Interested in a bit of bird hunting to compliment your African plains game hunting safari? Join us during bird hunting season from May through November for some adrenaline charged African wing shooting. Bird hunting at Kowas Hunting Safaris is best from July to mid-October. For only $30 per day plus $3 per bird added to your regular daily rates for plains game, you can enjoy this exciting test of skill. Rifle rental (and ammo) is available at an additional cost, with prior arrangement.
The best time to hunt birds at Kowas Hunting Safaris would be from July to mid-October.
We are home to several of the world’s finest sporting birds such as the Namaqua Sandgrouse, Doublebanded Sandgrouse, Burchell Sandgrouse, Laughing Doves, and Cape Turtle Doves, in addition to Helmeted Guineafowl, and Redbilled Francolin. Even a skilled sportsman will be impressed with the sheer speed, agility, and astonishing number of worthy African game birds.
We hunt Sandgrouse and Doves in ambush over waterholes.
What to expect
Here in Namibia you can set your clock by the arrival of the sandgrouse at waterholes in Namibia in the morning; flying in from far in big groups of up to 30-40 and then dropping to the water like stones from the sky. Tracking their fluttery flight path with shotgun is a mastered skill, sandgrouse shooting is “measured in minutes rather than hours”.
Doves surely challenge sandgrouse in agility and swiftness, descending at the waters in large numbers in the mornings and afternoons. Sandgrouse and doves are hunted in ambush over waterholes.
Helmeted Guinea fowl, the most widespread upland game bird and Francolin is hunted walked-up, flushing them in the dry river beds and open grassland areas.
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.
Meet Your PH’s
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 Hunting Safaris where all the hunting operations falls directly under his control and supervision.
We are proud to have Matheus for 19 years as part of our Kowas team. Matheus is considered one of the best hunting professionals by all who have had the pleasure of working with him.