Mozambique is one of the last remaining pieces of a timeless African era, with endless open, unspoiled plains. Big and wild, Mozambique will give you a 'back in the day' safari experience, and is also a safe and stable destination.
Mozambique is abundant in buffalo, sable, crocodile and hippopotamus, and is well known to produce five of the tiny antelope breeds, suni, red duiker, blue druiker and common druiker and oribi. Bordered by the Indian Ocean, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania and bisected north and south by the mighty Zambezi River, Mozambique's terrain runs from thick forests to swamplands and even palm forests. Climate is mostly tropical and the hunting season is a long one, running from June to the end of November.
WHAT TO BRING
Mozambique is generally warm all year but you can expect rain all year round. Average temps range from 20 to 31 degrees Celsius.
- 2 pairs good walking boots or running shoes already run in
- 1 pair swamp boots (buffalo hunts only)
- 4 pairs good socks
- 3 long hunting pants - dark khaki or olive green in colour
- 3 short hunting pants
- 3 hunting shirts - dark khaki or loive green
- 1 Realtree coverall with zip
- 1 hunting jacket - dark khaki or loive green
- 1 warm sweater or jumper
- Light weight rain gear
- Sunscreen, cap or hat, insect repellent
- Casual wear for evenings
- Personal camera equipment, binoculars
- Malaria prophylaxis
- Skin So Soft by Avon (for tsetse fly)
- Gun slip
For all charter flights - 1 soft case per gun only (as hard cases don;t fit into the plane) we will arrange storage at point of departure.
Please note: Military type camo is not pernitted in most African countries, but Realtree types are normally accepted. Laundry is done each day except fot the days when you change camp and the day of departure.
CLIMATE & HEALTH
The climate ranges from tropical to subtropical and varies across the differnet regions of the country, but while the inland areas are generally slightly cooler, they are more humid in the rainy season than along the coast.
The rainy season broadly coincides with the heat and humidity of the hot months between November - March, though most provinces have some rain over seven to nine months of the year. The average temp all year round is 28C, with coastal areas during the rainy season reaching 31C.
Winter runs from April to September and is the dry season and the best time to visit. The temp along the coast averages 27C & doesn't fall below 12C. Southern regions are generally drier and less tropical than the north.
Mozambique has Malaria areas: Always consult your local travel doctor for medical requirements and vaccinations for this area. Your professional hunter carries a first aid kit, while sophisticated medical services are available in nearby towns and cities.