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Huning Safaris in Tanzania

Safari Information

About Hunting in Tanzania

tanzanialionSpear Safaris, in partnership with our old friend Wayne Grant, bought out the Lwafi/Nkamba Game Reserve in central west Tanzania. This concession is one of the largest concessions in Tanzania and boasts around 2300 square miles. The area is bordered on the east by the Katavi National Park and Lake Tanganyika to the west.
This Concession has been “resting” for the last 7 years, with none or very little hunting taking place. 2017 will be the first re-opening of the area. The concession presents some excellent, old Africa style hunting for of the Best Quality Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Hippo, Croc and numerous Plains Game, including the sought after Sitatunga. Hunt-able numbers of Elephant also still exist.
Hunting commences on 1 July where weather will be very pleasant, but could still be slightly wet with long grass.
Tanzania, especially the West, is truly a wilderness experience! There are no resident people in the area, and the wildness is very apparent.

Recommended packing list.

This is only a recommendation based on the input from a number of hunters over several years. It can be adapted and altered to suit every ones needs.


1. Guns
Plains Game:
One light rifle with sling ( .270, 30.06, 7mm or 300 mag) for medium plains game
One Medium to heavy rifle with sling for bigger Plains game. (.375 H&H)
Variable rifle scope (2 – 7 x 40)
40 rounds of Soft point ammunition
Hard gun case
Soft gun case


Big Game:
One heavy rifle with sling (.375, .458, .470.etc)
Variable scope (1 – 5 x 32) detachable mounts
20 Rounds soft point ammunition
20 Rounds of Full metal jacket ammunition
Hard case
Soft case


2. Clothing
3 Pairs of cotton trousers – Dull in color
3 Shirts- cotton, long or short sleeve- same color
1 Grey or green coat with hood and 1 light weight jacket
1 Hat or Cap
5 undershirts and under shorts
5 pairs of socks with set of sock savers
1 Belt
1 pair of soft soled shoes – Tennis shoes
1 pair of camp shoes or sandals
1 Down or Wool Sweater
1 Jogging suit (for sleeping)
1 Light pair of leather gloves- golfing glove


3. Miscellaneous
1 Folding knife
2 Lip chap
2 Rifle shell holders – belt carrier type
2 Washcloths
Suntan lotion, Insect repellant, Sunglasses and Skin moisturizers
Digital camera, laptop and/or iPad (Spear Safari camp has wi-fi)
camera with sufficient memory cards
Small binoculars – optional
Medications and recommended shots – see your doctor
Personal toiletries kit – Razor etc.
Flashlight with spare batteries
Plastic bags – Ziploc type
Extra Prescription Glasses if needed


4. Other
Travel documents (Passport that is valid for 6 months after return
date to USA, Firearm documentation, Airline tickets,
Travel Insurance, money, medical records as required)
Reading material
Phone numbers (Foreign and local contacts)
Confirmation of hotels, Car rental etc


Tanzania is one of the last outposts of hunting in Africa. You will hunt on a free range area of approximately 500 000 acres with pristine natural fauna and flora. The area is exceptionally good for Leopard, Buffalo, Hippo , Crocodile, Nyassa Wildebeest, Kudu, Warthog, Impala, Lichtenstein Hartebeest and Waterbuck. Additional species include Lion, Elephant, Reed buck, Sable and Eland. A short charter flight of 50 minutes is required to get from Dar es Salaam to the hunting area. The camp is located on the banks of the Ruhaha and Rufiji River, offering magnificent views of the African sunset and Hippo frolicking nearby. The Rufiji river also offers excellent tiger fishing.

Safari Packages & Fees



7 Days 1×1 2 Buffalo On request
7 Days 2×1 2 Buffalo’s each
On request
10 Days 1×1 2 Buffalo
On request
10 Days 2×1 2 Buffalo’s each
On request


Included in day fees

Excluded in day fees

Meet & greet at Airport
Pre & post safari Accommodation
Assistance with firearm clearing
Observers @ US$250 per day
All hunting licenses
Rifle & ammo hire
Transfer to and from Camp
Licensed PH
Charter flights where applicable
Full Accommodation, meals, soft drinks, water, beer
Trophy shipping costs
Camp Staff
Taxidermy Charges
Daily Laundry
Ammunition tax
1st Rifle Permit
Visa fees
Rifle Hire
Spirits consumed in Camp