To reach the Matetsi/Kazuma camp you fly through Johannesburg onto Victoria Falls with South African Airways or via Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airways.
In Victoria Falls you will be picked up at the airport and transported to the camp. The drive to camp is approximately 2 hours.
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:
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 the guest is picked up and drove into camp. The cost of the domestic flight €350 round trip.
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 assist 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 is unique in that the law requires the following weapons for specific animals:
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.
Firearms Temporary Import Permit (Obtainable on arrival in Zimbabwe).
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:
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.
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.
Automatic Military rifles are not permitted.
Required Hunting & Firearm Licenses Firearm license attainable at the Cameroon embassy in your country.
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. 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.
With our experience we can help you with any questions or queries you might have.
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 .
Here are some of our favorite hunting books that we think you will enjoy.
Each letter following the book (Z) Zimbabwe and (C) Cameroon tells you what country is referenced in the book.
Collett’s Wildlife Artistry does excellent work. You can reach them through their website www.collettswildlifeartistry.com.
There are not taxidermists located closely to these camps. You are best off sending the trophy back to your country and to a taxidermist there.