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I’m interested in a plains game hunt for kudu, eland, warthog, and probably a few others. I’m trying to find something in a free range concession. I’m not interested in a game farm or hunting a desert. I would like a Caprivi strip hunt and I realize I could probably save money by hunting a game farm or even a desert location but I’m more interested in the experience than a long list of animals taken. Tent accommodations are fine. Does anyone have any recommendations for an outfitter? I’m thinking around 10 hunting days. No physical limitations and my wife as an observer. Probably gonna schedule for 2022 just so I can take the hunt I want over a good deal.
 

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Welcome to AH @gymbr.
I'm sure there will be plenty of outfitters chiming in shortly.
Westfalen https://namibianhuntingsafaris.com/
Free range and they offer the animals you are looking for, although not in the Caprivi.
 
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Should not be difficult to find free range hunt in Namibia with those animals most are low fence cattle farms or open conservancy areas especially caprivi area.
 

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Just read a short article on AH Sponsor @Khomas Highland Hunting Safaris , Phillip Hennings, in African Gazette. Looks like a great option to hunt Namibia.
 

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I’m interested in a plains game hunt for kudu, eland, warthog, and probably a few others. I’m trying to find something in a free range concession. I’m not interested in a game farm or hunting a desert. I would like a Caprivi strip hunt and I realize I could probably save money by hunting a game farm or even a desert location but I’m more interested in the experience than a long list of animals taken. Tent accommodations are fine. Does anyone have any recommendations for an outfitter? I’m thinking around 10 hunting days. No physical limitations and my wife as an observer. Probably gonna schedule for 2022 just so I can take the hunt I want over a good deal.
Are you aware of the expense of the Caprivi? You are looking at a starting price of $20,000. Most places you can’t hunt without booking buffalo.
If you do an open range hunt figure 3 days per animal. A game farm hunt, of which my last hunt was on over 100,000 acres, you can possibly get a trophy every day or two. Namibia has had a bad drought so do your homework. All said it is my favorite place outside of Texas. Wonderful people, spectacular scenery, and great hunting.
if I can be of help Pm me.
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What is the experience you think you want? I really enjoy hunting in Caprivi, but it’s not wild Africa. There are paved roads and lots of villages and people and human activity. Outfitters that own the areas rather than buy quota will sell you a plainsgame hunt there, but it is not a plainsgame area. Ive had very good luck there on two hunts, but you will not see a ton of plainsgame. Outfitters that own areas may be able to offer you own-use hunting as well for meat animals for community. My hunts we took both trophy and own-use animals.
Eland may be more difficult to arrange, but there is a lot of good free range hunting for kudu, gemsbok, hartebeest, warthog available in country if you look.
You may be interested in researching kaokoland in NW Namibia as well. To me that is truly wild Africa. Very few people, million acre plus concessions, no commercial farming, lions, elephants, leopards, etc. Here is a thread on it https://www.africahunting.com/threads/hunting-in-kaokoland.56125/
 

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I very much enjoyed my hunting in Caprivi. But other than zebras, I think I saw 10 buffalo for every plains game animal. You can have a great time but you probably won't be shooting a lot of plains game species.
 

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Welcome to AH, and good luck with your search.
 

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Look at @Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris. He has camps in the Caprivi as well as other areas of Namibia. I hunted his Panorama camp in ‘18. It was desert and ranch but at no time did I feel the game was “fenced”. I hope to hunt buffalo with him sometime and I highly recommend him.
 
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What is the experience you think you want? I really enjoy hunting in Caprivi, but it’s not wild Africa. There are paved roads and lots of villages and people and human activity. Outfitters that own the areas rather than buy quota will sell you a plainsgame hunt there, but it is not a plainsgame area. Ive had very good luck there on two hunts, but you will not see a ton of plainsgame. Outfitters that own areas may be able to offer you own-use hunting as well for meat animals for community. My hunts we took both trophy and own-use animals.
Eland may be more difficult to arrange, but there is a lot of good free range hunting for kudu, gemsbok, hartebeest, warthog available in country if you look.
You may be interested in researching kaokoland in NW Namibia as well. To me that is truly wild Africa. Very few people, million acre plus concessions, no commercial farming, lions, elephants, leopards, etc. Here is a thread on it https://www.africahunting.com/threads/hunting-in-kaokoland.56125/


Thank you so much for your informative and helpful reply. I’m looking into Kaokoland now. I actually watched a nationalgeographic show on a wildlife biologist traveling through Angola and through the Caprivi to the Okavango delta and that started my interest on a hunt there. Please forgive my ignorance on Africa itself I’ve been researching for weeks and as you know the amount of info and conflicting information is huge.
 

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Thank you so much for your informative and helpful reply. I’m looking into Kaokoland now. I actually watched a nationalgeographic show on a wildlife biologist traveling through Angola and through the Caprivi to the Okavango delta and that started my interest on a hunt there. Please forgive my ignorance on Africa itself I’ve been researching for weeks and as you know the amount of info and conflicting information is huge.
Glad I can help, my best advice for your first trip would be to not over think it. Decide on a country, decide on fenced/free range/concession area, primary species, your budget, and an outfitter then go. Fly there, hunt, fly home, outfitter will arrange trophies to go to a taxidermy for dip and pack, they will get it to a shipping company, you line up a customs broker to bring your trophies in. It’s not as complicated as some make it out to be. Once you have one safari, you’ll be able to know more what you want for your second. You may really enjoy reading “ask the Namibian guides” a really great book and will probably help you think of some things you wouldn’t have otherwise.
 

