One of our retired outfitters (Russ), who over the years has become a trusted friend, recently called us about a Namibian operation where he has spent about 300 days hunting ! He hunted with the PH (Francois). Obviously we paid a lot of attention, since Russ knows his trade and is a very sharp guy. Francois had also previously done Leopard for an extremely prestigious Namibian outfitter, (one we do also book for). Now he has started his own business and with 300 days of hunting done with our buddy, Russ, we clearly know this guy delivers! Very simply it is clear this new PH has superb skills, and most importantly, he does all the guiding himself.
In terms of location and size, his area is located in Southern Namibia, south of Windhoek about a 4 hour drive from Windhoek. He is located on the fringe of the desert and the mountains and you will be hunting a total of 400,000 acres! So you are surrounded by desert and mountains- a very unique hunt taking place in a very ancient and very different area then most of us are used to. And Namibia is one of the most stable and safest countries in Africa- take your wife, kids- it’s all a blast. And there are many things we can arrange to keep them entertained! See Activities at end.
LODGING: Between the dune belt of the Namib dessert to the west and the escarp to the vast eastern plains, they built their camp. They have 5 hunter’s huts with en-suite baths. Clean, comfortable and very well maintained. As usual in Africa, you get maximum privacy, but are still close to the central boma and swimming pool, and the main lounge and main building, shown below. Standby waiters, daily laundry, keypad safes in the rooms, 24 hour tea and coffee, and limited wi-fi.
Here is a quote from our buddy Russ: Butch, Almost forgot to mention, for those clients of yours who would like a spot and stalk hunt in the desert Mountains for free range Hartmanns Zebra, this operation has many of them. They are running around like rats. I hunt them every time I go over because it is such a great hunt in such spectacular scenery. It is like hunting Mule Deer or Elk in Southern Colorado or northern New Mexico. A must do, and no problem with the CITES paperwork. Later……Russ
TRANSPORT: Expect to overnight in Windhoek on your day of arrival. This way you leave fresh and rested for the drive to camp. Usually clients stay at the Arebusch Travel Lodge. Rates are under $100 including breakfast. He does charge $300 round trip, to defray the high gas costs of the 4 hour trip to the camp. Due to the 4 hour drive you typically get 5 ½ days of hunting on a 7 day trip, meaning you will hunt the afternoon of your arrival at camp.
TAXES: You must pay taxes (VAT) on the daily rate at 15%. This is an extra paid on departure to the outfitter.
DAILY RATE: If you opt to go on a day rate and pay separate trophy fees, rather then book a package hunt, then your cost for a 1 X1 hunt is $380 Per day , excl VAT. Cost for 2X1 hunts: $300 excluding the 15% vat.
OBSERVERS: They pay $150/day, excluding the 15% Vat which is separate.
PACKAGES: 2017 ONLY!!
Packages are all-inclusive – include your Accommodations, Laundry Services, Food, Beverages (including Beer/Wine), your Professional Hunter, Trackers, Trophy Handling & Transportation of Trophies to Taxidermist.
(**Excludes hard liquor)
Package 1 FOUR ANIMAL PACKAGE: 1 x 1 GUIDING. 7 days:
Zebra, Gemsbok, Springbok, Jackal/Baboon $4350.
Package 2 FIVE ANIMAL PACKAGE: 1 x 1 GUIDING. 7 days:
Zebra, Gemsbok, Springbok, Jackal, Blue Wildebeest $5580.
Package 3 TWO WILDEBEEST FIVE ANIMAL PACKAGE: 1 x 1 GUIDING. 8 days:
Zebra, Gemsbok, Springbok, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest $7300.
Package 4 FIVE SPECIES PACKAGE: 1 x 1 GUIDING 8 days: ( A FAVORITE OF OURS!)
Zebra, Gemsbok, Springbok, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest $6500.
Package 5 BIG NINE PACKAGE: 1 x 1 GUIDING. 10 days:
Gemsbok, Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest,Jackal, Baboon, Springbok and a Zebra, $10,600.
Package 6: FAMILY OR BUDDY PACKAGE- SPLIT IT WITH 2 HUNTERS: FIVE SPECIES, 10 ANIMALS! 2 hunters with 1 PH; 7 days:
Split this quota: 2 x Zebra, 2 x Gemsbok, 2 x Springbok, 2 x Jackal, 2 x Red Hartebeest $10,150.(MEANS COST PER HUNTER IS ONLY $5,075 EACH!)
OTHER PACKAGES – WE WILL CUSTOMIZE ANY OF THE ABOVE, OR CREATE NEW PACKAGES. Price on Request
10 day – Central and Northern Namibia – 5 day hunt – 5 day tour
No more than 2 of any species can be exported..
OTHER OPTIONS: Combine hunting with touring: (ASK US FOR CURRENT PRICE)
DAYS: 10- 5 FOR HUNTING, 5 FOR TOURING: CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NAMIBIA
Hunting local hunting grounds
Erindi Nature Reserve
DAYS: 10 DAYS – 5 HUNTING, 5 TOURING: SOUTHERN NAMIBIA
10 day – Southern Namibia – 5 day hunt – 5 day tour
Hunting local hunting grounds
Fish River Canyon
DAYS: 12 DAYS- NORTHERN NAMIBIA 5HUNTING DAYS, 7 TOURING.
12 day – Northern Namibia – 5 day hunt – 7 day tour
Hunting local hunting grounds
DAYS: 7 DAYS PHOTO SAFARI
7 day Photographic Safari Package
North Etosha National Park
-All activities we suggest lie in close vicinity to OUR Main Lodge and are strictly price on request (P.O.R):
- Chopper Flights over the local area
- Sossusvlei day trips – home to some of the largest dunes in the world with spectacular photo
- Carnivore tour, meet our large carnivores up close and personal, (cheetah, leopard, caracal)
- Bushman/San Rock Painting Hike – the area we hunt in was once roaming grounds of the local bushman/San people and some of their incredibly robust artwork can still be seen
- Wine tasting – a local wine producing farm in the desert about one and a half hours drive from Wine tasting and a guided tour through the winery is a pleasant daytrip for any
wine connoisseur or tasting amateur alike.
- Hot Air Balloon ride – experience the beautiful scenery like an eagle and sour over the
If there are any other trips you would like to experience that is not on our list, let us know and we will do our best to help.
Fishing along the cold Atlantic Namibian shoreline is an experience you will not forget. The fishing zone we frequent lies about half a day’s travel from our hunting grounds and is therefore a three day excursion at minimum. The historic coastal town of Swakopmund where you will stay and the surrounding areas are known internationally as great fishing spots for various cold water species.
The Safari company will find accommodation in Swakopmund for the dates you choose for your fishing trip, but said accommodation, fishing guide, boat trips, equipment hire and food is for your own account.
Specialized angling guides are hired for this experience.
Angolan fishing for the more adventurous sportsman. Game fish includes:
2017 Price list for extra animals (POR – Price on Request)
Red hartebeest 650
Damara dikdik 2150
Mountain Zebra (Hartmann’s) 1000
Plains Zebra (Burchell’s) 1250
Black Wildebeest 1250
Blue Wildebeest 1100
Sable Antelope POR
Roan Antelope POR
Brown Hyena 4000
Spotted Hyena 4000
Blacbacked Jackal 100
Wing Shooting POR
Daily rate — VAT is extra $
Observer/Non hunter 150
Hunting Rifle/Ammo $
Rifle per week 115
Ammo – 20rounds 115
Daily rates are inclusive of: Transport, Full Board Accommodation, Licensed hunter and tracker and local taxes.