TANZANIA Hunting Information


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TANZANIA Hunting Information


Hunting Tanzania
Of all the African hunting countries, Tanzania is without a doubt the one that most stimulates the imagination of hunters and non hunters alike. This former German colony once known as Tanganyika became an English territory after the First World War. In 1964, along with new found independence, its' name was changed to Tanzania.


The greatest hunters of the twentieth century have celebrated Tanzania, its wildlife and its hunting, as being among the most abundant on the African continent. The most famous of these great hunters include President Theodore Roosevelt whose safari in 1905 required nearly 300 porters, and Frederick Selous, arguably one of the greatest white hunters of all time, who at over sixty years of age lost his life in 1917 while fighting for the Africa he loved so well against the German Army. As for literature and film, they too hold a special place for Tanzania, not the least of which are Hemingway's novels...

Tanzania has long been considered the ultimate hunting safari destination in Africa. Fulfilling the dream of a traditional big game hunting safari, the likes of which so many hunters have read about, continues to be a big draw to Tanzania unspoiled wilderness.

Tanzania enjoys a beautiful coastline along the Indian Ocean and shares borders with Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Zambia and Malawi to the southwest and Mozambique to the south.

Tanzania is home to a wide range of African wildlife and still allows the hunting of four of the famous Big Five species; Elephant, Lion, Buffalo (Syncerus Caffer Caffer) and Leopard. And it's no wonder with over 40 species to hunt, including some of the best big game hunting found in Africa.

The wildlife of Tanzania includes an enormous variety of potential hunting trophies such as Cape Eland (Taurotragus Oryx), Roan Antelope (Hippotragus Equinus), Roosevelt Sable (Hippotragus Niger Roosevelti), Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros), Lesser kudu (Tragelaphus Imberbis), Coke's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus Busephalus Cokeii), Lichtenstein's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus Lichtensteinii), Western Hartebesst (Alcelaphus Buselaphus), Topi (Damaliscus Korrigum), Fringe Eared Oryx (Oryx Beisa Callotis), Brindled or Nyasa or Blacked Tail Gnu (Connochaetes Taurinus), Common Waterbuck (Kobus Ellipsiprymnus), Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus Defassa), Situtunga (Tragelaphus Spekeii), Common Reedbuck (Redunca Arundinum), Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca Redunca), Impala (Aepyceros Melampus), Grant's Gazelle (Gazella Grantii), Robert's Gazelle (Gazella Grantii Robetsii), Thomson's Gazelle (Gazella Thomsonii), Waller's Gazelle (Litocranius Wallerii), Common Duiker (Cephalophus Sylvicapra Grimmia), Peters' Duiker (Cephalophus Callipygus), Kirk Dik-Dik (Madoqua Kirki), Klipspringer (Oreotragus Oreotragus), Oribi (Ourebia Ourebi), Bushpig (Potamochoerus Porcus), Warthog (Phacochoerus Aethiopicus) Hippos and Crocodiles are also hunted.

Tanzania also hosts a large population of Cheetahs (Acinonyx Jubatus) as well however they are fully protected and may not be hunted.

All these species are spread over three main hunting areas in Tanzania but all are not found in every area. The hunting areas are the Masai Land to the north, the Selous to the south, and the central and western regions...

The trophy quality is outstanding and many trophies taken have qualified for prestigious awards in Safari Club International. Over 150 hunting concessions are distributed throughout Tanzania and shared amongst the forty plus outfitters licensed to conduct tourist hunting.

Within these areas, the Tanzania hunting territories are immense in accordance with the vastness of this country. They can cover up to a million acres, in some cases over two million acres... In Tanzania the hunting territories are open, not fenced. The land is leased to predominantly foreign hunting outfitters which ensure their management and maintenance. There are dozens of hunting outfitters in Tanzania of which the large majority are French, South African or Zimbabwean with some English, American, Spanish and Italian hunting outfitters as well.

Most of the Tanzanian terrain consists of shrub savannah, dry and green grassy savannah, broken up by areas of somewhat dense forest. In some regions there are Sahelo-Sudanes zones such as in the northern most part of Masa land which can be very dry and semi-desert like. In the Selous region some of the forests can be quite dense. The overall terrain is generally flat and offers little difficulty other than in the Masai country where some areas can be quite rugged.

