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Cameroon Savanah Giant Eland

Hunting the Cameroon Savannah for Giant Eland

Hunt Giant Eland in the Cameroon Savanah

All Safaris are scheduled with 2 or 3 hunting clients by camp.  Hunting is done on a 1 x 1 basis. Douala is the point of entry/exit. On the 16 day safari, Day 1 and Day 16 are transfer days, so that there will be 14 full days of hunting and some possible hunting on arrival and departure day.

How to
Get Here

Hunters fly into Douala and sleep there. The next day, they take a connecting flight to Garoua or Ngaoundere of some 60 minutes. From there they are picked up and transferred to the main camp by road which takes four hours.  French UTA (Air France), KLM and Swiss air services the route as well. We can arrange the hotel in Douala and the domestics’ ticket to Garoua.

Accommodations

The main camp (there are four main camps) is what is referred to as a hard camp, which means its buildings are made from brick and mortar with thatched roofs.  The kitchen is enclosed, comfortable and hygienic.  Hot water is always available for showers, and there are flush toilets in the main camp.  In the evenings a generator runs for electricity.   The bathroom is inside the rooms.

When out hunting, primitive fly camps may be used depending on how far you hunt from the main camp. – Fly camp is not necessary, because there are four main camps and normally clients can move from one to another.  Camps are about three hours driving and you can go hunting from one to the other while you are hunting.

The catering is done by a SPANISH family who do a fine job and the ambiance of the camp on the river is simply superb.

Hunt Cost

Hunting on a 1 x 1 basis, each professional hunter has his own vehicle and a team of trackers and porters.  All safaris are scheduled with one to maximum three hunters per camp at one time.

On our 15 day safari, days 1 and day 15 are transfer days, so there will be 13 full days of hunting with some possible hunting on arrival and departure days, depending on domestic flights schedules.

Safari Description Price / Hunter
15 Days Giant eland safari at Mayo Vaimba, Mayo Nduel,  or Mayo Oldiri Camp $37,000 USD
15 Days Big safari (except eland) at any camp $20,000 USD
8 Days Medium safari (only animals from groups B and C (medium hunting license included) $9,000 USD

Available Species & Trophy Fee Schedule

Group A Price
Giant Eland 3.500 €
Northwestern Buffalo 1.800 €
Elephant 4.000 €
Western Roan 2.000 €
Group B Price
Western Hartebeest 800 €
Nigerian Bohor Reedbuck 450 €
Western Cob 400 €
Warthog 400 €
Group C Price
Western Bush Duiker 300 €
Red-Flanked Duiker 375 €
Oribi 300 €
Baboon 200 €
Python 325 €
Civet Cat 250 €
Special Category Price
Harnessed Bushbuck 500 €
Sing Sing Waterbuck 900 €

(*) Anti-poaching and community-development program: in order to support an effective year-round anti-poaching campaign, as well as for advocating the value of wildlife to the villagers adjacent to and within our hunting blocks, a fee of 10% of the above trophy fees will be collected to fund these programs under our direct supervision. We have implemented these programs in all our hunting areas and have found that the results of direct funding for these necessary actions have been extremely beneficial in the overall quality of the hunting experience offered to our clients. These fees are paid at the conclusion of the safari, based on the final trophy fee amounts.

Note: Government fees might be modified (increased) without prior notice. The outfitter cannot be held responsible for any such modification.

Cost Includes

  • Airports assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Professional hunter with trackers and porters
  • Full board & soft drinks while in camp:  Beer and wine in reasonable quantities with meals
  • Support crew:  Cook, skinner, waiter, laundry, driver, mechanic, etc
  • Fully-equipped, permanent camp with stone-built bungalows and en-suite bathroom, lounge/dining area
  • Use of additional permanent flying-camp
  • Preparation of Trophies for shipment
  • Unlimited use of hunting vehicles while on safari

Cost Excludes

  • Observers at USD 300 per day
  • Big hunting license for 1.000 €
  • Trophy fees on animals taken or wounded (*)
  • Pre-taxidermy, packing & wrapping, transport until Douala, storage until the shipping agent takes care of the trophies:
    • Animals included in one Big license: 975 €
    • Medium license only: 600 €
    • Big and medium license: 1.250 €
    • Full skins animals from group A: 100€ each (except for elephant parts or full skin, which will be more costly, depending on the individual case)
  • Intercontinental flights
  • Charter flights Douala-camp round trip or domestic flights
  • Possible renting of rifles and ammunition
  • Personal expenses of any sort: hotel charges before and after the safari, possible use of our satellite telephones, possible extra trips for picking up delayed luggage/rifles
  • Gratuity for staff & PH
  • Any kind of insurances

Licence Details

The Big hunting licence allows for taking two different species from group A and four from group B or C, none from special category.

The Special category license allows for waterbuck, bushbuck and another four animals form B or C.

The Medium hunting licence allows for six different species from group B or C (none from A).

It is illegal to double the same species, irrespective of the license taken.

For Big safaris (15 days), it is possible to upgrade with an additional medium licence in order to hunt six additional animals from groups B or C (without repeating any), by paying an extra of 2.500 €. (Hunting licence cost included, but not the trophy fees.)

Hunting
Conditions

The hunting itself is delightful because of the great intensity of animals. The weather from final December to beginning May, which represents the hunting season Beginning and final season are cold in the morning/night (10 degrees C) and hot during the day (30 degrees C), mid season (March) is hot all the time (25 degrees – 40 degrees C). In mid-May it starts to rain. It is beautiful and green with massive trees and an abundance of bird life which may be hunted too.

Game Care

There is a solid skinning shed where your game will be properly taken care of by skilled and experienced skinners, and will be prepared for shipping.

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