Mozambique Elephant Hunting in the Zambeze Delta
An elephant safari in Mozambique is and extraordinary adventure
Many exceptional elephants have been taken recently in Mozambique, including a few making the magical 100-pound mark.
The spectrum of wildlife in this Mozambique hunting concession is quite remarkable, having 22 huntable game species from the tiny Livingstone Suni to the Elephant. If you are looking to hunt elephants in a area loaded with game, get more information here.
This area in Mozambique is one of the few places in Africa where you can still do a Classical African Elephant Safari today.”
Mozambique is situated in South East Africa, and these Official elephant safari concessions cover 5000 square kilometers of some of the most diverse habitat and animal species found in Africa. A long term lease with the Mozambique government has ensured sound management practices which have made these areas some of the finest free roaming game lands in Africa today.
Mozambique Elephant Safari Season
October through November is the best time to hunt elephants in Mozambique.
The typical way to hunt elephants is to find a good set of tracks and follow them on foot. Be prepared to walk up to 15 miles at a time, so good physical endurance is a necessity for this hunt. Occasionally, traditional spot and stalk methods are used.
Success Rates and Trophy Quality
Mozambique elephants have the “classic” tusk look, traditionally longer tusks with trophy bulls weighing 55-70 lbs.
There are currently 40 elephants on quota for Mozambique, and many exceptional trophies have been taken, including a few making the magical 100-pound mark. Unfortunately, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does not recognize the Mozambique elephant hunting quota, and will not currently allow the import of Mozambican elephant trophies.
Now I have to find a new excuse to return to Mozambique, and I’m sure I can come up with something. It’s one of the few areas in wild Africa that I see getting better every year! ~Craig Boddington
Hunters fly into Beira International Airport and a short charter finds you landing in one of the most pristine hunting concessions in Africa.
Climate and Weather
The climate in Mozambique ranges from tropical to subtropical and varies in the different regions of the country. The rainy season coincides with the heat and humidity of the hot months, between November–March. The average yearly temperature for Mozambique is 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius).
Winter, from April to September, is the dry season, and it is the best time to visit the country. The average temperature in the winter for the coastal areas does not fall below 57 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius).
*Mozambique does have Malaria areas. Consult your doctor prior to your hunt. Your PH carries a first aid kit, and medical services are available nearby.
Your PH will have skinners available to care for all game that is taken on your hunt.
There are four main camps within the Mozambique elephant hunting concessions. Two are permanent camps.
This is a typical East African styled tented camp with Bathrooms en-suite. There are seven tents accommodating two clients in each. The camp is set in the lush tropical sand forests which hold an abundance of bird life.
Non Hunter Activities
The most popular areas for vacationing in Mozambique is the South Coast. Particularly Maputo, formerly known as Lourenco Marques, and the islands of Inhaca, Benquerra and Bazaruto.
This PH owns two beach front houses in the bazaruto Archipelago. Along with a deep sea boat they offer fishing, diving, snorkeling, and exploring in and around the Archipelago.