Hunting in Tanzania is done on foot but given the vastness of the hunting concessions, it is often necessary to make long journeys by car.

There are many well established hunting companies that usually hold many hunting blocks and whom provide outstanding professional service, uncompromising quality of superbly equipped and comfortable tent camps and well maintained four-wheel drive custom designed safari hunting vehicles. The temporary camps/facilities are erected prior to the start of the hunting season and removed in accordance with the hunting regulations at the end of the season. All include electricity and often modern communications such as satellite phone, even satellite TV as well. The western style cuisine is often of high quality.

For the Selous and the central and western areas, the hunting territories can only be reached by plane. The flight from the capital, Dar-es-salaam, is on average one and a half to two and a half hours.

For the Masai land, hunting areas are reached by car from Arusha, a journey that normally requires three to four hours.

Finding a Hunting Outfitter in Tanzania

The single most important thing you need to do to ensure that you are booking with a good hunting outfitter is check their references. The outfitter should provide you with more than a few references, especially clients who have hunted with them within the last year and you should call many of them.

Click here to check out our Tanzania Hunting Reports, a section where you can find or post more detailed Hunting Reports. Or visit our forums where you can interact with other hunters and industry professionals, post questions or read what others are discussing about hunting in Tanzania by clicking here.

We are all empowered by learning from each other and we encourage you to make educated decisions based upon honest information and real experience.

Tanzania Hunting Areas Map and Satellite Imagery
Click here for Tanzania hunting areas map, country and satellite imagery maps.

Climate in Tanzania
Rains typically begin in November making hunting into December impractical in Western and the Selous areas. Northern Tanzania can be hunted to the end of December.

Weather Underground provides a very detailed look at current weather conditions, weather forecasts, a history and almanac for predicting average weather conditions during the time while you will be traveling in that part of the world. Click here for Tanzania's climate and temperature forecast.

Tanzania Hunting Season & When Hunting is Allowed
- Hunting Season - July 1st to December 31st
- Trophy hunting may take place within the hours of daylight during the hunting season, no hunting is allowed at night and no hunting is allowed with artificial light.
- The Tanzanian government strictly controls the minimum number of days for a hunting safari based upon the species being hunted. Above and beyond the government regulations, the hunting outfitter may also impose their own guidelines as to the minimum number of days required to hunt certain species or combination of species.
- A 7 day hunting safari is the minimum allowed and can include up to two Buffalo and the most common plains game species.
- A 14 day hunting safari is the minimum hunt which can include up to two Buffalo, the most common plains game as well as some of Tanzania's less common plains game species.
- A 16 day hunting safari is the minimum number of days if you desired to take a third Buffalo which also allows you to hunt all of the species available on the 14 day hunting safari.
- A 21 day hunting safari is the minimum number of days required to be able to hunt up to three Buffalo, a Lion, an Elephant, the most common plains game as well as some of Tanzania's less common plains game species.
- Lion and Leopard may only be hunted at once if on a 1 x 1 hunting safari, if on a 2x1 hunting safari both clients must share one Lion and one leopard permit.
- Lion must be at least six years of age.
- The minimum legal length for Leopard is 51.2 inches (1.30 meters), measurement taken from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail.
- The minimum legal size of the ivory for an Elephant is not less than 67 inches (1.70 meters) in length or less than 44 pounds (20 kilograms).
- The minimum overall length for Crocodile is 94.50 inches (2.40 meters).
- Hunting from a vehicle is not permitted, though the vehicle can be used to reach the area from where hunting on foot can begin.
- Shooting an animal from a vehicle is not permitted, a person actually needs to be 219 yards (200 meters) away from a vehicle to shoot an animal.
- No animal may be chased or driven by a vehicle.
- Hunting of female, young and/or immature animals is prohibited.
- Hunting is not permitted within 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) of a National Park.
- Hunting is not permitted within 1,100 yards (1 kilometer) of a an airplane landing area.
- Hunting is not permitted within 547 yards (500 meters) of any water place or salt lick with the exception of the following species Hippopotamus, Sitatunga, Waterbuck and Birds.

