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What to Pack
Rifles
Health
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 How to Get Here  

Cameroon

To Cameroon:

Daily flight from Paris to Douala. Two flights per week from Zurich to Douala/Yaounde or from Paris to Yaounde. Once in Cameroon, you have the following possibilities to get to your final destination:

To Savannah Camps:

Charter flight from Douala/Yaounde to Garoua. Garoua is about a 4 hour driving trip.  The cost of the charter flight is €5,800 one way. The chartered flight has 10 seats with luggage. 

Domestic flight from Douala/Yaounde to Garoua or Ngaoundere.  Both these cities are four hours from camp.  From there guest picked up and drove into camp. The cost of the domestic flight €350 round trip.

To Forest Camps:

Charter flight from Douala to Kika. The cost of the chartered flight is €6,000 one way. The chartered flight has 10 seats with luggage.

Combined Forest and Savannah Camps:

Charter a flight from/to Tchollire from/to Moulundu or Kika for €7,500 or take a domestic flight and stay over night at Douala or Yaounde.

*A host person will ssist you on your arrival/departure to any of the Cameroon airports (Douala, Yaounde, Garoua, Ngaoundere, Bertoua, Moloundou or Kika).

*Charter flight cost could be shared with other hunters in order to reduce costs.

Zimbabwe

To reach the Matetsi/Kazuma camp you fly through Johannesburg onto Victoria Falls with either South African Airways or British Airways.  In Victoria Falls you will be picked up at the airport and transported to the camp.  The drive to camp is approximately 1-2 hours (depending on which camp is utilized).   

 What to Pack

Cameroon


Forest:
  • 3 X long breathable trousers (dark green)
  • 3 X Long sleeved shirts (dark green)
  • 1 X Light raincoat
  • 1 X Leather gloves
  • 2 X Hunting boots – Gore Tex (Worn in)
  • 1 X Light shoes for camp
  • 3 X Socks (Gore Tex)
  • Day pack, for you to carry (CAMELBAK)
  • Sun hat with brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
  • Camera with spare memory card
  • Video camera, tapes and charger
  • Batteries – spares
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook, pencil and pen
  • Pocket knife (remember to place in your checked luggage)
  • Chocolate, candy, sweets and momentos for guides, trackers and skinners Electricity adapter.
  • Africa runs on 220v


Savannah:

  • 3 X T-shirts
  • 3 X long breathable trousers for hunting
  • 3 X shorts for staying in camp
  • 2 X Hunting boots – Gore Tex (Worn in)
  • Light Hunting jacket
  • Sun hat with brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
  • Camera with spare memory card
  • Video camera, tapes and charger
  • Batteries – spares
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook, pencil and pen
  • Pocket knife (remember to place in your checked luggage)
  • Chocolate, candy, sweets and momentos for guides, trackers and skinners Electricity adapter. Africa runs on 220v


Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe does NOT allow camouflage clothing of any kind. We recommend brown (beige) colors for clothing as the majority of hunting is done in the dryer months.
  • 3 x shorts, mid-thigh or zip off long trousers (brown / beige colours)
  • 3 x lightweight, breathable pants
  • 3 x short or long-sleeved shirts, cool and breathable (brown / beige colours)
  • 1 x sweater for over nighting in Johannesburg and for evenings (brown / beige colours
  • 1 x hunting jacket  (for early mornings and evenings
  • 1 x pair of hunting gloves ( for early mornings )
  •  2 x pairs of worn in hunting boots
  • 3 x pairs of Gortex sock
  • Day pack, for you to carry (CAMELBAK)
  • Sun hat with brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
  • Camera with spare memory card
  • Video camera, tapes and charger
  • Batteries – spares
  • Binoculars
  •  Notebook, pencil and pen
  • Pocket knife (remember to place in your checked luggage)
  • Chocolate, candy, sweets and momentos for guides, trackers and skinners
  • Electricity adapter. Africa runs on 220v.

All Camps
You should pack a toiletries bag and your own first aid kit for any country you visit.

