This is a type of wildlife utilization intended for visitors who prefer to obtain animal trophies. It is conducted in Game Reserves (GRs), Game Controlled Areas (GCAs), Open Areas (OAs), Forest Reserves (FR) and Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) which are divided into hunting blocks. It is regulated by the Wildlife Conservation Act (Tourist Hunting Regulations No. 243 of 2010).
Tanzania is Africa’s premier hunting safari destination. It has one of the largest populations of big game in Africa and a greater variety of wildlife than most of other countries in the world. It is the place to see spectacular and seemingly endless, heads of Wildebeest. It has one of the largest elephant populations in the world. Its bird life is unique with over 1000 species, its lakes and river abound with fish and its island offer some of the best game fishing in the world.
More than a quarter of Tanzanian’s land (945,000 sq km) is set aside for wildlife conservation but none of these wilderness areas are fenced and the game is free to move whenever conditions are most attractive. Interesting thing is most of the areas that form the primary hunting concessions are so remote and the animal are in their natural environment.
Tanzania wildlife conservation depends upon hunting, among other things for its long term survival. Revenue from hunting directly supports the effort of the wildlife division in the Ministry of Natural resource and Tourism to manage wildlife resource.
How to apply for a Hunting Block
- Application for a hunting block is done by registered companies in Tanzania within the period to be advertised by the Minister in the public media.
- Applicants submit applications to the Director of Wildlife by filling in hunting block application forms prescribed in the WCA (TH.Reg) 1st schedule
- All applications are scrutinized by the Hunting Block Allocation Advisory Committee (HBAAC)
- The successful applicants are issued with a hunting block(s) for a period of five years together with animal quota set based on scientific information in each hunting Season.