Enjoyed every minut of the hunt.
Namibia is among the safest and most stable countries in Africa
Namibia has a highly organized, conservation-focused hunting industry and a government that is very supportive of hunting tourism
Namibia boasts a diverse selection of game animals, including some species found nowhere else
Hunters who have never been to Africa always wonder which country is the best one for a first safari. The answer: Namibia. With a diversity of terrain and game species, stunning scenery, a stable government, and excellent infrastructure, Namibia offers the opportunity for a traditional African safari without the worry. Namibia’s government is extremely hunter-friendly, and safaris in Namibia typically offer plenty of amenities at an affordable price. The types of hunts available run the gamut from family-run ranches to large game ranches to government-run and community-run conservancies. If you are looking to fulfill a lifetime dream of hunting mountain zebra, springbok, kudu, buffalo, eland, cheetah, elephant, or the magnificent warrior of the Kalahari, the gemsbok, Namibia is the place. With species found nowhere else, such as the Hartmann mountain zebra, the black-faced impala, and the Damara dik-dik, Namibia has a great deal to offer the experienced African hunter as well. A trip to Namibia offers something for everyone.
Citizens of the USA and most European countries who are visiting Namibia for 90 days or less are issued a visa on arrival and no advance application is necessary. Be sure to have several blank pages in your passport, and be sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned departure. Check the visa rules that apply to your passport type at this link: https://namibia.visahq.com/
Most hunting clients arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. After landing, the hunter walks to the arrival hall to fill out an arrival form and then proceeds through Immigration. Once through Immigration, go to baggage claim and retrieve your luggage, then find the small office (back toward Immigration) with a sign that reads “Arms and Ammunition.” Here, you will identify your gun case and fill in a simple form that will serve as your temporary gun license/permit. All you need is your gun information and the address of where you will be staying in Namibia, which the outfitter should provide to you. After filling out your form and retrieving your gun case, proceed through Customs. Your outfitter will most likely meet you outside the door to drive you to your hunting area.
Most hunts in Namibia are spot-and-stalk or safari style, with the hunters covering ground either on foot or by vehicle and, once an animal is spotted, completing a stalk on foot. Some safaris can require extensive walking; others require very little, so it’s a good idea to ask the professional hunter.
Dark green or brown clothing is best, as are boots with soft soles for quiet stalking. You’ll only need a couple of changes of clothing as laundry is done daily at most camps. Bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunblock, good optics, and a jacket for cool mornings and evenings.
Most professional hunters recommend rifles in the .300-caliber family for plains game and .375 for dangerous game, but the most important thing is to bring a rifle you are familiar with and can shoot well. Handguns and semiautomatic rifles are not allowed in Namibia.
Tips are appreciated at most safari camps in Namibia; in addition to the professional hunter, tracker(s), driver, and skinner(s), there are usually staff members at camp who handle cooking and cleaning and other chores and help to make a hunter’s stay pleasant. The professional hunter or outfitter can advise the hunter how much is appropriate to tip each staff member.
Typically, animals are skinned at the safari headquarters and all skins are cleaned and salted; skulls and horns are cleaned and buried in salt. After a couple of days, the skins are hung to dry, cleaned once more, and folded and stored in a skinning shed. Skulls will be cleaned and placed on a rack. Before leaving camp, it’s a good idea to ensure the skulls and skins are properly tagged with the hunter’s name and contact information.
Once the hunter departs, or sometimes at the end of the season, trophies will be taken to a taxidermist for professional cleaning and dipping, which is required for export. The taxidermist then contacts the hunter for instructions regarding preparation and shipment, and to arrange payment for these services. The taxidermist then contacts a shipping agent, who will handle the permits and shipping to the hunter’s home country, again after contacting the hunter. Hunters should check the latest regulations in order to make arrangements in advance if they are hunting species that require CITES permits or special export or import permits from the hunter’s home country. Many export and import requirements for these species have undergone dramatic changes in the past couple of years.
