Kowas Adventure Safaris is a family operated trophy hunting operator in Namibia with over 20 years of experience specialising in fair-chase ethical hunting in free-range areas.

Our vision

To exceed your African safaris expectations and dreams by miles with our service, values, ethics, credibility and sustainable management practices.

Your Hosts: the Strauss Family


Jacques Strauss

Jacques is the owner. Jacques has a passion for hunting and outdoor life. He is not a person to be kept in an office. For this reason, Jacques has been appointed as CEO of Kowas Adventure Safaris where all the hunting operations falls directly under his control and supervision. Jacques has a Business degree in Marketing and Tourism Management which serves him well in his role as CEO. He is furthermore a registered Big Game Professional Hunter.

Elleni Strauss

Elleni has a quest for detail and punctuality. She is in charge of the lodge management, administration and finances at Kowas. Elleni obtained a BSc Degree in Agriculture. She also runs the family’s cattle stud farm during her free time. She is a charming cowgirl that loves the outdoors, and accompanies Jacques on long safaris to manage our hunting camps.


Danie Strauss

Danie is the driving force behind the family lifetime dream in creating a wildlife-only area where wildlife roam freely in an unspoiled natural environment. As a former CEO of five companies, he ensures that proper structures are put in place ensuring a motivated, punctual workforce taking care of every need, requirement and request while on safari.

Ansie Strauss

Ansie has the charming personality which everything revolves around at Kowas Adventure Safaris. Her friendliness, quest for detail and marketing ability is some of her greatest assets in our operation. Ansie is Head of marketing at Kowas Adventure Safaris.


The Kowas Team


The Professional Hunters


Jacques Strauss

Assiduous, productive and committed… Born and raised in the hunting industry in Namibia. Receiving his Professional Hunters qualification in 2012, Jacques’ inquisitive personality lead him to become one of the best educated professional hunters on the Kowas Adventure Safaris’ team.


Conscientious, tireless and generous… Receiving his Master Hunting Guide qualification in 2002, Matheus did the miles and gained experience in hunting plains-game, making him the most experienced plains-game guide on the Kowas Adventure Safaris’ team.