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14-DAY TROPHY LEOPARD HUNT OVER HOUNDS SAFARI

$31,000.00

14-DAY LEOPARD HUNT OVER HOUNDS TREE & FREE SAFARI

$15,500.00

10-DAY LEOPARD HUNT OVER HOUNDS DARTED SAFARI

$15,500.00

CONSERVATION

The contribution of recognised science to the understanding of the ecology of Panthera Pardus across its entire range is currently incomplete. There has historically been a focus of research in controlled areas due to the low anthropologic impact. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that protected areas are impacted on by the effects of their surrounding land use methods. Movement of large carnivores has been repetitively proven to ignore park boundaries. The importance of managing large carnivore populations outside of protected park parameters is not only important for genetic integrity but also for species distribution. A prime example is Mozambique’s Gorongoza National Park and the vast wild lands to its east. Land use models on the eastern border include indigenous hard woods forestry, sustenance agriculture, sustenance hunting, trophy hunting and eco-tourism. Understanding the effect of these industries on the wildlife is core to the management thereof. Modern technology permits citizen scientists to add to a knowledge cloud through submissions of valuable collected data. Under guidance of our competent scientist, volunteers can participate in the collection, processing and distribution of credible data that can directly assist with the conservation of these wild lands and all the flora and fauna that inhabit them.

The expansive wilderness north of the town Beira, Mozambique reaching up to the Southern banks of the mighty Zambezi River and incorporating all the land stretching from the ocean westwards to the boundary with the epic Gorongoza National Park is the current research area.

The Leopard research project offers to a restricted number of volunteers the wonderful activity of spending 14 days in the life of the elusive forest Leopard. The prime data collection method is BIOPSY DARTING – a technique used to gather genetic information with a negligible intrusion trade-off. The treed leopard is darted with a specific projectile designed to harvest a small sample of skin, hair and flesh. Simultaneously the capture/recapture method using remote camera traps is used to supplement the genetic data by gauging territoriality and movement. The modern GPS collars that are favoured by the research team provide the most accurate monitoring plus a remote 'drop off' feature that eliminates the necessity to recapture the leopard to remove the collar. Occasionally an adult female is captured and fitted with a GPS tracking collar that produces intricate details of the territoriality of this feline’s little-known ecology.

All collection methods, processing and interpretation of data are supervised by Dr Lourens Swanepoel, a highly recognised and experienced ecologist.

DESCRIPTION

Clients hunting our areas enjoy top success rates on all main species they intend taking which is a record not many can boast.

This safari is ideal for the client who has hunted everywhere else in Africa and is looking for a unique hunting experience. It is a place that only clients who enjoy the thrill of the hunt will enjoy. At times you may get lucky, but generally you will be required to do a bit of tracking to secure your trophy.

All of our areas are FREE RANGE. No high fence and no animals have been imported into the area. It is as natural and wild as one can expect to find in Africa today.

They operate 6 different camps each able to accommodate between 2-4 clients at a time.

Most camps are within a 2 hour drive of each other. Each site has permanent thatched chalets with bathroom and toilet ensuite, and hot and cold running water 24/7.

All camps have their own generators and all necessities required to make for a comfortable stay.


ABOUT US

This Safari has been in operation since 2005 and become an established name in the safari circles providing access to over 1 000,000 hectares of wild unfenced hunting areas with varied bush types from thick river forests, to Brachystegia and Miombo woodlands, to huge open grasslands and floodplains with well-maintained camps within driving range from the Beira International Airport as well as the Tete International Airport.

Mashambanzou Safaris operates 6 different luxury safari camps each able to accommodate between 2-4 clients at a time. Most camps are within a 2 hour drive of each other.

Hunting season starts in April but because Mozambique's rainy season is predominantly in January, February and being fairly flat the terrain stays wet for a couple of months so hunting is best from June onwards depending on which concession and which species you are targeting.

South African Airways (SAA) operates a commercial jet service with flights directly to Beira seven days a week. Clients will clear Mozambique customs at Beira International Airport where our offices are located. Clients may need to stay in Beira overnight if they arrive late in the day but generally can travel to camp on the day of arrival. Over the last few years Beira has opened various good quality hotels and accommodation can be arranged with prior notice. Costs range from $150 to $300 per night for a double room.

Africa hunting adventures in the vast, unspoiled, Mozambique wilderness


CLOTHING

We recommend clothing in dark green, dull green or dark khaki colours, preferably made of cotton or a similar fabric.

It is not illegal to use camouflage clothing as long as it is mossy oak or the likes and not of military camouflage.

We do provide a daily laundry service so it’s unnecessary to bring too many items of clothing.