Friendly Hospitality, Family atmosphere. Excellent food, Accommodation. Safe, ethical, and sustainable Hunt. Genuine concern for future of hunting in Namibia.
Over all too soon, would book for longer next time.
Very nice at the farms and good food. Hunting areas and the PH was good (Benjamin and steff). Nicest people at Veronica (Petri and his wife Maria and the rest of the staff there). I can certainly think of returning.
PH has bad radio so that took time to get in contact with the car all the time. No AC in the car that was taken us to the airport.
They took very good care of us. From our group of 4, the husbands were excited to hunt and the wives were... less excited. They took very good care of everyone and made sure they the whole group was having a good time. This was really important for a "mixed" group like this and, in the end, everyone had a great time. The hunting itself was great; they didn't pressure me into taking crappy shots, and we got to do a good amount of stalking instead of just driving around until we found something easy. As a relatively fit person, I have had past experiences where the guides were a little on the lazy side and just wanted to drive everywhere. This wasn't the case at ARU. They really tried to meet every hunter at his own level of fitness and ability. Some guests we met were not able to hike up mountains all day and accommodations were made for them. I, on the other hand, wanted to sweat and bleed in the ragged brush and the good people of ARU accommodated me with smiles.
I dunno... took a long time to get there I guess... but that was sort of part of the fun too. This was also a pretty "posh" experience. Fancy food, fancy beds, etc. If you're looking for something more primitive, I'm not sure what they have to offer.
Hunting means different things to different people. Hunting at Eldoret is for hunters. You have very comfortable and rustic facilities, you can go off-the-grid if you want to. It is not a "party place", yet you can have the best time of your life around the quiet fireside. The people are unique and likely to be your best friends if you share their values. You don't have guarantees, yet you don't need any, they do their utmost for you to have a great time. Still hunting like it was done 60 years ago!
Having to leave.
as an inexperience female hunter I felt very at ease at Toekoms as the PH had experience with female hunters and the patience to assist and guide through some unfamiliar situations especially concerning shot-placement. the effort that was done with the taking of photo's was much appreciated. the PH's enthusiasm about the hunt and the success thereof made the experience more personal and memorable.
The hunting grounds, the PHs, the support staff, the FOOD, the drinks, the private sleeping cabins, the main lodge, waking up early in the morning, hunting, coming back, staying up late, everything.
It was a game rich area. On animals every day with lots of shot opportunities. Only shooting older, trophy animals. Accommodations were excellent, food fantastic and the company even better. Allan and his son Wayne are some of the best Professional Hunters I've ever hunted with and I've hunted in Africa quite a bit.
There is nothing I didn't like. My wife and I enjoyed it so much we've booked another hunt in August with Allan and Wayne.
Accommodations were first class. Hunting was excellent. Meals were wonderful. Took my wife, who never had hunted before, she had a great time learning about the culture and people.
We enjoyed every minute. Plan on returning and will not hunt with anyone but ARU
Authentic hunting experience for trophy class animals with exceptional hosts/PHs, very comfortable accommodations and incredibly talented Bushman trackers. Sandveld was originally set up for bow-hunting, with numerous pit and elevated stands set up over water, but the 60K acre ranch is also very well suited to rifle (and/or spot and stalk bow) hunting. The abundance of game and other wildlife also makes for some tremendous photographic opportunities--which can be great for non-hunting guests/spouses. Jacqui is an amazing cook and all dinners are prepared with game that is harvested, aged, processed and prepared on site. This is not a "put and take" operation. This is a family-owned/managed ranch, all game is native, and (for primary species) the Cilliers go to great lengths to limit trophy harvest to animals that have reached full maturity--which results in phenomenal trophy potential.
No complaints. The drive from Windhoek is a long one, but the remoteness and size of the ranch is a big part of its appeal.
