Just back from Namib with Jamy Traut Safaris-WOW what a great time
Just back yesterday from 9 days in the Kalihari and further north at Panorama, Jamy's other plains game area. He also has 4 concessions in the Caprivi for dangerous game.
The true Kalihari, red sand dunes that stretch forever. Gemsbuck by the thousands (YES thousands), Red heartebeest, elan, springbok, and LIONs. We had a pride of 2 big males (one with black mane), 2 females and 3 cubs all with in 3 miles of camp for 3 days then they wandered off into the dunes. Numerous big lion prints in the sand at various places around the 100,000 acres. Lots and lots of 39+ gemsbuck in the dunes. 24-25 inch red heartebeest, 14-15" springbok. The Kalihari camp abuts the South Africa Kalihari Gemsbuck Park so we were right on the Namib-SA border. The camp itself was separate chalets with a main gathering house for meals and boma fires. Water was from a well so good to drink (bottled was available though). hot showers at any time wanted. Great queen beds, lights all night long and the food was terrific. Moved up country to the Panorama site for the last 4 days. Again thousands of animals on the property. Main place is 25,000 acres plus and additional 200,000 available to hunt contiguous to the main property. Kudu, gemsbuck, heartebeest, springbok, elan, black and blue wildebeest. If you haven't seen just one of many valleys with over a thousand animals insight at the same time you ain't been to Panorama yet.
Housing is in "safari style" tents (12X15') with queen beds, electric blankets, en suite bathing facilities that rival anything in a 4 star hotel. all on top of a tall hill overlooking the largest unoccupied landscape you've ever seen. As far as the eye could see, not a light in sight except for one small one 12 miles away.
Jamy went way overboard in making sure we had a good time and were able to get a decent shot at what we wanted for trophies. His wife was in charge of the food at Panorama and what food we had. GREAT every meal.
More to come later with pictures.