3 pairs of long trousers

3 pairs of shorts

3 pairs of long sleeved shirts

3 pairs of short sleeved shirts

1 hunting jacket (for the cool mornings)

1 warm sweater for evening wear

Very light weight rain gear/coverall

2 pairs of well-worn light hunting shoes/boots (canvas or leather) not waterproof.

1 pair of tennis shoes or slippers ( to use in camp)

1 wide brimmed hat

1 set of light sleepwear

6 pairs of socks

underwear


HEALTH

Our camps are well equipped with first aid kits, but we still suggest that you bring any medication recommended by your own doctor. 

You may also want to include: 

Tablets for headache
Tablets for diarrhea
Bandaids
Antibiotics
Insect spray
Talcum power
Eye drops. 

Avon Skin So Soft

Be sure to bring some high factor sun screen, as well as a lip balm with sun factor. A stick or spray to soothe itching after insect bites is also a good idea. Preferably a repellant, with a high DEET percentage such as Avon Skin so Soft is great for Tsetse Flies


MEALS

We supply great home cooked meals. Mostly venison of animals taken on the safari. If you have any allergies please advise us 3 months in advance to allow us to cater to you specific needs.

We provide local beers, South African wines and soft drinks in camp.

Please note that if you want any special spirits in camp you will be required to bring it in with you.

SEASON & REQUIREMENTS

Prior to Arrival

Clients must provide the following documentation at least 3 months prior to the hunt:

  • 2 copies of passport photos
  • 2 copies of passport
  • Rifle information (make, serial number and caliber) for each rifle
  • Copy of weapon license for each weapon. In the event that your native country does not require a license for the chosen weapon(s), then a document signed by a commissioner of oaths (notary public) to say you are the rightful owner will suffice.
     

PLEASE NOTE: 

In the event the above requirements are not received at least three (3) months prior to the start date of your safari, Mashambanzou Safaris cannot be held responsible for any disruptions that might develop.

A maximum of 60 bullets per weapon are allowed into the country for your safari.

The hunting season in Mozambique is from April through to the end of November.


TRANSPORT

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

Prior to your arrival in Johannesburg it is advisable to have a company assist you with the clearance of your weapons. We advise the use of AIR2000 who are fantastic and will assist you in getting through customs in Johannesburg. Note if you are in transit or in South Africa for less than 24 hours you can leave your luggage in transit and collect at your final destination. (Note the regulations do change regularly with this so please check prior to travelling for the latest regulations)

ON ARRIVAL

Upon your arrival in Beira or Tete your PH (Professional Hunter) will be there to meet and greet you as well as ensuring your weapons are cleared quickly and efficiently. You will have more than enough time to get into camp while the sun is up and enjoy an ice cold sundowner chatting about the plans for the up and coming hunt. Our offices are located in the Airport complex of the Beira Airport and we have a good relationship with Customs and the Police to ensure all problems can be swiftly handled should anything arise.

PLEASE NOTE: 

Charter fights can be arranged prior to arrival. All charter flights are via Cessna 206 aircraft. Within the hunting areas we make use of Toyota Land Cruiser 4 wheel drive vehicles to locate game. While hunting out of our Zambezi camp we have various motor boats to travel up and down the river. At times we use traditional Mokoros to work our way through the shallows and maze of reeds to get up close to the chosen quarry which is sure to make your African adventure that much more special.


TROPHIES

The trophies will be field prepared in the camp, ready for transportation to the dip & pack agent, who will prepare them for export to your nominated taxidermist from where it is routed to the final destinations you prescribe.

We use EMIAC LDA, based in Chimoio Mozambique, for all dip and pack of trophies. They are unquestionably the best option with what is a difficult and tricky process, including staying up-to-date with the requirements of the US Fish and Wildlife Service procedures and regulations. EMIAC LDA specializes in this service, to include all export permits and shipping documents. All dip and pack prices are quoted separately.


VITAL INFORMATION

COMMUNICATION

Each camp is complete with iridium satellite phone in case of an emergency. We encourage clients to hire a phone prior to the safari if they wish to be able to call home on the hunt. Some camps have regular cell network and data capabilities if you wish to bring your mobile phone.


EMERGENCIES

In the case of an emergency we have satellite phones to call in an air evacuation. We have bush landing strips within fairly close proximity of all camps.



VISAS & PASSPORTS

A visa for Mozambique is required by all foreign citizens. All visitors arriving in Mozambique must have a passport which is valid for at least a further 6 months after the date of arrival in Mozambique. The visa cost is roughly US$100.00 (per visa new bio metric type). Please note this must be acquired prior to arrival from the nearest Mozambique Consulate to your home.