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Glad I can help, my best advice for your first trip would be to not over think it. Decide on a country, decide on fenced/free range/concession area, primary species, your budget, and an outfitter then go. Fly there, hunt, fly home, outfitter will arrange trophies to go to a taxidermy for dip and pack, they will get it to a shipping company, you line up a customs broker to bring your trophies in. It’s not as complicated as some make it out to be. Once you have one safari, you’ll be able to know more what you want for your second. You may really enjoy reading “ask the Namibian guides” a really great book and will probably help you think of some things you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Thank you so much again I read almost nonstop that sounds perfect for me. The outfitter you mentioned has one of the most clear and informative websites ive seen yet and I’m strongly leaning that way now. My budget is somewhere between 10 and 15k not counting airfare or taxidermy costs. As for what I wanted out of the experience I’m not entirely sure. I’ve spent my life hunting And fishing the national forests and wma’s across the southeast United States. I have read most everything I can find about hunting across Africa, North America, South America, and India. Obviously most of the material is from many years past but I just have a longing to hunt and walk the last wild places. I’m late 20s now and I don’t want become an old man regretting that I never saw the wild places and hunted the lands that are dwindling and may not be available to me due to health or family obligations. I don’t mind 3 days per animal to take my trophies as someone mentioned above. It’s not a race to take my game quickly as much as it’s a race to experience what health and finances allow. As far as my trophy I’d rather not start out on dangerous game for my first hunt in Africa. I’m currently trying to become a writer myself but oh lord the difficulty of that endeavor. I find Africa is so vast and varied that it’s a hard thing to decide. Hell 5 miles will put you in a completely different mini biome most of the time. I’ve read nothing but good about Kowas safaris as well so the search is still on.
 

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Thank you so much for your informative and helpful reply. I’m looking into Kaokoland now. I actually watched a nationalgeographic show on a wildlife biologist traveling through Angola and through the Caprivi to the Okavango delta and that started my interest on a hunt there. Please forgive my ignorance on Africa itself I’ve been researching for weeks and as you know the amount of info and conflicting information is huge.

Namibia will have, on the farm lands:

- High fence hunting
- Low fence hunting
- Total free range



I’m interested in a plains game hunt for kudu, eland, warthog, and probably a few others. I’m trying to find something in a free range concession.

i hunted in Namibia twice (3rd safari booked for), when I was driving with Ph to the hunting farm,I saw following game, on the road, frequently: kudu, red hartebeest, oryx, warthoog, baboon... (very numeorus, during the day drive, and dozens in the night in groups, when we were driving to the airport fro early morning flight.
This indicates wild populations of animals around - free ranging. Even on farm land.
The animals I have hunted on the farm, out of any fence: kudu, oryx, hartebeest, warthog, etc

Depending of the area, of hunting farm other animals could be in free range, no fence territory.
So, free range is possible on Namibian hunting farm, in no fence, and low fence area.

What you need, is finding good outfitter, and ask for hunting options in his outfit, free range animals, on farm land.
This is if you will go economical.

If the budget is higher (somebody mentioned 20k) , and the idea is to experience free range, and total wilderness, and walk around true dangerous game, then go Caprivi strip. (Check for example, Ndumo hunting safaris, sponsor here, they offer hunts in Caprivi),
In the case you will go to caprivi, put on the list also red lechwe. (my suggestion)

And then, if you are in the budget for Caprivi strip, you can also take a look, at Zambia, Mosambique, Tanzania offers...
 

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Namibia will have, on the farm lands:

- High fence hunting
- Low fence hunting
- Total free range





i hunted in Namibia twice (3rd safari booked for), when I was driving with Ph to the hunting farm,I saw following game, on the road, frequently: kudu, red hartebeest, oryx, warthoog, baboon... (very numeorus, during the day drive, and dozens in the night in groups, when we were driving to the airport fro early morning flight.
This indicates wild populations of animals around - free ranging. Even on farm land.
The animals I have hunted on the farm, out of any fence: kudu, oryx, hartebeest, warthog, etc

Depending of the area, of hunting farm other animals could be in free range, no fence territory.
So, free range is possible on Namibian hunting farm, in no fence, and low fence area.

What you need, is finding good outfitter, and ask for hunting options in his outfit, free range animals, on farm land.
This is if you will go economical.

If the budget is higher (somebody mentioned 20k) , and the idea is to experience free range, and total wilderness, and walk around true dangerous game, then go Caprivi strip. (Check for example, Ndumo hunting safaris, sponsor here, they offer hunts in Caprivi),
In the case you will go to caprivi, put on the list also red lechwe. (my suggestion)

And then, if you are in the budget for Caprivi strip, you can also take a look, at Zambia, Mosambique, Tanzania offers...

Thanks you kind sir. I had been looking at Mozambique but I saw isis taking over the northwest part of the country then there assault on a port so that sort of made me back pedal on that plan. Tanzania from what I saw is entirely out of my budget I planned to spend between 10k and 15k minus airfare and taxidermy. Namibia is looking better and better as far as the money goes. That and preferably no expensive charter flights to concessions to add on. The more I look the more the desert grows on me.
 

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The more I look the more the desert grows on me.
If you are focusing on Namib desert, some of animals you mentioned might not be available there
So, all this points needs to be discussed with outfitter, and the plan adapted acordingly.
 

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I believe OP said he was "not interested in hunting a desert"....
Lots of desert in Namibia.............
Still, you will find what you want here on AH, and it is fun to look.............Best of luck......FWB
 

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I’ve been in contact with Estreux safaris and They seem to offer exactly what I’m looking for in Caprivi. I really appreciate everyone’s input and I’m sorry if I didn’t respond directly to everyone.
 

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Gymbr................if it all works out and you hunt with them, please consider posting a detailed report here. ...........FWB
 

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