It is important to us that you enjoy your hunt, so we will tailor-make the hunt to each hunter’s physical and mental abilities, and what they prefer as a trophy, without compromising our ethics and fair chase principles. We are there to make your hunt most enjoyable and safe, so your needs always come first.
We are in the unique position to offer mostly tracking hunts on buffalo and elephant, as most of our hunting areas consists of savanna bushveld, and not just open flood plains like a lot of Caprivi areas. We will typically leave early mornings, drive the bush roads to look for tracks, and follow fresh tracks to determine trophy quality up close. This typically gives a hunter the full experience of stalking a couple of different animals, and getting in amongst them, before one is selected to be hunted. A reasonable degree of walking fitness will thus enhance your hunt, but we do make provision for your personal level of fitness or mobility. That being said, please remember that an elephant hunt specifically can be very physically demanding, as well as mentally taxing, so come as well prepared as possible. We do offer “easier” options for elephant hunts, but this may limit the area or dates available.
As mentioned elsewhere, the majority of our elephant hunts are tracking hunts. These hunts can be physically taxing, so come as well prepared as possible. On any normal day, we would drive around in likely places, visiting waterholes, driving cut lines or roads, looking for suitable tracks. On finding the right kind of track, heading in the right direction, we will fill a backpack or two with water, and follow the tracks to try and catch up to the targeted elephant, to assess the trophy quality. If suitable, we will try and get the hunter into a good shooting position for a good, clean kill. As a rule of thumb, be prepared to walk at least 3 miles per day.
We offer 2 kinds of elephant hunts, namely non-export elephant hunts and exportable trophy bull hunts.On the non-export elephant hunts, we will typically target old post-productive cows, broken tusked or genetically weak bulls, or whatever the situation demands. (Some of these hunts are to provide meat for local community festivals.) As there are a lot of close-in stalks on these hunts, they tend to be very good value for money for someone who wants to experience elephant hunting and not take a trophy home. These hunts are only available on the communal conservancies.Trophy bull elephant hunts must rank as the best hunting experience available out there. We offer these hunts on both our communal conservancies and our Park area.
We offer a variety of buffalo hunts, mostly on our own free-range areas in the Caprivi area of Namibia, but also some on fenced South African properties.
When discussing buffalo hunts in the Caprivi, the mental image most hunters have is of seemingly endless floodplains of the Eastern Caprivi.In fact, most buffalo hunted in Namibia are hunted on the floodplains of the Chobe river. Such hunts can be testing in the wetter months, (similar to some Mozambique hunts), where the high water and the difficulty to move around in these wet, swampy areas are the main challenge.As it dries up, moving around becomes easier, and the herds of buffalo can often be spotted a long way off, making stalking and approaching more difficult if you really want to get close to your quarry.
While a novel way of hunting buffalo, and something everyone should try at least once, we fortunately also have areas where you can do what is considered a classic tracking hunt for buffalo, on so called ‘dry’ concessions. On these hunts, the timeless classic way of looking for tracks and following your quarry into the thick bush is used. This is my favorite way to hunt buffalo, and the way we hunt most of our buffalo on our Caprivi areas. This also makes it easier to target bachelor herds of dagga boys, my preferred target.Our Park area (Bwabwata East), holds very good numbers of exceptionally old bulls, and on any typical hunting day, a hunter could pass up multiple mature bulls until one is found that fits his/her requirements exactly. On the communal conservancies we tend to shoot the first fully mature bull we find since the density of buffalo is much lower. This is the main reason there is a difference in price.
As all our leopard hunts are done in Namibia, they are all baited hunts, since tracking them with hounds became illegal in Namibia at the end of 2009. We offer a very high success rate on our leopard hunts, especially in our Park area. We offer leopard hunts on Bwabwata (our Park area), on North-West Namibian conservancies, and on privately owned ranch land.
We also have a limited quota on spotted and brown hyena, which we bait with a high degree of success.Lion hunts are only offered on wild managed areas, and are very quota dependent.
We offer hippo and crocodile hunts mainly in the Kwando, Chobe and Zambezi rivers. During hippo hunts, we normally use a boat to access the specific areas in the river where the hippo reside. Crocodile hunts can also be conducted from a boat, or we sometimes stalk a specific crocodile from the land.
Rhino hunts are offered in Namibia and South Africa, with dehorned rhino bulls being a very popular choice due to the lower price. We hunt them using the spot and stalk method, or by tracking, depending on area.
In Namibia we offer plains game hunts on:
• totally free-range conservancies in North-West Namibia (kudu, gemsbok, Hartmann zebra, springbok,klipspringer, giraffe, steenbok and duiker);
• low-fenced ranches in Southern Namibia (more than 100 000 acres in size) with the same species as above, plus hartebeest;
• high-fenced ranches of 20 000 acres and bigger.
In South Africa we offer plains game hunts on:
• low-fenced stock ranches or other farm areas (limited species);
• high-fenced game ranches hosting most available plains game species.