What Are the Requirements For Bird Hunting in Namibia?
The country of Namibia is one of the most sought-after destinations for birding in Africa. Despite its desert and arid landscapes, it possesses an exceptional range of avian species that will fascinate even the most experienced birder.
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Namibia has a number of different terrains which include the Namib Desert, Central Plateau, and Kalahari. All four regions offer a variety of habitats that are ideal for hunting.
Hunting in Namibia consists of hunting on private game ranches, conservancies, and government hunting concession areas spread across the country. These areas are managed by their respective owners or professional large hunting outfits that provide safaris for hunters.
There are many different types of hunting lodges and camps in Namibia that can be found across the country. They vary in their location, style, and level of comfort from basic to luxurious.
In some cases, you will find a mix of camping and hotel-style accommodations. This is the most popular choice as it offers a relaxed atmosphere with great food and comfortable accommodation.
Alternatively, you can also choose to stay in a bush camp that offers a more rustic experience with a bush setting and no running water. This style of accommodation is perfect for the more adventurous hunting traveler who is looking for a true bush experience in a remote African wilderness setting.
These camps and lodges are located within game conservation areas where most of the Big 5 and other game species can be found in their natural environment. These conservancies are located in the northern, eastern, and western parts of Namibia where some of the most pristine wildlife and wilderness areas can be found.
The game that can be hunted in these camps and lodges is varied with a huge selection of different types of game that include Zebra, Eland, Gemsbuck (Oryx), Springbuck, Kudu, Impala, and Warthog among others. These games can be stalked and shot from blinds that are placed strategically in the area of game concentration.
Bowhunting in Namibia can be a very challenging experience for those who are new to this sport. The terrain in the country can be very harsh and this may not be suitable for everyone.
Depending on the time of year that you choose to hunt, you can expect very dry and warm conditions. The winter months of February to April can see occasional rainstorms but the days are generally sunny and warm.
There are several different species of game birds that can be hunted in Namibia including Burchell Sand Grouse, Namaqua Sand Grouse, Double-Banded Sand Grouse, Franklin Grouse, Laughing Dove, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Cape Turtle Dove, and Rock Pigeon. These sporting birds are typically ambushed over waterholes in the early morning and afternoon.
Wingshooting in Namibia is an adrenaline-charged and fun activity that lands you scores of trophies in a single day. This wing shooting experience is often a complimentary activity that we offer to our clients as a side activity while they are on an African hunting safari with us.