Buffalo & Hippo hunting in Benin
Hunt Antelopes, Buffalo and Hippo in West Africa
Big Game & Antelope hunting in the Savannah of Benin
Benin was a French colony until 1960 and is located in western Africa on the South-facing coast of the Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched in between Togo and Nigeria. All hunting takes place in the savannah county in the far north. Safaris begin and end in the country’s largest city Cotonou. Hunting in Benin is physically demanding, as much of it must be done by tracking in thick bush. The savannah temperatures, especially in late season, often exceed 100º F.
For more than forty years the Konkombri Hunting Area has been famous for the density of its Buffalo & Hippo population and the quality of the other trophies gathered year after year. Here you will find the highest concentration of Buffalos in all of West Africa. The area is situated at approximatively 8-hour drive from Cotonou, in the north-west of Benin. Bordering the Pendjari National Park and the Attakora mountain range, the hunting area is about 30.000 hectares wide. On this bushy savannah area, you will hunt with extraordinary trackers the West African Savannah Buffalo and the Roan Antelope. Konkombri is one of the only areas in West Africa with a Hippo hunting quota. Thanks to its geographical position and its biotope, the Konkombri zone also features a high density of Duikers, Oribis and Bushbucks. The professional hunters are assisted by exceptional teams of trackers who will surprise you with the quality of their tracking. This hunt is athletic and requires good physical condition. The hunting season ranges from December 15th to May 15th.
Konkombri camp is located at the heart of the hunting area, a rare privilege allowing you to hunt right of the camp. The camp is located in the Northern area of the hunting area. The camp includes a large hut that serves as a restaurant and bar, as well as six bungalows each featuring a shower, flush toilet, sink and fan. The camp is reputed for the quality of its cooking and the skills of its chef. The camp offers internet access via satellite connection.