Zambezi (Caprivi) Concessions:
Ruark Game Safaris offers dangerous game hunting safaris primarily on the North Western Part of the Etosha National Park in the Sheya Shuushona Conservancy.
The major wildlife resources are Hartebeest, Spotted hyena, Elephant, Kudu, Duiker, Steenbok, Springbok, Ostrich and the occasional Lion.
Whilst most of the hunting is done on foot, transfers are primarily by boat and clients should expect to get their feet wet.
Elephant are normally hunted later in the season i.e. August through to October when most of the areas are a little bit drier.
A choice of luxury accommodation or rustic tented accommodation – depending on the client’s needs.
Clients are advised to fly from the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, with Air Namibia to the Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region. The two-hour flight is comfortable and scheduled almost daily. Alternatively, clients can drive up by vehicle, which will take approximately 13-15 hours, with the bonus of the scenery along the way. Clients should allow for a sleepover along the way depending on their departure times from Windhoek.
Please note that Air Namibia only flies at specific days to Katima Mulilo and only in the mornings; therefore, clients must check availability of flights beforehand.
Client's safari starts upon arrival in the Zambezi Region and ends upon leaving the area again. Day of arrival and day of departure does not count as hunting days, as arrival and departing times of flights and transfers to hunting camps and back does not allow for hunting on the specific days.
The Hunting Ranch is situated some 320km north of the capital of Windhoek, close to the town of Otjiwarongo. This is the mecca of plains game free range hunting in Namibia, boasting with exceptional free-range Eland, Kudu, Oryx, Hartebeest, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Baboon, Black back Jackal, Caracal, Warthog and some of the Tiny Ten including Damara Dik-Dik.
Rising approximately 1 470 meters above sea level, the habitat is diverse, offering the hunter a varied landscape. Dry river beds and mountains provide the ideal habitat for big kudu bulls and baboon while the wide open plains interspersed with thorn bush savannah make provision for eland, Oryx/gemsbok, red hartebeest, aardvark, African wildcat, black-backed jackal, brown hyena, caracal, cheetah, honey badger, porcupine, small spotted genet, duiker, Damara dik-dik, steenbok, giraffe, leopard, blue wildebeest, common impala and warthog to name but a few.
This concession is ideally suited to the first time, but even seasoned African hunter. It also lends itself very nicely for family groups with children. All hunting is done on foot.
It can either be reached by very good road or by private air charter i.e. Otjiwarongo dirt air strip 70km from Tirol.
Our accommodation is colonial style.
Home cook meals are expertly prepared by our professional chef. Venison from the hunt is always served, accompanied by a variety of vegetables, salads and fruit. We offer a healthy breakfast and three course gourmets treat for dinner. Lunch packs are at the order of the day as hunters will normally spend the whole day in the bush. Top quality South African wines, brandy, whiskey, vodka, gin and world-class Namibian beer, as well as a variety of soft drinks are available in camp.