A word from Raoul
Tanzania is considered the “Jewel of Africa”, where you will enjoy the luxury of hunting without fences. Our camps are positioned in beautiful settings and built in the traditional East African way. Our cuisine and hospitality has been likened and compared to five-star hotels.
We consistently harvest some of the finest trophies available anywhere in the continent of Africa. Due to our stringent conservation program and having concession areas that are located in the remotest quarters of Tanzania, we pride ourselves on our trophy quality and the increase of animal populations throughout all of the areas we operate in.
I would like to welcome you and your family in the near future to experience and
enjoy Tanzania together with us in our “Safari Tradition”
Ramoni family History
Originally of Italian descent, the Ramoni family’s connection to East Africa reaches back over a century beginning with Dr. Valentino Ramoni. Since then, the Ramonis, who are now creating “A Safari Tradition” fourth generation in East Africa, have focused most of their philanthropic and infrastructural investment into the promise of Tanzania’s future. The family, under the direction
of Raoul Ramoni, has invested over US$ 50 million in Tanzania to date. The deep personal and financial relationship between the Ramoni family and the communities, economy and environment of Tanzania is reflected in this investment profile.
The Ramoni family first came to Africa pioneered by Raoul’s Grandfather, Guido Ramoni, when he moved from Italy to Eritrea, Ethiopia in 1923. The family has since then been hunting professionally for four generations. His father, Dr. Valentino Ramoni, moved to Kenya / Uganda and Tanzania in 1953.
The family has always shared a passion for Africa,
her people and wildlife, which is manifested in their interest to commit to Tanzania.
In the early 1980s, Raoul developed a passion for Tanzania and its magnificent scenery and rich wildlife as well as an interest in helping to alleviate the poverty of the people surrounding the wildlife areas. As a result, they decided to invest into the Tanzanian wildlife sector and have exclusively operated their safaris in Tanzania.
Raoul and Richard Ramoni, sons of the late Dr. Valentino Ramoni, along with Raoul’s son Lorne share this vision and are professional hunters. They have been involved in the wildlife industry for over 37 years - exclusively in Tanzania.
For decades the Ramoni family have invested in local companies and further dedicated themselves by promoting Tanzania as an outstanding tourist destination.
Becoming partners of these local companies, they have greatly contributed to the growth of tourist hunting in Tanzania. One of the most important interests of the Ramoni family is the effective conservation and sustainable management of African wildlife. They
believe that the involvement of local communities and providing them with direct benefits from consumptive tourism is not only instrumental but also key to achieving the protection of the Tanzanian wildlife for generations to come.
As the Ramoni family is fully involved in the overall stewardship of wildlife and land, conservation, and the people, they firmly believe in continuing to make future generations aware of the value of working together with those who are less fortunate. The Ramonis feel strongly that proper wildlife and land management must be taught to future
generations and emphasize how these completely separate significant issues have to be intertwined and integrated to the benefit of Tanzania as a whole. Consumptive tourism is a viable and rewarding economic activity for the country and the people
of Tanzania. It is important to note that most of the Ramonis’ clients return time and again to Tanzania
to bring their families and friends to experience this uniqueness and the beauty that Tanzania has to
Conservation Foundation Tanzania
The Conservation Foundation Tanzania (CFT) is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by the Ramoni family. CFT on behalf of Tanzania Big Game Safaris Ltd. and affiliates, along with the Ramoni family are the primary contributors to the Conservation Foundation Tanzania. Many of Tanzania’s conservation areas are heavily populated with people along
their boundaries. The communities living there are,
for the most part, subsistence farmers or pastoral herders living on the poverty line, who view the wilderness areas on their doorsteps as their only
but an essential element in managing these
conflicts of interest. After all, many of these rather
isolated communities receive very little help from
other sources. Direct assistance managed and
implemented on behalf of the community by
CFT ensures that the whole community benefits
as opposed to individuals in the community. This
method encourages community conservation efforts
and also avoids graft and the problems arising
from the lack of conservation-based knowledge within the villages. CFT ensures that considerable education is provided to local communities on the importance of tourist hunting and its benefits. As a result, communities and individuals are less likely to poach or conduct any illegal activities within the protected reserves.TBGS and CFT are committed to helping communities and protecting the
Monduli Olarash, distribution of school uniforms
resource base. When that resource base is protected by legislation, preventing its utilization by local communities, a conflict of interest develops between the communities and conservationists, which include hunting companies. This is emphasized by the fact that considerable revenue generated from tourist hunting is absorbed by the central government and used countrywide. Little of that revenue reaches the
wilderness areas for future generations to enjoy.
Monduli Olarash school, built by CFT
where the revenue was originally generated.
CFT tries to alleviate this problem by funneling funds generated by hunting directly back to the communities through various projects such as the building of schools, education, food, waterand health programs.
TBGS and affiliates through CFT are also actively involved in anti-poaching, 365 days a year in all ten of their hunting concessions. Teams from CFT patrol the hunting concessions with hired government game officers throughout the entire year (not just during the hunting season) at considerable expense.
The community development program is not only necessary
Joint anti-poaching with DSC and TBGS in TBGS hunting areas
Zebra being released from snare
Burigi anti-poaching teams
Monduli wheelchair donations
Tanzania Big Game Safaris and the Ramoni family are hunters by tradition but are conservationists first and foremost. Wildlife management through sustainable and selective hunting is how they ensure continued population growth and quality. Raoul Ramoni was one of the first operators in Tanzania to adopt stringent lion management guidelines. These include:
Harvesting only mature lions over the age of 6 years
Not hunting lions that are part of a pride with cubs
These strict management guidelines have resulted in TBGS’ consistent success and trophy quality over the years. During the 2017 hunting season, TBGS monitored over 60 different male lions in six of their hunting concessions.