BGR1 – Namibia Plains Game Safari with Baobab Game Ranch
Namibia Hunting Safari
Namibia is the perfect destination for first time hunters, and seasoned hunters alike.
You will discover that Namibia is not only beautiful with a pleasant climate, it is the easiest, stable, safe and clean hunter friendly country in Africa. The airport offers simple in and out for your rifles and the excellent roads makes it an easy country to travel, making a Namibia hunting safari a good choice.
Namibia Plains Game Safari
Depending on where you hunt, you will stay in a lodge or farmhouse with the owners of the farm, and the hunting WILL be exceptional. The owners are great honest people who specialize in spot-and-stalk bow hunting. They own 14,000 acres in the back yard with 100,000 acres in concessions and speak five different languages.
Free Range Hunting
Most of the plains game taken on this hunting concession are gold medal trophies. It is a paradise for Kudu, Oryx (Gemsbuck), Hartebeest, Springbok, Warthog, Common Duiker, Steenbuck, Damara Dik-dik, Mountain & Burchell’s zebra, Leopard, Cheetah, Black & Blue Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Sable antelope, Roan antelope, Eland, Giraffe, Baboon, Jackal, Waterfowl and Gamebirds. Hunting of other species can be arranged on request. All game is born on the farm. They do not believe in “put and take” hunting nor in “canned” hunting and are proud to uphold the tradition of ethical fair-chase hunting.
Safe, stable country.Why you should consider a Namibia hunting safari:
- A Namibia hunting safari can be less expensive than a Safari in South Africa. Due mostly to simpler lodging.
- Safaris are custom made to fit your personal goals for your Africa Safari!
- More low fence, free range hunting than is found in South Africa.
- 4th generation, family owned and operated.
- Clean and cozy lodging with a family friendly atmosphere and a swimming pool.
- Over 100,000 acres available to hunt.
- Specializing in Spot-and-Stalk archery hunts.
- Very exclusive.
- Hunting Season in Namibia is February through November.
- The landscape is breathtaking open Savannah, dry rivers, huge Maroela trees, and a Palm-like landscape.
- The Professional Hunter is experienced with both rifle and bowhunting.
- Accommodation, full board; laundry service.
- PH, trackers, skinners, hunting vehicle.
- Basic trophy preparation and transport to taxidermist in Namibia, permits, and value added tax.
- Transfer from/to Windhoek Airport: free of charge. Limited to a minimum of 5 hunting days.
- You will need Yellow fever shot.
- Taxidermy, packaging, trophy insurance and shipment
- All drinks/beverages
- Rifle Rental (US$ 15 per day)
- Ammunition (US$ 10 per shot fired)
- Personal requirements, telephone, tips, etc.
- Skinning for a full, life-sized mount (US$ 100)
- Insurance and medical costs of any kind
- Overnight stays before or after the hunt/hunting safari
- Excursions before or after the hunt.
- Sightseeing/Photo safaris can be arranged as part of the hunting safari or in addition to the hunt.
- Trip Insurance
- Gratuities for Staff
*Prices subject to change without notice, so lock your price in with a deposit asap.
Lodging and Accommodations
The main lodge is comfortable, with spotlessly clean rooms. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, and a laundry service is available daily on request. Enjoy very good home cooked meals.
In addition to their hunting lodge, they have a rough camp, with luxury tents for all kinds of DIY hunting.
The outfitter will meet you at the International Airport in Windhoek. You will travel by road to the farm in an air conditioned vehicle, giving you an opportunity to see some of the country on the way to the ranch.
Alternatively there are internal flights with Air Namibia 3 times a week to Rundu, which is a 2.5 hours drive from the hunting area.
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Africa Safari Gear List
Preparing for your first African Safari can be intimidating, but there’s no need to worry. The truth of the matter is that packing for a hunt in Africa isn’t all that difficult. We have worked together with our P.H.’s on a safari gear list for your upcoming hunt.
- Valid Passport (South Africa requires your passport to be valid for an additional 30 days after your return date to the USA. No exceptions.)
- Airline ticket.
- Proper weapon documentation.
- Email the date and time of arrival to your P.H. for pickup at the airport.
- Inoculation (if needed in the area you are hunting).
- Deposit paid and confirmed.
- Traveler’s checks and enough cash for gifts, tip, etc.
- Travel Insurance.
Keep it simple. Bring a few changes of light hunting clothing (most places will have a daily laundry service). Odds are you will be riding in the back of a truck on a high rack to and from hunting areas, and that can get chilly. So bring a good jacket along. During the day, temperatures should be pleasant.
*When hunting in Mozambique it is important to note that you are allowed to bring realtree type camo but it is against Mozambican law for an ordinary citizen to wear military style camouflage.
- 2 pairs of light hunting pants
- 2-3 hunting shirts
- 2-3 pairs of socks and underwear
- 1 pair of insulated underwear (tops and bottoms) *we recommend Merino wool
- Light jacket for stopping wind
- Wide brim hat or cap
- Good ankle boots/shoes that are very comfortable (you don’t need heavy mountain boots)
- Comfortable shoes for lounging at the lodge
- Light stocking hat and gloves
- Light rain gear
If you are hunting from May to August, be sure to bring some heavier clothing as well as temperatures can occasionally drop below freezing. If you are hunting during this time add the following items:
- 1 pair of insulated hunting pants
- 2 pairs mid-weight socks
- Insulated coat
Get the best optics you can afford. Don’t skimp here.
- Binoculars (Quality 8’s or 10’s)
- Spotting Scope
- Bino Harness
- Phone Skope – Mount your phone to your optics
- Lens Cloth and Cleaning Equipment
Firearms and Ammunition
Clients always ask us what type of rifle and caliber they should bring to Africa. Our advice is always, bring the rifle that you are most comfortable shooting with, shot placement and premium quality bullets are more important than caliber choice. For plains game, we recommend any caliber between 270 and 375. However calibers for dangerous game, the minimum requirement by law is no caliber smaller than 375H&H. We recommend using premium quality soft point ammunition like Swift A-frame, Woodleigh, Norma or Barnes. For elephant and hippo it is advisable to use heavy caliber solid ammunition.
When hunting dangerous game, use a good quality low powered variable scope of 1.5 – 6 x 25 power. We recommend a higher powered scope of between 3 – 9 x 40 magnification for plains game. When transporting your rifle it should be transported on the airline and on any major road in a solid, lockable, hard case. Whilst travelling between hunting areas or on the back of the hunting vehicle we recommend that you bring a soft padded rifle bag.
- Ammo (40-60 shells should be adequate for a typical hunt)
- Gun case with locks
- Soft gun case
- Bow (talk to your Agent or PH about poundage requirements)
- Arrows and good broadheads (2-3 dozen arrows should be adequate for a typical hunt)
- Bow case with locks
- Soft bow case
- Valid Passport
- Airline ticket
- Proper weapon documentation
- Certified copy of your Passport for the taxidermist.
- Tip your P.H.
- Pay trophy fees and final payments for the animals you take on your Safari.
- Make arrangements for your trophies.
The standard tip for a guide is 10% to 20% of the cost of your trip. Remember to tip the cooks and other help in the camp as well. The amount you give reflects your appreciation for your guide’s hard work and effort.
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