The 260,000 ha hunting districts of Singou and Ouamou lie in the eastern part of Burkina Faso - 350km from the capital city. These hunting districts border two National parks and there are no nearby settlements. It is truly a wild district, consisting of savannah, hills, rivers and bush. It provides the perfect habitat for the game animals that live here.
In addition to the species you can hunt here: western savannah buffalo, western roan, western hartebeest, western job, waterbuck (sing sing), harnessed bushbuck, Nigerian bohor reedbuck, oribi and warthog; you can also find lion, hippo, crocodile, elephant and baboons.
“Everybody in the group - 3 hunters and myself - all agreed that this was an intense experience. This tour was REAL AFRICA from start to finish.
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the World, but everybody we met were really positive, kind and friendly. There is very little crime, everybody lives rather primitively in huts built from reeds and mud, which they share with their domestic animals, and all the water they use needs to be fetched from the well.
The capital city of Ouagadougou bustles with people, domestic animals, cars and above all - mopeds.
Villages only consist of small clusters of houses and a few fences for livestock, but nobody seems to suffer. Visiting hunters need to be prepared for the fact that everything is very simple - including their food and accommodation, but that the hunting is absolutely fantastic.
We arrived at Ouagadougou during the late afternoon. Weapons checks and customs clearances were easily completed with the help of a representative from the hunting outfitters. We then spent our first night on the outskirts of town, before carrying on to the hunting district the next day.
The camp was good, but again simple, and was a 35 minute drive from where we began hunting, but every day this gave us the chance to experience village life as we drove to the hunting district.
The districts are really wild, and just perfect for hunting. You drive around looking for tracks, especially near waterholes and on the roads, and here we saw many fresh tracks, especially those of buffalo. We saw many individuals of most game species every day. The hunting for buffalo and roan was particularly good - but it is difficult and involves many hours of stalking.
All the hunters on the tour got all the the trophies they had wished for and booked:
4 roan antelope
On a 6 day hunt you can book a package that includes 2 -3 game animals + you can shoot extra game (following the trophy price list) if there is time. If you want to hunt buffalo or roan it is a good idea to hunt 1:1, which is slightly more expensive, but is money well spent! Hunting for oribi is also difficult, but on a 6 day hunt, it should be successful!
It is very hot, so you need to drink plenty of water, which can always be found in the car.