The Cabela Family Foundation and Zambeze Delta Safaris are donating this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is the first time anyone has been able to participate in this hands-on experience collaring two lions or two cheetah. The darting will be done by a licensed veterinarian, but you will be able to participate in all other aspects of the program, including collar fitting. The 24 Lions project is arguably the most successful reintroduction of wild lions into an unfenced wilderness area, expanding wild lion range by over 2 million acres. Zambeze Delta has a full-time scientist running the program. 5 years ago, 24 wild lions were re-introduced to the area, and today they number close to 100.
While you’re in Coutada 11 – Africa’s greatest hunting lands – you will be rewarded with the sight of vast wilderness areas, unchanged from their past fame. This is one of Africa’s prime hunting blocks, with one of the highest game densities. Five distinct ecosystems – from sand to forest to swamp – give this 500,000-acre unfenced block an incredible variety of huntable wildlife.
In addition to the amazing experience Collaring the Cats, you will also get to take a 7-day, 1×1 guided plains game safari in the Zambeze Delta. This Mini 4 donation includes a Blue Duiker, a Red Duiker, an Oribi, and a Suni. Hunter can use either bow or rifle. Arrival/departure point is Beira, Mozambique. Included in this portion of the donation are trophy fees for listed species, 1×1 guide service, trophy field prep, lodging in tented camp or brick/mortar, and all meals and locally available drinks for the duration of the safari.
Schedule hunt with outfitter for open dates, from 1 June to 30 November in either 2024 or 2025. The donation can be upgraded to include additional species; see outfitter for details.
Additional hunters are welcome at $750/day plus 16% VAT, and non-hunters for $300/day plus 16% VAT. Animals as per the donor’s price list.