Outfitter: Omuramba Hunting Lodge. Owner: Gert Koekemoer. PH: Anthea Langner. Tracker: Jakob. Driver: Agarob. Rifle: Mauser M12 in 30-06. Scope: Meopta Meostar 4-12x40. Bullets: Norma Oryx 180gr. Back in January I decided I would be able to afford another trip to Namibia to hunt so I began the process of finding somewhere. I had enjoyed three previous hunts with Khomas Highland Hunting Safaris but now it was time to go somewhere different, hunt different animals and experience new places and new people. I prefer to go off the beaten track somewhat and shy away from the regular outfitters that have been visited and reported upon many times. I wanted a family run operation where I could stay on the farm and hunt their land with the family and enjoy the hunting experience and adventures that would come my way. I'm not anti social, I just prefer my hunting to be a personal journey so when I found Omuramba they offered exactly what I was looking for, hunting on their farm, staying with the family, only one hunter or group of hunters at a time so I would have the place to myself plus the location was new, the animals found there were new and the prices were very fair. So after an exchange of emails with Anthea I was booked up and on September 25th I found myself at Heathrow and on my way back to Namibia. I flew from Heathrow to Johannesburg to Windhoek. All of my flights were with South African Airways, something I will always do because there is no charge for firearms or excess baggage with them. My bags were checked straight through to Windhoek which avoids any issues with South African authorities. Landing in Windhoek on the 26th I made my way to the arrivals hall to queue for immigration. Last year it took over two hours so I was pleasantly relieved to be through in just over an hour and my guns and luggage were all there too. I knew Anthea`s father Gert would be waiting for me and he found me easily and we set off for the drive to Omuramba. It would take a few hours so we headed east towards Botswana until we came to Gobabis where we stopped to pick up Gert`s wife Johanna and a trailer of supplies. Being 130km from the town you need to plan well to make sure you have everything. A quick stop for lunch and we were on our way once again and it was late afternoon when we arrived at Omuramba Hunting Lodge. Anthea was there to greet and hand out much welcome welcome drinks. We chatted while these were consumed and I was shown to my room and I could make myself at home. While there was still some light in the day I got my rifle, attached the scope and we headed to the range which is situated right outside the gate to make sure everything was in order so we could start hunting first thing in the morning. All was in order, and we agreed no adjustment to the scope was necessary so it was time for a much needed shower and change of clothes before dinner. Katrina the chef provided a great meal of soup followed by Wildebeest schnitzel. I would find out over the next week that my waistline would increase quite dramatically.......... And so with arrangements in place to meet for breakfast the following morning at 06:00 I could finally retire to my bed for a good night's sleep.