Formerly a part of South Africa, the Republic of Namibia gained its independence in 1990. Located on the South Western part of the continent of Africa it is a fantastic place to hunt Africa’s Southern Savannah Game species. With a large portion of the country being taken up by the Namib Desert it is one of the least populated countries on earth. Our hunting concessions are located in North East of the country in the Bushveld. The area receives a significantly greater amount of precipitation than the rest of the country and as a result has a greater abundance of wildlife. Temperatures are also cooler and more moderate, with approximate seasonal variations of between 10 and 30 °C (50 and 86 °F). The area is generally flat and the soils sandy.
African Plains Game can be divided into the Southern and Eastern species of savannah game, and although there is considerable overlap between the two, certain species cannot be found all over. Namibia’s wildlife is representative of the Southern Species, but unlike South Africa, which is not only built up and highly commercial, good wild game stalking can still be had in Namibia. There is no Game in Africa that will present the same problem and challenges of any of the Real Big 5 Capra or Ovis, but in Namibia the hunter is still able to hunt wild African Plains Game in open areas without paying a small fortune to do so, as would be the case in other African hunting destinations, such as Tanzania.
There are over twenty species of antelope in Namibia ranging from largest, the Eland, to smallest, the Damara dik-dik. The Gemsbok, a striking antelope with long symmetrical horns and distinctive black and white markings is featured on the Namibian coat of arms. Namibia also harbours a wealth of small mammals. An appealing aspect of any hunt in Namibia is the opportunity to take many different species in one trip. Due to the relative ease in securing trophies in Africa, compared to the Alpine monarchs of the Northern Hemisphere, hunters visiting Namibia are able to return home with a variety of different species rather than just one.
Our Hunting concessions in Namibia cover 70,000 acres, and we can accommodate both Bow Hunters and Rifle Hunters, with specific areas being managed to accommodate each. Hunting will be done through both spot and stalk as well as waiting from blinds. The area that we use is never over hunted, and no more than 15-20 hunting parties will visit this reserve annually. This obvious effect is that the game is not only plentiful but well managed and unlike other areas is never commercially over shot, which has a very detrimental effect to the quality of animals.
With the same game species as South Africa but a far more appealing place to hunt with far fewer visitors, Namibia offers a far superior and less commercial hunting location for the serious sportsman or woman.