Namibia is located on the south western side of the African continent. The country of Namibia borders the Atlantic Ocean on the western side, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south. Namibia also shares borders with Botswana, Angola, and Zambia to its North.
Namibia, one of Africa's most politically stable countries, with road, telecommunication, electricity and medical infrastructure is comparable to Australia
Travelling here is safe and easy and it is one of the few destinations in the world where you can have it all. Beautiful scenery, friendly people and world class african wildlife, modern towns and infrastructure - comfort and hassle free travelling.
Namibia is rich in history and became independent from South Africa in 1990. The official language is English but Afrikaans is also widely used and a German influence is still very much in evidence with German still remaining as one of the main languages spoken in Namibia
Namibia has a population approaching 2 000 000 people and the capital city is Windhoek.
The hunting area for Gunsmoke Adventure's clients is situated a three and half hours drive from Windhoek and is just north of the Waterberg Game Reserve (The area is the habitat of the biggest free roaming Eland population in Southern Africa)
Gunsmoke adventures promotes fair chase rules. The animals are located while cruising in a hunting vehicle. Hunts are only conducted on foot from there on.
PH's will be able to bring you in a shooting distance between 80 and 180 meters "Shooting sticks" (a rest for your rifle in order to ensure a stable position to shoot from) will then be set up. Shots are normally from 100 meters or less.
Blinds are available and occasionally used
The main hunting areas are NOT game fenced allowing some of the best free range African plains trophy hunting available.
In addition to excellent Eland trophy hunting the brushy terrain in the hunting areas provide excellent habitat for Kudu, Oryx, Hartebeest, Springbok, Steenbok, Duiker, Warthog, Blesbok, Giraffe, Black Wildebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra (Burchell’s), Zebra (Mountain), Impala, Damara Dik-Dik, Klipspringer, Waterbuck, Brown hyena, Caracal, Honey Badger, Africa Wild Cat, Jackal, Baboons, Leopard, Cheetah, Porcupine and quite a variety of wingshooting options if you like birds.
This Namibian property is registered as a bow hunting farm. All bow hunters must be guided by a PH. That means that the hunter hunts 1:1 only as an option.
Bow hunting can be done by walk and stalk, ambush or by sitting in bow blinds at waterholes.
The success rate is much higher sitting by waterholes than to walk and stalk due to the dense bush and the short distance of bows.
An average of four trophies are usually taken during a seven day bow hunting safari. All huntable game species can be hunted. Best months for bow hunting are from July to November. The blinds are built 20 meters from waterholes and saltlicks. Some are elevated and some are ground blinds. This all depends on the terrain, sun and wind direction. Animals are regularly shot by using this method.
Spotting and stalking is a real challenge due to the terrain - You are really competing against these natural predators when stalking and ambushing is normally the best hunting-method.
Namibia is also home to one of Africa's largest and most important game reserves Etosha reserve - which is a favoured side tour by hunters to see the Big 5 all in one location
Additonal tours can be arranged with notice and may include