High-end Tanzania cape buffalo hunting Safaris
Tanzania cape buffalo hunting on the Rungwa Ikili Game Reserve near Ruaha National Park consistently produces some outstanding trophies.
This area of Tanzania is known for its exceptional lion, leopard, and cape buffalo. Get more information
There is no finer experience than sharing a Tanzania cape buffalo hunting safari with your family or friends. We strongly encourage the involvement of family groups in our camps. From the moment you are picked up at the airport, to the minute you are dropped off after your safari, we strive to exceed even your highest expectations. It is our goal to provide you with truly the safari of a lifetime.
Ikili Mountain is located in center of this hunting concession, and there are many springs around the outside of the mountain. These springs are the main reason why cape buffalo hunting is so good in this area, as they draw the game in the dry season.
The best time to hunt this area is July through mid November.
Hunting is done by traditional spot and stalk methods, as well as tracking for mature male animals of trophy quality.
Success Rates and Trophy Quality
This area is known for it’s trophy cape buffalo. On the average hunt, you should shoot a trophy bull over 40”.
In addition to huge buffalo, the Rungwa area has many large antelope species including Eland, Greater Kudu, Sable, and Roan. Smaller plains game animals such as Reedbuck, Oribi, Grysbuck, and Bushpig are also very abundant in Rungwa Ikili, along with many other typical East African plains game species. Plains game can be added to your cape buffalo hunt on a trophy fee basis.
The outfitter is responsible for the field preparation, dipping and packing of your trophies. After the completion of your hunt all the necessary Tanzanian Government documentation will be obtained and this documentation will accompany your trophies once the trophies are ready for export.
The Professional Hunters
Boasting more than 90 years combined experience guiding in Africa the Professional Hunters on this operation are hand-picked for their exceptional hunting skills, field knowledge, and positive attitudes toward making every hunt as memorable and successful as possible. They are familiar with the Outfitters’ Hunting Policies, game laws, the local areas and game; and they follow ethical and sportsmanlike hunting methods. Many Professional Hunters and their clients become life-long friends from the partnership they form while on safari.
They also have well-maintained, high quality large-caliber rifles and shotguns for rental at each camp along with stocks of ammunition if you choose to leave your personal firearms at home.
Camps and Accommodations
Just because you are hunting in remote locations deep in the African bush doesn’t mean you have to rough it! The Makwasa camp is located on the bank of the Makwasa River and within walking distance of the airstrip. This camp and staff was designed and trained to pamper you and your family after a day of Tanzania cape buffalo hunting. It is outfitted with premium-quality hunting equipment, beds, fine linens, bathrobes, and a fleet of 4×4 hunting vehicles, including several new 4-door air-conditioned Toyota Land Cruisers… everything you could imagine in even the finest hotels! From your morning wake-up call with fresh brewed coffee or tea, to on-demand hot water for showers, daily laundry service, gourmet meals, even a bartender who has your favorite drink ready for you as you step off the safari truck at day’s end, the camp staff provides the ultimate 5-star treatment.
All the vehicles are equipped with refrigerated lunch boxes, satellite phones (one stays with the car and one stays with the Professional Hunter), skilled drivers and trackers. Each vehicle has been properly rigged for hunting in the traditional East African safari style. Every camp has spare hunting vehicles available to preclude any loss of hunting time due to mechanical problems.
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is the preferred airport. The Outfitter’s base office is located in Arusha and is an hour’s drive away. The Outfitter will pick you up at the airport and take care of your travel from there.
Tembo Foundation Limited (TFL)
is a non-profit charitable organization recognized by the government of Tanzania, and was established primarily to achieve the goals of wildlife and habitat preservation in Tanzania.The Tembo Foundation Ltd. (TFL) is a non-profit charitable organization recognized by the government of Tanzania, and was established primarily to achieve the goals of wildlife and habitat preservation in Tanzania.
As a hunting client, you contribute to the efforts of TFL through a surcharge or “anti-poaching & conservation fee,” which is part of the TOTAL TROPHY FEE for animals hunted during your safari. Your contribution is tax-deductible (US Citizens). Instructions for payment of the Tembo Foundation portion of your trophy fees will be given to you post-safari. These funds help finance year-round anti-poaching operations and various community development projects aimed at facilitating the self-development and education of communities to promote long-term sustainable conservation and the protection of Tanzania’s wildlife, and ultimately hunting itself. Additional funding for the ongoing efforts of TFL is in the form of donations from clients and outside organizations around the globe.
To learn more about TFL and donate further to their ongoing conservation efforts visit.