The kindness and professionality
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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
A proud 40-year history of ethical, reasonably priced trophy hunting of the highest standard in Namibia has revealed that sustainable utilization of wildlife resources has been a major factor in protecting Namibia's game populations. Even depleted game species, which formerly populated areas of Namibia, have been re-introduced through effective game management based on the principle of conservation through selective hunting. For the international hunting clientele, one of the main attractions of hunting in Namibia is the high standard of ethics maintained by the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA).The Namibia Professional Hunting Association was founded in 1974 in order to promote Namibia as a hunting destination internationally and protect the right to hunt locally. NAPHA works hand in hand with the Directorate of Resource Management of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) not only for legal ethical hunting but also to ensure sustainable use hunting is the backbone of conservation in Namibia. This is echoed in NAPHA's Mission Statement: "The fundamental purpose of NAPHA is to enhance and maintain, by effective management, an organizational infrastructure that can serve professional hunting members, clients and other interest groups. Our intent is to ensure and promote ethical conduct, sustainable utilization of natural resources, and to secure the industry for current and future generations. The Association insists that its members provide the highest standard of professional service to international hunting guests. They are expected to hunt strictly in accordance with the ethical principles as stipulated in NAPHA's Hunting Code. The Hunting Professional is at all times encouraged to act responsibly towards nature, wildlife and the local population." These values are shared by BookYourHunt and is why we are so proud to be a partner with and sponsor of NAPHA. Only NAPHA outfitter members are allowed to offer their hunts on BookYourHunt so when you book your safari in Namibia from the vast selection on our website you know you are booking with a consummate professional.
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.
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.
Every aspect is 5 star. The accommodations, the hospitality, the food, the PH and the hunt. The land is vast offering great challenges and opportunities for the discerning hunter. Variety of species and habitats. Take your time to truly enjoy the experience.
As a outfitter and guide for over 29 years. Schalk is first class. He has woodsmanship and knowledge of the animals. I have known many guides that are not hunters. He is a hunter which makes a great guide. He works hard for shot opportunities.
I really had nothing I did not like. He is just a hard working guy that goes the extra mile.
I found Anton, the outfitter and PH to be extremely professional and trustworthy. I always got a straight answer and no BS. His concessions are abundant in game which travel freely across the low fence areas. The accommodations and food were very good and I was always made to feel at home. Anton went the extra mile on several occasions including finding additional ammo in and uncommon caliber when I was running low. And I have to brag on his resilience after he had a serious injury during the hunt. The injury was bad enough that most guys including myself would have called it quits but he continued to hunt until I had my trophy and was back on the plane.
I wish I had spent two more weeks with Anton to explore more of Namibia :) But there will be another trip
Who better to tour the vast Kaokoland eco region than with the man who was directly responsible for setting up the various concessions for the Namibian government in the first place? From the Kunene river to the Hoanib river and everywhere in between, Anton had vast knowledge of the ecosystem, the indigenous people, and of course, the animals. Fantastic trophies are to be found in a once in a lifetime destination!
I wish I could have stayed longer than the 18 days I was there!
Justus and Gussie are great people. You cannot beat the hospitality, food, and accommodations anywhere for the price. There are high quality trophies seen everyday. Both spot and stalk opportunities and hunting from a blind/hide. You have multiple opportunities to harvest your trophy. Perfect place to take a child or first time hunter as they will see game everyday and have plenty of opportunity!!
I hunted leopard with lywk. Above and beyond is what you get with leopard legend! Food was great, everyone was nice! Great quality of game and a big variety of species!
I didn't like that i had to leave to go home!
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 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.
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 truly is a great place to hunt in Namibia - for beginners as much as for more experienced hunters. Not only do they offer plenty of African game to hunt, an outstanding but also cozy lodge to stay, a warm and welcoming hospitality, but also professional hunting guides with amazing capabilities. My family and I loved our stay there and we were seriously impressed with what the lodge and its people had to offer.
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.
The friendship, the beautiful places I hunted, the new friends I made, the thrill of the trophies hunted and the ever surprising quality of the game taken. Being part of my adopted family and friends in the dark continent.
Having to go to the Airpot and the good bys till I see my friends and adopted family again.
