Plains Game Hunting in Namibia
A rifle hunter’s paradise… With 21 plains game species to choose from and top ranking PH’s, we guarantee you an unforgettable rifle hunting experience. All hunts are conducted on foot in a fair chase manner, ensuring you the best we have to offer. Our high success rates speaks for itself, priding ourselves in giving you the ultimate African experience!
What to expect
After a wake-up call from the PH or Red-billed Francolins nesting in a tree above your bungalow, a full English breakfast will be served to your taste in the Lapa area as you soak up the fresh morning air with a coffee in hand.
The 4×4 hunting vehicle with a tracker and PH will be waiting for you after your delicious breakfast, ready to start the day. After the PH has discussed the plans for the day with you, the hunt will commence. Knowing the area well, your PH will guide the hunting party to an area where you quarry is likely to be. However, part of the excitement of the safari is that there are no fixed plans. You might be after a big Kudu and before you know it, a nice Blue Wildebeest might slip onto your “wish list”. Throughout your hunt the PH will be communicating with you, to ensure that your every need is served.
After all, this is your safari…
To ensure you have the best possible chance to harvest your quarry, you and your PH will stalk single-file on foot. As quietly as possible, you will move to usually within 80-150 yards of your target. This may include crawling on hands and knees to sneak in close. Once in a good shooting position, the shot is most often taken with the rifle steadied on 3-legged shooting sticks. The PH will talk you through the shot and help you in any way possible.
After the shot, your quarry will be tastefully positioned for trophy pictures so you can capture the moment. The quarry will then be transported to the camp/lodge where it will be cared for by our top-quality skinners. The skinning will be done upon your desired request. After a refreshing drink, the hunt may continue…
During midday, the hunting crew will return to the Kowas Lodge for lunch. You are more than welcome to take a midday “siesta” or lay by the pool to soak up the Namibian sun. The hunting crew will then be ready to head out again in the afternoon, usually between 3-4 PM to hunt until sundown.
Meet Your Professional Hunters
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 Hunting Safaris’ team.
Conscientious, tireless and generous… Receiving his Master Hunting Guide qualification in 2002, Matheus did the miles and gained the experience in hunting plains-game, making him the most experienced plains-game guide on the Kowas Hunting Safaris’ team.
Hunt savannas, mountains, and thornbush veldt teeming with an infinite variety of game. Through an unwavering focus on conservation and ethical hunting practices, Kowas Hunting Safaris provides hunts for unpressured game and unsurpassed trophy quality.
Vast. Pristine. Teeming with game.
Kowas hunts 400,000 acres of free-range territory in the Dordabis Conservancy, a region known continent-wide for it’s spectacular kudu genetics. A 17,000-acre private game reserve surrounds the safari headquarters.
Plains Game Hunting Regions
The landscape supports tree and shrub savannah of moderate to high species diversity. Much of the area is Acacia savanna, with open to semi-open, short bushland and grassland species. This vegetation type supports a very high diversity of species. Taller acacia trees are quite abundant, specifically in areas associated with rivers. This area is characterized by its hilly countryside and valleys, averages an altitude of 1,500 metres (4 600 ft) above sea level.
The vegetation is mainly shrub land and can be classified as the Highland Savannah and the Camel Thorn Savannah. The Highland Savannah area, which covers most of the region, consists mainly of acacia thorn trees. The vegetation comprises bushes, shrubs and good grass cover in parts.
Hunting the African Elephant
The African Elephant – what a prize for the hunter of dangerous game, what a dream for the lover of the mystique and romance of the age-old ivory trail and who revels in perusing the supreme of all wild animals, as our ancestors have for millennia.
The tremor and anticipation, the Kid-on-Christmas Day excitement, that courses through your being when the trackers and Professional Hunter finds a fresh elephant bull spoor, nod to each other and set off.
Downing a big, mature bull elephant is the goal; if he has great tusks, take that as a bonus, not a right.
A minimum of fourteen days is required to hunt the largest pachyderm on earth. A lot of driving and checking for fresh spoor of an old bull will form part of the majority of the trip, but it all is worth it when you track down an old-tusker.
Hunting the Cape Buffalo
The African Cape Buffalo has enjoyed a “Jack the Ripper” reputation throughout most of the Dark Continent. He has always been a top contender as the African continent’s most dangerous animal, and there is no question that the sheer physical characteristics of Mbongo, Njati, Nyati or narri, depending upon what dialect you hunt him, is a very unique package of aggregate attributes that in their total are unequaled by any other member of the Big Five.
Today, the Cape Buffalo is the most prolific of the dangerous Big Game in Africa. Are you up for the challenge to test your wit against a dagga boy?
Kowas Hunting Safaris offers some of the best buffalo hunts in Namibia’s top hunting areas. Definitely a hunt that will make you come back for more.