All About Hunting Two Concessions In Namibia's Bwabwata National Park


Published: June - 2011

Hunters intrigued by my April report on that reopened hunting concession in Bwabwata National Park in Namibia will want to know there is a second huge concession now open for hunting in this park. You'll recall I told you that safari operator Allan Cilliers had been awarded the Kwando Concession in what was formerly known as Caprivi Strip Game Park. The park stretches across "the Strip" from the Okavango River on the western end to the Kwando River on the east. It is divided into two hunting concessions, Bwabwata West and Bwabwata East. While the two areas had been hunted on and off in the past, it had been three years since the government had allocated either of them. In October 2010, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism awarded both of these areas to safari operators. As I told you in April, Allan Cilliers (http://cillierssafaris.com; 011-264-67-232676) received Bwabwata East, or the Kwando Concession. Bwabwata West, also called Buffalo Hunting Concession, went to Koos Pienaar of Huntafrica Namibia (www.huntafrica.com.na; 011-264-62-563700). The tenders were finalized this past March, and both operators are conducting hunts.

Charlie Goldenberg of Premier Safaris (407-889-9778; premiersafaris@att.net), brought this development to my attention last month. It seems the specific area in the hunt reports I had mentioned (Hunt Report IDs 3959 and 5916) were actually on hunts in the western side of Bwabwata. Goldenberg knows that area, as he represented it when it was hunted by John Wamback of Pro-Guiding Namibia. Goldenberg now books hunts to the area for Huntafrica Namibia.

The Buffalo Hunting Concession borders the Okavango River in the west, Angola's Luiana Game Park on the north and Botswana's upper Okavango Delta in the south. It encompasses more than 280,000 hectares (700,000 acres) and, like East Bwabwata, is completely free-range, with game wandering over international borders, including herds of migrating elephant. Other species available include buffalo, sable, roan, hippo, crocodile, leopard and some plains game. Pienaar hunted this area from 2001 to 2004.

To get a better sense of what's available in this area I spoke with several........(continued)

 
Subscribe to The Hunting Report
The Publication for International Hunters







   Read an Issue Free


Facilitators: Allan Cilliers Hunting Safaris; Huntafrica Namibia Safaris; Premier Safaris, Inc;

  


Want to read the rest of this article?
Subscribe Now To The Hunting Report with E-mail Extra
Subscribe to The Hunting Report with E-mail Extra.
(Get immediate online access to this and 7,902 similar articles.)

Questions or Need Help Related to The Hunting Report Newsletter.
Call us at 800-272-5656 or 305-253-5301
Search:




The Hunting Report
Subscribe To The Hunting Report
Read an issue of The Hunting Report Newsletter online right now!
Read an issue of The Hunting Report Newsletter online right now!
Get the latest issue of The Hunting Report Newsletter by mail.




Hunting Reports & Articles




Hunting Reports & Articles




Hunting Reports & Articles




Hunting Reports & Articles
Hunting Experiences
From Fellow Hunters
Alligator Hunting (22)
Antelope Hunting (355)
   Blackbuck Antelope