Toiletries:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Disinfectant handi-wipes (moist towelettes for cleaning)
  • Lotion
  • Glasses, contacts, solution
  • Comb / brush

First Aid:
  • Pain killers - Ibuprofin, Aceteminophen, or Aspirin
  • Throat lozenger
  • Band aids
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Disinfectant, Antiseptic cream
  • Diarrhea medicine 
  • Anti-histamines 
  • Malaria pills – Malarone (talk to physician) 
  • Prescription drugs (talk to physician)

 Rifles and Guidelines for Traveling with Rifles

Cameroon

Cameroon law allows the importation of two rifles and one shotgun per hunter. There is a limit of fifty bullets per rifle/shotgun as ammunition brought in. Depending on the animals that would be hunted, we recommend:

Forest:


Most of the time you will shoot at a distance of not more than fifteen/twenty meters, but with some bush / vegetation between you and the animal. We recommend one big caliber (375 or minimum 416 for elephant).Scope is not necessary due to distance and low light conditions  One shotgun is important to hunt duikers.


Savannah:


The best option is a combination of two rifles: a light rifle such as the  270 and another larger rifle such as the 375  or  bigger . If you are not hunting elephant, one medium/high caliber like the  300 Magnum or bigger can be useful

 

Prohibited Rifles

Automatic Military rifles are not permitted

 

Required Hunting & Firearm Licenses

  • Firearm license attainable at the Cameroon embassy in your country.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is unique in that the law requires the following weapons for specific animals:

  • Elephant , Hippo and Buffalo  - caliber 9.2 mm and larger
  • Lion , Giraffe and  Eland - minimum caliber of 7.0mm
  • Leopard, Crocodile, Kudu,  Wildebeest, Zebra, Nyala, Sable Antelope, Waterbuck, and Tsessebe - minimum caliber of 7 mm
  • General plains game (Warthog, Impala, Reedbuck  Duiker, Steenbok and  Jackal) - minimum caliber of 5.56 mm
  • Black Powder Rifles - Minimum caliber .40

 

Prohibited Rifles
No automatic or semi-automatic firearms are allowed, except a semi-automatic shotgun for bird hunting purposes.  No weapons which fall under military categories. No crossbows, recurve or longbows are allowed.

Required Hunting and Firearms Licenses
  • Firearms Temporary Import Permit (Obtainable on arrival in Zimbabwe)

Traveling with Firearms & Ammunition in Africa

Traveling to Africa usually requires taking at least a couple of different airlines as well as departing from several countries whose laws and regulations are constantly changing. And they all have their own rules, regulations and laws for which it is your responsibility to be aware and in compliance with all of them. For this reason you should read the Africa Hunting article on Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons

Another article that contains basic information you will need to know is Africa Hunting article on Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons,
especially if you are transiting through or traveling to another country.

 Health

The Zimbabwe and Cameroon hunting areas are both in Malaria sensitive areas and Malaria prophylactics are necessary.  Your local doctor can prescribe the proper medication.  A course of tablets usually needs to be started at least two weeks prior to arriving in Africa.

Some immunizations are required.  It is best for you to visit your doctor to see what current immunizations are required for each country. 

Although a general First Aid kit is held in camp and also carried by your Professional Hunter, it is recommended that you bring your own medication and personal prescriptions.   It is always advisable to bring dark glasses, sun screen for sensitive skin as well as basic medication for stings, bites, scratches and headaches.  Some areas have Tsetse Fly and an anti-histamine cream is necessary for such bites.

 Suggested Book Reading

Here are some of our favorite hunting books that we think you will enjoy.

The Perfect Shot – Kevin Robertson (C & Z)

A Hunters Wandering in Africa - FC Selous (Z)

A Pioneering Hunter  - B Marsh  (Z)

Africa's Most Dangerous - Kevin Robertson

Buffalo - Craig Boddington (C & Z)

Buffalo, Elephant and Bongo - Reinard Von Meurers (C)

From Mount Kenya to the Cape – Craig Boddington (C & Z)

Great Tuskers of Africa - John Marais (Z )

Tracks Across Africa - Craig Boddington (C & Z)

Each letter following the book (Z) Zimbabwe and (C) Cameroon tells you what country is referenced in the book.

 Taxidermist

Zimbabwe Taxidermy – Collett’s Wildlife Artistry does excellent work. You can reach them through their website www.collettswildlifeartistry.com

Cameroon  - there are not taxidermists located closely to these camps.  You are best off sending the trophy back to your country and to a taxidermist.

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