About Hunting in Tanzania
Spear Safaris has partnered with Danny Mcullum Safaris in the South West of Tanzania.The renowned Lukwati / Chunya blocks form part of the area that encompasses 4 adjoining Hunting blocks, making this a massive and diverse area, producing excellent quality on Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Sable and Roan 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. 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. Serengeti tours can also be arranged before and or after your safari.
We have also managed to secure a working relationship with R4 in the Selous Game reserve, for a Safari that will not break your Budged. R4 is a great area between the Ruhaha and Rufiji rivers. The area is not as good as the Southern blocks but hunting is great at an affordable price. Both areas produce good Leopard, with R4 producing Monster Crocodile.
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.
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
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
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 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
1 Folding knife
2 Lip chap
2 Rifle shell holders – belt carrier type
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
Travel documents (Passport that is valid for 6 months after return
date to USA, Firearm documentation (with a max of 3 rifles and 200 rounds per rifle), Airline tickets, we also require scanned copies of passport, passport sized photos, a picture of your rifle showing the serial numbers, Travel Insurance, money, medical records as required)
Phone numbers (Foreign and local contacts)
Confirmation of hotels, Car rental etc