   Klipspringer Antelope
   Pronghorn Antelope
Argali Hunting (77)
Banteng Hunting (32)
Bear Hunting (704)
   Black Bear
   Brown Bear
   Grizzly Bear
   Polar Bear
Bison Hunting (20)
Blesbok Hunting (315)
Bobcat Hunting (29)
Bongo Hunting (61)
Bontebok Hunting (38)
Buffalo Hunting (1004)
   Cape Buffalo
   Nile Buffalo
   Water Buffalo
Bushbuck Hunting (633)
   Chobe Bushbuck
   Harnessed Bushbuck
   Limpopo Bushbuck
   Masai Bushbuck
   Menelik Bushbuck
Bushpig Hunting (137)
Caracal Hunting (87)
Caribou Hunting (314)
   Central Canada Caribou
   Mountain Caribou
   Quebec-Labrador Caribou
Cat Hunting (86)
Chamois Hunting (203)
   Cantabrian Chamois
Cheetah Hunting (18)
Chevrotain Hunting (2)
Civet Hunting (33)
Coyote Hunting (19)
Crocodile Hunting (181)
Deer Hunting (1302)
   Brocket Deer
   Columbia Blacktail Deer
   Coues Whitetail Deer
   Desert Mule Deer
   Fallow Deer
   Hog Deer
   Mule Deer
   Pere David Deer
   Red Deer
   Roe Deer
   Rusa Deer
   Sambar Deer
   Sika Deer
   Sitka Blacktail Deer
   Water Deer
   Whitetail Deer
Dik-Dik Hunting (65)
Donkey Hunting (4)
Duiker Hunting (453)
   Blue Duiker
   Bush Duiker
   Common Duiker
   Red-Flanked Duiker
Eland Hunting (611)
   Cape Eland
   Giant Eland
Elephant Hunting (374)
Elk Hunting (285)
   Asian Elk
   Rocky Mountain Elk
   Roosevelt Elk
   Tule Elk
Gazelle Hunting (142)
   Goitered Gazelle
   Grant Gazelle
   Soemmerring Gazelle
   Thomson Gazelle
   Tibetan Gazelle
Gemsbok/Oryx Hunting (503)
Gerenuk Hunting (57)
Giraffe Hunting (94)
Goat Hunting (147)
   Feral Goat
   Mountain Goat
Grysbok Hunting (97)
Hartebeest Hunting (207)
   Red Hartebeest
Hippopotamus Hunting (212)
Hyena Hunting (162)
Ibex Hunting (263)
   Beceite Spanish Ibex
   Gredos Ibex
Impala Hunting (750)
Jaguar Hunting (2)
Javelina Hunting (39)
Kob Hunting (68)
Korrigum Hunting (6)
Kudu Hunting (1006)
   Greater Kudu
   Lesser Kudu
Lechwe Hunting (135)
   Red Lechwe
Leopard Hunting (541)
Lion Hunting (472)
   Mountain Lion
Lynx Hunting (34)
Markhor Hunting (9)
Moose Hunting (254)
   Mountain Moose
   Shiras Moose
Mouflon Hunting (104)
Muntjac Hunting (16)
Musk Ox Hunting (54)
Nilgai Hunting (16)
Nyala Hunting (303)
   Mountain Nyala
Oribi Hunting (106)
Ox Hunting (60)
Peccary Hunting (29)
Prarie Dog Hunting (5)
Puku Hunting (95)
Reedbuck Hunting (355)
   Mountain Reedbuck
Reindeer Hunting (6)
Rhebok Hunting (72)
Rhinoceros Hunting (84)
Roan Hunting (187)
Sable Hunting (369)
Sheep Hunting (669)
   Aoudad Sheep
   Barbary Sheep
   Bighorn Sheep
   Blue Sheep
   California Big Horn Sheep
   Corsican Sheep
   Dall Sheep
   Desert Bighorn Sheep
   Feral Sheep
   Four-Horned Sheep
   Kerman Sheep
   Mouflon Sheep
   Red Sheep
   Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
   Soay Sheep
   Stone Sheep
Sitatunga Hunting (112)
Springbok Hunting (406)
Steenbok Hunting (220)
Suni Hunting (39)
Tahr Hunting (149)
   Himalayan Tahr
Takin Hunting (1)
Tiang Hunting (11)
Topi Hunting (38)
Tsessebe Hunting (94)
Tur Hunting (7)
Urial Hunting (18)
Varmint Hunting (71)
Warthog Hunting (696)
Waterbuck Hunting (471)
Wildebeest Hunting (665)
   Black Wildebeest
   Blue Wildebeest
Wolf Hunting (231)
Wolverine Hunting (45)
Yak Hunting (3)
Zebra Hunting (725)
   Burchell's Zebra