The Kaokoland area of north western Namibia covers more than 1 200 000acres of pristine unfenced wilderness, rich in wildlife and sparsely populated by Namibia’s last true indigenous traditional tribe the semi-nomadic Himba. To the north it borders the beautiful Marienfluss and vast Hartmann valleys and to the west the famous Skeleton Coast National Park.
Kaokoland is a place far remove from civilization. A place of silence, and magnificent solitude, timeless with horizons that expand into infinity.
Exceptionally beautiful, with nuances and vistas of colours and the moods of its ever-changing landscapes, found nowhere else on earth.
This most unusual of desert environments in the world, with 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.
Ruark Game Safaris will conduct most of their hunting safaris in this concession.
We therefore invite you to share a unique experience and privilege of hunting and touring in one of the most remote environments in the world, while enjoying its unparalleled beauty.
This concession is ideally suited to the first time, but even seasoned African hunter. It also lends itself very nicely for family groups with children. Hunters are however advised to be fit as all hunting is done on foot and vast distances will be covered on a daily basis to get your quarry.
It can either be reached by road or by private air charter.
Client’s safari starts upon arrival in Kaokoland and ends upon leaving Kaokoland. Day of arrival and day of departure does not count as hunting days, as arrival and departing times of transfers to hunting camps and back does not allow for hunting on the specific days.
Game to be found are all true free ranging and include species like Desert Adapted Elephant, Black Rhino, Leopard, Southern Greater Kudu, Oryx/Gemsbok , Springbuck, Hartmann Mountain Zebra, Steenbok, Baboon, Black-Backed Jackal, Caracal, Ostrich, Cheetah, Giraffe, Spotted Hyena, Brown Hyena, Crocodile and Klipspringer.
Guest will be accommodated in accommodation ranging from tents, rugged bush camps and luxury lodge while travelling through this vast wilderness. Our dedicated professional staff compliment is also small as to make sure that our clients can relax without any external disturbances.
Most of the accommodation can accommodate two people per unit, with en suite bathroom, hot and cold water, shower and flush toilets.
Home cook meals are expertly prepared by our professional chef. Venison from the hunt is always served, accompanied by a variety of vegetables, salads and fruit. We offer a healthy breakfast and three course gourmet treat for dinner. Lunch packs is at the order of the day as hunters will normally spend the whole day in the bush. Top quality South African wines, brandy, whiskey, vodka, gin and world-class Namibian beer, as well as a variety of soft drinks are available in camp.
Ruark Game Safaris offers dangerous game hunting safaris primarily in the Eastern Zambezi Region (Caprivi) of North Eastern Namibia covering more than 360 000acres.
Ruark Game Safaris have access to three dangerous game hunting concessions in the Eastern Zambezi Region (Caprivi) and offers elephant, buffalo, hippopotamus and crocodile.
Habitat range from floodplains with deep water channels bordering the Zambezi and Chobe rivers to dry woodland savannah.
Whilst most of the hunting is done on foot, transfers are primarily by boat and clients should expect to get their feet wet in pursue of especially Cape buffalo, hippopotamus and crocodile, which are all hunted from July through to October.
Elephant are normally hunted later in the season i.e. August through to October when most of the areas are a little bit drier.
Accommodation are mainly luxury tented camps along the Chobe River.
Clients are advised to fly from the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, with Air Namibia to the Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region. The two-hour flight is comfortable and scheduled almost on a daily basis. Alternatively clients can drive up by vehicle, which will take approximately 13-15 hours, with the added bonus of the scenery along the way. Clients should allow for a sleepover along the way depending on their departure times from Windhoek.
Client’s safari starts upon arrival in the Zambezi Region and ends upon leaving the area again. Day of arrival and day of departure does not count as hunting days, as arrival and departing times of flights and transfers to hunting camps and back does not allow for hunting on the specific days.
The Hunting Ranch is situated some 320km north of the capital Windhoek, close to the town of Otjiwarongo, mecca of plains game hunting on farms in Namibia. The farm hunting concession is 20 000acres in extent, but our total farm concessions incorporate more than 70 000acres of additional concession land where rare and not commonly found species can be hunted.
Rising approximately 1 470 meters above sea level, the habitat is diverse, offering the hunter a varied landscape. Dry river beds and mountains provide the ideal habitat for big kudu bulls and baboon while the wide open plains interspersed with thorn bush savannah make provision for eland, Oryx/gemsbok, red hartebeest, aardvark, African wildcat, black-backed jackal, brown hyena, caracal, cheetah, honey badger, porcupine, small spotted genet, duiker, Damara dik-dik, steenbok, giraffe, leopard, blue wildebeest, common impala and warthog to name but a few.
This concession is ideally suited to the first time, but even seasoned African hunter. It also lends itself very nicely for family groups with children. All hunting is done on foot.
It can either be reached by very good road or by private air charter i.e. Otjiwarongo dirt air strip 70km from Tirol.
Our accommodation can accommodate two to three people per unit, with en suite bathroom, hot and cold water, shower or bath and flush toilets. Our dedicated professional staff compliment is also small as to make sure that our clients can relax without any external disturbances. Alternatively guests can stay in our luxury tented camp.
Home cook meals are expertly prepared by our professional chef. Venison from the hunt is always served, accompanied by a variety of vegetables, salads and fruit. We offer a healthy breakfast and three course gourmet treat for dinner. The traditional Namibian Braaivleis (Barbeque) is always very popular, which is cooked outside and enjoyed under the starlit African sky. Lunch packs will be at the order of the day if outside concessions are hunted as hunters will then normally spend the whole day in the bush; otherwise a light lunch is served during the hottest part of the day at the hunting camp. Top quality South African wines, brandy, whiskey, vodka, gin and world-class Namibian beer, as well as a variety of soft drinks are available in camp.