Climate: Ethiopia’s climate is generally very hot in the Danakil. In the Bale mountains the weather is generally cool, wet and often rains. Winters are cool to mild.
Hunting areas: Hunting takes place in all the Bale mountains and the Danakil dessert depending on the species required by the client. We hunt mountain Nyala and the Menliks bushbuck in the Bale Mountains and we hunt Somericks Gazelle, salt dik dik, Hmadrias Baboon, Abesinian bushbuck, leser Kudo, Biser Orix. All hunting is done in large government hunting concessions. Clients are accommodated in serviced tented fly camps that provide all meals and a laundry service.
Hunting Season: The hunting season in Ehtiopia is all year round.
Health and safety: Fully equipped medical kits and satelite telephone is available in case of an emergency. Ethiopia is a high-risk malaria area – consult your doctor or travel clinic and take the necessary precautions. Always carry your travel documents, cash on your person or ask the outfitter to keep it in safe custody.
Travelling, accommodation and meals: Please make provision for all accommodation and travel expenses before and after your safari. Upon your arrival in Ehtiopia , you will be welcomed by our staff at the nearest port of entry to the hunting area and transported to the camp/lodge by either air charter or ground transport. Depending on the required species and hunting areas, you will be based in a serviced tented camp. Linen and basic toiletries are provided. All meals, drinks and a laundry service are provided.
Customs, visas and insurance: Customs clearance is operative at your port of entry into Ehtiopia. Ehtiopia requires a passport valid at least 6 months beyond your departure date and depending on your country of origin, a visa. Insurance for personal effects, luggage and trip cancellation as well as medical casavac is strongly recommended.
Documentation: Certain species require permits, which must accompany the hunting party.
Currency & Spending money: The local currency is the Birr. Cash is preferred. It is customary to tip staff in recognition of good service, a guideline for tips would be approximately $3,500 for a 21 day hunt in Ehtiopia.
Arms and ammunition: A gun permit is required for Ehtiopia, when booking a hunt with us we will arrange all the nessacary gun permits and have them ready on your arrival in Ehtiopia.
Packing list: The following is recommended
- Lightweight cottons and linens in natural coloured clothing (laundry service daily);
- Comfortable walking shoes, natural fibre socks;
- Long trousers, a tracksuit or sweater, warm weather resistant jacket and good quality waterproof rain gear
- Waterproof rucksack;
- Hat, sunglasses
- Binoculars, camera, flash
- Step-down converter (220 – 110 volt)
- Anti-malaria medication (if applicable), prescription drugs, personal toiletries, sun-block
- Ammo belt
- Trophy Tags
Packing, dipping and shipping of trophies: An import and export CITES permit for Appendix I and an export CITES permit for Appendix II animals are required for each shipment. Field preparation of trophies are done in camp and transported to a shipping agent designated by the outfitter.Clients will be put in touch with the shipping agent to discuss their requirements and arrange for the payment of services. Clients should have sufficient trophy tags and full shipping instructions handy and should make sure that their skinning instructions are clearly recorded in the outfitter’s hunting register.