Diethelm and Katja Metzger have been running Makadi Safaris since 1996, and the youngest of their three children, Nikolai, has just recently joined the family farming business.
Makadi Safaris has two privately owned hunting areas, Kamab and Ilala, which cover 225 000 acres, of which 95 000 acres is personally owned with exclusive hunting rights on the rest of the huntable area. The main camp, Kamab Lodge – an old, beautifully renovated homestead with an inviting pool – has been in the family for three generations.
At the edge of the desert, between Windhoek and Walfish Bay lies Ilala Private Game Reserve. The colonial style old ranch house was built by the legendary Johann Vivier who made his fortune with diamonds.
Our safaris are strictly ethical and based on fair chase. Hunting is done by walk and stalk. Some of the huntable species include kudu, oryx (gemsbok), hartebeest, springbok, warthog, duiker, steenbok, waterbuck, klipspringer, mountain and Burchell’s zebra, leopard, cheetah, black and blue wildebeest, eland, giraffe, baboon and jackal, as well as waterfowl and game birds.
Makadi Safaris also offers various recreational activities, with guided walks, game drives and viewing of Bushman paintings.