This is a discussion on Namibian Animals within the Hunting Africa forums, part of the Hunting Forums - Hunting in Africa category; I will be hunting in Namibia in 2012. The animals in my package are kudu, gemsbok, jackal, warthog, duiker, springbok, ...
I will be hunting in Namibia in 2012. The animals in my package are kudu, gemsbok, jackal, warthog, duiker, springbok, and red hartebeest. Are there any other animals that are only found in Namibia I should consider taking since I am already there?
08-11-2011, 10:32 AM #2
Damara dik dik and Blacknose impala!Success I think is where experience, preparation, commitment and luck meets up
08-11-2011, 10:59 AM #3
They usually have good eland in Namibia...at affordable prices. And a good steenbok is you see one!
But the one of the # 1 animals I like from Namibia is the Hartmann's zebra!
One other person suggested the Hartmann's zebra as well. I think I see a trend starting.
08-11-2011, 12:16 PM #5
They don't have "the dirty strip" in between the black and white strips. Plus the pattern is different. They living in the mountains. They are beautiful...and truly a underrated trophy.
Here are some pictures of Hartmann's (mountain) Zebra that were hunted in Namibia...
Here are a few pictures of Burchell's (plain) Zebra that were hunted in Namibia so that you can see the comparison...
Those are some amazing picutures. Did you have a problem shooting one even though they kind of remind you of a horse?
08-11-2011, 12:38 PM #7
You don't think they look like a horse at all? There is at least some sililarities.
08-11-2011, 01:24 PM #9
sory for the misspelling. Although that is pretty funny. The thread doesn't have spellcheck. And if it does I don't think it works very well.
08-11-2011, 02:13 PM #11
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I would hang a Zebra head on the wall, but, I would not mount a Horse, there's one difference. I think I remember reading that Zebra have Canine teeth for fighting, so there is another difference. Plus they are just beautiful animals, and they come from Africa, no more needs to be said by me.
08-11-2011, 02:27 PM #12
Hartman zebra for sure. Usually a demanding hunt on really rough ground (called mountain zebra for a reason). Didn't check your profile, but Americans can't import the black-faced impala. The Blue wildebeest is native to Namibia and is a fun hunt. But the most challenging is a free range eland. Walk one down and you will have done something you will long remember."We sleep peaceably in our beds because rough men stand ready in the
night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" Winston Churchill
08-11-2011, 02:36 PM #13
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no problem shooting a hartmans zebra for me. very challenging hunt. dik dik, klipspringer, steenbok, gemsbok. have fun
08-11-2011, 02:41 PM #14
A "tamed" Zebra being ridden in East Africa.
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Osa Johnson riding a Zebra
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08-11-2011, 03:58 PM #15
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Continent and having stripes, are the biggest differences.
(Oddly enough Rhinos are ungulates, and the only ones with horns, but they are in a different family.)Animus facit nobilem
08-11-2011, 05:07 PM #16
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Zebras are only 'horses' until you see them in person. My horse crazy girlfreind was dead set against zebra until she saw them now wants a rug badly!
Maybe consider Klipspringer since Namibia is traditional Klipspringer habitat as well.The journey is the reward.
08-12-2011, 05:59 AM #17
08-12-2011, 08:24 AM #18
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Damara dik dik, klipspringer, steenbok, eland (by tracking), and mountain zebra
Do not underestimate the hunting of zebra. They are smarter than you think and act nothing like a domesticated horse. They'll leave you in a cloud of dust with nothing but hoof beats thundering away.
Zebra is at the top of my list on my next trip over!graybird
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08-12-2011, 10:19 AM #19
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I would have to go along with the group on a zebra.
I have a old battle scared one and we want one with out all the scars and my sister wants one the next time we go...high on every ones want list...James Grage - New Mexico
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11-23-2011, 06:54 AM #20
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Once you made up your mind that you want to RETURN, do not harvest all your trophies during the first trip! "Pace" yourself...
Enjoy the planning process...it is a huge part of your safari!
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