Once you land at the airport, your PH Bertus Pretorius will be waiting to pick you up and transport you back to the lodge. This drive will usually take about one and a half to two hours.
After which you will be welcomed to Africa Awaits lodge and get to meet the people that will take care of you for the rest of the hunt. On the first day you will get the opportunity to shoot in your rifle at the shooting range.
After a good night rest, we will wake you up at about 5:30 – 6:00. A hearty breakfast and coffee will be enjoyed and the plans for the day will be discussed. Your hunting vehicle and PH will be waiting for you and will take you to the hunting area you will be hunting for the day. You will be driving around in a well-equipped 4x4 vehicle until game, or signs of game, is spotted. Once any of these two is spotted, you and your PH will get off the car and continue the stalk by foot.
You will stalk according to your fitness level and preference and your PH will inform you when you are in a shooting position. During the stalk, your PH will bring you between 80 and 200 yards from your trophy. Shooting sticks ( a rest for your rifle in order to ensure a stable position for you to shoot from) will then be set up, he will move in behind you and assist you in finding your trophy. Once you notify your PH that the animal is in sight, you will get clear directions when to take the shot.
If you have been successful in the shot and the PH is confident that the animal is dead, you will move to your trophy. After all the excitement the photographs will be taken and the hunting vehicle will pick you and your trophy up. If however the animal was wounded, your PH will do his utmost best in tracking and locating the animal as soon as possible.
Once back at the lodge, the animal will be offloaded and skinned by the professional skinning team according to your instructions. All your trophies will be tagged and transported to the taxidermy free of cost after the hunt.
We are situated in the Eastern part of Namibia, right in the Kalahari desert and very close to Botswana . The hunting area is 75 000 hectares and most of the game are free ranging, but we also have large closed areas as well where a larger variety of game can be hunted.
We believe in fair-chasse methods and hunt mostly free-roaming animals, to give each hunter the true African experience and each animal a fair chance. From rocky areas where Mountain Zebra, Greater Kudu and baboon can be found until sandy areas where Oryx, Springbuck, Waterbuck and Giraffes are located, this beautiful country not only gives spectacular views, but also a great variety of natural habitats for all the game species. The animals are located while cruising in a hunting-vehicle, thus a large area can be covered without losing valuable time walking through dead terrain.