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Namibia Hunting Safari Kalahari

Overview

Namibia Hunting Safari Kalahari

Feel like you are going home to visit your best friends in Africa!  Christine, Koos, James and their families cannot wait to see you and share the experience of a lifetime on their glorious land for your Namibia safari!  The vastness of this Namibia safari area and the extraordinary skill of your veteran PH’s (Professional Hunters) provides for the finest trophies while at the same time providing a safe experience.  Your hosts can proudly say that over their 20 years (since 1994) as a safari company, they have succeeded in harvesting trophies of outstanding quality to the great satisfaction of hunting clients. Numerous trophies qualified for gold medals and have closely defined the standard of what they hunt.  This veteran safari operation meets and exceeds our stringent criteria for an amazing hunting destination.

Why Namibia?  Simply put, it is one of the safest if not the safest country in Southern Africa.  The people are kind and the government is very favorable and supportive of the hunting community.

Only one group at a time is hosted on this property.  They do not mix groups.  Thus, over hunting is not a worry.

Namibia hunting safari

Embark on your Namibia safari hunting where there are more than 20 hunt able species. Located in the east of Namibia on the western edge of the Kalahari desert. This is the original hunting gathering area of the tribal Bushmen.  Your hunting area traverses 450,000 acres of bush-veld savanna with over 45,000 acres personally owned by your hosts!  Key to success is that they own their own property and have exclusive access to some of the finest hunting in Africa.  Family owned and operated.

What sets this outfitter a part from the rest?  Veteran dangerous game certified professional hunters with decades of experience.  Add to that some of the very finest bushman trackers in the industry…amazing to watch them at work.  Your professional hunter enjoys a reputation as one of the most amazing trackers in the world as well.  Add to this, you and your team spend the full day in the field hunting and enjoying lunch in the field.  Should you wish to hunt on horseback, they maintain a wonderfully well trained team of horses on property.  Spend an evening or more if you wish under the stars in their tented fly camp telling stories around the fire pit overlooking the productive watering hole.

Integrity.  These are the kind of people that you want to spend your safari with.  They are dedicated conservationist hunting in the proper style of spot and stalk and looking always for mature animals.

Unique opportunities that you may wish to add even more adventure to your safari include horseback safari and fly camp.  Make these the focal point of your safari or add them on as a fun adventure for a couple of days during your safari.  This is your Namibia hunting safari that will be customized for you.

To top all of this, this same outfitter has the exclusive rights to the finest Namibia safari concession in the Caprivi Strip with amazing trophy quality for Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo, Crocodile, Sable, Kudu, Roan and more.  Whether this is your first safari or your tenth, you will be hunting with some of the finest people on some of the most outstanding hunting properties available today on the African continent.

As with all of our African properties, private aircraft are available for transfers if you prefer.

 

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Species: Plains game animals
Capacity: 6 people
Location: Namibia near Gobabis
Season: March through November
Method: Rifle or archery
Lodging: Comfortable home lodge
Food: Home cooking
Trip Length: 7 days minimum
Transport: Guide Vehicle
Guided: 1 x 1 or 2 x 1 Professionally guided

Shooting

Enjoy amazing safari access to hunting areas that traverse 450,000 acres of bush-veld savanna with over 45,000 personally owned by your hosts.

Each day will begin with a hearty breakfast at daybreak.  You, your professional hunter , and amazing trackers will then begin your adventure for the day with your lunch packed.  As game is spotted, the hunt begins always making sure the winds are in your favor.  Proper spot and stalk hunting is practiced throughout your hunt.  Return to camp in the evening for a delicious home cooked meal and tails to be told around the fire pit.

On a typical day, you and your team will spend the entire day on safari returning to the safari lodge at the completion of your hunt for the day.  However, as this is an exclusive use property for you and your guests, your schedule is flexible.  The team will cater to your desires.

Mature animals of the highest trophy quality are sought.  You will experience more than a hunt, you will learn of the land as you walk and you will experience authentic adventure around every turn.

Unique Opportunities:

Horseback safari:  If you are looking for a unique experience, try your hand at a horseback safari.  Whether you spend your entire safari on horseback or mix it in for a few days, is your preference.  Your horses for this adventure are accustomed to easy riding.  You do not need to be an expert but riding experience would be preferred.  As game is spotted, you will dismount your horse and stalk after your prey.

Fly Camp:  Take a night or a number of nights and spend time under the stars at your tented fly camp set around a productive watering hole.  Your meals will be prepared by your experienced camping cook and are likely to include a BBQ (African for cooking on the rugged grill).  A great way to experience the bush!

Professional Hunters:

Your professional hunter plays a major role in your African Adventure. His extensive hunting experience will ensure that you will obtain the best trophies in an ethical way and make your safari the experience of a lifetime.  You will be hunting with a legendary professional hunter and his highly skilled son as well as other highly experienced PH’s.

Your lead PH will be Koos who was born in 1952, grew up on a farm and has started hunting at the age of five (5). Tracking and hunting became his lifestyle and passion. Later on he became one of the most competent and respected trackers in the country and is widely acknowledged as a fundi on tracking – really one of the best you can find.

