum plains game to be booked 3.
Hunter can take any of the animals under the 7 minimum list at the applicable trophy and government fees listed below (subject to quota and permit availability).

10 DAY DUIKER SLAM 1×1
$12,950, including 4 trophy and government fees
Hunter can choose 4 of the following animals: Red duiker, blue duiker, grey duiker, grysbok, suni and oribi.
Once the hunt is completed, the hunter can take any of the animals under the 10 day minimum list at the applicable trophy and government fees listed below (subject to quota and permit availability).

CLASSIC BIG GAME SAFARI PACKAGES
18-day Classic Combo Lion/Leopard/Buffalo & Plains Game $50,000 plus trophy fees
15-day Classic combo Lion/Buffalo & Plains Game $40,000 plus trophy fees
14-day Classic Combo Baited Leopard & Plains Game $18,000 plus trophy fees
All baits are at trophy fee rates.

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PACKAGES INCLUDE:
Daily rates, trophy and government fees, professional hunter, accommodations, all meals, local drinks, camp staff, trackers & skinners, field preparation of trophies, land transport within the area, rifle permit, hunt license, community taxes, meet & greet at Beira/Pemba airport, and VAT.

PACKAGES DON’T INCLUDE:
• Second rifle permit – $350
• (Coutada 10 only) Second amphibious vehicle (Argo) – $80/day (only 2 people per Argo)
• Charter option from Beira or Pemba to camp/return – cost TBD but has run around $3,000 per plane in the past (outfitter will endeavor to share charter with other clients to share the cost)
• Transport to and hotel accommodations before and after safari
• VISA from his own country and the countries in transit
• Sanitary/veterinary certificate payable at the end of the safari – $13 per animal to be shipped
• (Coutado do Nairoto only) Shipper collection charge – $750 per client. Trophies delivered to Chimoio/Maputo
• Gratuities

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DAILY RATES (NON-PACKAGE HUNTS):
Plains Game $700 per hunter per day (inclusive of VAT & community tax)
Observers $350 per person per day (inclusive of VAT & community tax)

Included in Plains Game rates:
Professional hunter, accommodation, all meals, local drinks, camp staff, trackers & skinners, field preparation of trophies, land transport within the area, one rifle permit, hunt license, community tax, VAT, meet & greet service.

COUTADA DO NAIROTO 2018 TROPHY LIST

 Minimum daysGOVT Fee US$Trophy Fee US$TOTAL US$
Lion15/1810,00015,00025,000
Elephant up to 59 lbs1414,30013,00027,300
Elephant up to 69 lbs1414,30015,00029,300
Elephant  ≥69 lbs1414,30039,00053,300
Leopard143,2506,2509,500
Hyena144501,9502,400
Buffalo101,7503,2505,000
Sable101,6005,5007,100 (BARGAIN!)
Zebra101,9502,8504,800
Hartebeest109751,4002,375
Eland101,8002,8004,600
Waterbuck101,6001,1502,750
Reedbuck, common7450500950
Bushpig7300650950
Warthog7400450850
Bushbuck74008501,250
Duiker, Red74001,0501,450
Duiker, Grey7325375700
Grysbuck74501,1501,600
Baboon7150115265
Impala7285400685
Kudu71,0002,0003,000
Niassa Gnu71,2501,7503,000

COUTADA 10 2018 TROPHY LIST

 Minimum daysGOVT Fee US$Trophy Fee US$TOTAL US$
Lion15/1810,00015,00025,000
Elephant up to 59 lbs1414,30013,00027,300
Elephant up to 69 lbs1414,30015,00029,300
Elephant  ≥69 lbs1414,30039,00053,300
Leopard143,2506,2509,500
Hyena144501,9502,400
Buffalo101,7503,2505,000
Sable101,6005,5007,100 (BARGAIN!)
Zebra101,9502,8504,800
Hartebeest109751,4002,375
Eland101,8002,8004,600
Waterbuck101,6001,1502,750
Reedbuck, common7450500950
Bushpig7300650950
Warthog7400450850
Bushbuck74008501,250
Duiker, Red74001,0501,450
Duiker, Grey7325375700
Grysbuck74501,1501,600
Baboon7150115265
Impala7285400685
Kudu71,0002,0003,000
Niassa Gnu71,2501,7503,000

NOTE: Client is responsible to pay the Government Fee on any animals booked on license but not hunted or taken.

DIP & SHIP:
Trophies will be prepared in camp and collected by outfitter’s shipper and taken to their premises in Chimoio, Mozambique. The shipper will contact the client directly to confirm shipment and the client will be invoiced. The shipper then sends trophies to their premises in South Africa, and from there to client’s home country. A price of $330 per animal (subject to change) must be paid DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPER for each animal requiring a CITES tag.

TERMS OF BOOKING
A deposit of 50% of the safari rate is required to confirm the booking. The outstanding balance of 50% of total daily fees or package payable 30 days prior to arrival. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of deposit. No safari will be confirmed or valid, and the outfitter may at its sole discretion decide not to allow the safari to commence, unless payment of the full required deposit has been received.
The balance of the invoice i.e. trophy fees , sundries – shot & wounded – and all additional expenses payable by cash or other prior arrangement in camp before departure. NO CHECKS.
If a safari is cancelled more than 365 days prior to the commencement date, all payments made to date, less a 10% fee, will be refunded.
If a safari is cancelled between 180 and 365 days prior to the commencement date, a 50% refund of all payments will be given.
If a safari is cancelled within 180 days prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
If a safari is rolled over to a following year for whatsoever reason and then cancelled, no refund will be given unless a substitute can be provided for the exact contracted period that has been cancelled.

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PHONE : 1-307-637-549

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