The time Anton takes to explain why we are stalking this way or not this way, details about the nature, very very interesting
Jan set up a tremendous hunt for kudu on short notice. He helped line up firearms storage for my wife and I so that we could visit Etosha park before our hunt. Accommodations were excellent, everything was neat and clean with great food and drinks. Jan listened to what I was looking for with regards to the hunt, and delivered a great time with a old kudu bul
The PH was extremely competent and fun to be around. All the arrangements were very well handled and the hunt and rest of photo safari were world class. Highly recommend John and Namibia for any type safari.
The boat trip on the Chobe River was a little too long and was not great because of the flooded conditions. Certainly not the fault of the outfitter. Skip Victoria Falls unless you like crowds of tourists.
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.
This 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.
This was my father-in-laws dream hunt. We both hunted and we both filled our tags, with 7 trophy class animals. They have a great variety and abundance of animals, with no high fence. The food is great, Anneli's cooking is amazing. This is a must do trip!
We didn't like South African Air, but not a lot of option for airlines. Be prepared for delays on both legs of the trip. I honestly can't think of a thing I didn't like about my trip with John. He is a great guide!
The friendly family. The remoteness. Solar powered everything. The exotic tent that allowed us to hear a leopard walk through camp at 2:00 a.m. (Outstanding FUN accommodations.) Exotic delicious food. Excellent fellowship. The baboons, zebra, kudu, .... We hunted successfully the first few days and our guide John gave us a tour of Etosha National Park and Windhoek. His knowledge of Namibia and its neighbors is amazing. We wish to return and do it all again. 12 days was too short.
WONDERFUL HUNTING , GOOD TROPHY’S,GOOD FOOD , WARM HOSPITALITY, A VERY PROFESSIONAL SET UP.
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 there 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.
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.
I have hunted there 3 times over the last few years. I was very impressed with the accommodations, hunting, animals harvested, and especially the people. I also would recommend taking the trip with Benny to hunt with Nico for Mountain Zebra and other animals if desired.
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.
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.
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.
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
I have went on 3 hunts w/ Jan. He is the best in the business. Great guy. Is a super PH. Has great contacts for land. No matter where we hunt in the Kal. Desert or somewhere else in Namibia. Super land, plenty of game ,and no hunting pressure. We do not hunt fenced areas which I also like. Has years of experience and can spot game miles away for a spot and stalk. I always have a superior hunt w/Jan at a very reasonable price. The accommodations are excellent. Good sleeping conditions and the food is varied and excellent. Where ever we hunt it is a family atmosphere and all the family members are friendly and fun to talk to, I would give Jan's hunt's a of 10+++++ Greg Archambeau 315-468-1301
I found the booking process to be smooth and professional, with quick responses to email queries. My guide, Anton, was a true pro, with close attention to detail and huge energy. He is clearly a true naturalist and knows all the animals, birds and trees. Importantly, he also made a point of getting on well with everyone we met, from land owners to farm workers. The location was working cattle ranches, with good game populations - the ranches were low fenced, so game could roam freely. We saw animals jumping over the fences several times, so I was reassured that it was a fair chase hunt.
There were NO downsides from hunting point of view. However, I am not sure whether Namibia is a great place to take non-hunters. Before booking a combined trip for hunters and non-hunters, I suggest checking that there will be enough to do locally to keep everyone entertained.
as an inexperience female hunter I felt very at ease 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.
This entire trip to Namibia was a life changing experience. The outfitter (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.
Hello guys and gals I have heard that visiting Africa will get in your heart, and it has. After extensive research I booked them 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 this outfitter a close look you will not go wrong with this group of people. Thank you for a life changing adventure. Danny
I can not think of anything bad .....
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.
Jannie and Marilize 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 them.
We didn't want to leave.
This was the first time I was able to get someone in my family to go with me to Africa. My wife, son and oldest granddaughter went with me. We were treated like family and everyone enjoyed not only the hunting but the care that was given to each of us by the staff and the owners. The food was always excellent and we were waited on for our every needs. My wife and granddaughter were transported into town so they could going shopping. Our professional hunters worked hard to get us shots at the animals we wished to take. Everything was done in a very professional manner. We all truely enjoyed our time in Namibia with this outstanding outfitter. Would truely love to go back just to relax in there camp and be with the friends we made . One could not go wrong booking with them!
