Overview of Namibia Luxury Hunting Safari - Hunters Namibia Safaris
Hunters Namibia Safaris is a highly acclaimed Namibia luxury hunting safari company founded in 1984. Hunters Namibia has an international reputation as Namibia’s premier safari company.
A highlight of every safari is that the protein from your hunt is critical to the 260+ vulnerable children at the local school nearby. You will have the privilege of delivering the meat to the school!
Presidents of Safari Club International, Dallas Safari Club and Shikar Safari Club have chosen this outfitter as their safari destination. Craig Boddington, the famous American Hunting writer, has hunted here on three occasions and makes numerous references to these safaris in his articles and books.
This is the ideal hunting destination for first time African hunters, experienced well-traveled hunters as well as non-hunting observers and family groups. Once you have experienced the genuine warmth of this family, uniquely Namibian hospitality, as well as the excellent hunting, you are sure to want to return to this African paradise. The vast majority of clients are returning clients.
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The hunting area is privately owned by the family and covers an area of over 50, 000 acres (approximately 80 square miles) of pristine wilderness area populated only by free ranging game. An adjoining property adds another 40 square miles to the hunting area. 24 species of huntable game as well as an impressive variety of game birds (depending on the season) are available for trophy hunters and wing shooting enthusiasts. Many additional species can be viewed and photographed.
The family’s dedication to the wildlife, environment, local communities and their country is evident in every aspect of their operation. The family is actively involved in the Namibian Professional Hunting Association- NAPHA, and is personally involved with the Namibian government at every level. The family are twelfth-generation Africans, who are passionate about their country and continent.
Trophy quality is consistently outstanding due to the decision to go for exclusivity rather than to commercialize. Records show that 92% of trophies taken over the past 27 years qualify for the top half of the SCI Record Book. On average, hunting clients take one trophy per day, but no limit is placed on the number of species that you may take during a specific safari period. Short safaris are, however, not recommended as much of the pleasure of hunting, as well as appreciation of the environment, is lost during a high pressure safari.
When we design your African safari you can expect the following: We will listen as you share your vision of what your African Safari Experience should look like. We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activities selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, countdown to Africa (this assist you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.
As a full service African Safari specialists, we have visited over 80+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years. We selected only a handful of those for you that have met our strenuous criteria. Combination big game hunting, bird hunting, photo safari, Cape Town and Victoria Falls safaris are our specialty.
“”80 square miles of unfenced wilderness, hundreds of animals and only one hunting party, it doesn’t get any better.
I have hunted for 40 years on 4 continents and Hunters Namibia is by far my favorite experience.
My favorite place for hunting free range animal using spot and stalk techniques.
Marina and the staff at Hunters Namibia make sure even the smallest details are taken care for from the time they pick you up at the airport until you leave.
Johnny, our PH, is a master of using terrain and vegetation as cover to get you into the shooting position you are comfortable.
The ranch, our accommodations, the food, the staff and the hunting are all first rate.'”
Dan Allford, Houston TX
The vast land you will be hunting is situated about a 45 minute drive from Windhoek International Airport. The property covers an area of approx. 80 square miles and is populated by an abundance of game. The terrain consists of small rocky hills with huge savannas and patches of bushy areas. The entire hunting area is natural, with open water holes and very few man-made improvements and is still the real Africa. Additional concession areas are available when required, most bordering on their own property. This increases the hunting area to an unlimited movement area in excess of 40,000 hectare (over 150 square miles).
All hunts are spot and stalk in the classic safari hunting style. If you are looking for a classic hunting safari, this is it. Their reputation is the finest in Namibia.
One of their qualified and experienced Namibian Professional Hunters will accompany you on your hunt at all times, and may do so with a maximum of two hunting clients per P.H. at a time. No more than 30 hunting clients are accepted per season.
