UHLENHORST HUNTING SAFARIS, NAMIBIA AFRICA

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Uhlenhorst Hunting Safari

Uhlenhorst is a well-known oasis in the south of Namibia on the border of the beautiful Kalahari Desert, 200km/125miles south-east of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Uhlenhorst has been a family business for over 40 years. Here you'll find a variety of landscapes: from red sand dunes to hard rock, dense bush, with cold winters and very hot summers. At Uhlenhorst you can also observe a large variety of wild birds and Namibian plant life. We love animals and understand that there should be a good balance in hunting wildlife and maintaining a balance in nature.

The Van Niekerk family of Uhlenhorst has been in the hunting business for many years with a lot of experience in hunting and entertaining guests. Hoekus van Niekerk (Sr.) the owner of Uhlenhorst and his son Hoekus (Jr.) are the guides and make sure that your hunting memories will last a life time. Connie, the wife of Hoekus (Sr.), and her team of helpers will see to your every need when it comes to dining and cleaning. At Uhlenhorst, our three most important objectives are:
  • Getting our clients a good trophy that will make them proud and also being a good representative of the species.
  • Making sure that our clients and their company enjoy the experience and leave satisfied.
  • Last, but definitely not least: For all our clients to leave as lifetime friends of ours.
Accommodation
At Uhlenhorst, we accommodate our guests in luxury rooms decorated with handmade artifacts made in Namibia. Linen is designed by Anin Embroidery, one of our community's proud businesses. Anin is employing workless Nama women from Hoachanas (a black community ±25km/15miles from Uhlenhorst). We cater for the whole family as we have several tamed and semi-tamed animals around the lodge, including our two cheetah pets, Sheewa and Kambesi.

After a successful day in the hunting fields our guests can enjoy ice-cold beverages in the lapa (Thatch roof) or a special sundowner on the red Kalahari dunes. Traditional Namibian meals are served family style or special requests can be catered for as our guests prefer. For your convenience, a small general merchandise store and a Curio Shop are also on the premises. All rooms have electricity (220V). The fresh drinking water is pumped from boreholes deep below the earth’s surface.

Climate and Clothing
Our diverse climate makes it very difficult to predict our temperatures. Normally in the hunting season the nights are cool to cold and it warms up during the day, especially in the sun.

Summer in Namibia is normally from September to April with day temperatures of 25° C (77F) to 35° C (90F). Winter is normally from May to August. The rainy season is from October to April, but heavy storms are not really a concern and do not interfere with the hunting.

Long pants and short sleeved shirts are recommended for the hunt, with a jacket. Colors should be natural, green or khaki. Not heavy, but protecting. A pair of good broken in rubber sole shoes is very important. Sun protection, sunglasses and a hat are essential. The laundry is done every day; therefore it is unnecessary to bring a lot of clothes. Camo clothes for hunting are allowed in Namibia.

Rifles and Ammunition
For smaller game a 1450 joule and for bigger game 2700 joules and up with soft point bullets are recommended. Just make sure it is a rifle you are comfortable with and used to shooting with. We normally recommend a 7mm and higher. It’s good for a variety of game. The telescope we suggest is a 6x40 and larger. This is just a suggestion. You may use what ever you are comfortable with.

Rifles and ammunition can be hired on request at U$ 50- per day plus cost of ammunition.A maximum of 2 rifles of different calibers per hunter are allowed with 80 rounds per rifle (no solid points).

Handguns and fully automatic weapons are prohibited.Import permits for rifles and ammunition will be issued at the airport on arrival.

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