Shona Hunting Adventures

Website: http://shona-adventures.com/

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Shona Hunting Adventures is South West of the Etosha National Park in Namibia. The lodge is 19° 51.373’S 14° 58.827’E.

This area can only be described as Hemmingway’s “Green Hill of Africa”. The terrain is diverse, ranging from rolling Granite Hills, Mopane woodland savanna and open plains that flows into the Acacia riverine forests of the non- perennial Huab River.

The area is home to the Namibian Desert Elephants and two of the endemic game species found only in Namibia; the Mountain Zebra (Equus. zebra hartmannae) and the Damara Dik-Dik (Madoqua kirkii).

Privately owned within the Loxodonta Conservancy.

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 end of March.

Shona Hunting Adventures’ 16 500 acres Huab hunting area, is situated in the North-Western part of Namibia and forms part of the 300 000 acres Loxodonta Africana Conservation Management Area. This area is unique in that it is one of the last places in Africa where natural migration of wildlife onto privately owned land still occurs. In the beginning of the rainy season wildlife migrates from Damaraland East wards, following the dry river bed of the non perennial Huab river, trying to reach the early rains in the Eastern part of the country. The Huab River provides food, in the form of seed pods and other green shrubs. The Huab river winds it’s way for 5 miles through SHA’s Huab property, making it an excellent hunting area. It is also the only part of Namibia where the Namibia Western arid region elephants occurs naturally on privately owned commercial farm land.

In 2000 Johann Veldsman took over the management of the Farms Huab and Olifantsdood witch is now known as Shona Hunting Adventures’ Huab Hunting Area. Under his management the area, that at the time had almost no game due to mismanagement by the previous owner who ran a cattle operation on the property, was transformed into wildlife paradise. The 16 500 acre unfenced, free range property now provides a sustainable habitat for hundreds of natural occurring game animals. This transformation was achieved by implementing a correct long term management plan as well as with the funds generated by Trophy Hunting, proving that Conservation Hunting is an effective management tool to preserve natural populations of wildlife in Africa.

In 2007 the properties was purchased by the Veldsman family and it is from here where Johann, along with a dedicated team, provide fully customized combined hunting and photographic safaris throughout Namibia.

Shona Hunting Adventures also offers dangerous game hunting out of the Caprivi/Zambezi in four of the Caprivi/ Zambezi’s best hunting concessions. These concessions are situated on the Namibian side of the famous Chobe River, directly opposite the Chobe National Park in Botswana, affording great opportunities for elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile.

KUDU IMPALA OSTRICH
ORYX BLACK-FACED IMPALA CHEETAH
ELAND SPRINGBOK LEOPARD
BLUE WILDEBEEST WARTHOG SABLE
BLACK WILDEBEEST DIK-DIK ROAN
RED HARTEBEEST DUIKER BURCHELL’S ZEBRA
WATERBUCK STEENBOK MOUNTAIN ZEBRA
NYALA GIRAFFE BLESBOK

Leopard, dik-dik and klipspringer are available on a limited quota. Other species also also available on request. Both rifle and bow hunters are catered for.

Record Trophies taken last year.

Species Trophy Size
Kudu 58
Warthog 14
Gemsbok male 40

 

Tualuka Safari Lodge is the home base of Shona Hunting Adventures, an up market five star hunting lodge privately owned by the Veldsman family. A long list of activities for non-hunting family members are available while our competent staff will ensure that the non-hunting family members are fully catered for while you are in pursuit of you trophies. The lodge has a warm family atmosphere and your friendly hosts will make you feel like part of the Shona Family.

The Lodge is a purpose-built hunting lodge. The lounge, bar and dining room 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, and are fully air-conditioned. They have solar power and a backup generator. There is also a swimming pool, a boma, satellite TV, as well as mobile phone and free Wi-Fi coverage. A maximum of 6 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.

The distance to the closest tar road is 60km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is Hosea Kutako (Windhoek), five-a-half hours away by vehicle. However, the closest airfield is Kamanjab which is a VFR, dirt 2,000 metre all-weather runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. There is a hospital in Otjivarongo which is a one-and-a-half hour drive away.

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.
Two full-time trackers are employed who have been working for Johann for 18 years. They also have skinners and lodge staff.

All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure.This service and 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.

The hunting vehicles are well maintained.3 x Land Cruiser pick-ups2 x Unimogs1 X Toyota Quantum mini bus
Shona Hunting Adventures has been in operation for 11 years and is registered in Namibia.The company is a member of NAPHA and had 40 trophy hunters last year.

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Years in Operation

Johann Veldsman Owner, Outfitter
Professional Hunter
11

If required, freelance hunters are hired.

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.All the skinners have been NAPHA-trained with at least 11 years experience. Otjiwarongo Taxidermy is recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the clients own taxidermist of choice.

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