Concession & Location
On the map of Southern Africa, the concession forms the front lower “jaw” of the “dogs head” that thrusts into Zimbabwe and Zambia. It’s northern border is traced by 160km of Lake Cahora Bassa, the west and south are bounded by the Zimbabwean border, and the eastern limit is marked by the Musengezi River.
The Lake adds a whole new dimension for clients, offering spectacular angling and photographic opportunities as well as producing excellent crocodile and hippo trophies.
Safaris De Moçambique offer an air charter service into the area, with flights originating from either Johannesburg in South Africa, or Tete in Mozambique. Both single and twin engine aircraft can be chartered into the area. Commercial airline service into Tete from Johannesberg is available daily on either SA Airlink or LAM.
Hunting generally takes place between May and November. Temperatures are cold early morning and late evening (May – June ranging from 50 - 60°F), but warm by day (85 - 95°F). A comfortable fleece or similar jacket is advisable. It is important you bring either green or khaki clothing for hunting. Three sets of hunting clothes are sufficient, as you will have daily laundry service. We recommend Khaki and/or green in both long and short sleeved shirts as well as long and short pants. Good comfortable walking boots are a must. Good sun protection creams, along with a hunting cap/hat is advised.
Malaria is prevalent in the area, and it is strongly advised that precautions are taken by the client. Please consult your Doctor before departure.
Visas are required for Mozambique and these can be obtained through the Mozambique Embassy in country of residence. Safaris De Mocambique cannot apply for client visas, this MUST be done by the individual. Safaris De Mocambique will supply an information sheet to each client, with requests for all client information to be completed and returned in a minimum of 45 days prior to commencement of the safari. On this sheet, will be rifle information, travel information and visa requirements needed per client. Please note that each person travelling to Mozambique will require a visa (including non hunters, family members and observers). Safaris De Mocambique will apply for rifle and hunting permits on behalf of the client, once all relevant information has been submitted to Safaris De Mocambique by the client (as per client information sheet).
Safaris de Moçambique has invested, and continues to invest, substantial capital into improving the facilities and infrastructure of the hunting concession. New camps and lodges have been built, old camps upgraded, and a comprehensive network of roads opened throughout the hunting area. Furthermore, since the concession is classified as a community hunting area, the Company has made an independent commitment to improve the lives of the local African people. To date, assistance to these communities has included the building and equipping of schools and an administrative centre, and the drilling of boreholes to provide villages with potable water. Future projects will include the development of a co-operative farming venture, and the construction of electric fence lines to protect people and their crops from the depredations of Elephant and hippo.
Whilst protection of the local people is of paramount concern to the company, Safaris de Moçambique is conscientious in its efforts to the anti poaching in the concession area. A conservation task force is employed, with backing from S C I in this venture.
The Safaris De Moçambique hunting concession is situated in the Northern Tete Province of Mozambique and covers an area of a little under a million acres in extent.