DWHSN1 – Namibia Plains Game Hunt with De Wet Hunting Safaris
Namibian Plains Game Hunting Safari
This incredible hunting safari takes place on a 52,000 acre, low fenced concession in the Khomas Highland Mountains just Southwest of Windhoek, Namibia.
The main hunting concession is based in the Khomas Highland Mountains just South West of Windhoek, Namibia. It is 52,000 acres, and all low fence, free range hunting for plains game and also leopard. The area has plentiful, native plains game in big numbers and of excellent trophy quality.
The terrain has many mountains and big flat open areas between them. You can expect to take a few long shots when you are a rifle hunter, but we are also set up for bow hunters with blinds at water wholes. For those that want to do same walking and stalking with the bow that will also be possible, but will definitely be a challenge.
- Khomas highland mountains area.
- Free range hunting for native springbuck, gemsbuck, kudu, black wildebeest and much more…
- Excellent trophy quality can be expected on all game.
- Comfortable lodging
- Traditional cuisine with a lot of game meat and South African wines
- If you wish to hunt for species that are non-indigenous to Nambia, the neighbor does have a 15,000 acre high fence concession that you can hunt as well.
Namibia is a fantastic place for the family to come and hunt together and just share the experience. You will be guided by an experienced PH and that will cater to all your needs and give you the best possible experience and opportunities. Winters are very mild in the area and is only a bit cool during early morning hours and in the evening.
- Transportation from International Airport to hunting camp and return
- Full time service of a licensed and experienced Professional Hunter
- Driver, tracker and skinner
- Service of all camp staff
- Accommodation, all meals, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- Laundry services
- Skinning and field preparation of trophies
- Government hunting licenses and permit fees
- Includes 15% VAT (Value added tax)
*Prices subject to change without notice, so lock your price in with a deposit asap.
- Trip Insurance
- Accommodation prior to and after safari
- Airfare to country of safari
- Trophy fees on animals wounded and lost
- Taxidermy work and shipping of trophies to final destination
- Rifle hire and ammunition at $40 per day plus ammunition
- Gratuities for staff
- CITES fees
- Additional trips
- Medical expenses (please have own medical insurance)
- 3% service fee that will be added to any Visa or Master Card payments.
Lodging and Accommodations
- Comfortable lodging with ensuite bathrooms
- Hot and cold running water
Traditional Namibian/ South African cuisine with game meat and South African wines.
You will have the opportunity to eat some of the tenderloins from the animals you hunted.
- Mostly 1×1 but we also do 2×1 guiding
- 4×4 hunting vehicles
- PH and staff to all the work regarding collection of trophies and packing out meat
Typical Daily Schedule
Breakfast will start about 30 min before sunrise and as soon as it is light we will head out hunting for the morning. Typically, we will start off by driving around with the hunting vehicle until a good trophy animal is spotted. At that point, we’ll drive out of sight and then slowly make our way back on foot. We never shoot from the vehicle.
Many times we will also stop the vehicle in an area that looks good, and just go take a hike. Once we see something that we are after, we will discuss a few plans and then take it from there.
Lunch is normally around 12:00. Around that time, we will head back to the lodge, have a good lunch. Usually we’ll rest a bit and wait for it to cool down again before we head out for the afternoon and then hunt till it gets dark.
Once we are back at the lodge for the evening you can kick off your shoes and relax at the camp fire and have a few drinks till we have dinner. After dinner we head back out again and sit around the camp fire and tell more stories.
- You will fly commercial to Windhoek International Airport
- The outfitter will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hunting area. (just under 3 hours drive)
- Pick up and drop off included in price
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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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