Hunter Files A Rave Review For Namibia's Torra Conservancy


Published: June - 2012

We have previously reported on the excellent hunting available Namibia's conservancy program. (See Article IDs 1934, 2024, 2264, 2265, 2281, 2581.) Conservancies are communal areas, usually encompassing vast stretches of completely undeveloped land and offering remote fair-chase hunting for a variety of species. Subscriber Stuart Mauney recently returned from just such a hunt with PH Henk Fourie of Savannah Safaris Namibia. He hunted the Torra Conservancy and filed the following rave review:

"This is the best kept secret in Namibia, as well as southern Africa. The Torra Conservancy is one million acres, all fair-chase and free-range hunting. This is no 25,000-acre common ranch hunt in Namibia. I've been to those twice before, and they cannot even begin to compare to the Torra Conservancy. The main reasons it's so good: lack of water, which limits human population; remoteness, a 7½-hour drive from Windhoek with the last 60 miles all on dirt roads; and size. But any knowledgeable and seasoned hunter knows the best quality hunting and animals usually occur in out-of-the-way, difficult-to-get-to places free of daily human interruption. This place is that and then some.

"While hunting, we saw five endangered black rhino, elephants, giraffe, leopard, jackal, klipspringer, even a desert-adapted monitor lizard! The quality of trophies for oryx, springbok, Hartman's mountain zebra, etc., is just amazing. My wife shot a 44½-inch oryx. If patient, a 16- to 18-inch springbok is achievable! The average kudu on this concession starts at 52 inches and goes up to 58-60 inches. Hartman's mountain zebra are endemic to this area. Tell all your subscribers to go, and go now, to this place before it is discovered and trophy quality is affected."

The Torra Conservancy is located in Damaraland, in northwest Namibia and is hunted exclusively by Savannah Safaris Namibia (011-264-061-224849; www.namibiasavannahsafaris.com). It was one of the first conservancies established in Namibia, and Savannah Safaris has had exclusive hunting rights to it since inception. They offer a total of 26 species and have hunting rights to an additional 500,000 acres of private land in the area. We have........(continued)

 
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