Tanzania is Africa’s premier trophy hunting safari destination. with an area of 943,400 square kilometers, known for its rich wildlife and habitats. It’s home to Big game species such as African elephants, lions, and caped buffalos, as well as a diverse array of plains game animals including eland, Grant gazelle, Thomson gazelle, Coke and Lichtenstein hartebeest, greater and lesser kudu, oribi, oryx, puku, several types of reedbucks, sable, roan, sitatunga, topi, suni, waterbuck, zebra, and white-bearded and Nyasa wildebeest.
The vast and diverse landscapes of this East African nation have drawn hunters from around the world seeking the thrill of tracking and taking down some of the planet’s most iconic wildlife species. Its bird life is unique with over 1,000 species. Its lakes and rivers bound with fish and its islands and costs offer some of the best game fishing sites in the world.
Hunting is part of Tanzania’s wildlife conservation strategy and a requirement for its long-term survival. Hunting safaris are being organized in hunting blocks located in game reserves, game controlled areas, wildlife open areas and wildlife management areas by licensed hunting companies. TAWA is regulating and controlling all activities related to hunting. Hunting in tanzania is highly regulated, with specific hunting seasons to ensure sustainability. Hunting season is all year round from 1st January to 31st December. The long monsoon rainy season is April / May, while the short rains usually fall between November and December. There is a minimal variation in temperature as Tanzania is located close to the equator. Masai land can be very cold at night especially during June, July and August.
Tanzania has three classes of hunting licenses. A hunter must choose a ten-day, sixteen-day, or twenty-one-day license, and a larger variety of species are available on the longer licenses. For example, a hunter may hunt up to two buffalo and a variety of plains game on a ten-day license, but must buy a sixteen-day license to hunt crocodiles and waterbuck and a twenty-one-day license to hunt elephant, sable, roan, lion, leopard, oryx, greater kudu, and eland. In addition to the license fee, trophy fees are charged for each species taken, as well as other government fees, which can add significantly to the safari cost.
Masailand is best known for the antelope species unique to East Africa Tanzania such as Lesser Kudu, Fringe-eared Oryx, Grant’s Gazelles, White Bearded Wildebeest, Cokes Hartebeest, which are all found in this region. In addition to 28 species of game and birds available for hunting, the Eshkesh Hunting Concession area is noted for very large leopard, excellent Cape Buffalo, and all the Masailand species – including Gerenuk, red duiker, mountain reedbuck, bushbuck, and suni(pigmy antelope).
At Eshkesh Safari’s camps you will enjoy the latest 4-wheel drive vehicles, luxury insect proof tents, refrigerators, freezers, generators, radio, sprung camp beds, foam mattresses, lamps, linen and tableware. We have eight tents and can accommodate for even up to sixteen guests at a time. There is 24-hour electricity via solar and generator power. There is also 24-hour hot and cold water available.