You will find information about the bird hunting season in Tanzania near the bottom of this page.

Species to Hunt in Tanzania
Tanzania offers almost sixty species of game for trophy hunting, including four of the big five which consist of Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo. The most commonly hunted species in Tanzania are Buffalo, Impala, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Warthog, Zebra, Waterbuck, Hippo, Crocodile and Eland.

Click here to visit AfricaHunting.com complete list of species available to hunt in Tanzania.

Shot Placement Guide for the Perfect Shot
Click here to visit our shot placement guide, the most comprehensive shot placement guide of African game online.

Hunting License & Permits for Tanzania
Your hunting outfitter will initially apply for your hunting license and permits (also known as a game license) on your behalf as required by the government of Tanzania. Your outfitter will require basic information from you to fill out this application.

Hunting permits in Tanzania will only be issued to hunters in possession of the minimum caliber required for the game that is listed.

Bowhunting in Tanzania
Bowhunting in Tanzania started during the 2005 hunting season when the government began issuing bow hunting permits. Tanzania is the most expensive country in Africa today with daily rates many times more than other sub Saharan African countries. The other reason bow hunting in Tanzania is so expensive is that the license and government area fees for bow hunting are double that of those for rifle hunters. This country offers tremendous opportunities for bow hunters however few operators have the experience to conduct bowhunting safaris, so careful selection of the hunting outfitter is very important.

Tanzania does not have an additional bow qualification for professional hunters, however a professional hunter licensed by the Tanzanian Wildlife Division is required to be present during the hunt to guide and protect the hunting client.

Bowhunting big five and/or dangerous game, such as bowhunting Leopard, Lion, Cape Buffalo and Elephant is illegal in Tanzania.

Importation of Bows & Arrows into Tanzania
It is legal for hunters to import bows for bowhunting purposes into Tanzania and no import permit is required. A bowhunter may also bring a back up rifle(s) along with him on his bowhunt, if desired for which a temporary firearm(s) importation permit must be applied for (see section below). When hunting on a bowhunting permit, no matter what weapon is being used to hunt, the government area and license fees for bowhunting will apply which is double that of those for rifle hunters.

Minimum Equipment Requirements for Bowhunting in Tanzania
Tanzania does not have any minimum equipment requirements for bowhunting so common sense will apply or here below find the requirements for South Africa.
- Big Game
Bow Kinetic Energy 80 ft/lbs
Arrow Weight 700 grain
(Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo)
- Medium Game
Bow Kinetic Energy 70 ft/lbs
Arrow Weight 550 grain
(Kudu, Eland, Oryx / Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, etc.)
- Small Game
Bow Kinetic Energy 40 ft/lbs
Arrow Weight 400 grain
(Warthog, Nyala, Springbok, Impala, Blesbok, Duiker, Steenbok, Ostrich, Caracal, Black-Backed Jackal, Game Birds, etc.)

Minimum Equipment Requirements for Rifle Hunting in Tanzania
- The minimum equipment requirement for rifle hunting in Tanzania is .240 caliber for any game other than dangerous game.
- The minimum equipment requirement for rifle hunting in Tanzania is .375 caliber for dangerous game or big game hunting.
- Tanzania does not require a minimum energy (Eo - muzzle velocity) for calibers used.

Hunting permits known as game licenses in Tanzania will only be issued to hunters in possession of the minimum caliber required for the game that is listed.

Traveling with Firearms & Ammunition
Traveling to Africa usually requires taking at least a couple of different airlines as well as departing from several countries whose laws and regulations are constantly changing. And they all have their own rules, regulations and laws for which it is your responsibility to be aware and in compliance with all of them. For this reason you should read the Africa Hunting article on Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons by clicking here.

Permits & Importation of Firearms & Ammunition into Tanzania
The following section contains the basic information you will need to know, for more detailed information you should read Africa Hunting article on Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons by clicking here, especially if you are transiting through or traveling to another country.

- Temporary importation of firearms and ammunition into Tanzania is free of charge and the process is quick and easy.

