Mozambique is one of the few, last countries in Africa where there still are large areas of unspoiled African nature, with an abundance of flora and fauna. It is the best place to experience hunting in the true wilderness, a Safari in the style of great hunters from the beginning of the 20th century, where while sitting by the fire you can see the sunset disappearing in the waters of the Zambezi River, Cahorra Bassa lake and listen to the roar of lions coming from the bush behind the camp.
Location on the edge of the Indian Ocean, south from the equator, determines a diverse climate – subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. Several rivers flow through Mozambique, which affects the development of lush vegetation, Miombo forests, Mopane forests, and mangrove forests along the banks of the rivers, which are an excellent shelter and feeding base for the huge number of animals inhabiting Mozambique. In Mozambique, you can find representatives of the “Big Five” and the full “Danger Seven”, that is: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, hippo and crocodile. Additionally, numerous species of antelopes, typical for the whole of Africa: Kudu, Impala, Common Reedbuck, hyena, but also rare subspecies, occurring only here, such as: Roosevelt Sable, Livingstone Eland, Bushbuck Chobe, Sharpe’s grysbuck, Suni, Bushpigs, or the representatives of smaller wild cats such as: civets, common zeneta and servals.
Hunting takes place in an unfenced, completely open wild areas. The size of private concessions ranges from 10-30 thousand. ha, while the concessions leased from the State, range from several dozen to over 500 thousand. ha. Temperatures fall to 12-15 celsius degrees in winter and rise to 28-44 degrees in summer. The rainy season lasts about four months and the dry season is about eight months. The difference becomes noticeable as you move away from the coast. Falling rains, fertile land, high temperatures and the growing season lasting all year round, cause such a rapid growth of plants, that moving around the bush, cultivating the land or hunting is only possible after the dry season is over and massive burnouts of the bush. The best months for hunting are September – November, but in areas located far from the coast, hunting ends at the beginning of October due to a very high temperature and humidity.
Mozambique is, without a doubt, a country for hunters who are eager for a real challenge, ready to track game in the bush for days and miles, often without even seeing it. A very good physical condition is necessary to hunt since waking up at 04.00AM, till returning to the camp for dinner at 08.00OPM. If you want to experience Mozambique, you need be ready to deal with high temperatures, fording rivers, malnutrition and no luxury at all when it comes to the living conditions. Overcoming your own weakness, multi-day tracking and stalking, searching for good posts and shooting at a dangerous animal, such as a lion or a buffalo is an extraordinary feat and a reward itself. Bringing home a fantastic trophy only increases its value. The memories from such a trip stay with you for the rest of your life.