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All prices are quotes in USD $ and are set per season.

At John X Safaris we believe that there should be no hidden costs on a safari. All hunters should enjoy the same benefits without extra charges for superior quality of trophies and services.

For the current rates of our Mozambican Safaris contact us at

Booking Procedures & Conditions

Once you have contacted us with your hunting enquiry, booking can take place via your agent or directly with John X Safaris. Hunts vary in length with a minimum of 7 days to a maximum of 21 days, with the recommended being 10 days. All hunts are done in groups, a minimum of 2 hunters per group with a maximum of 6 in both areas.

A booking will only be held once the required deposit for the safari has been received and a contract has been undertaken between John X Safaris and the client.

The area in Mozambique is a government concession therefore trophy fees are not locked or determined at the prices in the year in which a deposit is received. While there have never been drastic changes in License / Trophy Fees in the past, we are at the hands of government pricing.

Prices are however known and quoted 12 months in advance.

License Fees

License fees are payable 30 days prior to the start of your safari and are not refundable should any trophies not be taken. A hunting license is also required by all clients. 


We offer both Cape Buffalo and Leopard Packages.

Packages are payable in full 30 days prior to commencement of safaris. As they are sold at a discounted rate, in the unlikely event of the package trophy/s not being taken, no portion of the package is/will be refundable. 

Buffalo Packages

  • 10 Day Hunt including 1 Buffalo (2x1)
  • 10 Day Hunt including 1 Buffalo (1x1)
  • 7 Day Hunt including 1 Buffalo (2x1)
  • 7 Day Hunt including 1 Buffalo (1x1)

Leopard Package

  • 10 Day Hunt including 1 Leopard with Hounds (1x1)

Please note - Quota Permitting, Sable, Nyala, Crocodile, Red Duiker, Blue Duiker, Suni, Oribi, Warthog, Bushpig, Baboon, Reedbuck & Bushbuck can be hunted on Buffalo and Leopard packages for the additional license & trophy fees. To ensure quota availability, quota must be pre-arranged.

These packages INCLUDE

  • Licenses fees for the species listed in the package.
  • Trophy fees for the species listed in the package.
  • Daily rate.

These packages & all standard safaris EXCLUDE

  • Rifle Permit
  • Hunt License / client
  • Shipment of trophies from the hunting concession in Mozambique to your country of origin
  • Charter flights – as per quotation
  • A community fee per hunter/observer per booked night in camp
  • 17% VAT on daily rate portion of package - Worked at 17% of Package Price less License and Trophy Fee of listed trophy/s per package
  • Bird hunting license per week per hunter

Daily Rates

Additional days for Big 5, Plains Game and Observers may be added and will be charged as per person per night. 

VAT is not included in daily rate prices and is charged at 17% on daily rates. 

Elephant Hunts

Elephant hunts can take place at a minimum of 14 days on a Big 5 Daily Rate 1x1. 

As a member of CITES, Mozambique has a CITES quota for Elephant, which are classified as CITES 1. There are currently 40 elephant on quota for Mozambique. Unfortunately, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does not recognize Mozambique's Elephant quota, it currently will not allow the import of Mozambican Elephant trophies. Elephant trophies hunted in Mozambique by Europeans may be imported into Europe.

Wounded / Harvested Trophies

Any animal wounded/hit (where blood is drawn) and found OR lost will be deemed as taken. The full license and trophy fee will apply.

Export of Trophies

The cost of your safari excludes the packaging, dipping and export of your trophies from Mozambique to your country of origin. Contact us at for the latest Trophy Export Fees.


A 40% deposit on the daily rate or 40% of the total cost of a hunting package is required to confirm the booking. The balance is payable 30 days prior to your safari. 


Outstanding amounts on daily rates are to be paid on the day of arrival. Daily rates are charged per night spent in camp. Trophy fees are to be paid on the last day in camp. 

All payments are to be made in cash, certified bank draft or traveler's cheque. We do not accept personal cheques for any of our Mozambican Safaris, as they can take over a month to be cleared. We regret due to our location, no credit cards are accepted.

Feel free to wire a projected total prior to the start of your safari, which can then be topped up at the end of your safari or refunded.

Traveling to Mozambique

All foreign visitors to Mozambique require the following.

VISA - Available upon arrival in Mozambique.
We require the following at least 12 week’s prior to the start of your safari. All documents to be scanned in color and returned via email.

