Ozondjahe Safaris May 2009
I have returned from my second trip to Ozondjahe in three years, a 10-day plains game hunt, and the trip was fantastic. I felt like I was returning home from the moment we reached the main gate, an experience that was enhanced when we were met by the Ozondjahe staff. My major objectives on this hunt were black wildebeest and waterbuck. I was fortunate to take an exceptional waterbuck and a black wildebeest that I consider to be excellent. Despite the fact this was a two-on-one hunt, I also had several opportunities to take impala, gemsbok and kudu that were equal to—or maybe a bit better than--the fine trophies I took a couple years ago (when I also successfully took a leopard). However, I voluntarily held out for something truly exceptional and enjoyed the hunt, although now I am having some second thoughts about a kudu I passed with a few days left in the hunt. We did see a gemsbok that fit the bill but could not close the deal on him. PH Francois Roberts is a good hunter and a great guy with whom to spend time in the field. My friend, on his first trip to Africa, harvested good kudu, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, impala, steenbok and warthog and had a great experience on his first African safari.