is a safari partnership, owned and run by Alan Schmidt and Royston Wright. Our primary base of operations is the Okatjeru Hunting Ranch of 6548 hectares (16 000 acres), situated in the Central Highlands of Namibia.
Despite our easy – going nature, you can be assured of a hunt of a lifetime here at Okatjeru and your trophies will meet, if not exceed your greatest expectations. Let our (and your) efforts show on your wall for all to see. In addition, we strive to offer you an ethical, fair chase hunt. Not only will you be able to pit your wits against a most worthy adversary – your quarry; you will also have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the bush – from the small flower struggling to survive amongst the barren rocks to the colourful spiders, birdlife and last, but not least, the breathtaking landscapes of gently rolling hills, dotted with thorn trees and bushes; interspersed with vast open valleys blanketed in copper coloured grass!
Our farm boasts a wide variety of game, including Eland, Kudu, Oryx, Red Hartebeest, Giraffe, Springbuck, Zebra, Warthog, Klipspringer, Ostrich, Aardwolf, Bat Eared Fox, Black Backed Jackal, Lynx, Baboon, Leopard and Cheetah. In addition, we offer an even greater variety of game on our concession areas such as Blue and Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Impala, Waterbuck and much more. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we’ll go out of our way to find it for you.
In order to ensure that personal touch, your hunt will be led by Alan Schmidt or Royston Wright, joint owners of Okatjeru Hunting Safaris.
The summer months here in Namibia begin in September and last until April with temperatures ranging between 25 – 35 degrees Celsius (77 – 104 Fahrenheit). During the months from December until March, the heat of the day is broken by the usual afternoon thunderstorm. In contrast, our winter weather is decidedly cooler, with temperatures anywhere between 17 – 24 degrees Celsius (62 – 75 Fahrenheit). The winter nights are, however, decidedly chilly and warm clothing is strongly recommended.
Our hunting season begins on the 1st of February and continues until the 30th of November of every year. We believe that the best time to hunt is during the period April to October. Most of the animals on the farm are taken at ranges of between 100 and 200 meters. We recommend that you use a weapon of a .270 calibre or higher when hunting most of the plains game here in Namibia.
Due to the nature of the terrain on our farm, as well as the weather, we recommend that light clothing in neutral colours be worn when hunting. Strong, durable shoes, preferably covering the ankles are a must when traversing the hills on our farm. A hat and sunscreen are essential; and sunglasses are strongly recommended to ward off the rays of the African sun.
When arriving in Namibia, you will be met at the airport by one of the Okatjeru Hunting team. From there, you will be transported to our farm in a comfortable, air – conditioned 4X4 vehicle. Who knows, your trip to the farm could well be the beginning of your African safari, given the large amount of animals that you will see along the route.
Guests on our farm can choose between the luxuriously appointed guest suites at the main farmhouse, or, for the more adventurous or budget conscious amongst you, at our tented chalets at Bobbejaan Dam. Meals are served in our well - appointed lapa, or around the campfire at Bobbejaan Dam; where you can enjoy traditional African cuisine whilst admiring our spectacular evening sunsets, overlooking a waterhole.
Most of our hunters prefer to stay at our Bobbejaan Dam Tented Chalets, for, as the saying goes, "If it Ain’t Under Canvass, it Ain’t Hunting"! If the wife and kids are joining you, not to worry, as each tent is well appointed with all the luxuries and amenities that only true Namibian hospitality can offer you.
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