Mozambique 2013

2013 Elephant OR Lion Safari in Niassa – Mozambique

 

16 Day Elephant Safari all inclusive – $38,900

18 Day Lion Safari all inclusive – $45,500

 

The Niassa National Reserve lies in the top western corner of Mozambique against the Tanzanian border and covers an area of 42,200 square kilometers – 36% of the country’s formal protected area estate.

The Niassa reserve still stands as one of Africa’s least developed wildlife areas and is without a doubt set to become one of the continents wildlife gems.The elephant population is estimated at over 20,000 animals with many big tuskers prevalent – Sable stand at 13,000 while Buffalo numbers are estimated from 4000 to 6000. The Lion population stands at 1000 while leopard are believed to far exceed this number with regular sightings and tracks In addition Niassa supports numerous other antelope species: Kudu, Eland, Lichtensteins Hartebeest, Niassa Wildebeest, common Waterbuck, Kudu, chobe Bushbuck, Impala, Reedbuck, common and red duiker, hippo, crocodile and Hyena.

Our hunting concession is known as Mount Mosale, a privately owned game reserve in excess of 400,000 acres lying on the southern boundary of the Niassa Reserve with the magnificent Lugenda river splitting the concession in two. The reserve has seen almost no hunting since its establishment, with the initial focus being on anti-poaching and photo safaris rather than hunting which has resulted in a healthy population of all the classic big game and plains game species.

We are pleased to offer this concession under the SafariBwana family umbrella and as a privately owned reserve in the famous Niassa region, this is set to become one of our flagship classical safari properties. Being privately owned, Mosale is detached from the higher fees of the Niassa reserve concessions thus offering not only a more reasonably priced hunt but also the ability to structure safaris exactly as clients desire.

In 2012 our success rate on Elephant above 60lbs was 100% and while these Elephant are nothing short of magnificent bulls, we believe that there are much bigger bulls wandering through the property and high 80′s is not out of the question.

Very large male lion frequent this area, being both nomadic and fully mature, these cats are typically bigger than the ones I have seen and hunted out of Zambia in the past – here you will get a proper Lion and I look forward to the challenge of taking one of these great beasts.


60lbs plus in Niassa - Mozambique

60lbs plus in Niassa - Mozambique

ELEPHANT HUNT DETAILS

 

16 Day Elephant Safari Package – $38,900 ALL INCLUSIVE

16 full days hunting, Trophy fee for Elephant regardless of size, experienced PH, full complement of staff, ensuite tented safari camp, all meals and local beverages, transfer to and from airport, gun permits, hunting licenses, government fees.

EXTRAS – trophy fee for any additional plainsgame taken, transport of trophies to shipping agent / taxidermist, gratuities for PH and camp staff, accommodation before and after safari dates, premium brand liquor and beverages

 

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Black maned Lion

Mozambique's King

 

LION HUNT DETAILS

 

 

18 Day Lion Safari Package – $45,900 ALL INCLUSIVE

18 full days hunting, trophy fee for Lion, experienced PH, full complement of staff, ensuite tented safari camp, all meals and local beverages, transfer to and from airport, gun permits, hunting licenses, government fees.

EXTRAS – trophy fee for any additional plainsgame taken, transport of trophies to shipping agent / taxidermist, gratuities for PH and camp staff, accommodation before and after safari dates, premium brand liquor and beverages

 

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African PH's

Lion in 1982

Comment
As the true classical Lion Safari comes under more scrutiny each year, especially now with the USFWS starting to scratch around and deem it a possible candidate for their ESA listing, we can only look on as true professionals and wonder when the hammer will fall on the hunting of this most magnificent beast. As we all know, it is not the trophy hunting of these animals that poses their largest threat, it is ultimately the loss of the vast tracts of habitat that they require to live, to human and commercial encroachment that will sound the end of their species – seriously, there is no stopping human progress especially in third world African countries where the plight of an animal considered as a dangerous malice does not take any precedence at all.

The African Lion is facing an uncertain future, we cannot deny this fact BUT the focus and furor of their demise has been squared at the only legitimate source of utilization – trophy hunting!  Far more than any donated conservation dollars that these anti hunting organizations collect, trophy hunting establishes an undeniable claim to habitat and land that would otherwise be turned over to agriculture and mining – this is true and glaring examples exists in Kenya with the Maasai and their cattle and the hords of Lion that are being poisoned and killed.

No anti hunting dollars have been forthcoming to the 165,000 ares of uncharted no name habitat outside of Tete in Mozambique, that we, as two concerned Professional Hunters took under our wing in 2010 and started protecting through anti poaching patrols and community involvement and assistance! No fat assed tourist riding around on the back of an air conditioned vehicle would ever pay $1000 per night to visit this tract of Africa (which incidentally is paradise to us, our family and our clients). However, like minded hunters have frequented our private concession for 3 years now and have taken some magnificent game – which has in turn, funded our efforts at protecting the habitat and the game that has flooded and migrated there due to our presence! This is how you conserve the Lion, this is how you conserve African game – you get stuck in and do it – you don’t sit upon fancy committees and preach for more donated dollars to fund your pathetic cause – you get into the field and you protect the game!

I ask the question – what right does some crazed earth hugging, hippy haired, organic soap eating, soft lotioney handed double douche vegan have to voice their rights and opinion over the African Lion? They know bugger all about what is really going on in Africa and how the Lions should be managed – leave it to the people who know what they are doing and more importantly are already doing it without the support of donated dollars!

OK my rant is done, please contact me is you’re interested in the above hunts as well as any other African safari you may be looking at. We have 3 great properties in Mozambique, an excellent set up in South Africa for all species as well as wingshooting AND new to our portfolio is a dirt cheap property in NAMIBIA!

Happy Valentines Day – come buy your loved one a safari to Africa – they’ll love it!

Pete Swanepoel jnr

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