NORTHERN NAMIBIA CAMP
Northern Namibia Camp
Experience a wide variety of birds and animals during your safari. The opportunities for photography, while hunting, are boundless! You will encounter elephant, black and white rhino, hippo and more than 30 other species here!
Namibia is known for its spectacular wildlife. Species roaming the hunting area are Gemsbuck, Hartebeest, Blue and Black Wildebeest, Black and Kalahari Springbuck, Southern and Black-faced Impala, Blesbuck, Steenbuck, Duiker, Klipspringer, Warthog, Ostrich, Hartmann and Burchell Zebra, Waterbuck, Greater Kudu, Damaraland Dik-Dik, Eland, Giraffe, Leopard, Cheetah, Lynx, Lion, Baboon, Sable and Roan Antelope, Red Lechwe and plenty of smaller species.
The hunting Camp is situated North of Omaruru, 43 km east of Kalkfeld - 80,000 acres of privately owned property, home to all the big game such as elephants, white & black rhino, hippo, leopard, cheetah and lion, as well as all the other species .
The landscape is every bit as interesting as its inhabitants. From open savannah, to thorn bush and mountains! Endless unspoilt hunting grounds roamed by over 6,000 animals of over 30 different species. Annual summer rain of approximately 600mm.
The hunting Lodge consists of six comfortably furnished rooms with tiled floors and en-suite shower and toilet facilities. Rooms overlook a pool and patio area as well as a waterhole, where many animals quench their thirst. The elephants sometimes enjoy drinking from the pool.Delicious home-cooked meals in the traditional African cuisine are served with a wide selection of wines around campfire in the evening. You can share your daily experiences at the bar in the lounge or enjoy the comforts of a sauna and whirlpool after a day of good hunting.
Hunting is conducted on the fair chase basis and all our hunts are on foot, stalking the game. We can, of course, adapt the hunt to meet a client’s special needs or requests. We offer hunting on 390,000 acres (90,000 private & 300,000 concession). This gives you the opportunity to hunt on a variety of over twenty species of plains game. The importance of wildlife conservation cannot be overemphasized as therein lies the future. Selective trophy hunting, where only the old and fully mature game is taken, ensures the balance of nature. Hunting for the conservation minded sportsman is the motto!
Species roaming the hunting area are Gemsbuck, Hartebeest, Blue and Black Wildebeest, Black and Kalahari Springbuck, Southern and Black-faced Impala, Blesbuck, Steenbuck, Duiker, Klipspringer, Warthog, Ostrich, Hartmann and Burchell Zebra, Waterbuck, Greater Kudu, Damaraland Dik-Dik,Eland, Giraffe, Leopard, Cheetah, Lynx, Lion, Baboon, Sable and Roan Antelope, Red Lechwe and plenty of smaller species.
Typical hunting day
If you are rifle hunting, you will have the opportunity to check their guns and ammunition to make sure nothing moved during the transfer from the USA. Bow hunters will also have to opportunity to check their bows!
Your day will begin with a breakfast of your choice before the sun rises. Rifle hunters will climb onto one of our well equipped hunting vehicles and drive to an area where your well qualified PH`s expect to find the species that you are interested in hunting.Here you will leave the vehicle behind and commence a stalk. A stalk can take anything from ten minutes up to three or four hours. The PH will guide you, and you will have a tracker with you as well. Water will be available at all times.
Once game is spotted, the PH will instruct you on how to approach. He will then identify one or several possible trophy animals. Once you are close enough, the PH will identify an animal that will qualify for the high standard of trophies you expect. Shots are taken from shooting sticks or the help of branches, ant hills, etc. is brought into play. Shots are usually taken from 30 to 180 yards, depending on the circumstances. The PH will make it clear that you should only take the shot of you are ready and comfortable to take it. No client is ever pressured into taking a shot.
Once an animal has been harvested, the client will get the opportunity to take pictures and enjoy the moment. In the mean time, the hunting vehicle will be recovered and the trophy will then be taken to the slaughtering facilities. There the animal will be skinned and the trophy will be taken care of and prepared for transfer to the taxidermist.
Non hunting activities AS ADD-ONS to your hunting safari
Visit the world renowned Etosha National Park.Consisting of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast, shallow depression of approximately 5 000 km². For the greater part of the year the pan is a bleak expanse of white, cracked mud which, on most days shimmers with mirages. In local colloquial language the pan is referred to as the “great white place of dry water”. A series of waterholes along the southern edge of the pan guarantees rewarding and often spectacular game viewing. Several of the 114 mammal species found in the park are rare and/or endangered, including the black rhino and black-faced impala. Etosha’s elephants are thought to be the tallest in Africa, and the black-faced impala is endemic to this area. Over 340 bird species have been recorded at Etosha and stunning game viewing in the Etosha National Park.
Twyfelfontein's rock-engraving site in the Huab Valley which was awarded World Heritage status at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 2 000-plus rock engravings represent one of Africa’s largest and most important rock-art concentrations, where great Etjo sandstone formations provided the canvases used by the rock artists who created the gigantic open-air gallery some 2 000 to 6 000 years ago. Three legendary sites, all of ancient geological origin, The Burnt Mountain, the Organ Pipes and the Petrified Forest in Damaraland are worth visiting. The Petrified Forest is a site of recumbent fossilized tree trunks that was declared a national monument in the early 1950s and is a National Heritage Site today
Kaokoland home to the Desert Elephants, which at one time thought to be a separate or sub-specie of the African elephant, Loxodanto Africana, due to its longer legs, bigger feet and ability to withstand drought. The so-called desert elephants of Kaokoland are now regarded as “desert-adapted” rather than a different species. Their main source of water and nutrition is in the dry river courses of the westward-flowing rivers such as the Huab, Hoanib, Hoarusib, and Khumib where they feed on mopane bark, tamarisk, reeds and rushes, and the nutritious pods, bark and leaves of the ana tree. These elephants range widely, traveling up to 60 kilometers in a day over rugged terrain between the different springs. In periods of drought they dig holes, referred to as gorras, in the dry rriverbeds, into which water seeps from below at the same time providing a source of water for other animals of the desert.