Lion, Plains Game and Buffalo Hunting in South West Tanzania

Hunt Leopard, Buffalo, Sable and Plains Game with Danny McCallum

Hunting Big Game in Western Tanzania

In the heart of one of Africa's last great wildernesses Danny McCallum Safaris offers a wildlife experience that reflects the original spirit of the true African safari.  A spirit of adventure & excitement: of solitude and companionship: & of the splendour of the natural world. This huge area has four adjacent hunting concessions in South West Tanzania covering some 7 million acres. Lukwati Game Reserve (North), Chunya Lukwati, Chunya Msami and Piti West border the Rungwa River in the north and to the east lie the Mwipa and Piti Rivers. These well-watered areas consist of miombo woodland, flood plains, rocky outcrops, mountain ranges and numerous rivers – both seasonal and permanent. 

Large herds of buffalo are resident all year round and these areas are well known for outstanding lion, leopard and sable as well as a variety of other animals such as roan, greater kudu, hippo, crocodile, eland, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, oribi, klipspringer, bushbuck, zebra and duiker.

Lukwati Game Reserve (N) - This well watered area consists of Miombo woodland, flood plains, Rocky outcrops, mountain ranges and numerous rivers – both seasonal and permanent. Large herds of buffalo are resident all year round and this area is well known for outstanding lion, leopard and sable as well as a variety of other animals such as hippo, crocodile, eland, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, oribi, klipspringer, bushbuck and duiker. There are tsetse flies but generally speaking the areas are mosquito free.

Chunya (Msami & Lukwati) & Piti (W) - These areas are covered by Miombo forest and acacia woodland, interspersed with flood plains, mountain ranges, springs and seasonal rivers. There is a large concentration of sable antelope while greater kudu and roan antelope are prolific. Good quality lion, leopard, buffalo and eland can also be hunted here. Other trophies are klipspringer, oribi, hippo, duiker, zebra, impala and bushpig. Like Lukwati, there are tsetse flies but very few mosquitoes.

Maasailand - Stretches from central-northern Tanzania along the East African Rift Valley up to the border with Kenya. Our area is approximately 450,000 acres, in the heart of Massailand, contains an incredible variety of wildlife varying from rain forest species to open plains type game and semi-desert species. Here you are able to hunt some of Tanzania’s more specialized game including Lesser Kudu, Oryx and Gerenuk. Burko Massailand has a huge variety of the smaller plains game including Grant’s Gazelle, East African Impala and Thomson’s Gazelle. Burko Massailand is also home to some of the biggest Leopard in Tanzania. Burko includes the adjoining mountains of Burko and Lossimingor. Species found in the mountains include: Buffalo, Chandlers Mountain Reed Buck, Duiker, Massai Bush Buck, Klipspringer, Eland and occasionally Greater Kudu.

Hard Facts

Hunting Area
Lukwati & Chunya & Piti 7 million acres

Best for
Cape Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Sable, Plains-Game

Hunting season
1st July – 31st December

Best time to go 
August - November

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