Kachauchab is in the southern part of Namibia. The camp is 24° 56.320’S 17° 5.881’E The hunting areas range from flat, open thornveld savannah to open grassland and Karoo thornveld.
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 and a warm jacket would be needed. However, during the day temperatures can reach 30°C. The summer rains start in January till the end of March. The land was previously used for goats and cattle farming but has historically always had naturally occurring plains game. They still have some livestock. There are no inhabitants on the land used. Kachauchab Spectacular Hunting is 12 000 hectares and has a perimeter game fence. Game is introduced to improve the gene pool and this area has no malaria. This year, surplus black wildebeest, gemsbok and blesbok were caught and sold.
Their trophies are good quality and in the Namibian hunting standard. Chris ensures that the whole hunting experience to be a memorable one. Both rifle and bow hunting is catered for.
Kachauchab accommodation is part of the main house. The lounge, bar and dining room are separate from the accommodation. All the buildings and chalets are brick with tin roofs. All have en suite bathrooms, flush toilets, hot and cold water, and constant electricity. Power is solar and they have a back-up generator. There is also satellite TV, landline telephone as well as mobile phone and Internet. A maximum of 3 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.
The distance to the closest tar road is 13 km. The nearest international airport is Windhoek (Hosea Kutako), five hours away by a vehicle. However, the closest airfield is Maltehohe a VFR gravel 945-metre runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. It is 30 minutes away by a vehicle. There is a hospital in Mariental which is a 45-minute drive.
All meals are inclusive of the price, are home cooked, and the animals shot to provide the meat. All drinks, but not alcohol, are included in the daily rate.
Two full-time trackers/skinners are employed by Chris; one for 12 years and the other for 4 years. He also has a cleaning staff.
All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure. This and field preparation of trophies is included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is US$220 per day, and a two-on-one hunt is US$200 per day. Numerous package deals are also on offer.
Both vehicles are well maintained.1 x Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up1 x Toyota Hilux pick-up
Kachauchab Spectacular Hunting has been in operation for 22 years and is registered in Namibia and is aNAPHA member. Chris had 15 trophy hunters last year.
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 a cold room. All the skinners have at least 6 years of experience. Trophaendiensta is recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the clients own taxidermist of choice.
Notes: Chris provides a service that is very basic. For a hunter who wants to do plains game and is not worried about having a five-star luxury, this is the place to visit. It is very reasonably priced, and one will have Christians full personal service.