- Your hunting outfitter will send you a form to fill out and return to them so they can arrange for your firearms and ammunition temporary import/export permits months prior to your arrival as required by the government of Tanzania. This permit will be based upon the firearm information you provide to your outfitter so it is very important that you carefully consider which firearms you will be bringing with you, as once you have submitted the form you will not be able to change your mind. It is very important that all weapons serial numbers be exactly the same when you arrive as what was issued on your import/export permit. Last minute changes of mind cause more problems regarding gun permits than any other reason. Exact number of ammunition is also important.

- Hunting permits in Tanzania will only be issued to hunters in possession of the minimum caliber required for the game that is listed (.375 caliber for dangerous game or big game hunting and .240 caliber for any game other than dangerous game).

- There is a limit of three rifles plus one shotgun per hunter that may be imported into Tanzania for trophy hunting purposes. However if traveling through South Africa a maximum of two firearms are allowed even if you are just in transit. Some European countries also have greater limitation than Tanzania as to the number of firearms which can be brought into their country even while in transit. You should read the Africa Hunting article on Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons by clicking here.

- A maximum of one hundred (100) rounds of ammunition may be imported per firearm, however you may encounter greater restrictions from the airline(s) you are traveling on or country you are departing from or other countries you may be visiting or transiting through. For more information on this topic, read the Africa Hunting article, Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons by clicking here.

- Only ammunition for the specific caliber(s) you are bringing may be imported.

- Black powder rifles are permitted in Tanzania, however it is illegal to transport on commercial airlines black powder and percussion caps. These may be purchased in Tanzania but it is best to contact your hunting outfitter to organize for it well prior to your hunt as it may need to be special ordered.

- No automatic, semi-automatic firearms are allowed.

- No handguns are allowed.


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Tanzanian Professional Hunters Association (TPHA)
In 1934 a flourishing hunting industry had existed for over 40 years in East Africa. Professional hunters from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda recognized the need to form a body to establish and maintain standards of conduct and a code of ethics. On the 12th of April 1934 these professional hunters met in Nairobi at the Norfolk Hotel and formed the East African Professional Hunters Association (EAPHA). At that time, The EAPHA became involved in the licensing system of professional hunters and one could not obtain a license to hunt in East Africa without being reviewed and approved by a joint panel of examiners compiled of the Wildlife Division (WD) and members of the EAPHA. This was considered necessary as the EAPHA was conversant with the duties and requirements of professional hunting.

In the 1960's, after each of the East African countries achieved independence and drifted apart in political ideology, the Tanzanian Wildlife Division called for the formation of the Tanzanian Professional Hunters Association (TPHA). On the 28th of April 1966 the TPHA was established and worked independently of the EAPHA, which continued with its mandate in Kenya and Uganda. TPHA continues to work with the same focus as EAPHA, and is committed to elevating the competence, professionalism and the standard of ethics of all Tanzanian professional hunters.

TPHA members have to attain necessary levels of competence, skill and ethics required for the responsibility of a professional hunter. For information on Tanzanian Professional Hunters Association (TPHA) click here to visit TPHA web site for more information regarding basic hunting laws and regulations in Tanzania and more.

Association of Bid Game Professional Hunters (AGGC - Association des Guides de Grande Chasse)
Many professional hunters in the former French colonies in Africa are French nationals and members of the Association des Guides de Grande Chasse. Click here to visit ACP web site for more information.

Association of Professional Hunters in France (ACP - Association des Chasseurs Professionnels)
Click here to visit ACP web site for more information.

Tanzanian Hunting Operators Association (TAHOA)
Founded in 1988 by hunting companies operating in Tanzania on the request of the Tanzanian government. the Tanzanian Hunting Operators Association (TAHOA) was formed to join the hunting companies which operate in Tanzania in order to speak in a sole voice in the framework of the relationships between the Association and
the Tanzanian Government and more particularly between the Association and the Ministry o Tourism Natural Resources and Environment, (Directorate of Wildlife and Directorate of Tourism). Formed also to settle, on eventual request, any dispute between the companies members of the Association and its clients, to promote and support any project connected with the preservation of wildlife and its biotope and to collaborate closely and permanently with the governing authorities in charge of Wildlife, Environment and Big game Hunting.

