Mozambique

Hunting in Mozambique is conducted in Coutada 9 Safari Area. Here you will have a true wild African hunting experience. The area is  220 000ha in extent and has some magnificent terrain ranging from large sand rivers, miombo woodland, combretum savanna, panga panga forests, to rocky granite outcrops. A wide diversity of plainsgame occurs alongside big game such as elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion.

 

Coutada 9 was once one of the most famous hunting blocks in Africa under Safrique and Adelino Pires. Unfortunatley the area suffered heavily under the turmoil of the Mozambique liberation and civil wars. The Rosenfels family have secured a long lease on this area and intend on returning it to its former glory days. Already work is underway opening new hunting roads and creating additional watering areas for the game. A large portion of the hunting income is ploughed back into local communities and anti-poaching efforts. These stratagies along with wildlife re-introduction have boosted the game populations considerably.

 

The result is a large diversity of plainsgame being available, including sought after species such as: sable, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, oribi and red duiker. The concession abounds with kudu, eland and warthog. This gives the hunter an opportunity to pursue plainsgame on a truly wild old african style safari. Western Safaris also offer elephant and lion in Coutada 9. Elephant are hunted in the traditional style by tracking on foot. The area has an estimated population of 350 animals and trophy size is around 30 to 50 lbs per side. While buffalo are present in the Coutada, Western Safaris had decided not to hunt them until the population has increased. However buffalo safaris can be arranged in other areas in Mozambique.

 

The concession is located in Manica Province about 120km south of the Zambezi River in the Macossa District. The area is roughly three and a half hours drive north of Chimoi (the nearest airport), close to the Zimbabwe border and Gorongosa National Park. Alternatively clients can also fly to Beira (6hrs drive) or Tete (3hrs drive).