Licensing regulations and restrictions

  • The hunting season in Tanzania starts July 1 and ends December 31.
  • Neither animal is to be shot nor chased from a vehicle.
  • No hunting of female, young or immature animals is allowed.
  • Hunting is only to be conducted in the daylight hours.
  • The Tanzanian Wildlife Department allows the following game to be hunted only on a 21-day license: Elephant; Lion; Leopard: Oryx; Greater Kudu; Lesser Kudu; Sitatunga; Eland; Gerenuk; Sable; Ostrich; Klipspringer; Hippopotamus; Roan and Porcupine.
  • The minimum legal length for Leopard is 1.30 meters (51.2 inches) from tip of nose to base of tail.
  • The minimum legal for Elephant is 150 cm length (59 inches) of tusk or 15 kgs weight (33 pounds).
  • Minimum caliber for dangerous game is .375. Hunting with handgun, automatic and semi-automatic weapons is strictly forbidden.
  • 3 Rifles and 1 shotgun per hunter and 100 rounds per rifle can be imported.
  • Bow Hunting has recently been legalized in Tanzania. The requirements for bow hunters are the same as those for regular hunters, although trophy fees are slightly higher.