Rainforest Cameroon, Bongo, Sitatunga, Dwarf Buffle

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Safari Bongo, Buffle Dwarf, Sitatunga, Duikers in 550,000 acres region of the rain forest in the southern Cameroon along vast Lobeke reserve.


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Hunting on 1 x 1 base. Each professional hunter has his own vehicle and a team of trackers and carriers. All safaris are scheduled with one or maximum three hunters per camp.
 The 13 days safari are the hunting period you need to add 2 of travel days or more depending the chosen transport to the camp, in any case  we will provide you a full program of your safari.
Hunting season: From middle of April to middle of July. 
 
The HUNTING LICENSE allows harvesting of max 2 game species from group A and 4 from group B and C. It is illegal to double the same species, irrespective of the license taken.
For Big safaris (13/10 days), it is possible to update with a second license. 
  
 Our company: Safaris Chelet is a family company especializated in Western African Trophies. Owned and operated by Chelet family and supported by a great team.  We are hunters and we offer an authentic hunting experience.
 We have an effective program of anti- poaching to preserve our areas, and also we work to make sustainable the areas. The hunting also benefices the villages population located in our concessions and we work to improve their life conditions. 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE SPECIES AND TROPHY FEES IN DOLLARS (*).

* Government fees might be modified (increased) without prior notice. The outfitter cannot be held responsible for any such modification.

 

Class A (Big Game License)                      Class B and C

FOREST ELEPHANT                                 GIANT FOREST HOG

BONGO                                                         RED RIVER HOG

FOREST SITATUNGA                               PETER’S DUIKER

DWARF BUFALLO                                     BLUE DUIKER

                                                                        BAY DUIKER

                                                                        BLACK-FRONTED DUIKER

                                                                        BATE’S PIGMY ANTELOPE

 

Anti-poaching and community-development program :

In order to support an effective tear-round anti-poaching campaign, as well as for advocating the value of wildlife to the villagers adjacent to and within our hunting blocks, a fee of 15% of the above trophy fees will be collected to find these programs under our direct supervision. We have implemented these programs in all our hunting areas and have found that the results of direct funding for these necessary actions have been extremely beneficial in the overall quality of the hunting experience offered to our clients. These fees are paid at the conclusion of the safari, based on the final trophy fee amounts.

 

Our hunting area: 

Safaris Chelet has two exclusive hunting areas in the Southwestermn part of Cameroun. The hunting area is border with the Lobeke Park for 30 mi. The nearest town is Moulondou 43 mi away. These concessions are known as one of the best areas for bongo and also Sitatunga. Dwarf forest buffalo, elephant and duikers.

There are more than 211 tree species in these areas belonging to 47 different families among which are sapeli, iroko, sipo, assamela, azobe and ayous.  

 

 

These safari prices include:

 

  • Professional hunter with trackers and carriers.
  • Full board and soft drinks while in camp; beer and wine in reasonable quantities with meals.
  • Support crew: cooker, skinner, waiter, laundry service, driver, mechanic, etc.
  • Fully equipped, permanent camp with stone-built bungalows and en-suite bathroom, lounge/dining area.
  • Use of additional semi-permanent fly-camp.
  • Preparation of trophies for shipment.
  • Unlimited use of hunting vehicles while on safari.

The hunting method:

Hunting begins in the early morning hours and the quarry in approached by tracking. You will be hunting accompanied by a professional hunter with native trackers and porters. Hunting excursions are in special all-wheel drive vehicle, custom made and used only by hunters.

IN the afternoon short trips will be laid on.

Forest hunting is exciting and the local Pygmy people are excellent trackers.

Hunting is mainly on foot but also blinds settled near the edge of large clearings.

 

Our Camp:

The hunting camp in the concession is equipped with special tents or rooms for clients. The base camp features a lounge, a toilet are and the showers.

Services provided in camp: Single  or double rooms for clients, dunning room and lounge, showers and toilet, an area for vehicles, electric generator , fridges and freezers, trophy preparation are and staff quarters.

Camp Staff: The camp staff consists of a cook, waiter, laundry services, drivers and trackers. 

 

Not included are:

 

  • Big hunting license for $ * Extension hunting program 1 class A species .- $ (only available for jungle bongo safari).
  • Air Charter per person: $
  • Obligatory: RC Insurance and Medical for hunter´s.
  • Airports tax and assistance: $
  • Visa's expenses.
  • International air flight to Douala
  • Pre-taxidermy, packing & wrapping, transport until Douala, storage until the shipping agent takes care of the trophies: $ per hunter.
  • Trophy Fee´s and local taxes (15%) are for local cooperation.  Minimum 50% must be paid at the Camp. The cost by law for injured animals or females will be double amount.
  • Non hunting Companion: $ per day.
  •  Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks between meals the safari days,
  • Internet WIFI in Camp: 2 Gb = 660 $, 1 Gb = 320 $, 500 Mb = 160 $, 200 Mb = 100 $, 100 Mb = 56 $   (Skype Available).
  • Gratuity for PH, trackers and camp staff. (Exchange into local currency at the Hotel in Douala, not possible at camp.
  • Gun rental: $/weapon per day; $ /bullets

 

Travel formalities:

  • Cameroun entry formalities and safari licensing requirements:
  • Valid passport.
  • Visa issued by the Cameroun Embassy.
  • Firearms Import Permit (obtained at the Embassy of Cameroun).
  • Medical certificate stating that you have good health and you have no problem for hunting.
  • International Yellow Cart that certifies that you had vaccination against yellow fever. 

