Forest Hunts

Our Outfitter in Cameroon has recently acquired a new forest concession Lolobye, UFA 27 & 28 bordering the Boumba Bek and Nki National Parks. The camp is located 42 miles north of the Congo border as per GPS readings. This area has never been commercially sport hunted until 2017. A vast area covered by thick equatorial forest with a network of existing and new logging roads make the area viable for sport hunting. Last year the first exploratory hunts were conducted from a tent camp and all three hunters were successful in taking Bongo and forest duiker species. This season saw the completion of the camp, which includes four client chalets equipped with electric fans, attached bathrooms and showers, a dining and sitting area, kitchen, skinning shed, all providing the necessary comfort and infrastructure to hunt in these forests.
We had our first official clients in camp this season and the main species taken included bongo, dwarf forest buffalo, yellow back duiker and giant forest hog. Numerous small duiker species including Peter's duiker, red flanked duiker, blue duiker, Bates pygmy antelope were also taken. Gorilla were sighted on many of the safaris and it was a real treat to see these special animals. These sightings along with the abundance of small duikers is a sure indication of an area rich in game that has not had much local poaching pressure. While we did not hunt elephant, abundant fresh sign along with photos obtained on trail cameras prove that there is a healthy population of forest elephant for those who wish to hunt elephant.
Bongo hunts are conducted using the traditional tracking method with dogs and their pygmy handlers. Dwarf forest buffalo are hunted by tracking in the traditional sense. This is a very exciting not to mention dangerous hunt as the shots are measured in feet! This year well known American pistol hunter Mark Hampton shot the second ever dwarf forest buffalo to be taken with a handgun while hunting with us.
Giant forest hog, red river hog (more abundant) and sitatunga are hunted by sitting in machans (miradors) overlooking, natural salines and swamps.
Next year will see more trails being opened and further exploration of these vast equatorial forests. Vast flood plains with abundant sitatunga and elephant are to be found at a 9 hour march through the forest. Plans are being made to open up a route and build a fly camp to access these very remote areas. Those hunters who are capable and willing to make the effort will be rewarded with a hunt of a lifetime and see areas that have never been hunted or seen before by white man! Truly an amazing experience in the equatorial forests of Southern Cameroon.

Season Dates: April to July

 

Payment Terms: 25% to book the hunt, 25% to be paid by February, final balance to be paid 45 days prior to arrival in Cameroon.


A magnificent forest elephant captured on trail camera last year!!

The drive to camp is approximately 10 hours which is significantly less than some other forest concessions. The shorter distance means that an expensive air charter is not required.