About Hunting in Burkina Faso
Spear Safaris partnered with a resident from the Ivory coast, but someone with great Knowledge of Burkina and its people, to offer this unique hunting opportunity in the Presidential Park, Pama Central north. Previously the camp and Hunting area was reserved for the President and invited guests only.
The area is exceptionally well managed, unlike so many of the areas in private hands. Quotas are small enough that over hunting does not happen and thus we can offer exceptional quality on the trophies there.
The most popular species in Burkina faso are the Western Savannah Buffalo and western Roan. Burkina also has unique species such as Cob, Hartebeest, Harness Bushbuck, Nagor Reedbuck. Most of the concessions have lots of Elephant, great numbers of Lion and Leopard.
West Africa lies in the Northern hemisphere thus making the hunting season different to other southern african countries. Season starts in December and stretches to April. The most pleasant hunting months are january to 15 March, after which it becomes very hot.
Hunting is by means of spot and stalk, tracking or just sneaking through the forests. Shooting from Vehicles are not permitted, neither is ambushing at waterholes. A game scout will be present at al times, during the hunt.
The Presidential Palace, which serves as our camp, is very comfortable with Electricity and air-conditioning in the rooms, a pleasant relief in the latter months. Camps are however not managed and run like Hunting destinations in South Africa and guests should be aware of this.
The best means of travel to Burkina is through Paris with arrival in Ouagadougou in early evening. The first night is spent in a Non tourist but very comfortable Guest Hotel. The following day travel to camp is via road transfer and takes around 4 to 5 hours with a Lunch stop.