About Hunting in Tanzania
Spear Safaris has partnered with Kilombero North / Wembere safaris in the South , West and Northern parts of Tanzania. The renowned Kilombero Valley blocks form part of the area that encompasses 4 adjoining, 2 000 000 acres in Hunting blocks, making this a massive and diverse area, producing excellent quality on Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Hippo crocodile and Roosevelt Sable to mention just a few species. The concession presents some excellent, old Africa style hunting, in a setting of Luxurious tent style camps. This is one of the premier hunting companies in all of Tanzania, with no compromises in quality of equipment or back up services. We also have Premier areas in Masaailand, offering All the Gazelles, including Roberts, Gerenuk, Lesser kude and more.
Tanzania is traditionally renowned for its exceptional hunting and excellent trophy quality. This country is home to the largest concentration of heavy maned Lion 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 Masai 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.
1. Medical Information
Tanzania is a malarial area and precautions must be taken. Kilombero North – Wembere / Spear Safaris recommend that you check with your doctor or local health authority for details of health regulations and immunization requirements. There are comprehensive medical boxes in camps, however, please ensure that you take with you any special medication you require. All our professional hunters are equipped with a satellite phone in case of an emergency.
Flying Doctor Medical Service. This is an air medical service, which will come to your assistance in the case of a genuine emergency. Each flight carries a fully qualified nurse and life saving medical equipment. Flying Doctor has a radio link with its headquarters in Nairobi.
2. Air Charters
In order to maximise your hunting time and avoid fatigue air charter flights are provided, to camps, for most camp changes and out of camps. The majority of camps have their own airstrips. Because of the expense involved, air charter flights are shared, where possible. The number of passengers on each air charter is entirely up to the air carrier. Please note that most incoming safaris will use the same aircraft as the outgoing safaris, on the same “travel day” and that Kilombero North / Wembere / Spear Safaris reserves the right to transport fresh food supplies, and or Staff related to your Safari from time to time.
Commercial Airline Flights
Arusha’s international airport is Kilimanjaro. KLM have a daily flight with excellent connections through Amsterdam. There are however many other carriers that can be used, please consult with your travel agent. Safaris in the Kilombero valley start from Dar es salaam, Masai Safaris start in Arusha.
3. Visa Requirements
Citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas for entry into Tanzania. As the list of countries changes from time to time, it is important to check with your local authorities or travel consultant regarding current visa regulations.
Each hunting camp is supplied with Satellite WIFI, which comes at a nominal cost. During every safari, communication can be established with base, as well as with other camps.
GMT plus three (3) hours.
230v AC. Power is generated by means of generator and or Solar.
5. The Climate
Owing to Tanzania’s close proximity to the Equator, the annual variation on temperature is small. The inland climate, due to altitude, is cool in the morning and evening, but warm at mid-day. The average temperature during the day is about 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) and at night this can drop to 60 degrees F (15 degrees C). The coast has a warm tropical climate during the day and temperature drops at night.
Bush clothes should be loose, comfortable and sturdy. Dark green heavy cotton is best, kaki is not the best option. Laundry is done daily; flat irons with live coals are used for ironing. East Africa, due to its altitude, can sometimes be cold. A warm duffel jacket or heavy jersey is necessary in some areas for the cool of the evening, night and morning. An anti tsetse fly jacket is recommended such as the Bug Tamer, available in the United States.
Clients shall only be permitted to hunt those animals for which their permit is issued (subject to quota availability). By Tanzania Law only hunting clients are permitted to hunt. Any observers who wish to hunt will result in upgrading the observer to hunting client status, which will mean adjustment of all fees, including basic safari fees and all
The hunting season runs from 1st July through to 31st December. The driest months are July through October, when you can hunt throughout Tanzania. With the onset of the rainy season in November in the West of Tanzania, where Kilombero North / Wembere /Spear Safaris tend to concentrate, movement becomes restricted and we do not hunt anymore. The Northern part of Tanzania remains open for Hunting .