CURRENCY

Please be advised that we only accept US$ in cash, not travelers cheques, as they are not accepted in Mozambique. We also advise you bring a few smaller denominations with you in case you wish to purchase curios etc. Please do not pay your safari account in any other currency other than US$.


WEAPONS & AMMO

We recommend you bring a 30 calibre weapon for all plains game and cats.

For thick skinned dangerous game like buffalo and elephant, the minimum calibre allowed in Mozambique is .375. However we recommend something in the 416 calibre provided the client can handle the weapon adequately.

For a single weapon all round safari a good scoped 375 should be plenty big enough. Bear in mind the rifle should be transported on the airline in a solid hard case.

For daily use while in the field we would suggest that you bring a soft case to protect the rifle.

Every hunter has his/her own brand of ammunition and more often than not isn’t prepared to listen to anyone who doesn’t share the same views as they do. African game is tough and requires a well constructed soft point bullet or jacketed solid to do the trick. We have found that Swift A-Frame bullets in our opinion are the best around for almost any situation. Trophy bonded bear claw also work well along with the different X bullets. Note that you must stay away from X bullets when hunting cats. Nosler bullets do not work, but only in the larger caliber on the smaller animals however it is a good bullet to use on cats.

There are many good solid bullets on the market, any good jacketed solid from a reputable maker will do fine. Please bear in mind that these are our personal and professional opinions and don’t want to get into any debates as to who’s bullets are better than who’s.


INSURANCE

We recommend you take out both medical and travel insurance before departure.

We've partnered up with Global Rescue who is internationally recognized by thousands of hunters worldwide as the leading provider of advisory, field rescue and evacuation services. In a serious emergency, getting yourself to the nearest hospital or landing strip might not be possible. Global Rescue is the only company that will conduct a Field Rescue, no matter how remote, and will provide, arrange and pay for a medical evacuation to your home hospital of choice, anywhere in the world. 


SEASON & REQUIREMENTS

Prior to Arrival

Clients must provide the following documentation at least 3 months prior to the hunt:

  • 2 copies of passport photos
  • 2 copies of passport
  • Rifle information (make, serial number and caliber) for each rifle
  • Copy of weapon license for each weapon. In the event that your native country does not require a license for the chosen weapon(s), then a document signed by a commissioner of oaths (notary public) to say you are the rightful owner will suffice.
     

PLEASE NOTE: 

In the event the above requirements are not received at least three (3) months prior to the start date of your safari, Mashambanzou Safaris cannot be held responsible for any disruptions that might develop.

A maximum of 60 bullets per weapon are allowed into the country for your safari.

The hunting season in Mozambique is from April through to the end of November.

Muanza Camp

Muanza, is our main base camp and is roughly 3 hours from Beira and on the Eastern Boundary of Gorongosa National Park. This camp provides the majority of Buffalo, cats and plains game all in good hunt-able numbers with some spectacular trophies being taken every year.This safari is conducted in the untamed free range African wilderness. We operate in numerous Government concessions plus several private properties, never deviating too distant from the powerful Zambezi river and her substantial tributaries and deltas or the ancient mountain ranges that provide pristine habitat for the African Leopard. All areas are expansive wilderness blocks accounting for hundreds of thousands of unfenced sustainably used acres. Free roaming Elephant, Lion and Buffalo contribute to the old-style atmosphere of our traditional African safari. Camps are resourcefully constructed from available materials and purposefully shy from the 5-star luxury of the modern photo-safari industry. We engage avidly in hunting Africa on foot by means of tracking, pursuing and selectively harvesting mature animals only. Hunting Safaris are the prime income generator in all our areas where anti-poaching, scientific study and calculated game management are the only artillery for preserving the natural environment and her wild inhabitants. This, the most authentic conservation model, is the playing field in which we pursue the cunning Leopard - the most elusive of African dangerous game.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Rates Include:

Accommodation, Laundry Service and Lodge staff 

All Meals, beverages, including soft drinks, wine and other alcoholic beverages 

Pick up and drop off at arranged domestic or international airports 

Fully licensed Professional Hunter, trackers and skinners

Field preparation of trophies (skinning, caping and salting)

Delivery of trophies to a Taxidermy of your choice (we can help reccomend some of South Africas best

Transport to and from hunting area         


Rates Exclude:

Airfare to and from Mozambique

Trophy fees of animals hunted or 

wounded 

Accommodation before and after your

      safari

Any form of taxidermy

VAT (value added tax, currently 15%) (if 

applicable)

Gratuities 

Insurance and personal items 

City permits if required