For information on Tanzanian Hunting Operators Association (TAHOA) click here to visit TAHOA web site for more information regarding basic hunting laws and regulations in Tanzania and more.

Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources & Tourism (MNRT)
To visit Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism web site click here.

Tanzania Hunting Permits & Licenses
The wildlife authorities and the government of Tanzania allocates quotas by species to each hunting block or hunting territory on an individual basis.

Your hunting license and permit will be applied for and obtained by your hunting outfitter well prior to your arrival, please check with your outfitter as to the current charges or if the cost of this paperwork is already included in the price of your hunt.

The cost of hunting permits and licenses in Tanzania are very high and are usually included in the cost of the hunting safari, although a few hunting outfitters may charge separately for it.

The following is required regarding permits for trophy hunting in Tanzania:
- Clients are only permitted to hunt animals for which a permit is issued.
- All animals are subject to quota availability.
- Permits must be issued prior to the hunt commencing.
- A separate permit must be issued for each individual hunting client.
- Clients are expected to abide by all Wildlife Hunting Regulations in Tanzania.

CITIES Permits & U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The importation of some individual sport hunted trophies requires a CITES permit (i.e. African Elephant, White Rhinoceros and Leopard to name a few), you will need to submit an application to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service if you are planning to import any of the species on their list. You can download the CITIES permit application forms by clicking here. CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, visit their web site at www.cites.org.


Shipping & Importing Your Hunting Trophies Back
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The Safari Planning Guide
Click here to visit the Africa Hunting Safari Planning Guide, or click the direct links below to visit the individual articles in this section with many useful resources to help you plan and prepare for your African hunting safari:
- Hunting Safari Preparation Timeline
- Safari Planning Resource Guide
- Why You Should Always Use A Hunting Travel Agent!
- Travel, Medical & Evacuation Insurance
- Why You Should Use A Hunting Trophy Shipping & Importation Specialist!
- What You Need to Know About Packing
- Clothing & Footwear List
- Personal Items & Toiletries List
- Hunting Gear List for Rifle Hunters
- Hunting Gear List for Bow Hunters
- Travel Documents & Money
- Tipping Guide

Camouflage clothing is allowed in Tanzania during the actual hunt. I would advise that it only be worn during the hunt and not in town or for travel.

How to Get There
A majority of international hunting clients will fly from their country of origin into Tanzania on a major international airline, many of which offer a route to Dar es Salaam (Dar es Salaam International Airport - DAR) or Arusha and Moshi (Northern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro International Airport - JRO). KLM from Amsterdam, British Airways from London, Swiss International Air Lines from Zurich and South African Airways from Johannesburg.


Travel Agent Specializing in Hunting Clientele
You may wish to consider using a travel agent that specializes in hunting worldwide or in Africa as they may be familiar with these routes and used to working with these airlines. Specialty travel agents can often get better deals than you can find on major websites or through regular travel agents. I highly recommend TRAVEL EXPRESS, hunting travel specialists, they are the company that I personally use. Jennifer Ginn can help you, she is very knowledgeable and a hunter herself. She can assist you with all aspects of your hunting travel planning from airfare, lodging and car rentals to entry visa's, firearm permits, etc... Click here to visit TRAVEL EXPRESS website www.TravelExpressAgency.com.

International Airport in Tanzania
- City: Dar es Salaam - capital of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam International Airport
Airport Code DAR
Located 8 miles (12 km) southwest of the city of Dar es Salaam

- City: Arusha and Moshi (Northern Tanzania)
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Airport Code JRO
Located 23 miles (37 km) from the city of Moshi and 30 miles (48 km) from the city of Arusha

Major Airlines Flying into Tanzania

Air Tanzania

British Airways

KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines (Holland)

South African Airways

Swiss International Air Lines

Travel Information
Click here to view the Africa Hunting travel information section, or the direct links below, with many useful articles and resources to help you plan your travel for your African hunting safari, including:
- Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons
- Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons
- Airports & Airlines
- Value Added Tax (VAT) Refunds
- Embassies & Consulates

Visa & Travel Documents
All foreigners must be in possession of a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure from Tanzania as well as a round trip airline ticket.

