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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

Attempting to recount a South African safari experience can be a very difficult task. Telling stories and sharing photos can only begin to paint a picture of what one can expect to see when hunting plains game. Being my 2nd trip over to hunt with Carl & the John X crew, I wondered if the experience would be less exciting than my maiden voyage. I could not have been more wrong! Hunting from the mountains in the Karoo, to the dense forests on the coast, this trip could not have been scripted any better. The thrill of chasing a new trophy quality animal every day, the stories told around the dinner table each night, and the friendships made that will last a lifetime are just a few of the reasons that a person needs to visit South Africa once in his or her lifetime! Garrett Wall - Gunwerks

~ Garrett Wall '15 from USA

"John X Safaris not only produces South Africa's top trophies, Carl and his expert team are masters at creating a total safari experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. Each of our four John X safaris has been a uniquely different experience. Carl is both our trusted PH and best friend. Now that he is introduced us to the Tiny 10, we will be back for another incredible safari with John X Safaris."

~ Chris & Martie Petersen '12 from USA

"I can't say that my time in Africa was the trip of my lifetime, because I'll be back. It was more than I expected and truly a dream come true. Carl, you and your entire staff were beyond energetic, like I have never seen before. your enthusiasm was surpassed by none. Thanks again!"

~ Dave Kjelstrup '12 from USA

"Carl and Staff,
Thank you for the amazing African Safari. Your accommodations and meals are first class. I look forward to a return trip in the near future."

~ Jarod Wallace '14 from

Our John X Safaris experience was outstanding. The food was perfect and our accommodations were superb. Ed Wilson our PH went above and beyond our expectations to make sure our hunts were memorable. I would be honoured to recommend John X Safaris and our PH Ed Wilson to anyone considering a safari in South Africa. We cant wait to return!
Thanks again to everyone especially Carl, Ed and Stix.

~ Randy DeFreece '15 from USA

"This was an amazing experience, far from what I expected. The staff was great and the food was excellent. Our PH Ty showed us a great time on our adventures in the bush, they were exciting and unbelievable, we cant wait for our next safari!"

~ Casey Fairchild '14 from