Hunting Safaris in Mozambique
These are the Africa safaris you read about in Outdoor Life as a kid.
Hunting safaris in Mozambique will take you back 100 years. You will hunt lions out of traditional tented camps on more than 200,000 acres. Mozambique offers some of the last, truly wild areas left in Southern Africa.
Due to a wide range of habitats, we can offer a complete range of free range hunting for seven species of the Tiny 10, Roosevelt Sable; Livingston Eland; Lichtenstein Hartebeest; and Niassa Wildebeest. Dangerous game species include leopard; lion; cape buffalo; hippo; crocodile and elephant.
Why you should consider hunting safaris in Mozambique:
- All free range hunting. You will not be hunting behind a high fence like in South Africa.
- This is one of the only areas left in all of Africa where you can hunt truly wild, free ranging game.
- Mozambique is a species collectors paradise.
- You will be staying in rustic, traditional African fly camps equipped with gas operated hot, running water; showers; flush toilets; fully-equipped, gas operated kitchens; and solar panel electric lights and plugins for your electrical equipment.
- Prime hunting season is from April to November with the best time being from the beginning of June onwards.
Cape Buffalo Hunting in Mozambique
This is a Traditional Mozambique Cape Buffalo Safari from a Tented Camp
One of the few areas in Africa that still permits big game hunting, Mozambique is truly the untouched gem of Africa. The Outfitter has over 50 years combined safari experience between the two Professional Hunters, is Big 5 Certified for dangerous game hunting, and will ensure that your hunt is fun, exciting and safe. They pride themselves on hunting to the highest standards and ethics.
The Sofala province of Mozambique is huge, and habitat ranges from Miombo woodland to open grassland savannas and floodplains. Our PH runs a number of concessions in this province, and you will probably travel between them during your safari. There is also a nearby forest concession that has great numbers of most of the tiny 10 and exceptional free-range nyala.
- Hunting will be done by finding a big bull track in a dry river bed and then tracking him sometimes for many hours.
- The safari vehicle is sometimes used to locate tracks, but all hunting is done on foot.
- Hunts are guided 1:1, plus trackers.
- You can expect to hunt good, old, hard-bossed bulls (Dugga Boys).
- Once you have taken your buffalo, there are many species of plains game to hunt including most of the Tiny 10, exceptional free range nyala, Roosevel’ts sable, eland and even lion.
- 10, 12, 14 or 16 day safaris.
This hunt in Mozambique will give you a great opportunity to hunt a trophy leopard.
Leopard hunting in Mozambique will take you back 100 years to a simpler time. Leopards are among the most sought-after trophies, but also the hardest to obtain. This remote, traditional hunt in Mozambique will give you a great opportunity to hunt a trophy leopard.
Leopard hunting is done over bait. Usually bait will be a baboons or plains game animals from one of the previous hunts. Proper pre-baiting will be done before you even arrive in camp. The ideal situation is for you to arrive and already have the baits being hit. Trail cams are used to identify trophy leopards that are hitting the bait.
A leopard will give you one shot, and one shot only. Make it count.
- June through November
- You’ll be hunting in the Tete province near the world famous Lake Cahora Bassa.
- Hunting is done over bait from a hide.
- Run from any outfitter who guarantees a leopard. They are too wary, and there are too many variables, but success is likely…in fact, our PH, so far does have a 100% success rate on leopards in Mozambique.
- Safari can also be extended if needed.
- There are some huge leopards in this area.
- Once you have taken your leopard, there are some species of plains game hippos and crocodiles. Lake Cahora Bassa is well known for its trophy crocodiles.
African Lion Hunting Safari
Hunt truly wild, free ranging lions in Mozambique on a huge area of over 200,000 acres.
Lion hunting safaris in Mozambique are typically done over bait. Usually bait will be a buffalo or plains game animal from one of the previous hunts. A lion hunt almost always follows directly behind a buffalo hunt so that lions can be pre-baited before you even arrive in camp.
The ideal situation is for you to arrive and already have the baits being hit. Calling is sometimes used as well. Electric, remote callers can be very effective in some situations. Trail cams are used to identify trophy males that are hitting the bait. Hunts are guided 1:1, plus trackers.
Once you have taken your lion, there are cape buffalo as well as many species of plains game to hunt on a trophy fee basis. Species include Roosevelt Sable; Livingstone Eland; Lichtenstein Hartebeest; and Niassa Wildebeest.
- Lion hunting is typically done over bait, but you may do some calling or walk and stalk hunting.
- Success is never guaranteed, but it is likely.
- You can expect to hunt old, mature male lions that are a minimum of 5 to 6 years old.
