Hunting Areas of Van Heerden Safaris

CAPRIVI – Dzoti Concession communale

Dans un pays vaste comme la Namibie, le Caprivi oriental est une oasis des rivières puissantes comme le Zambeze, le Chobe, le Kwando et le Linyanti. Le parc national de Mamili est le marécage le plus grand en Namibie ayant un statut de conservation et créant une zone protégée pour la faune et la flore vivant sur ces terres inondées plein de sève et étant complexes.

La concession de chasse de Dzoti est une des concessions inscrites les plus jeunes, mais certainement un domaine très prometteur de la grande chasse en Namibie. Le domaine est composé de 250 km2 ayant des frontières directes avec trois parcs nationaux majeurs. Avec le parc national de Mudumo dans le nord-ouest comme frontière, Dzoti partage la même végétation dense de Mopani offrant un abri aux espèces comme l’hippotrague noir et le zèbre.

A la limite sud-ouest est le Parc national de Mamili avec son canal complexe de roseau, des lacs et d’îles composant les marais de Linyanti. La frontière sud-est est formée par la rivière de Linyanti dont le rive opposé fait partie du fameux Parc national de Chobe au Botswana. Des groupes spectaculaires d’éléphants, buffles et cobs lechwe sont des points principaux. Beaucoup d’hippopotames, des grands crocodiles, cobs des roseaux et Sitatungas élusifs ont leur territoire ici.

Avec 430 espèces d’oiseaux enregistrées dans la région, il y a plus espèces d’oiseaux ici que dans d’autres régions en Namibie. C’est un paradis d’avifaune après la chasse le long des canaux verts d’eau ou pendant la chasse de brème pour le dîner!

Ayant une situation superbe entre les trois parcs nationaux, la concession de chasse de Dzoti est une des seules régions en Namibie où vous pouvez trouver et chasser quatre des Big 5 - l’éléphant, le lion, le buffle et le léopard!

Les clients faisant la chasse dans les conservations communales de la Namibie peuvent être assurés qu’une partie significative de leurs fonds sera réinvestie aux activités de la conservation de la faune. Ces efforts ne sont pas seulement une promotion de la prévoyance de la faune en Namibie, mais aussi la création des liens forts entre les communautés rurales et la valeur mise sur les ressources de leur faune.

Il y a un espoir dans chaque levée de soleil et la réalisation de chaque couchée de soleil. Permettez à Van Heerden Safaris cc de vous montrer le Caprivi. Pour beaucoup un safari en Afrique est le voyage de leur vie et pour d’autres la Namibie n’est pas seulement un pays des contrastes mais aussi le pays qui est leur terre.


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Caprivi - Dzoti Conservancy

in French

In a vast arid country like Namibia, the Eastern Caprivi is an oasis with rivers like the mighty Zambezi, Chobe, Kwando and Linyanti. Mamili National Park is the largest wetland area in Namibia that enjoys conservation status and so creating a protected zone for the fauna and flora living in this lush, complex marshland.


Farm/Ranch Hunts

Our main hunting area is 1 hours’ drive south east of Windhoek, Namibia’s bustling capital city and only 1 hour from the international airport. The area is situated between the Auas Mountains with an elevation of 1 600 m and higher (up to 2 140 m) and the Kalahari Desert. The Van Heerden cattle ranch comprises of 6,000 ha / 15,000 acres and in close vicinity, VHSaf has various other concessions on private owned land, totaling 15,000 ha / 52,000 acres.

Most farms have five metal strand fences, which only prevent cattle from moving freely. The majority of the area has NO high game proof fences to prevent game from roaming freely. The area falls within the Southern part of the Highland savanna interspersed by a number of rocky outcrops which are perfect for glassing the area for game. The dry sandy riverbeds with its big trees are an attraction to the animals as they can dig there for groundwater in the dry season. The vegetation is on average medium density: Grasslands covered with short brush, huge Acacia Erioloba trees and patches of dense Acacia Mellifera, where kudu and oryx like to lie up during the hottest period of the day. Here large populations of southern greater kudu, grey duiker, steenbok, warthog, leopard, baboon as well as herds of oryx / gemsbok and red hartebeest roam freely. Small herds of springbok move seasonally through the concession areas. On game proof fenced ranches a wider variety of game species is available.

Van Heerden Safaris’ accommodation is real Namibian farm style, cosy with a warm atmosphere. The guest facility is situated next to the main farmhouse, each room has its own shower and toilet facilities in one big complex. The garden is filled with the most beautiful cactus, surrounded by large tall trees. The farm is personally managed by Van Heerden Safaris and is our permanent base camp.

Farm/Ranch Hunts

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North of Etosha - King Nehale Conservancy

… named after King Nehale ya Mpingana whose warriors attacked Fort Namutoni in 1904.

The conservancy is situated directly on the northern border of the famous Etosha National Park and is easy accessible from Windhoek on the tar road. It was registered in 2005 and covers an area of about 43,000 hectares. The vast area is home to large herds of Springbok, of Plain Zebra, Blue Wildebeest and Oryx. Hyenas, Lions and Elephants are regular visitors in King Nehale and often become a problem when they collide with the humans, their Mahango fields or cattle. A plains game hunter will not seldom be offered to shoot one of those problem animals. Hunters that are prepared to arrive on short notice (within 5 days) can experience a big game hunt for an extremely low price, often going home with a great trophy.


Hereoland - Ondjou Conservancy

Being the 3rd largest Communal Conservancy in Namibia with 8 729 square km's. The conservancy was officially registered in 2006 and granted a trophy quota in 2009. The Herero people are the main tribe staying in the conservancy, totalling about 2000 people. They live in settlements ranging in size from a few huts to small villages. Most of the residents farm with cattle on one quarter of the conservancy surface. The voluminous Victorian-style dresses of the Herero women were influenced by the missionaries' wives and are still a deep tradition to this day.

The undulating landscape of the north-western Kalahari is characterized by diverse vegetation including woodland, grassland and a series of pans that fill after good rains. The borders stretch from Botswana in the east, communal ranchland in the south and west to Nyae-Nyae Conservancy (Bushmanland) in the north. Nyae-Nyae Conservancy is the famous hunting ground where Kay-Uwe Denker has hunted a couple 100 lb elephants in the last ten years. The area has an average of 75 lbs per trophy Elephant for the last 15 to 20 years.

Ondjou Conservancy is "BULL COUNTRY"! Large stretches of land with very little water for animals that live off the land. Water is scarce and in small quantities which is not sufficient for the larger cow herds. Here older Elephant bulls come to find some peace from the cow herds.