4 different ranches scattered throughout Namibia, each led by the ranch owner as a PH. Visiting hunters placement is selected to capitalize on the best location for their desired species. No high fences, with thousands of acres of free ranging game. Everyone is very professional and knowledgable from PH, guides, trackers and cooks. Great accomodations, food, transportation. We stayed with 4 of the then 5 ranches, on two different trips, 2006 and 2015. I highly recommend the von Gossler's at ranch Orua, the Redecker's at ranch Westfalenhof, the Halenke's at Hohenau and the Wilckens at Ongangasemba. The scenery is also beyond beautiful with unforgetable sunsets, we have great memories. Our 1st visit was so memorable that I wrote a book about it , "Chasing Dreams in Namibia" by Elaine King.
2015 was a drought year so game numbers were down, but this is not a bad reflection on the PH or trackers. We knew this before going and had much success with depredation hunting, along with a couple of trophy-grade animals. The efforts by PH and trackers were every bit as dedicated as in 2005 when game was plentiful.
This entire trip to Namibia was a life changing experience. The outfitter (Eldoret Hunting - Nico and Vasti) made us feel like we were part of their family. My tracker, Sam, may be one of the best there is - anywhere. And the hunt was tough, but successful - just the way I like it - few good things in our life come easy.
Nothing. Everything about our hunt was above expectation.
Jannie the farm owner, explained the rules when I arrived on the farm about how things work there and how we would go about the hunt so I knew exactly what to expect. Jannie and Marlies are very friendly and I immediately felt at home as if I have known them for years. Jannie was very patient with the hunts to provide me the best opportunity to get the animals I was after. Thank you for your hospitality and be sure I will visit again and again! I highly recommend Toekoms Hunting Safaris to everyone.
This was my first trip to Africa so I may have been overwhelmed by first impressions, but I found Tokem Hunting Safaris to be excellent in all respects. Jannie and Marilize were a delight to spend time with, and the rest of the staff were friendly and accommodating. Our accommodations were comfortable, meals were excellent, and hunting was excellent! The beauty and vastness of Namibia, the abundance of game, and sitting around the fire in the evening having a beverage and sharing stories is something I'll forever remember. I took a Red Hartebeest, an Oryx, and a warthog while there.
There wasn't anything that I didn't like about my hunt or the accommodations.
I have hunted with Alan in Namibia several times. His competence and knowledge of wildlife are remarkable, as is the opportunity to hunt with the Bushmen and learn about their culture. I have hunted many areas from Zambia to RSA and consider this one of the absolute best.
Free range hunting with no high fences offers a wide variety of animals, on 5 distinct ranches in different areas of Namibia. Each ranch owner is the actual PH, offering an acute knowledge of his own land and animal populations. Hunts include a mix of stalking by foot, ground blinds and raised blinds over watering holes, each offering a uniqe and memorable hunting experience. Trackers and supporting staff are top-notch. Accomodations on each ranch are beyond the expected with comfortable lodging, delicious food and spectacular settings.
Some areas of Namibia suffered from drought between our 2006 and 2015 hunting trips. Yet both trips offered top service and great hunting experience to the clients in spite of conditions. We took very good trophies both trips along with some depredation opportunities.
Hello guys and gals I have heard that visiting Africa will get in your heart, and it has. After extensive research I booked the Baobab Game Ranch, Grootfontein, Namibia and fell in love with the place as soon as I arrived. It felt like I was at home from the time I got there. The owners, Helmuth, Margaret and Frank will truly be friends for life because they treat you more like family than visitors of the ranch. As a lifelong hunter I was amazed at how well the guides Frank, Helmuth and Thomas had mastered their craft to an art form. The skinners and the ladies of the house are genuinely heartwarming to be around when you are so far from home. I have never had this kind of adventure in my hunting life. The variety and amount of game was overwhelming to a country boy from Kansas. On the first day, when I got my Kudu, I could have been done hunting and been happy with this hunt but it was far from over and there was much more to come. Ladies and Gentlemen if you have thought about hunting in Africa, give Baobab Game Ranch a close look you will not go wrong with this group of people. Thank you for a life changing adventure Baobab. Danny
I can not think of anything bad with Baobab Game Ranch. .....
WONDERFUL HUNTING , GOOD TROPHY’S,GOOD FOOD , WARM HOSPITALITY, A VERY PROFESSIONAL SET UP.
