Cameroon Savanah Giant Eland
Hunting the Cameroon Savannah for Giant Eland
Hunting the Cameroon Savannah for Giant Eland
All Safaris in the Savanah are guided with one professional hunter for every client due to difficult hunting conditions. Each “guide de Chasse” (professional hunter) has his own vehicle, and a team of trackers and porters. All Safaris are scheduled with 2 or 3 hunting clients hunting in individual camps except for Djibao camp which is 2 hunters with 2 guides. Hunting is always done on a 1 x 1 basis. Douala is the point of entry/exit. On the 15-day safari, Day 1 and Day 15 are transfer days, so that there will be 13 full days of hunting.
Hunters will arrive into Douala and overnight 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 approximately 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 or Ngaoundere.
The main camps (there are four main camps) are what is referred to as a hard camps, 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 these camps. In the evenings a generator runs for electricity. The bathroom is located inside the rooms.
Fly camps are not necessary, because there are four main camps and normally clients can move from one to another if needed. Camps are about a three hour drive apart and you can hunt from one to the other while you are travelling between.
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.
Hunting is 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 or maximum 2 hunters per camp.
On our 15-day safari, days 1 and 15 are transfer days. This means, there are 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 Djibao camp||$52,000 USD|
|15 Days||Giant eland safari at Mayo Vaimba, Mayo Nduel, or Mayo Oldiri Camp||$44,000 USD|
|15 Days||Big safari (except eland) at any camp||$22,000 USD|
|8 Days||Medium safari (only animals from groups B and C (medium hunting license included)||$9,000 USD|
|Giant Eland||3.500 €|
|Northwestern Buffalo||1.800 €|
|Western Roan||2.000 €|
|Western Hartebeest||800 €|
|Nigerian Bohor Reedbuck||450 €|
|Western Cob||400 €|
|Western Bush Duiker||300 €|
|Red-Flanked Duiker||375 €|
|Python (**)||325 €|
|Civet Cat||250 €|
|Harnessed Bushbuck||500 €|
|Sing Sing Waterbuck||900 €|
The Big hunting license 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 from B or C.
The Medium hunting license allows for six different species from group B or C (none from A).
It is illegal to double or take 2 of the same species, regardless of the license taken.
For Big safaris (15 days), it is possible to upgrade with an additional medium licence or special category license in order to hunt six additional animals from groups B or C (without repeating any), by paying an extra of 1.100 € medium license or 2.900 € special one (trophy fees not included).
(*) 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.
(**) Python hunting requires extra preparation that we need to compensate with a charge of 500€.
Note: Government fees might be modified (increased) without prior notice. The outfitter cannot be held responsible for any such modification.
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 (10C/50F) and hot during the day (30C/85F), mid season (March) is hot all the time (25–40C/75-105F). 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.
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.