Temporary entry visas for Tanzania are required by visitors from almost all countries outside of Africa. As the list changes from time to time, it is important to verify if you need to obtain a visa based upon your country of citizenship. Entry visas must be obtain prior to arrival in the country. The cost of the visa depends upon the nationality of the applicant and whether it is for a single entry or multiple entries. This should be done well in advance as it can take some time to complete the process which may require sending your passport to their Embassy or Consulate. Entry visa rules can change from time to time, it is important to verify the current regulations before obtaining a visa.

Even though a temporary entry visa can be obtained for a fee at the airport on the day of your arrival it is highly recommended that you obtain your visa well prior to your departure as this process is complicated and time consuming.

To find out if you need to apply for a Visa in advance, a great resource with free information is Travel Document System (TDS) at www.traveldocs.com. If you are in need of a visa, Travel Document System is nationally recognized as a leading authority in the field of international Travel Documents. Travelers are quite often not sure of the specific requirements or documentation required to enter into a foreign country. TDS helps international travelers easily understand what is specifically required of them in order to gain passage into another country and provides visa services for U.S. citizens to most countries for which an entry visa is required www.traveldocs.com.

Traveler's Health & ImmunizationsA valid yellow fever inoculation certificate or International Health Certificate including yellow fever proof of vaccination is required upon arrival from all countries to enter Tanzania.

CDC recommends that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. Find a travel medicine clinic near you by clicking here. If you have a medical condition, you should also share your travel plans with any doctors you are currently seeing for other medical reasons.

Recommended Vaccinations Include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Typhoid
- Rabies
- Routine vaccination if you are not up-to-date including Influenza, Polio, MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus)

Malaria prophylactics medication is highly recommended and should be considered as mandatory, however we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel in Tanzania as mosquitoes in this country are resistant to some antimalarial drugs.

The CDC is most credible online resource for up to date health information. Click here to visit the section dedicated to Traveler's Health specific to Tanzania. Information about vaccinations, diseases, prevention, tips and much more can be found here.

Malaria Map of Tanzania
Click here to enlarge Tanzania malaria map.

Malaria Maps of Africa
Click here for Africa malaria maps, distribution model, endemic / epidemic risk areas, duration of malaria transmission season and duration of malaria transmission season.

Emergency Evacuation and Field Rescue Membership

No matter if it's your first or fifth time hunting in Africa, unavoidable accidents do happen. Whether a medical or security emergency, an evacuation from a remote part of Tanzania could cost well over $100,000. I strongly recommend that anyone traveling to Tanzania purchase a membership with Global Rescue, the only crisis response company that provides hunters with medical and security evacuation and consultation services anywhere in the world, even the most remote areas. Their deployable teams of paramedics and special operations veterans, backed by on-staff physicians and the specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine, will get to you wherever you are, by any means necessary, and evacuate you all the way to your home country hospital of choice.
Member benefits include:
- 24hr medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
- Specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine available in real-time
- Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
- Evacuation back to the member's home hospital of choice
- Global network of medical Centers Of Excellence
- Deployable medical and security teams
- Evacuation services provided up to $500,000

Memberships start at $119

If you would like to purchase a membership or have additional questions, Global Rescue can be reached anytime at +1 (617) 459-4200, or via www.globalrescue.com, click here.

Travel Advisory from The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs

What you should know before you go. You may obtain international travel information by country, warnings for travelers about crime and public announcements about travel abroad in addition to so much other valuable information http://travel.state.gov.

Embassies & Consulates
United Republic of Tanzania Embassy in the USA www.tanzaniaembassy-us.org

Click here for a complete searchable database of all embassies and consulates from every country in the world including Tanzania.

Bird Hunting Season in Tanzania
From July 1st to December 31st, a hunter may obtain on license members of the bird species during his hunt.
There is a limit as to the number of birds of each species that a hunter can take in a day, these quotas vary from areas to areas and depend upon the bird species as well. Your hunting outfitter will be able to easily provide you with specific information for their area(s).

Bird license fee varies from hunting outfitter and by species and usually ranges between US$ 10 to 15 per bird.