Toekoms Bowhunting is a very professional outfit with excellent hospitality and opportunities.It cant be compared with the average ,they are in a class of their own.If you after real bowhunting for trophy game then you wont find better.
Meals, hospitality, and staff were all excellent. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome and make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Hot showers in the mornings, clean and well cared for bunkhouse, excellent food. We were treated like close friends and guests right from the start and the experience was very personable.
EVERYTHING!!! I was able to take a 62 5/8" Kudu and a Leopard with my recurve bow. Many other critters besides that. I have hunted with Alan 3 times and would go again in a heartbeat!
There was not one single thing I didn't like!
The accommodation, the food, and the company around the camp fire each night were all an experience to savour. We hunted the most picturesque country side that you could ever imagine. Nothing was to much trouble for our hosts.
There was nothing to dislike.
Jannie and Marilize Delport not only provided us with a large magnitude of animals to hunt, but welcomed us into their home and made us feel like family. They went above and beyond in providing us with wonderful accomodations and delicious food. Their professionalism was appreciated as they were helpful and quick to respond to our questions and concerns. We would not hesitate for a single moment to recommend Toekoms Hunting Safaris.
We didn't want to leave.
Great experience. PH's were professional and accomodating. Lodges and accomodations, including hosts and personnel were first class. Animals were wild and plentiful. Habitat was well managed. My hunt took place in 2009 and I was well pleased with all aspects of the experience. Not only was the bowhunting great, the photograph opportunities were phenomenal.
It was all good.
From the time you land in Windhoek, you are treated like royalty. Every aspect of their operation is fantastic: the people, the food, the accommodations, and of course the hunting. The variety between the two ranches also allows hunters to have two unique, but equally great experiences.
That I can't go back multiple times a year!
I was really impressed with Ruan as a PH. He knows his craft extremely well and is possibly the best hunter I've ever been afield with. He worked hard for me and put me on some good trophies - even when I thought "no way is this going to work"! I would not hesitate to recommend him as a PH.
Werner's knowledge of the history of the area and his respect for the game and the hunting tradition made for an outstanding experience. His patience with my daughter, a first time hunter, was outstanding and gave her the confidence to take two great animals. I have hunted with them four times and would recommend them without reservation. It is a great family experience. The visits to Etosha, Swakopmund, the Cunene River and other points of interest organized by Immenhof have all provided additional memories of Namibia.
Our Hunting area consist of 25000 acres. Large number of Kudu and Eland are common in our Northern area. Other species available are Oryx, Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Blesbuck, Springbuck, Duiker, Warthog, Caracal and Jackal. We offer professional and trained Guides,Trackers and Skinners to our clients. Our trackers are all Traditional San people from the area. A Bushman(San) tracker will back-up the hunt and will share his vast knowledge of the veldt and animals with you everyday of your hunt. A fair chase hunting experience you will not soon forget. Predators and scavengers such as Cheetah, Leopard, Jackal and Brown Hyena are common in the area ensuring a natural wildlife eco-system. Choose your favorite species and length of the safari of your own! Please note that Eland, Hyena and Leopard hunt requires at least 10 hunting days.
Trip duration: 10 - 14 days
Trip available on: 1 February 2017 30 November 2017
Trophies: 1 Kudu, 1 Oryx, 1 Warthog, 1 Blue Wildebeest, 1 Impala on 1x1 Includes one arrival- and one departure day. The prices are includes the transport of the trophies to local taxidermist in Namibia and the hunting permit as well. Should one of the above named species not be hunted, the price per animal in accordance with the price list will be refunded.
Trip duration: 9 days
Trip available on: 1 March 2017 30 November 2017
We make use of the walk and stalk method for those hunters who enjoy the stalking of a great trophy. We also have blinds from where the hunter can patiently wait for that super trophy. We also cater for those hunters with walking disabilities and want to shoot from the hunting vehicle. The package includes 7 hunting days and 7 trophies.
Trip duration: 7 days
Trip available on: 1 March 2017 30 November 2017
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