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Jaco's personal reflection of the Kalahari as a whole.
Experience trophy hunting in the great Kalahari...the unique region, people, animals and scenery. Kalahari hunting will surpass all your expectations.
Pictures and comments of guests that hunted and visited Uitspan Hunting Ranch in the Kalahari of Namibia.
Detailed information on the greater kudu antelope of Africa. These spectacular mammals are also found in the Kalahari of Namibia.
Enjoy a great gemsbok video. It contains a selection of gemsbok pictures, taken in the Kalahari of Namibia, Africa
ead this article about the Trophy Hunting industry of Namibia.
Read this letter from our hunting friend, Hannes Swart
'Uitspan' is an Afrikaans word that means place of rest.
When the Boer settlers moved inland in Southern Africa in the 1800's, they used ox carts. When they found a spot with game, water and green grass, they arranged their ox carts into a circular laager for protection against wild animals and stopped for a rest.
They referred to such an action of relaxation for man and beast, as Uitspan.
(Picture above of our ancestors.)
Did you know?
Greater Southern Kudus are famous for their ability to jump high fences. A 2 m (6.56 ft) fence is easily jumped while a 3 m (9.84 ft) high fence is jumped spontaneously. These strong jumpers are known to jump up to 3.5 m (11.48 ft) under stress.
Did you know?Some animals have one sense more than man!The flehmen response is a particular type of curling of the upper lip in ungulates, felids and many other mammals. This action facilitates the transfer of pheromones and other scents into the vomeronasal organ, also called the Jacobson's Organ.
This behavior allows animals to detect scents (for example from urine) of other members of their species or clues to the presence of prey. Flehming allows the animals to determine several factors, including the presence or absence of estrus, the physiological state of the animal, and how long ago the animal passed by. This particular response is recognizable in males when smelling the urine of a females in heat.