About hunting in Tanzania

About hunting in Tanzania

Tanzania is considered by many experienced Hunters to be the crown jewel of Africa’s hunting countries. Not only does it boast a vast game list, but also Tanzania prides itself on its safari traditions, which include well-appointed tented camps and large staffs catering to the visiting hunter. A large country in East Africa covering 365,000 square miles, Tanzania still contains large regions of near-wilderness, such as the Selous Game Reserve and the Rungwa Game Reserve. It has a wide variety of ecosystems, from the Maasai Steppe in the northeast, home to Gazelles and Oryx, to Miombo forest in the south and west, home to Sable and Roan Antelopes. Lion, Leopard, Elephant, and Cape Buffalos are well distributed throughout the country. The Plains-Game species are almost too numerous to list and include some species that are hunted nowhere else in Africa. Among the most sought-after are Eland, Grant Gazelle, Thomson gazelle, Coke and Lichtenstein Hartebeest, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Oribi, Oryx, Puku, several types of Reedbucks, Sable, Roan, Sitatunga, Topi, Suni, Waterbuck, Zebra, and White-Bearded and Nyasa Wildebeest. Tanzania has three classes of hunting licenses. A hunter must choose a ten-day, sixteen-day, or twenty-one-day license, and a larger variety of species are available on the longer licenses. For example, a hunter may hunt up to two Cape Buffalos and a variety of Plains Game on a Ten-day license but must buy a Sixteen-day license to hunt Crocodiles and Waterbuck and a Twenty-one-day license to hunt Elephant, Sable, Roan, Lion, Leopard, Oryx, Greater Kudu, and Eland. In addition to the license fee, Trophy fees are charged for each species taken, as well as other Government fees, which can add significantly to the safari cost. A full-bag safari in Tanzania is not inexpensive by any means, but it is one of the hunting world’s most desired experiences. 100% success rate on our Cat Hunts. With this excellent track record, harvesting some of the finest Lions Africa has to offer.


Tanzania is traditionally renowned for its exceptional hunting and excellent trophy quality. This country is home to the largest concentration of heavy maned Lions left in Africa, a very healthy Leopard population, vast herds of Buffalo as well as incomparably large varieties of plains game, including Roan antelope, Sable antelope, Eland, Greater Kudu and Sitatunga. Gerenuk, Lesser Kudu and Oryx occur throughout the semi-arid North East and Maasai Bushbuck, Red Duiker, Mountain Reedbuck and Suni can be found in suitable high altitude habitat.

Three quarters of Tanzania’s land mass is wilderness, most of which is National Park, Game Reserve or Hunting Area. The Wilderness (and the Wildlife it contains) is not fenced. The animals know no boundaries – they move freely in and out of various hunting areas.

Tanzania is a beautiful and varied country with the finest wildlife habitat remaining in Africa today with large wilderness areas of abundant game. The country and terrain vary enormously, from semi-desert in the North East, to open plains and thorn bush in the North; swamps in the North West; to Miombo woodland throughout the country. This unusual diversity creates ideal habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species.