Really can't think of anything except the trip did not last long enough!
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.
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!
We had a great weekend at the Game Farm. Their prices were reasonable, accommodations were outstanding, and hospitality unmatched of all the game ranches I've hunted at in Namibia. I'd recommend their ranch for any bow hunters that want a great experience and the opportunity to bag some nice Trophies including some gigantic Warthogs at the most reasonable prices I've found. They were super family/kid friendly and we did game drives each night with the families after successful hunting. Jannie and I got up super early on Saturday which paid off when he got me within 30 yards of this Oryx (Gemsbok) on a walk and stalk hunt. I'd rank the difficulty of this one with my bow Elk hunting experience in CO and one my top 5 best hunts ever.
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.
Schalk is a good hunter who worked hard, delivered on all that was represented pre-hunt, and was a pleasure to spend time with both while hunting, as well as around the evening campfire. I took my son on this hunt and it was primarily about him. We asked for a somewhat customized experience with a remote bush camp to start with, then a lodge hunt. Both were outstanding in their own way and Schalk worked to make it all an amazing experience for my son.
I wanted free range no fence hunt in a true wilderness for kudu, gemsbok, and Hartman zebra. I am in my sixties and am crippled with a Neuromuscular disease. I told Anton about my condition and say I was not afraid of failing but could place no value on any trophy be hind a fence. He understood and guided me to a ancient kudu, an enormous Mountain zebra, 2 gemsbok one of which was Roland & Wards, 2 Rowland&Wards springbok. We took a gemsbok and 4 springbok for the local himba as well. You won't go wrong with Anton.
We had planned to search out dessert adapted lions and elephants to photograph after the hunt. Anton told me he would be taking my money for nothing as the drought had pushed the animals out of the range of my limited mobility. We went to Ethosha instead and created a fantastic photographic portfolio.
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) they 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.
The trophies were excellent. The food and hospitality were also excellent. I enjoyed being around Divan's parents for meals. They made me feel welcome and gave additional insight on life in that area. Divan is very knowledgeable on all aspects of African hunting making him great to visit with around the campfire. This was my first African hunt and it was everything I hoped for and more.
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.
Great Staff and Eric is a great guy. Only problem we ran into was how hard it was to find big Kudu . He delivered but i missed on my last day. Fortunately I harvested 3 other beautiful animals. Looking forward to coming back with friends in search of some big kudu !
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 them to everyone.
Powerful Namibian thunderstorms, travel all over wild land just a great time We took nice trophies, Wilderness camp in Erongo Mts is his home! Very adaptable as he had his hands full with the weather and permit changes.
Very little too not like. This is not a luxury safari for your wife, but a low fence/no fence true wild animal hunt. I did not like that at 66 I had too admit my physical limitation on Zebra and kudu hunting at altitudes.
Traditional tent camp many miles from nearest village. Meals cooked over an open fire. Great hunting seeing lots of game with no fences. Was a pleasure to hunt with John and get to know his family. Came as a client and left and continue to be friends.
Long plane ride from western USA. did break it up with a long layover in Frankfurt.
As an second generation outfitter and full time guide I have seen all types of outfitters and hunting camps I can honestly say it was professional and they bend over backwards to make the hunt the style you choose. I would say it is an outstanding bow hunting establishment with great amounts of game, great food, and a home style environment.
Being from Montana I have no snake experience I would take snake gators next time just to feel better.
Welcome to Namibia to savor its beautiful nature as well as get the new hunting expreince! This package offer includes: black wildebeest, oryx, hartebeest, springbok, warthog, blesbok.
Trip duration: 9 days
Trip available on: 1 March 2018 30 November 2018
The package includes 7 days/ 6 nights in Namibia for 5 free range species (Sable trophy, Oryx trophy, Red hartebeest trophy, Springbok trophy and Common Impala trophy). Same package on 2:1 - $13,000 per hunter.
Trip duration: 7 days
Trip available on: 1 February 2018 30 November 2018
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