Estreux Safaris Namibia

Namibia is renowned for its breathtaking Desert scenery, wide open spaces, German architecture, nomadic Himba pastoralists, elusive Desert adapted elephant of the Namib and its friendly people.

Namibia however also offers two of its best kept secrets to hunters namely:
The remote, vast wilderness of the Kaokoveld in north western Namibia for Plains game and:
The water-rich wilderness of the Caprivi in north eastern Namibia for Dangerous game.

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Anton Esterhuizen / Wanda Esterhuizen

+264 81 432 4800 | +264 81 127 7765

+ 264 67 30 7262

 info@estreuxsafaris.com

S 20° 28 597’       E 016° 38 780’        (WGS 84)

www.estreuxsafaris.com

How long have you been in operation as an outfitter? 17 Years

How many years’ experience do you have as PH? 24 Years

How many PHs do you employ? 1 (One) Owner and Outfitter Anton Esterhuizen

Member of (include membership no): Namibia Professional Hunters Association (NAPHA) (F#033) | Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) (TPH 00487) | Rowland Ward’s Guild of Field Sportsman (310) | Rowland Ward Official Measurer.

Kunene: (North Western Namibia) An unfenced and very remote wilderness in the extreme north west of Namibia. A place of silence, and magnificent solitude, timeless with horizons that expand into infinity. Exceptionally beautiful, with nuances and vistas of colors and the moods of its ever-changing landscapes. The oldest of desert environments, with large ephemeral rivers, rugged mountains and vast endless plains. Seemingly lifeless; prehistoric plants, desert adapted wildlife and semi-nomadic Himba live in harmony with each other.

Otjozondjupa: North Central Namibia) Situated in north central Namibia these commercial farms have grassy plains, mountains, dry river beds and mostly thorn bush savannah.

Zambezi: North Eastern Namibia (formerly Caprivi Region) Situated in the extreme north eastern part of Namibia this wetland system is predominantly bordered by the Chobe, Zambezi, and Kwando river systems, with deep channels, backwaters and vegetation that alternate between vast endless floodplains to dense thorn bush and mopane savannah.

Country/s of operation Namibia
Area / Province Kunene, Otjozondjupa and Zambezi Regions
Own land / concession/s Orupembe/Sanitatas/Okondjombo Conservancies in the Kunene of north western Namibia are Estreux Safaris’ own concessions and in the Otjozondjupa and Zambezi Regions, Estreux Safaris source game from different concessions.
Size of location/s Kunene: 1 600 000 acres

Otjozondjupa:  60 000 acres

Zambezi: Vary between 20 000 and 100 000 acres

Terrain & vegetation Kunene: Semi-desert with large, dry ephemeral rivers, vast endless plains interspersed with rugged mountains and mopane shrub savannah

Otjozondjupa: Grassy plains, dry river beds with mountains and mostly thorn bush savannah

Zambezi: Vary from vast floodplains to dry sandy flat terrain with no mountains, interspersed with deep water channels and dry densely vegetated islands

Rainfall & temperatures Kunene:  Average 100-150mm rain. Very dry.

Summer Temperatures: 17°C in the morning to 35°C in afternoon

Winter Temperatures: 8°C in the morning to 28°C in afternoon

Otjozondjupa:  Average 300-500mm rain.

Summer Temperatures: 18°C in the morning to 35°C in afternoon

Winter Temperatures: 0°C in the morning to 26°C in afternoon

Zambezi: Average 500-800mm rain. Humidity high.

Summer Temperatures: 17°C in the morning to 36°C in afternoon

Winter Temperatures: 8°C in the morning to 28°C in afternoon

Appropriate clothing No military camouflage is allowed. Commercial patterns are allowed and are recommended for stalking. Dark olive or brown coloured clothing with soft sole boots. Some areas are thorn felt and a heavier material will last longer.

NO light coloured Khaki.

Nearest tarred road Kunene: 200km away from the concession

Otjozondjupa: 50km away from farm

Zambezi: Between 5-50km away depending on concession

Nearest town Kunene: 200km away from the concession i.e. Opuwo

Otjozondjupa: 50km away from farm i.e. Otjiwarongo

Zambezi: Between 60-150km away depending on concession i.e. Katima Mulilo

Nearest medical facility Estreux Safaris always carries a Satellite phone for emergencies.