Click here to visit AfricaHunting.com complete list of bird species available to hunt in Tanzania.

Tourism in Tanzania
Tanzania Official Government Tourism web site, called Tourism Confederation Of Tanzania (TCT), is a good place to explore what options are available for travel outside of your hunting safari, www.tct.co.tz. Another resource would be the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) web site at www.tanzaniatouristboard.com. Your hunting safari outfitter may also offer short excursions up to extensive touring through their company as well.

General Information about Tanzania
- United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania)
- Population 40,200,000
- Capital City Dar es Salaam
- Languages English (official), Kiswahili or Swahili (official) and numerous tribal dialects
- Official Currency Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). Denominations in 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 TZS bank notes. 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 TZS in coin form. To view images of these banknotes, click here. The import and export of the Tanzanian Shilling currency is prohibited. Foreign currency needs to be declared upon entry into the country, no limitation to the amount, however amount to be exported should not exceed amount declared upon entry.
- Electricity, the Tanzanian standard is 230 volts AC 50 Hz, square three-pin and round three-pin outlets. Most lodges/camps have generator(s) to power the electricity through rechargeable batteries therefore it is recommended to bring a small power inverter that plugs into a cigarette lighter to invert 12V DC Power to 110V AC for recharging in the hunting vehicle. Generator(s) in most camps are only run during the morning and evening hours and sometimes can be run at other times by special request. Be sure to check with your hunting outfitter in Tanzania what they are using. Click here for more info.
- Country Dialing Code 255

Click here for more information about Tanzania from the CIA World Factbook which supplies a multitude of facts about Tanzania.

Official Government Web Site Of The United Republic Of Tanzania
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TANZANIA Species to Hunt

These species may be available on the hunting license in the country; however they may not be available on quota anywhere in the country. Also individual hunting outfitters may or may not be given any quota or have any remaining licenses left for some species.

Some of these species may not be able to be imported back into your country of residence. You can find information on the importation of sport hunted trophies at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Permits or the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at www.cites.org.

Big Five Species
(click on animal name for detailed info and pictures)
Buffalo Cape

Animal Species
(click on animal name for detailed info and pictures)
African Wild Cat
Bushbuck East African
Crocodile Nile
Dik-Dik Kirk
Duiker Abbott
Duiker East African
Duiker Blue
Duiker Harvey's Red
Duiker Red Natal

Eland East African
Eland Patterson

Gazelle Grant
Gazelle Roberts
Gazelle Thomson
Genet Cat
Gerenuk Southern
Grysbok Sharpe
Hartebeest Lichtenstein
Hartebeest Coke
Hyena Spotted
Hyena Striped
Impala East African
Impala Southern/Common

Jackal Silver Back
Kudu Greater East African
Kudu Lesser
Oryx Fringe Eared
Porcupine Cape
Reedbuck Chanler Mountain
Reedbuck Common
Reedbuck Eastern Bohor
Roan Antelope East African
Sable Antelope Common
Sable Antelope Roosevelt

Sitatunga East African
Suni East African
Waterbuck Common
Waterbuck East African Defassa
Wildebeest Nyasa
Wildebeest White-Bearded

Zebra Burchell/Selous Plain

Bird Species
(click on bird name for detailed info and pictures)
Dove African Mourning
Dove Laughing
Dove Namaqua
Dove Redeyed
Dove Ringnecked
Duck Redbilled
Duck Yellowbilled
Duck White Faced Whistling
Francolin Redbilled
Francolin Swainson
Francolin Yellownecked
Goose Egyptian
Goose Spurwinged
Guineafowl Crested
Guineafowl Vulturine
Quail Harlequin
Quail Common
Pigeon Speckled
Sandgrouse Blackfaced
Sandgrouse Chestnutbellied
Sandgrouse Yellow Throated
Teal Cape
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TANZANIA Hunting Areas Map

Located in eastern Africa on the southern edge of the Equator, Tanzania is in both the eastern and southern hemispheres. This Indian coast country is positioned in southern Africa, and bordered by the countries of Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.


