Van Heerden Safaris

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 2 000 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.

Clients hunting in communal conservancies in Namibia can be assured that a significant portion of their funds are being ploughed back into wildlife conservation efforts. These efforts are not only promoting the long-term welfare of Namibia’s wildlife, but also creating strong bonds between rural communities and the value they place on their wildlife resources.

Itinerary Example – Elephant Hunt in Ondjou Conservancy:

14 Days in Ondjou concession area for one hunter with one Professional hunter. Including:

1 x Trophy Elephant & Plaines Game (depending on available quota)

Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek Int. Airport & Transfer (6.5 hours) to Ondjou Conservancy.
Day 2 - 15: Hunt in Hereroland - 14 Hunting days for trophy Elephant and limited plains game.
Day 16: Transfer back to the Windhoek Int. Airport. Departure from Windhoek - International flight home.

Arrival/ Departure day in Namibia:
If you wish to rest one night in Windhoek before commencing your hunting safari, we can gladly book that on your behalf. Hotel accommodation with breakfast and airport transfer - +/- USD 165.00 per person per day.

For more Hereroland Information:

Contact us for – 2018/2019 Price List - detailing daily rates, trophy fees, conditions, map

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