Editor-in-Chief Barbara Crown recently checked out the hunting
offered in Namibia with Hunter's Namibia
Safaris. Here's what she experienced.
about an hour's drive from the Windhoek airport, Hunter's Namibia
Safaris encompasses 80 square miles of wild Namibian countryside. Though
there's a high fence and gate on the side of the property that abuts
the highway, other fences are low, or "porous," as owner-operator Marina
Lamprecht likes to say. Animals can come and go as they please, but
judging by the amount of game I saw every day, I'd say the animals are
quite happy staying right where they are. Numerous water sources and an
abundance of natural grasses and browse, along with controlled, low
hunting pressure by Lamprecht makes the place ideal for wild game.
and her husband Joof established the operation in 1984, buying what was
then a cattle ranch. They removed all the livestock (much to the
amusement of their ranching neighbors) and began reintroducing native
game-eland, black wildebeest, springbok, kudu, gemsbok and more. Today
there are more than 20 game species on the property. I had the pleasure
of hunting with Lamprecht's native PH, Johnny. Johnny was energetic,
enthusiastic and focused. His understanding of the game movements on the
property and his ability to spot game were uncanny. When he saw a great
trophy, his excitement was contagious. Johnny became Lamprecht's head
PH when Joof passed away in 2015. "Everything I know about hunting, I
learned from Mr. Joof," Johnny told me fondly....