Satellite Imagery of Tanzania
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Latitude/Longitude 6D 82'S, 39D 28'E Dar Es Salaam Capital of Tanzania
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Tanzania Hunting Areas

Detailed Map of Tanzania Hunting Areas
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Tanzania Major Cities

Detailed Map of Tanzania
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Regions of Tanzania
Land divisions 25 regions Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Kagera, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Lindi, Mara, Mbeya, Morogoro, Mtwara, Mwanza, Pemba North, Pemba South, Pwani, Rukwa, Ruvuma, Shinyanga, Singida, Tabora, Tanga, Zanzibar Central/South, Zanzibar North and Zanzibar Urban/West.

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TANZANIA Malaria Map

Gradient Map of Distribution of Endemic Malaria
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Malaria Maps
Malaria prophylactics medication is recommended for visitors to some parts of Africa, ask your hunting outfitter and we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel to your specific destination as mosquitoes in some African countries are resistant to certain antimalarial drugs.

Distribution Model

Background: This map is a theoretical model based on available long-term climate data. It has a resolution of about 5x5 km. Although it is reasonably accurate, it is not based on actual malaria data and may not reflect the real malaria status. It shows the theoretical suitability of local climatic, and therefore the potential distribution of stable malaria transmission in the average year. Please note that climatic conditions, and therefore malaria transmission, vary substantially from one year to the next. Malaria control activities can also dramatically alter the malaria transmission situation.
Meaning: Where climate is "suitable" (red = 1), malaria is likely endemic (hypo-, meso-, hyper- or holoendemic). "Suitable" areas may have little or no malaria because of malaria control. Where climate is "unsuitable" (white = 0), malaria is likely epidemic or absent. Some "unsuitable" areas may actually have endemic malaria because of the presence of surface water in an area where there is little or no rain. In the marginally suitable areas (0.1 - 0.9) transmission may occur at steady but low levels (eg eastern Africa), or in strongly seasonal cycles with great inter-annual variation (eg western & southern Africa).
Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)

Endemic / Epidemic Risk Areas

Background: The malaria distribution model has been re-classified into endemic and epidemic areas. These risk areas have then been used to calculate the number of people living in endemic and epidemic conditions. In Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa) "endemic" encompasses regions where the climate is 50-100% suitable, whereas in the rest of Africa "endemic" refers to regions where climate is 20-100% suitable. Different cut-offs were used, because in southern Africa malaria is at the limit of its distribution and has been largely reduced through malaria control. Otherwise, all comments on the malaria distribution model apply to this map also.
Meaning: Endemic areas are defined as "areas with significant annual transmission, be it seasonal or perennial". Epidemic areas are defined as "areas prone to distinct inter-annual variation, in some years with no transmission taking place at all". Since this is a theoretical model, areas defined as "endemic" may be "epidemic" in reality, or v.v.
Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)

Duration of Malaria Transmission Season

Background: These maps are also theoretical models based on available long-term climate data. They have a resolution of about 5x5 km. Although they are reasonably accurate, they are not based on actual malaria data and may not reflect the real malaria status. They are based on the theoretical suitability of local climatic, and therefore the potential duration, onset and end of the malaria transmission season, in the average year. Please note that climatic conditions, and therefore malaria transmission, vary substantially from one year to the next. Malaria control activities can also dramatically alter the malaria transmission situation. More work is ongoing to refine these models.
Meaning: In the Months of Risk model, malaria transmission is strongly seasonal to epidemic (yellow = 1-3 months), seasonal and endemic (light green = 4-6 months) or perennial and endemic (dark green = 7-12 months). Some areas shown as "No transmission" (white) may actually have endemic malaria because of the presence of surface water in an area where there is little or no rain.
Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)

Duration of Malaria Transmission Season

Background: Based on the seasonality model, these maps simply reflect the first and last month of the average transmission season. All comments on the seasonality model apply to these maps too.
Meaning: The colors indicate the month in which the transmission season starts and ends, in the average year. In a few areas there are two transmission season, so that there are two start and two end of season maps.
Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)
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Good morning. I'll take all of them actually. Whats the next step? Thanks, Derek
Have a look af our latest post on the biggest roan i ever guided on!

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Hallo Marius- do you have possibilities for stags in September during the roar? Where are your hunting areas in Romania?