Vaccination requirements and medicines:

In Cameroun the Fellow fever vaccination is obligatory and the preventive for malaria is necessary, you need to contact your doctor or the International health department in your country they will inform you about the vaccination in Cameroun.  Also you must take with you your Yellow card Vaccine, the border agents will request to you this document.

 

 

Booking the flights:

They are several companies that take land in Douala.

  • Air France with scale in Paris (recommended because they have daily flights).
  • Brussels Airline with scale in Brussels
  • Royal Air Marroc with scale in Casablanca.

We recommend to flight to Douala two day before to the charter, to avoid delays with luggage arrival or the flight, normally, the luggage and the flights arrive on time.

Our company is not responsible for any flight cancellation, delays or charter fare changes.

It is important that you buy an open date’s flight ticket, it is important to be able to change the ticket in case of delays or in case you need to departure before.

  • Your international flight ticket is your responsibility, make sure to give us the right dates of arrival and departure as the itinerary of your safari will be organized upon the information you will provide us with*.
  • We suggest you subscribe to a travel / cancelation insurance policy when booking your flight, also covering your personal items against loss and theft, delivery delay.
  • We suggest you subscribe to a travel / repatriation medical plan when booking your flight*

Although we cannot be held responsible for any delays airlines companies may have, such affecting the itinerary of your safari with us, occasionally adding extra expenses to your trip. Although we will do our very best to accommodate you in every way we can, those potential expenses will be to your account.

 

 

 

 

Airport assistant:

The airport assistant includes: booking your hotel in Douala, assistant in Doula Airport in the customs, transfer to the Hotel, next day transfer to the domestic flight and in your departure flight the assistant to transfer for the domestic flight to the international flight, please remember you are in Africa and specially in Cameroun, It is normal that people can request money, in your airport assistant is included tips and fees. In case, someone demands any money at your arrival or departure, we beg to not give any money and please inform us because we will do the reclamation to Douala manager. 

 

Rifles and Ammunitions:

 

Cameroon’s law allows importing two rifles per hunter. There is a limit of 50 bullets per rifle/shotgun as ammunition imported per hunter. Depending on the animals to be hunted, we recommend:

The best option is A 375 or 416 rifle with detachable scope and open sight. Ammunitions: 30 – soft / 10 – solid.

If you prefers do not take your rifle, we have a wide variety of rifles and the ammunition. 

 

Climate and  closing: 

Rain forest climate is very humid, it rains very often, very warm at the middle day and the evenings can be refresh and, 85% humidity 4 Garden shears with a belt holster,3 Caps / Headbands,5  Sets of long sleeved shirts (green),5 Sets of pants (I recommend rip stop material and made of cotton),a pair or two of light gloves, 3 Pairs of canvas shoes (lace up high top),2 Pairs of gaiters (canvas),1 Pair of flip‐flops for camp use, 2 Pairs of shorts for camp, 3 Tee shirts or shirts for camp, Personal medical kit, Anti‐malaria tablets, Insect repellent, Head net, Headlamp or flashlight, Books / Movies, Ziploc freezer bags for cameras, and remember you have daily laundry service in the camp.

 

Trophies:

This is a very IMPORTANT point when planning a trip in Cameroun. Export your trophies can be very problematic in this part of Africa where weather conditions combined to often poor logistics can have devastating effects on your trophies. We proud ourselves to have this aspect of your safari well covered by offering you a much secured way to export your trophies anywhere in the world. All trophies from Cameroon normally transit first to France where they are shipped all over the world.

Trophy Export includes:

Pretaxidermia as well as export preparation of all trophies.

All requested documents from Cameroun including trophy harvesting cerficates, Cite’s permit and veterinary certificate.

Packing, crating and deposit in Garoua Airpot

Not included in Trophy Export costs:

Custom Clearance in France, inspection, storage and shipping cost to final destination. When confirming your safari with us, we will put you in contact with our broker agent so no time will be wasted when forwarding your trophies to your final destination. A full quote will then be sent to you.

 

Typical Itinerary:

Based on the most used flights provided by AIR FRANCE (daily flights to DOUALA), and BRUSSELS AIRLINES (5 flights a week)

  • 1st day Arrival in Douala, meet host service at the custom lounge and night at the  Hotel
  • 2nd day Transfer Hotel to the airport to take charter to the forest.
  • Hunting days.

Last day departure from the camp to Doula with the charter and departure at late night from Douala with international flight. 

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