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Two African ‘dagga boy’ Cape Buffalo standing at the water’s edge of a Coutada swamp in Mozambique.


After centuries of ethnic and Arab rule, slave trading, Portuguese colonialism and decades of devastating civil war, Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1975, and finally became a democratic republic in 1990.

The country has nearly 1500 miles of coastline that lies on the Indian Ocean, and has a rich and varied habitat, with relatively small human population. It has enormous potential and is regaining its once proud reputation as a primary safari destination.

The lower Zambezi in Mozambique are some of the most productive and biologically diverse tropical floodplains in Africa.


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Please see our Mozambique Buffalo & Plains/Bush Game hunting information.PDF 

Conservation Hunting

The primary hunting areas, in the famous Zambezi Delta, now boast some of the largest herds of Cape buffalo in southern Africa, as well as high populations of Sable, Nyala, Waterbuck, Kudu, Bushbuck and Reedbuck. The thick sand forests of the Delta are some of the best places in Africa to hunt Suni, both Blue and Red Duikers, and Warthogs.

The Mozambique hunting season opens on the 1st April and closes on the 30th November, which roughly coincides with the cooler, dry, winter season.

•       Coutada 9, Nhacainga Conservancy, Manica Province


The management team at the Coutada 9 hunting concession, have been involved with conservation and community development in Mozambique for many years. After the civil war and the subsequent poaching that took place, a program of buffalo and lion reintroduction was undertaken. Coutada 9 has vast quantities of grass, it needs bulk grazers like buffalo to reduce moribund (building up of dead grass) to ensure fresh growth, and to open up areas for other grazers that prefer shorter grass. Controlled fire have been used to do this but if fire is overused it can lead to a reduced biodiversity; as only the grass, that is fire resistant, will remain. The buffalo not only reduce grass, and reduce the need for wild fires but they also fertilise as they go.

The lions were brought in from South Africa as part of a programme that relocates lions to prevent in-breeding and reduce overpopulation in some areas - there is strong evidence that the lions are thriving, as several large kudu bulls have been taken!

•       Buffalo Camp, Zambezi Delta, Province of Sofala


This beautiful area is made up of palm savanna, open grassland and perennial rivers on the edge of the famous Marromeu Buffalo Reserve.  It has excellent numbers of buffalo!  Together with the plains game available in Nhacainga Conservancy, a combination hunt between these two areas is an excellent and diverse safari option.


Mozambique has a subtropical climate, with a dry season lasting from April to December, temperatures range from 12°C at night to 28°C in the day, and a rainy season from January to March. The beaches are stunning throughout the dry season, although the winter months, June to August, can be breezy; especially in the north. The optimal time to visit is September to November, when temperatures range from 17°C at night to 30°C in the day, and game viewing is at its best, the weather calmest and warmest.

Photographic Safaris

Round logo image with grey central Giraffe sketch & ‘Sustainable Wildlife Conservation’ wording, & dark red ‘Sybarite Safaris’ stated below.

Sybarite Safaris is a sister company to Sybarite Sporting, which organises and hosts authentic, traditional luxury safaris with an emphasis on sustainable integrated conservation and minimum footprint impact.

Please call us on +44 (0) 20 7233 7798 for further information on Photographic Safaris in Mozambique, or alternatively please visit the Sybarite Safaris website.

Herd of Cape Buffalo standing at the water’s edge of a Coutada 9 swamp in Nhacainga Conservancy, Mozambique.
View from Mount Zembe in Manica Province, Mozambique, grassy rocky outcrop looking onto bush plains.
Kudo with head looking back, in semi-arid think bush of Coutada 9, Nhacainga Conservancy, Mozambique.
East African dhow boat on flat calm water, with sandy beach and palm tree in foreground.
Rocky bush scrub terrain with foreground sandy vehicle tracks in the Zambezi delta Coutada hunting concession of Mozambique.
Indian Ocean Zambezi delta of patchwork mangrove islands with sandy beaches & tropical blue seas.
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