Byseewah Safaris operates in Namibia and is situated 40 km south of Etosha Pan. The name comes from the native Herero word meaning open space and truly free. The main camp is 19° 36’12.17″S 15°24’52.96″E.
The hunting areas range between flat, open thornveld savannah, open grassland, rocky hills to mopane and riverine bush. Privately owned.
Hunting is mainly done from March to October which tends to be cool and dry. Daytime temperatures are warm to hot, whereas at night it can get cold. A warm jacket would be needed at night. However, during the day temperatures can reach 30°C. The summer rains start in January till end of March.
Hunting has taken place on Byseewah for 24 years, but prior to that it was a cattle farm.
There are no inhabitants on the land used
Byseewah is a privately owned 28 000 hectare farm with a 96 km perimeter game fence. All hunting takes place here.
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Many different species of the plains game are available. However, there is a limited quota on mountain zebra and klipspringer. End-of-season discount hunts are also offered if quotas are not fulfilled, and the minimum hunt is seven days. Bow and rifle hunters are catered for. A 55½kudu and a 44 gemsbok bull were taken this year. Their trophies are all excellent quality and all were Gold Medal in the Namibian hunting standard. Ken ensures that the whole hunting experience is a memorable one.
The luxury lodges are all purpose-built. They all have lounge, bar and dining rooms, and are separate from the accommodation. All the buildings and chalets are brick with thatched roofs. All have en suite bathrooms, flush toilets, hot and cold water, constant electricity and are fully air-conditioned. Byseewah runs on solar electricity and has a back-up generator. There is also a swimming pool, boma, gym, sauna, beauty spa, satellite TV, landline telephone, as well as mobile phone and free Wi-Fi coverage. A maximum of 8 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.
The distance to the closest tar road is nearly 45 km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. There is a small perimeter fence and the property is stock-fenced. The nearest international airport is Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International, a four-hour drive, as well as a good 1,400m dirt landing strip at the lodge. There is a hospital at Outjo, a 120 km drive away. However in a serious emergency they have air ambulance rescue.
All meals are inclusive of the price and all dinners are three-course. Light breakfast followed by a big brunch is served, and typically the animals shot provide the meat. All drinks and alcohol are included in the daily rate.
Three full-time trackers are employed who have been working for Ken for 20 years. They also have skinners and a full complement of lodge staff.
All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure at a cost of US$800 but field preparation of trophies is included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is US$450 per day, and a one-on-two hunt is US$375 per day for plains game. Numerous package deals are also on offer.
3 x Toyota Land Cruiser pick-ups1x Toyota Quantum mini bus.4 x URI hunting vehicles1 x OTT (similar to a Unimog)
Byseewah African Hunting Safaris has been in operation for 22 years and is registered in Namibia.They are all members of NAPHA and SCI and had 80 trophy hunters last year.
Years in Operation
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|Moses Kashango||Professional Hunter (Master hunting guide)||15|
|Naftal Aebeb||Professional Hunter (Master hunting guide)||15|
Trophies are skinned, salted and stored in separate sheds made of brick, very secure and 100% vermin proof. These facilities are well ventilated and have electric lighting. The trophies once dried are stored separately and tags are used for identification.
There is also an abattoir with cold room and a complete butchery which supplies game meat products to shops in Windhoek.All the skinners have at least 22 years experience and also completed the NAPHA training course. The Taxidermy Studio run by Marlo Beyer (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +264 67 302 763) is recommended, but trophies can be shipped to the clients own taxidermist of choice.
Most of their clientele is word-of-mouth and, if necessary, contact Ken or Lynda directly for any references.
Notes: Ken and Lynda are totally dedicated to ethical fair-chase hunting. Everything they have made goes back into developing the property and improving the lives of all their staff. He has built a school, employs two full-time teachers, and is in the process of building 3-bedroomed houses for his staff. To quote him: I will not build a house for someone that I am not prepared to live in myself. A trust fund has also been set up for them.