Ethiopia is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It has successfully overcame several decades of political crisis and now offers exciting free-range hunting. This is the only destination where you can try a challenging hunt for the iconic Mountain Nyala. Ethiopia has unique nature and rare game species to offer. It will surely be especially interesting for the experienced Africa hunters.
Best time to hunt Nyala and other species in Ethiopia is November through March.
Addis Ababa is the city of arrival. Depending on the destination camp, the transfer is organized by car or a charter flight.
Nyala stays at the altitudes of 5.900-9.850 feet (1.800-3.000 meters). Horses are used where possible. The hunting team consists of a PH and 5-10 scouts. They search for the trophy male, glassing the valleys and hills. The shooting distance totals about 240-400 yards/meters. The classical spot-and-stalk African safaris are organized for the plains game.
There are several camps available. They range from very simple houses with shared facilities and no electricity to the quite comfortable African bungalow camps with generators, laundry service and en-suite rooms.
Arba Gudu and Munesa offer hunting for Nyala and other mountain species. Amba Goda has nice trophies of Abyssinian Greater Kudu. Adami Tullu offers Abyssynian Bohor reedbuck hunting. Omo, Sala and Bilen Hertale regions organize the plains game hunting.
African wild cat
Giant Forest Hog
Sudan Soemmerring’s Gazelle
ABYSSINIAN BOHOR REEDBUCK
ABYSSINIAN GREATER KUDU
EAST AFRICAN BUSHBUCK
East African Bush Duiker
Ethiopia is a cradle of civilization: it is one of the countries from where the history of humankind takes place. It is the only African country that has never been colonized, and its tribes keep its culture and traditions. It has both Muslim and Christian holy places, 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites and unique national parks.
“All I wanted to do was get back to Africa. We had not left it, yet, but when I would wake in the night I would lie, listening, homesick for it already. Now, looking out the tunnel of trees over the ravine at the sky with white clouds moving across in the wind, I loved the country so that I was happy…” E. Hemingway
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the gun import regulations in Ethiopia?
A hunter can import up to 3 hunting rifles of any caliber.
Can I reschedule my hunt for the next season?
All licenses are paid at least two weeks prior to your arrival. They cannot be rescheduled for another year or resigned for another hunter’s name.
Does Ethiopia have malaria?
Yes, it does. Please take malaria pills, especially while in the north of the country.
Is yellow fever vaccination required in Ethiopia?
Officially, the certificate is not required. However, we still recommend getting a shot prior to your trip.
Do I need a visa to enter Ethiopia?
You will need a valid visa and a valid travel document to enter Ethiopia. Visitors can obtain a visa from the official Ethiopian e-visa platform or at the nearest Ethiopian Embassy.