Kunene: 200km away from the concession i.e. Opuwo and a very basic clinic 2km from hunting camp

Otjozondjupa: 50km away from farm i.e. Medi-clinic in Otjiwarongo

Zambezi: Between 60-150km away depending on concession i.e. Katima Mulilo

Nearest airport & distance Kunene: Registered tarred airstrip at Opuwo Town situated 200km from hunting camp

Otjozondjupa: Registered dirt airstrip at Otjiwarongo Town situated 50km from farm

Zambezi: Registered Katima Mulilo Airport, operated by Namibia Airports Company 150km away depending on concession

Nearest landing strip Kunene:  Non-registered 1800m dirt strip situated 6km from Hunting Camp

Otjozondjupa: Registered dirt airstrip at Otjiwarongo Town situated 50km from farm

Zambezi: Registered Katima Mulilo Airport, operated by Namibia Airports Company 150km km away depending on concession

Air charter required to reach destination? / Other? Kunene:  Private air charters available

Otjozondjupa: Private air charters available

Zambezi: Air Namibia Jet

Method of transport from airport & back

Who meets the hunter?

Representative of Estreux Safaris will personally meet client at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek.

Transfers to Kunene and Otjozondjupa is mostly by road

Transfers to Zambezi (Katima Mulilo) is via Air Namibia and then from Katima Mulilo by road to concession

 

 


Type of accommodation:

Kunene:  House on the Hill Hunting Camp, which is our main hunting camp is a small and intimate establishment, built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the dry Omungunda river. The camp has been developed for small groups and houses only four guests in two separate cottages.  Tastefully furnished with recyclable products, this is truly a work of art and simplicity. Rock, steel and wood were used to provide warmth and intimacy. The bathrooms each have a shower, washbasin with hot and cold water and flush toilet. Each cottage also has its own kitchen with all the necessary amenities. The main cottage serves as recreation and dining area. The beautiful open verandas of each cottage are the ideal place for a sundowner at the end of a long hard day of hunting. Power is solar or alternatively supplied by generator at 220Volt.

Otjozondjupa: It is a small intimate camp, built from natural stone and brick. The hunting camp houses four guests at a time depending on the composition of the group i.e. family or just friends.  Power is continuous 220Volt. Guests can charge all their equipment any time of the day or night. Mobile phone reception is available 24/7 as well as Wi-Fi. Each unit has en-suite bathrooms with either a shower or bath, washbasin with hot and cold water and flush toilet. Hot water is supplied by a normal geyser.

Zambezi: In the Zambezi concessions we make use of several camps. Accommodation is provided in rustic tented camps. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water, flush toilets, shower and washbasin under clear skies. Each tent is private with a beautiful view over either the Kwando or Chobe Rivers. All meals are served in tented Bomas overlooking the Chobe or Kwando Rivers. Power is solar or alternatively supplied by generator at 220Volt.

Permanent buildings | Otjozondjupa Region  Sleeps: 4

 Tented camp | Zambezi Region Sleeps 4

 Bush lodge | Kunene Region Sleeps 4

Rooms & Bathroom facilities:

 Sleeps: Single | Double ( all regions)

 Shower | Baths (Otjozondjupa Region) | Flushing toilets |  | Daily laundry and ironing„

 Air-Conditioning (Only roof fans in Otjozondjupa)

 Jacuzzi | Pool

Food: 

  Includes all food| Includes soft drinks | Includes local wine and beer

  Excludes all spirits  (all regions)

  Consideration for allergies/illnesses )

  Special provision for dietary requirements

Power &/or back -up:

 Electricity | Otjozondjupa Region

 Generator | Kunene & Zambezi Region

 Solar | Kunene & Zambezi Region

  Battery | Kunene & Zambezi Region

Connectivity & reception:

 Mobile connection ( MTC except for Kunene Region) | Wi-Fi  (only in Otjozondjupa Region)

 Satellite reception  | TV

Members of staff:

