Eshkesh Safari


Lion hunting in tanzania

Tanzania is a prime location to hunt lions in Africa. It’s located just south of the equator on the eastern coast of Africa.  Due to its proximity to the equator, the country has a tropical climate with little variation in temperatures between summer and winter.

Tanzania’s hunting season runs from the start of January to the end of December all year round.  Hunting from a vehicle, or over a water hole is prohibited. It’s illegal to hunt at night, or with artificial light.  Minimum caliber for lion is .375.  Tanzania does have the enviable reputation of producing some of the finest lion trophies, and more than a few are in the record books. 

One of the best areas to hunt lion in Africa is in our Masai east open concession.  It is reached by an air charter from Arusha.  It’s very remote and full of wildlife.  It has good lion available.  This area is a great place to book an all-around safari where numerous animals will be hunted.  Another great area for lion is in far western Tanzania. 

The area is known for its big-maned, large-bodied lions, and some real monsters have been taken from there. In Masailand, up near the Tarangire National Park, is an area where quality lions are found.  This area has the advantage of being only 2-3 hours from Arusha.  A hunter could hunt quality game and incorporate Masai culture into the experience.

Eshkesh safaris has one of the best masailand hunting block in tanzania for lion hunting enthusiast. The  Province of  Masai east open concession Tanzania is the premier destination in the World to hunt the Lion. Year round, we offer hunts for awesome Trophy Lion. 

A  21 day African Safari  hunting license allows one to hunt elephants, sable, roan, lion, leopards, Oryx, greater kudu and more. One of our Experienced and Licensed Professional Hunters will be your guide during your Lion Hunt, and you will hunt spot and stalk tactics along with safari style. We can accommodate all methods of Hunting for Lion including Rifle or Handgun, though you will be more successful with a rifle at ranges of 70-80 yards. 

 The Lion which we hunt on our Tanzania Concessions are all of trophy caliber. Currently, the Lions we hunt are exportable to the United States, but also can be exported elsewhere in the World. We also offer Lioness Hunts year round.

Lion Trophy Fees

  • Lioness Trophy Fee:
  • Male Lion Trophy Fee:
  • Blonde Full Mane Lion Trophy Fee:
  • Record Class and Black Mane Lion Fee:
  • Trophy White Lion Fee:
  • Trophy Fees are in addition to daily fees which covers All-Inclusive Hunt Package. Daily fees:
  • 1 Hunter/ 1 PH –  per hunter per day
  • 2 Hunters/ 1 PH –  per hunter per day
  • Observer Fees –  per person per day
To book a hunt contact us today at: (+255 783 474 434)

Included with the Lion Hunting Package

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1st Class Accommodations on our Masailand Concession
  • Guided and Licensed Professional Hunter for your Hunt
  • Services of Trackers, Drivers and Skinners
  • Hunting License and Permits
  • Beer, Wine, Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • Daily maid and laundry services
  • Care of your trophies to include Capping and transportation to Taxidermist for Export

Hunt Package Options

  • Additional Hunting for other Game Animals.
  • Extra Nights at the Hunt Lodge with Family and Guests.
  • Trips to Serengeti, Tarangire, and Manyara National Parks.
  • Pick up/Drop off from  Kilimanjaro international  Airport.

Lion Hunting Regulations and Policies in Tanzania

  • Prices vary with age of Lion and quality of its main. clients take fully mature lions that comply with Tanzania’s regulations that only male lions that are 6 years of age or older may be taken.

  • Lion hunting in Tanzania is subject to a comprehensive set of regulations and policies aimed at balancing the interests of wildlife conservation, local communities, and tourism. The regulatory framework involves both national and international considerations.

    Legal Framework:
  • Tanzania’s wildlife management is governed by the Wildlife Conservation Act of 2009. This legislation empowers the Tanzanian government to establish quotas, issue permits, and regulate hunting activities.

    Licensing and Permits:
  • To engage in lion hunting, individuals must obtain the necessary permits and licenses. These are typically issued by the Tanzania Wildlife Authority (TAWA) or the relevant local authorities. The permits often specify the type and number of animals that can be hunted.

    Anti-Poaching Measures:
  • Regulations regarding lion hunting often integrate anti-poaching strategies. These measures are crucial to combat illegal hunting activities that could undermine conservation efforts and reduce lion populations.

    Trophy Export Regulations:
  • Tanzania, like many countries, may have specific regulations governing the export of lion trophies. These regulations are in place to ensure that hunting activities align with international conservation agreements and do not contribute to the illegal wildlife trade.


Species We Hunt at Eshkesh safaris:

  • Eshkesh Hunting Concession area is noted for very large leopard, excellent Cape Buffalo, and all the Masaai species – including 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. 

Record class trophies have been taken from this concession. The area is renown for the outstanding variety, quality, and quantity of trophies offered from the Masaai land.