Uganda

Hunt Species:

  • Baboon, Olive
  • Buffalo, Cape- Karamoja
  • Buffalo, Cape- Lake Mburo
  • Buffalo, Cape- Nile
  • Bushbuck, East African
  • Bushbuck, Nile
  • Bush Pig
  • Crocodile, Nile
  • Eland; East African
  • DikDik, Gunther’s
  • Duiker, East African Bush
  • Hartebeest, Jackson’s
  • Hippopotamus
  • Impala, East African
  • Kob, Uganda
  • Leopard
  • Monkey, Vervet
  • Oribi
  • Reedbuck
  • Sitatunga
  • Topi
  • Warthog
  • Waterbuck, Ugandan Defassa
  • Zebra, Burchell’s

Hunting Season

The Uganda hunting season is from January through November. It rains all year round (which is why the country is so lush) with slightly more rain on average in April-June and November. However, the rainfall varies from year-to-year. Some species move with the rain, but we hunt where the animals are. The best time to hunt Buffalo and Hartebeest is during the months of December to end of April. After that the grass is too high and hunting Buffalo becomes challenging. All other species may be hunted year round.

Lodge Safari Option

Our outfitters have built a new lodge on the banks of Mayanja River on an 11 acre plot located in our core area (Nakaseke) in the heart of Kafu where the highest density of Sitatunga can be found, and where the current Rowland Ward No 1 and SCI No 2 & 3 East African Sitatunga Bulls were taken. From the lodge it takes about 15-30 minutes to be in a cerebeti and start your Sitatunga Safari. Quite a number of cerebetis are built on the banks while others are deeper into the Papyrus. The cerebetis on the banks can be reached by vehicle and a short 5m meter walk while the ones in the Papyrus will be reached by using a canoe.

Fly Camp Safari Option – The Ultimate Adventure

The Kafu River Basin is simply a huge dense bush area with cattle farms and with plenty of papyrus swamps, marshlands and rivers lined by papyrus belts. Some of these places are so remote that even in the olden days neither sport hunting nor any local hunting occurred here. These areas hold huge trophies that have never been harvested. Prior to your safari we will prepare a small fly camp on the floating papyrus or on an island in the river/papyrus. The camp will have mosquito proof canvas tents for sleeping and dining plus a kitchen tent. Shower & toilet facilities are shared between client and guide. Only limited staff will be taken along. From that fly camp you will have your cerebeti within walking distance.
Sitatunga in our areas are usually seen grazing early in the morning and late in the evening. They also graze during the daytime where they are undisturbed. In between these times, your guide will take you out to hunt Nile Bushbuck, Oribi, Duiker, Reedbuck, Waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is “the Ultimate Adventure” – hunting Sitatunga, the Ghost of the Swamp surrounded by Hippo, Crocodiles and abundant bird life.

Nile Buffalo & Sitatunga Safari
1×1 – $41,000, 2×2 – $39,000, 2×1 – $38,000, 12 hunting days

Classic Sitatunga Safari
1×1 – $28,000, 2×2 – $26,000, 2×1 – $25,000, 8 hunting days

Nile Buffalo Safari
1×1 – $26,000, 2×2 – $25,000, 2×1 – $23,000, 8 hunting days

Cape Buffalo & Limited Plains Game Safari
1×1 – $13,000, 2×1 – $11,000, 7 hunting days

Nile Bushbuck & Uganda Kob Safari
1×1 – $9,000, 2×1 – $8,100, 4 hunting days


Reach out to us for further details, trophy fees, inclusions/exclusions of rates above, and available dates.

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