1 x PH |  2 x trackers |  2 x skinners |  2 x household in all concessions

Max capacity:  4 guests in all concessions


Kunene:
 A total of 15 different species i.e. baboon, black-backed jackal, caracal, cheetah, gemsbok/Oryx, giraffe,  Hartmann mountain zebra, klipspringer, leopard, southern greater kudu, spotted hyena, brown hyena, ostrich, springbok and steenbok are available for trophy hunting, although the area also have black rhino, lion and the occasional desert elephant moving through the area, which cannot be hunted. Hunting in this area are all free range with NO fences whatsoever. Management culling on Oryx, Hartmann Zebra, Springbuck and Ostrich allowed at reduced rates.

Zambezi: Elephant, Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Crocodile, Reedbuck, Red Lechwe and Bushpig is hunted for their trophy.

Otjozondjupa: More than 38 species (See below) are available for trophy hunting. Game are all free ranging with only a low 4” high cattle proof fences through which game can move freely, but rare and endangered species are hunted in 6” to 8” high game camps not less than 6 000 acres in extent each.

Aardvark Cheetah Roan antelope
Aardwolf Damara dik-dik Sable antelope
African wild cat Eland Small spotted genet
Baboon Gemsbok/Oryx Southern greater kudu
Bat-eared fox Giraffe Southern common impala
Black-backed jackal Grey duiker Spotted hyena
Black-faced impala Hartmann’s mountain zebra Springbok
Black wildebeest Honey badger Steenbok
Blesbuck Klipspringer Tsessebe
Blue wildebeest Nyala Warthog
Brown hyena Ostrich Waterbuck
Burchell’s zebra Porcupine White Blesbuck
Caracal Red Hartebeest
Hunter Kunene: 1:1 – US$ 480 and 2:1 US$ 400

Otjozondjupa:  1:1 – US$ 380 and 2:1 US$ 310

Zambezi: Depending on species US$ 1200 to US$ 2000

Non-Hunter Kunene: US$ 250

Otjozondjupa: US$ 190

Zambezi: US$ 280

Gratuities As per client’s discretion

Who handles firearm permits? Estreux Safaris provides documentation beforehand to hunters, to complete. Firearm import and export in Namibia is a very simple and quick process. Client just provide police with documentation.
Availability of firearm supplies Readily available, except for “wildcat” firearms. Black powder available
Nearby gunsmith Otjiwarongo and Windhoek

PACKAGE 1: (9 X DAYS IN CAMP/ 5 X ANIMALS) – OTJOZONDJUPA REGION ONLY

1 Hunter per 1 Professional Hunter : US$ 6 400-00 per hunter per package

Package includes:

7 x Hunting days | 1 x Baboon or Jackal | 1 x Kudu | 1 x Oryx or Red hartebeest | 1 x Warthog | 1 x Steenbok or Grey Duiker

PACKAGE 2: (9 X DAYS IN CAMP / 5 X ANIMALS) – OTJOZONDJUPA REGION ONLY

2 Hunters per 1 Professional HunterUS$ 5 900-00 per hunter per package

Package includes: 7 x Hunting days | 1 x Baboon or Jackal | 1 x Kudu | 1 x Oryx or Red hartebeest | 1 x Warthog | 1 x Steenbok or Grey Duiker

Yes No Comments
Trackers & skinners
Trophies wounded or lost x Have to be paid in full by client
Skinning and field preparation
Repatriation of trophies to taxidermist Include quarantine if applicable
Taxidermy charges and cost x For the account of the client
Packing, dipping and shipping of trophies x For the account of the client
All license fees, permits and hunting licenses, CITIES permits
Excursions x Extra to the account of the client
Provision for disabled hunters?
Number of hunting vehicles available
V. A. T x 15% in Namibia
Insurance Estreux Safaris have full insurance to cover themselves. Estreux Safaris also strongly suggest that clients purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance.
Supplementary nights before & after the safari x For the account of the client
Family- & Child-friendly?
Flights x For the account of the client
Members of staff (PHs trackers, skinners, lodge) 1 x PH, 2 x trackers, 2 x skinners, 2 x household in all concessions
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