He took up professional hunting in 1987. He has built up the numbers of game on his land from zero to hundreds in different species through proper game and land management. He was awarded honorary conservationist by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in 1995. With his excellent knowledge of ecology, the ecosystem and animal behavior, he can explain the ways of the wild in a simple and understandable way to every age and experience level.

He has hunted the Big Game concessions in northern Namibia since 1994. With his patient nature he can guide old and young, newcomers as well as experienced hunters for the experience of a lifetime.

Storied history:

James and Christine are the managerial team backed up by the support team. Our association with Namibia dates back 150 years (1855) when our great grandfather James Chapman, the hunter-adventurer was the first European to have crossed Namibia from east to west.

Bow hunters and rifle hunters are welcome

Bow hunting will be in classic spot and stalk style with sitting at watering holes available for certain species. Spot and stalk hunting is encouraged.

Bird hunting:

During August through November bird hunting is a nice add on activity for Dove, Francolin, Grouse and Guinea Fowl.  They have shotguns for hire and two clay machines for warm up.

Dangerous game opportunities:

Along with this magnificent Kalahari hunting property, they have the exclusive rights to the finest hunting concession in the Caprivi Strip area of Namibia for dangerous game animals.  The Bwabwata National Park is synonymous with amazing trophies and hunting.  Not to be missed if you are after huge mature trophy Elephant and Cape Buffalo.   Take a look at this fantastic opportunity at this link:  Namibia Dangerous Game hunting Caprivi Strip

A once in a lifetime experience.  Your accommodations along the Okavango River in tents with the sound of Hippos and lions calling in the evenings and during the night.  Simply unbelievable!  This is the finest dangerous game experience that we have experienced anywhere in Africa.

Make a Difference

More than just a hunt!  You are contributing to the sustainability of a culture. You will find as the onion is peels that this outfitter genuinely loves their country and the people.  Hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars are donated each year to the improvement of the land, education, people and so much more.  It is from the heart that Koos, Christine, James and the rest of the family give back to their communities.

Here are just a few examples below of their amazing generosity throughout Namibia but particularly in the poorest of the Caprivi communities.

  • Donate to train 40 local people to become drivers and obtaining licenses.  This enables the beneficiaries to secure great jobs and care for their families
  • Donate to train 8 local people to become fork lift drivers so that they can provide for their families
  • 400 school uniforms donated
  • 4×4 pick up truck donated to the community which helps them to be able to pick up supplies and transfer people to receive training.
  • Donating a mini bus for transportation
  • Put new roof on office for the community and updated with computers and paint etc.
  • Aiding in bringing fresh water to central areas without access to water
  • Training center donations to help people to get jobs
  • Securing donations from outside sources to assist in training teachers
  • Donation of animals harvested.  Every bit of the animal is eaten by locals.  Nothing goes to waste!
  • WOW!

Itinerary

The suggested itinerary if for a minimum of 7 nights as this allows time for you to settle in and enjoy your surroundings and build close bonds with your hosts.

A great addition to this itinerary is to combine a hunt in the Caprivi Strip.  At a minimum, it should be considered for future adventures.

The lodge is two hours east of Windhoek and you will be collected by the lodge representative for the road transf

Lodging

Your home away from home is nestled on the home property within the Kalahari desert sands.  A lush green oasis amidst the desert where your comfortable lodge sits.  Three well appointed guest rooms each with ensuite bathrooms and large comfortable beds.  Guests congregate in the homestead with overstuffed chairs and draw dropping trophies on the walls.

After the adventures of your day, enjoy sun downers (drinks and appetizers) around the fire pit sharing the stories of your day.  Dinner in the evenings might be set around the outside barbecue  and dining area in the dim light of the fire pit.

The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed.  You will feel like you have come home.

Activities

Other Activities include:

  • Horseback riding
  • Town visit to Gobabis
  • Relax at the pool
  • Hike along on safari and take in the breathtaking flora and fauna in the area.  Stalk close to game and enjoy them in their natural habitat.

Rates

2017 Rates: Call for more detail
$495 1×1 Guided
$395 2×1 Guided

FAQ

What are the best times to visit this lodge?

The prime season in Namibia for hunting is April through October.  The coolest months are June through August.  September traditionally is a windier month but the temperatures are delightful.

Who will meet me at the airport? 
As with all Antlers & Anglers safaris, you will be met as you deplane in Johannesburg and escorted to your connecting flight or hotel for the overnight stay.  Once you arrive in Windhoek, Namibia you will be greeted personally by a member of the safari lodge.

Who are references for this outfitter?

Besides, Kevin and Corinna Slaughter, the owners of Family Expeditions, this outfitters reference list reads like a who’s who of the hunting industry.  Call for references and we will provide you with an impressive list.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:  REQUIRED!  

Links to the companies we recommend:

Travelex Insurance       Ripcord Insurance

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.

The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
  • Travel insurance