While hunting, classic, open Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles are used, but all stalking is done on foot – they focus absolutely on fair chase, ethical hunting. All vehicles are in excellent running condition and completely equipped with First Aid kits, tools, two way radios, refreshments and electric winches. The professional team of skinners does outstanding field preparation of the trophies in order to prepare them for delivery to a local freight agent or taxidermist. All the meat from the hunt is utiliised.
Visit the local school that is supported through this family operation and the protein provided by hunters. Your hunting meat is the sole source of protein for the school.
Bow hunters are welcome. All hunts are spot and stalk only. They do not allow hunting at water holes.
The lodge is run in the classic, elegant style of traditional safari camps. The luxurious lodge is a spacious building of natural stone with thatched roofs, designed by the owner to blend in with the surrounding rocky kopjes and vast savannahs.
The lodge offers 5 guest suites with en-suite bathrooms with basins, flushing toilets and large showers with high pressured hot and cold running water. The extra length beds are solid wood with thick, firm mattresses, down duvets and pillows. Bedside tables, reading lamps, a luggage rack, rifle cabinet, large wardrobe, comfortable chairs, a desk, ceiling fan, balcony furniture complete the elegant, distinctly safari style rooms. Two of the loft suites at the lodge feature stone fire places, and one of the suites offers in inter-leading children’s room.
Enjoy sun decks with hammocks and deck chairs, the swimming pool and summerhouse were specially designed to make the safari more enjoyable for non-hunters and children. Water holes have been strategically placed near both lodges to allow game viewing and photography from your suite and sun decks.
The hunting day usually starts just before sunrise with a choice of beverages served in your suite by a friendly camp attendant, followed by a hearty breakfast.
They offer world-class local cuisine inspired by the owner, and expertly prepared by our Gourmet Chefs and the small, dedicated kitchen teams. Venison from the hunt is always served accompanied by a wide variety of organically grown salads, fruit, vegetables and herbs from the gardens. Fresh baked bread, biscuits and treats are baked daily in the old fashioned wood-burning oven. Non-venison as well as vegetarian meals are prepared, with pleasure, on request.
Guests return to camp during the heat of midday for a buffet-style lunch, which is served in the thatched summerhouse area at the swimming pool. A short siesta is followed by coffee at 15h00 before returning to the wild open veld.
Sundowners are served in the evening around the open fire pit. This is historically the time of day when the best memories of wilderness experiences, as well as hunting and fishing tales, are exchanged in the romantic flow of the Acacia wood flames. A traditional drumbeat announces dinner, which is always a candle-lit three-course gourmet feast.
Top quality South African Wines, international brands of whiskey, gin, vodka and world-class Namibian beer as well as a variety of soft drinks and pure fruit juices are available in camp. Clients are encouraged to notify the team of any specific wishes, which will gladly be catered for.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
10 day safari’s are encouraged in order to take in the full beauty of this country. However, seven day safari’s are accepted. All itineraries are customized for your group.
Travel Details & Location
Your final destination is Windhoek, Namibia where you will be personally greeted by your professional hunter for the road transfer 45 minutes to the lodge.
Antlers and Anglers will assist you with flight coordination whether you book flights yourself or choose to use our Africa flight specialist.
If your spouse or other companions prefer shooting with a camera, Hunters Namibia offers splendid game drives to show them the landscape, animals, birds. They take great pride in the fauna and flora of Namibia. The fact that Hunters Namibia Safaris does not hunt from vehicles allows close encounters with the game. This is an experience not to be missed by you, your spouse or your children.
Non-Hunter Activity Options near the safari property that can be planned before or while on safari:
- If your spouse or companion prefers shooting with a camera, they offer splendid game drives to show them Africa. Landscapes, animals, birds, they take pride in the fauna and flora. The fact that they do not hunt from vehicles allows close encounters with the game. This is an experience not to be missed by you, your spouse or your children.
- Erindi Game Park (3 hours): spend a night or two away from camp and see the lions, leopards, elephant and Rhino and enjoy the watering hole filled with hippos, crocs and other animals.
- Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary (1 ½ hours): tour this world renowned sanctuary supported by Angelina Jolie.
