The Selous is the largest game reserve in the world is entirely unfenced and can be classified as one of the very few remaining pristine true wilderness areas in existence. The reserve is split into approximately 40 hunting concessions and leased on five-year terms, to a variety of safari companies. The terrain in the Selous varies from mountainous to rolling hills and is generally thickly wooded with a variety of predominantly acacia and miombo trees. Interspersed with this are areas of high grassland, mixed with water and mud holes, rivers, and streams. Other than the hunting safari company and Game Department staff, there is no human habitation allowed in the Selous and no permanent human habitation whatsoever.
Hunting in Tanzania is a must for the serious African hunter. Tanzania offers the traditional East African safari experience. A very high level of service, honed in the German and British colonial era, coupled with unparalleled game numbers, give safaris in Tanzania a unique character in the hunting world.
In order to protect this pristine environment and its wildlife, the Tanzanian Game Department doesn't make the hunting experience cheap for the client. The presence of hunters has a low negative impact on the environment and expensive Government fees provide a consequent high financial income, which is the reverse of the photographic tourist situation.
The Tanzanian Game Department offers a selection of 10, 16 and 21-day licenses.
Each license allows the named hunter to take a specific number of specified animals and the longer the license, the more animals and species are allowed to be hunted. It's also possible to hunt additional days on any license. For example, a 21-day license may be extended to 28 days if the client wishes.
The Game Department ensure the well,being of the reserve and it's game populations by limiting the number of animals taken by means of the licensing system and strict quotas on all the key species.
GETTING TO CAMP
Guests fly from Oliver Tambo International in Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam Tanzania (3hr flight) and usually overnight at the Sea Breeze Hotel. Additional charters are required as well as charges for firearms clearing and ground transfers.
Please contact your personal physician or local immunization clinic for the required immunizations for your overseas trip. Yellow fever vaccination is recommended. Prophylactic medication for malaria is also recommended. Please contact the Center for Disease Control (CDC) at 404-639-3534 or for more information visit http://wwwn.cdc.gov.
Medical emergency evacuation coverage is recommended
To be advised during safari planning.
Average daytime temperatures will be in the 70’s to 90’s Fahrenheit and 20 to 30 degrees centigrade with cooler temperatures in the early mornings and late evenings. The best time of the year to hunt in Tanzania is from July to the end of October.
The preferred currency is U.S. dollars
Most camps have short periods of wi-fi communications usually provided by generator power in the evenings and mornings.
There are limits to your luggage weight on private charters to camp. You will be advised closer to your departure.
Tanzania is a country with many tourist attractions. Approximately 38 percent of Tanzania's land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. There are 17 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas (including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area) and marine parks. Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa.
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