Plains Game Hunting Safaris in Namibia
Plains game hunts in Namibia are one of the most enjoyable hunts that a hunter can go on. Namibia is a relatively safe country, has a wide variety of terrain, and allows a hunter to refresh his soul by spending a few days in a hunting paradise. Namibia is easily accessed by flights from Europe or from Johannesburg, South Africa. Namibia is the second most popular plains game hunting destination in Africa, trailing only South Africa’s popularity. This popularity is well deserved, as plains game hunts in Namibia are some of the most enjoyable hunts that a hunter can go on.
Namibia uses a similar conservation model to South Africa’s. They also recognize the private ownership model of game management. Although not as much of Namibia is high fenced as its neighbor to the south, the amount of land that is high-fenced is gradually increasing. But Namibia offers vast unfenced areas that are sparsely populated by humans, yet are populated with an abundance of game. Although the variety of huntable species is not as wide as South Africa’s, plains game hunting safaris in Namibia offer some great trophies to the hunter seeking a new destination for hunting.
Plains game hunts in Namibia occur on a wide variety of terrains. From the Kalahari Desert in the south, to the rugged mountains in the west, to the Namib Desert on the coast and the swamps and forests of the Caprivi Strip, Namibia offers habitat that supports great populations of plains game animals. On game ranches in Namibia, herds of Kalahari springbok may be observed that run into the hundreds. Gemsbok will also roam in herds, and groups of up to 20 kudu bulls may be observed.
Namibia is home to the mountain zebra, and many a plains game hunting safari in Namibia has been spent trying to secure this beautiful and wiley zebra. Namibia is also home to the Damara Dik-Dik, which is a member of the tiny ten that is mainly hunted in Namibia. A plains game hunt in Namibia offers the only chance to hunt cheeta on the African continent. Other small predators such as the caracal and jackal are found in some regions of Namibia in abundance. When taking a plains game hunt in Namibia, a bounty of game awaits the modern hunter.