- Tour Windhoek with Marina and visit unique artists galleries
- Enjoy a spa day in Windhoek or bring in a masseuse on the property.
- Visit the local school that is supported solely through this family operation and the protein provided by hunters. If you like, purchase books and other supplies in town and take them to the school. Your hunting meat is the sole source of protein for the school.
- Tour the Lamprecht shotgun shell factory just across the road. This is the only shell factory in the southern portion of Africa. Fiocchi ammunition is also manufactured here.
- Walk with Cheetah
- Swakopmund (4 hours): non-hunters/ observers might enjoy touring for a couple of days during the hunt to enjoy overnight stays in this historical sea-side village as well as the Namib Desert, desert creature tours, horseback riding, dune surfing, dolphin cruises and more. Since you will have the lodge to yourselves at HNS, the schedule and the staff are at your disposal to make a trip to the coast at the last minute. We can plan this ahead of trip time or make plans on the property!
Pre-planned touring around Namibia before or after your safari:
We specialize in exclusive customized photographic, sightseeing safaris throughout Namibia to suit your personal interests. Destinations include, among others:
- Etosha National Park
- The historical sea-side village of Swakopmund, the Skeleton Coast and the Namib Desert
- Numerous other destinations around Nambia via light aircraft.
- Hot air balloon rides, Desert creatures tours, dolphin cruises
These excursions can be undertaken in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles or by chartered flights as requested.
Touring other areas of Southern Africa before or after your safari:
- Cape Town and the wine country
- Victoria Falls with elephant interactions, Tiger fishing, touring the falls, shopping, Livingston Island, Chobe Game Park, bungee jumping, water rafting and more
- Kruger Park – big five game viewing safari while staying in luxury at lodges adjoining Kruger Park
- Okavango Delta – remote luxury tented lodges with water and land safaris
- Numerous photo safari options
Video your trip:
Videographer services are available for this trip for an additional fee. Please let us know if you are interested in this service.
Internet & Communications
Although we strongly recommend that you relax and unwind during your safari, fax, cellular phone reception, telephone and internet facilities, and satellite television are available for clients who may wish to make use of them
This outfitter is the sole source of protein for extremely impoverished school nearby with about 260+ children! The protein from your hunt provides the meat for the children. The school is extremely well run and provides an excellent education for the children under the careful eye of an experienced educator and her staff.
Should you wish to visit the school, the principal is happy to accommodate visitors as long as the visit does not interrupt the school day. Supplies are always in need at the school. For ease and travel simplicity, the safari owner recommends that supplies be purchased in the Windhoek on arrival and then delivered by guests directly to the school. Many guests list this as a highlight of their safari.
If you would like to interact with the children in an even deeper way, the school welcomes any activities that you would like to initiate.
If you would like to make a difference while on your hunting vacation, this outfitter is grateful for any help that you would like to offer to the school but there is absolutely no pressure to do so.
In 2018, the conservationist hunting community is joining together to further provide nurture, housing and sustenance for these vulnerable children in this community. Boarding homes have been built! Hunter’s Home has been a dream of the Hunters Namibia Safaris team and that dream has come to fruition with excellent clean facilities. The facility is built and now only needs the support of the hunting community to provide the funding for children to fill these homes. If you would like to join in in caring for these vulnerable children that at this time live in child led homes in lean to tin huts, please donate at the following link:
Dallas Safari Club Foundation In the field listed “Donation for the benefit of”: “HNS Hunter’s Home Namibia”
Your donation will be tax deductible through the foundation.
2020 Rates: Inclusive of professional hunter, luxury lodging, licenses and concession fees, tracker, skinner, vehicle, meals, daily laundry and more
One Hunter/One PH Plains game: $570 per day
Two Hunters/One PH Plains game: $460 per day per person
Observers: $280 per observer per day /Children under 12 are $180 per child per day
Call for more details and trophy fees
Video your trip:
Videographer services are available for this trip for an additional fee. Please let us know if you are interested in this service.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
“Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”