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SPECIES LIST FOR MOZAMBIQUE

The concessions three distinct ecosystems surrounding the delta provide habitat for a current quota of 26 species.

The sand forests boasts with excellent populations of Red and Blue Duiker, Leopard, and Livingstone Suni. The fringes are home to Chobe Bushbuck, Nyala, Spotted Hyena, and Bushpig, while the tropical savanna has herds of Sable, Livingstone Eland, Cape Buffalo, Zebra, Lichtenstein Hartebeest and Oribi. During the drier months the flood plain plays host to hundreds of Waterbuck, Warthog, and Common Reedbuck, while the swamps are home to Elephant, Hippo, Crocodile, and some of Africa's largest herds of Cape Buffalo. View the entire game species list for Mozambique below.

The months of June and July provide the best opportunities on Crocodile and Hippo, while the latter months have proven largely more successful for Buffalo and Plains Game once the early season bush fires have run their course. After the first rains the world comes alive with pans, savannah, floodplain, and swamps, bursting with growth attracting vast quantities of wildlife.

As a member of cites Mozambique has a CITES quota for both Elephant and Leopard, which are classified as CITES 1. There are currently 40 elephant on quota for Mozambique, and many exceptional trophies have been taken, including a few making the magical 100-pound mark. Most of these big elephant have been taken in the northern regions of Niassa. Unfortunately, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service do not recognize Mozambique's Elephant quota, it currently will not allow the import of Mozambican Elephant trophies; however, it does allow leopard imports into the country. Elephant trophies hunted in Mozambique by Europeans may be imported into Europe.

Species Available on Quota for Mozambique

Baboon Leopard
Blue Duiker Liechtenstein Hartebeest
Cape Buffalo Lion
Bushpig Livingston’s Suni
Chobe Bushbuck Nyala
Crocodile Oribi
Livingston’s Eland Red Duiker
Elephant Common Reedbuck
Grey Duiker Sable
Hippo Selous Zebra
Spotted Hyena Sharpe’s Grysbuck
Impala Warthog
Kudu Waterbuck

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What People Are Saying

Memories of crawling through thorn bushes, mud and laying on ant piles waiting for a huge horned animal to step out into the clearing. Taking numerous magnificent trophies and hanging out with the great members of John X Safaris and Gunwerks team will be memories that last. The nightly stories with the gang were awesome. Keep doing what you do... Trevor Krueger - Gunwerks

~ Trevor Kruger '15 from USA

"It was everything we could ever have hoped for or dream of.Our crew comprising of Greg and Bles were amazing, and took great care of us – sharing the many laughs and memories. Thank you again!"

~ Rob & Lashanda Terry '14 from

Had the most unbelievable Vaal Rhebuck hunting adventure, Stix and the crew worked beyond what can be expected to find, stock and harvest this quality animal. I will always have this hunt in my memory as I do not think it can be easily equaled again, except by Stix, Carl and the crew from John X Safaris. I consider everyone at John X Safaris quality individuals and my friends. Hopefully I will be able to join them in the future again!

~ Mark Swanberg '15 from

"If you have already been on a safari, you have come to know that it is more than the hunt … much more! On our 6th safari, we had the good fortune to share JXS with our 2 best friends who were on their 1st safari. And what a safari experience it turned out to be. Everything from riding elephants, to fishing, to hunting waterfowl. The highlight of our experience was being able to take a magnificent Blue Duiker from a ground blind. JXS slogan is “Going the Distance” … and they never cease to amaze us … creating a safari experience that is unmatched anywhere."

~ Chris & Marie Petersen '13 from USA

"My fourth hunt with John X Safaris and they just keep getting better. I just don’t know how they keep doing it….. Thanks again my friend!"

~ Jeff Edland '13 from USA

"On my third trip to S.Africa I once again hunted with my great PH Juan MacDonald. A friend once told me: "You can take my wife, but never take my PH or my toothbrush." That says a little bit what a good PH means. This year’s trophies were Zebra, Blesbuck, Mountain Reedbuck and I also got my second of the tiny ten, a beautiful Steenbuck. I really want to thank all of the wonderful staff who took care of us in the camps."

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