  • A scanned copy of your Passport
  • A scanned copy of a Passport sized photo x 1
  • A scanned copy of the Proof of Ownership of your gun that you will be bringing with you. (The USA Customs Form 4457)

Please mail the above information to

Customs and Immigration

We will have a private agent meet you at Beira International Airport, Mozambique, with all the relevant paperwork pertaining to your safari. The agent will assist you through customs, clearing your rifles, and securing your VISA.

A fee of $50 is paid directly to the agent in US $ cash. Please ensure you have the correct specified amount ready at the airport, no change will be available.

Charter Flights

Once you have arrived at Beira International, Mozambique, you will catch a short charter flight to camp.

Charter Flights are charged as per quotation. All charges include returns. While our planes can seat up to 4 adults, we prefer a maximum of 2 hunters per charter due to extra luggage/camp supplies. Costs can be split between hunters.

The flight takes approximately 1 hour to our concessions. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you enter one of the wildest places on earth….

Professional Hunter Request

Our team in Mozambique is a complete separate unit, operating only within Mozambique. From past experience we’ve had numerous requests for particular Professional Hunters (PH), from the hunters’ previous safari in South Africa, to guide/join him/her on their Mozambican hunt. This can be arranged at an extra charge of the flight from Port Elizabeth - Beira - Port Elizabeth for that particular PH.

Please Note - While your South African licensed PH can join you on your Mozambican hunt, he can at no time solely guide you; a registered Mozambican Professional Hunter will always be present together with your South African Professional Hunter, ensuring optimum success for your safari.


The tipping of trackers, camp staff and PH's must always be done in USD$ cash, as staff are often unable to exchange checks.
IF you wish - Tips can be added to the final bill of the safari and tallied to your Safari total.

Check with your Professional Hunter what the norm is on tipping and at all times keep in mind a tip is a bonus greatly appreciated, but not expected.


John X Safaris recommends that ALL clients obtain travel insurance prior to their safari.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of a client canceling a safari less than 6 months prior to the commencement date the safari, the deposit will be forfeited if the dates cannot be rescheduled to alternate dates within the same season, or the following season.

Safaris cancelled more than 6 months prior to the commencement date of the hunt will be refunded the deposit less 25%. This 25% will not be refunded, but can be applied to a future safari with alternate dates within the same season, or the following.


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What People Are Saying

"I had a great experience and spent time with a professional, knowledgeable, and capable guide. I did not think a second safari was on the cards, but after being here with Juan MacDonald and the John X staff I will be back again.
Thanks Juan!"

~ Mark Swanberg ' 13 from

"We had a wonderful time and staff was awesome! Our stay was amazing and made lots of special memories. We will certainly recommend this place to others! Everyone was always friendly and courteous and so willing to make our stay perfect. The food was amazing, we never went hungry. The game drives were exciting, seeing all the different animals & getting our photos!
Thank you again!"

~ Michelle Fairchild '14 from

"A wonderful experience - 50 years in the making. The entire staff was outstanding. Especially memorable because I hunted with my son, son-in-law and a good friend. It cannot get any better; hunting in the North was an added bonus I was not expecting. A wonderful, magic place to be on safari."

~ Dave Tyner '12 from USA

Once again, I want to thank you for an adventure of a lifetime. My recent hunting experience in Africa with John X Safaris far exceeded my dreams and expectations. The professionalism that you and your staff exhibited and the camaraderie I felt during my visit is beyond measure. I want to thank Ross (Stix) for his guiding expertise. He truly knows how to make a client happy. I want to thank our videographer, Pierre (Ozzie) for his expertise. It is remarkable what he sees and I cannot wait to watch the hunt in its entirety. I also want to thank the trackers and staff. My trip was very organized from the moment I landed in Johannesburg to the time I departed Port Elizabeth. Carl, I am looking forward to seeing you all again next year for another adventure with John X Safaris. I am sure to recommend your Safaris to my family and friends. Again, thank you.

~ Freddie Seeds '15 from USA

"We have had such a great time! The experience of a lifetime! Our guide Ed was fantastic, we loved him. He and Chris got along so well. Carl has taken very good care of both of us this trip. The food and lodging was so great. We were able to stay at Tree Tops and the staff there was wonderful to us.
Thanks for everything, we had a wonderful vacation!"

~ Chris & Colette Ashcroft '14 from

"Deep in the bush with the big 5, with all 5 senses heightened, in every way, a truly unforgettable 5 star experience - thank you John X Safaris."

~ Bob Penny '14 from