- Hunts are 21 days
- Safari can also be extended if necessary to ensure that you get your trophy.
Hippo, Crocodile Combo Hunt
10-day Trophy Hippo and Croc Combo Hunt in Mozambique
This is usually a hunt from a hide (blind) for both the hippos and the big crocs. The outfitter pre-scouts to find the big ones and where they are spending their time, then they will set up a hide on that location for your hunt. This concession in the Tete province near the famous Lake Cahora Bassa is ideal for big leopards, hippos, giant crocodiles and some plains game species.
Typically you will hunt the hippo first, as hippo makes very good bait for big crocs. Patience is key, you might sit for one hour or you might sit for six days waiting for the right animals to give you the right opportunity. When that trophy hippo or croc shows up it is time to get your game face on.
This hunt requires precision marksmanship, so make sure you are getting plenty of range time in as you need to hit a spot the size of an orange. But don’t worry, it doesn’t require huge calibers, a 7mm you can shoot well will do the trick. This is your chance to hunt an actual prehistoric animal, when it comes to giant crocodile, and even more they are the only dangerous game animal that sees you as food.
- 10 day safari
- Guided 1-on-1, plus trackers
- Hunt big mature bull hippos, and 13ft crocs on average
- 100% shot opportunity
Plains Game Hunting in Mozambique
Seven species of the Tiny 10, Roosevelt Sable; Livingston Eland; Lichtenstein Hartebeest; and Niassa Wildebeest.
Unless you are a collector and you’re after a specific subspecies or trying to get your Tiny 10, you probably won’t book a plains game hunt in Mozambique. They will probably be add-ons to a lion or cape buffalo hunt. That said, the Sofala province has great hunting for seven of the Tiny 10 species, exceptional free-range nyala, Roosevelt sable, Lichtenstein hartebeest, Livingston eland, and Niassa wildebeest.
Once your lion or buffalo hunt has been successful, you can add these species to your safari on a trophy fee basis.
- Livingston suni
- Red duiker
- Blue duiker
- Sharpe’s grysbok
- Grey (common) duiker.
- Roosevelt sable
- Lichtenstein hartebeest
- Livingston eland
- Niassa wildebeest
The PH definitely exceeded any expectations we had for our 1st safari, they were with us every step of the way from picking us up at the airport until it was time to drop us off. Me and the boys could not believe how many animals there were and really enjoyed the diversity of game. Heidi had a great time with her guide Ansa, she was very helpful and they did many exciting things throughout the week. they really worked hard to make sure we were having a good time.
It’s not just the doing of a thing, but how one does a thing that at the dusk of memory takes one back to the sharp moment of action and then a whiskey and a fire shared with a trusted PH … that is the true and the beautiful essence of “Safari,” at least for me.
I trust Outdoors International’s opinion and will definitely book another hunt with Outdoors International. This was an amazing safari!
We saw tons of animals, but the kudu was by far the hardest animal to hunt. I killed a brute at 54 1/2 inches, and only ran about 70 meters before crashing. The bonfire at night was relaxing, and the weather there for mid June was perfect! Not too cold and not too warm. The food was exceptional, and what we truly enjoyed is the fact that we could just be ourselves. This was an amazing safari, and I can’t wait to get the shoulder mounts and skulls back!
I can not say enough about the safari I booked, and am planing another trip with Outdoors Internationalas we speak to take more Traditional Hunters to Africa.
I’d encourage you if you’re on the fence to take that leap of faith and go, you’ll fall in love with Africa. Say yes to adventure. It will be over sooner than you know. Store your memories deep. Video and photos can hardly do justice for the experience as you live it. Until we meet again Africa, you’ll be close to my heart.
I have dreamed of hunting cape buffalo with a bow in Africa since I was 12 years old, and now here I was 28 years later standing in the tall grass of the Limpopo on my dream hunt for a trophy cape buffalo with my bow in hand in complete and utter shock.
I must say that I am very satisfied with the hunt. It was a tough hunt. We got the leopard the next last night.
I was one of the super lucky guys to win this hunting safari and it was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. I took a 54” kudu bull, 26” wildebeest (wild hunt!), an old warrior warthog, a beautiful zebra mare (she was so big we thought she was a stallion) and 3 impalas with 2 being over 23 inches! I am so grateful for this opportunity they provided. Thank you to Outdoors International, and all the PHs and staff. I made some new friends and will be back to see them 100%.
Hey Cory. Things are great here in Africa! Everyone is having a wonderful time and the girls have been kept busy. My daughter is even learning to drive a standard safari wagon. Believe me, it’s been great! Hunting is out of this world. Staff is treating us like kings. Couldn’t ask for more. I would recommend Outdoors International. Thank you.