Africa’s Greatest Bow Hunting Destination

Burchell-Wolf Safaris provides the ultimate African bowhunting experience in the heart of Namibia. We have created the ultimate bowhunting sanctuary, home to unparalleled numbers of quality wild game species. While the most popular method of bowhunting in Namibia is done from ground blinds or tree stands situated strategically over watering holes and well used game trails, clients also have the option to walk and stalk.

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Bow Hunting Walk & Stalk

The best months to walk and stalk bow hunt are during our rainy season, March through April and again in October. During this time of the year, spot and stalk is ideal as the thick green bush will offer great cover, providing hunters with the chance to get well within range. Spot and stalk can be very difficult during our winter months as the Mopani trees drop their leaves minimizing cover.

Bow Hunting Ground Blinds

Bow hunting from a ground blind is certainly the most successful method of hunting throughout our winter months. We may set up portable pop-up blinds, but the majority of the hunting will be done from our well constructed ground blinds placed strategically throughout the ranch near watering points. Our ground blinds are spacious with more than enough roof clearance for even the longer recurve bows and can comfortably fit 3 to 4 people. The ground blinds have all been positioned between 20 and 30 yards from the furthest part of the water hole ensuring our hunters have a comfortable shot.

Bow Hunting Tree Stands

Bowhunting from tree stands is exhilarating and for many the preferred method. At Burchell-Wolf Safaris, we place our tree stands above well used game trails, salt blocks, and watering holes. We encourage our traditional archers to hunt from the tree stand as the shot opportunities tend to be closer, often within 15 yards. If our clients are interested in bowhunting from tree stands, we recommend they bring their own safety harness as it allows for ultimate comfort.

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Our Recent Bow Hunting Adventures

Namibia is a bow hunter’s paradise. Burchell-Wolf Namibia Hunting Safaris offers two types of bow hunting, still hunting from a blind/elevated tree stand and walk-and-stalk. The abundance of game species gives the bow hunter plenty of opportunities at a trophy. The variety of wildlife and bush compliments the excitement of the hunt.

Each archer will be paired with a professional hunter who will guide the archer throughout the duration of their stay with Burchell-Wolf Safaris. Sitting in a blind near a watering hole is always an option as well as walk-and-stalk. The average shot distance is between 20 and 30 yards depending on the archer’s capabilities. Moonlight highly affects when the animals are drinking so please call or email a team member at Burchell-Wolf Safaris to find out when the best time to plan your archery safari is.

Bow Hunting Information

Bow hunt in Namibia during a dark moon for the best chance at a trophy animal. Archers may sit in ambush in one of our ten ground blinds or walk and stalk across the 51 square miles of the African bush. Bow hunting in Namibia is the ultimate challenge and adventure for the die-hard hunter. Family and friends are welcome to join you on your bow-hunting adventures as an additional hunter or observer. Children ages 12 and under may come for free.

Unfortunately in Namibia, it is prohibited to hunt dangerous game, such as lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, etc. with archery equipment. However, we have numerous plains game species available for bow hunters from the largest antelope such as eland, kudu, and wildebeest, to the tiny dik-dik, steenbuck, and duiker.

Hunt alongside some of the best hunters in Africa with one of Burchell-Wolf Safaris’ elite professional hunters. Our guides are highly trained and skilled and are committed to providing you with the safari of a lifetime. Our bow hunting guides are all avid bow hunters themselves and their passion for the sport shows.

What Guests Say About Us

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Bob Paro

★★★★★

“I know trying to decide on a place to go hunting in Africa can be difficult. Having hunted the Burchell’s Trudia farm in Northern Namibia, I can tell you that it is a great farm to hunt. The terrain has a rugged beauty with lots of great animals. 40 inch gemsbok, 50 inch kudu are all possible. The living arrangement is simple with tented chalets that remind one of days gone by with modern amenities. The Boma is the center of it all with great authentic African meals being served. Scot and Katie are gracious hosts who will instantly make you feel welcome and you will leave feeling like family. Everyone works to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Do not hesitate to book if you get the chance.”

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Jeff Smith

★★★★★

“Hi, I’m Jeff Smith I’m from Hernando Mississippi. My first and second safaris were with Scot Burchell and his family. Hunting with them is the best experience I’ve ever had. Excellent accommodations, the food is great, and the friendliest staff you will ever meet. Their properties are huge and beautiful. The bird life in Namibia is something you just have to experience. Never a dull moment. We saw numerous trophy animals and their trophy care is second to none. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have people who care about your trophies as much as you do. You will arrive as a client and leave as lifetime friends. Thank you Scot for all my memories, I will cherish our friendship forever.”

Need to Know Information

Namibia is a prime bowhunting destination. At Burchell-Wolf Safaris, we have top-quality trophies. Bow hunting is not easy. Be sure to practice your skills at the range up to at least 50 yards before your safari to ensure you are capable when an opportunity presents itself.

Packing List

Safari Clothing

  • 1 x Outfit For Arrival/Departure of Safari
  • 1 x Raincoat or Waterproof Jacket
  • 1x Down or Heavy Jacket
  • 2 x Long Sleeve Hunting Shirts
  • 2 x Short Sleeve Hunting Shirts
  • 2 x T-Shirts
  • 2 x Pairs Shorts
  • 2 x Pairs Long Pants
  • 4 x Sets of Underwear
  • 2 x Sets of Thermal Underwear
  • Sweat Suit for Around Camp

Shoes & Accessories

  • 1 x Pair of Comfortable Camp Shoes
  • 2 x Comfortable Pairs of Boots (WORN IN)
  • 4 x Pairs of Thick Wool Socks
  • Wool Cap
  • 1 x Pair of Gloves
  • Hat and/or Cap
  • 1 x Belt

Toiletries & Gear

  • Any Medical Prescriptions
  • Toiletries – Shower gel, Shampoo and Soap Provided in all Rooms
  • Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • Chap-stick/Lip-ice
  • Moisturizing Cream
  • Insect Repellant
  • Binoculars
  • Pocket Knife
  • Camera (Don’t Forget Charger)
  • 220 Volt to 110 Volt Converter
  • Flashlight and extra batteries

Hunting Equipment

  • Bow >45 lb
  • Hard Case for Flight
  • Soft Bow Case for Transport on Safari
  • 12 x Arrows and Broad Heads 400+g
  • 6 x Field Points
  • 6 x Small Game Broad Heads
  • Release, Wax, Fletching Jig, etc.