Cameroon is situated in Central Africa, sharing its longest border with Nigeria, which is to the north-west. The southern parts of Cameroon boast tropical rainforests, while in the far north one finds Lake Chad, in between there are mixed woodlands and savannah.
What makes hunting in Cameroon so attractive is the fact that the game roams totally free. The animals may never have encountered a fence and are not constantly monitored by game scouts. This means Cameroon offers you a traditional African hunt, you tracking your trophy through the wilderness.
The majority of the hunt will be spent tracking the animal. As this is done on foot, it can be physically tiring, but at the same time extremely rewarding. The feeling you get when pitting your body’s abilities against that of your trophy animal’s is the most intense any hunt will offer. You have the advantage of being able to fire from a distance, while the animals have superior senses; the chances are equal if not in favor of the latter.
Cameroon has a huge variety of huntable game on offer, some species of which can only be hunted in Cameroon: Duiker, bongo, puku, bushbuck, roan, waterbuck, eland, buffalo, hippoand of course elephant, to name just a few. Between these species there will be at least one that will make you want to come to Cameroon. Besides the excellent hunting on offer in Cameroon, it is also a naturally beautiful county.
SAVANNAH HUNTING in Northern Cameroon is very popular. The most popular time recommended for this species is January to middle March. Hunting is typically done by tracking these magnificent animals down with the native trackers, however it is not uncommen to stumble in herds of Eland while moving around looking for tracks. There are 19 species of animals to hunt in this area including: Lord Derby Eland, Elephant, Lion, Nortwestern Buffalo, Western Hartebeest, Western Roan, Harnessed Bushbuck, Sing-Sing Defassa Waterbuck, Cob, Nagor-Reedbuck, Oribi, Grey Duiker, Red-flanked Duiker, Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Red River Hog, Phyton, Baboon, Jackal, Serval Cat, Civet, Genet, Porcupine and Mongoose.
RAINFOREST HUNTING. The Bongo hunt will utilize pygmy trackers and dogs and will be conducted out of a camp consisting of comfortable accomodations featuring in-suite bathrooms, electrical power via generators, and excellent food. Hunting is done on foot as soon as fresh tracks have been found by the pygmy trackers. Specially trained dogs will be used to corner the Bongo in the thick jungle until you can arrive and sneak in for a shot. This outfitter hunts sitatunga on foot by utilizing pygmy trackers to follow the sitatunga’s spoor in the forest. Duikers are called in by nasal sounds made by the pygmy trackers. That makes for some quick action at close range in heavy cover! Hunting season for Bongo is from April until mid-July. Any time during this period is good, as this is the rainy season.