For our new Namibia hunting pictures-page, we selected some of the best pictures we took of Uitspan Hunting's clients and hunting friends during the past two years.
As we went through our image-collection, it brought back a lot of fond memories of all the enjoyable times, hunts, experiences and fun we've had with so many people.
For those of you who hunted with us before...maybe you will find yourself part of these Namibia hunting gallery.Enjoy it and may you also relive our exceptional moments together in the Kalahari!
For those of you who never visited us.... these pictures will give you a preview of some of the trophies available in the beautiful country of Namibia.
If African Hunting is still only a dream of yours, remember what Samuel Ullman (18401924) said:
"Youth is not a time of life - it is a state of mind.
It is not a matter of red cheeks, red lips and supple knees.
It is a temper of the will; a quality of the imagination; a vigor of the emotions;
it is a freshness of the deep springs of life.
Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over a life of ease.
This often exists in a man of fifty, more than in a boy of twenty.
Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old by deserting their ideals."
If you have this youth, an appetite for adventure and the desire to experience hunting in Africa, contact us here for more information.
"Thank you for fulfilling the dreams of an old man. The hunting, the number and quality of animals, the guiding, the side-trip, were all outstanding. I will look at the trophies every day and relive the whole experience again and again. Your accommodations and food were also excellent."
~ Terry Hoitink, Wisconsin, USA
"I can't thank you enough for the wonderful trip we all
experienced. You and your family were an absolute joy to meet and spent
time with. Your love for each other and for your life and land were
truly inspirational. You, your ranch and the animals will be forever
remembered with extreme fondness and respect as long as I live."
~ Michael Smith, California, USA
"Thank you for an exceptional week. Good friends, good food and
good hunting. Best week of hunting that I have had in over 50 years of
hunting - will cherish this week for the rest of my life. Great time
with my son."
~ John Millar, Idaho, USA
"Most wonderful hunting experience I have ever had and the hospitality and family atmosphere second to none."
~ John Anselmi, New Zealand
"Many thanks for my first African safari. It has been a
lifelong dream to come here. To have such an amazing trip with excellant
hosts who made us feel at home, made the whole experience that much
I hope to one day return and enjoy your hospitality again, this time
with my son and possibly the rest of my family."
~ Adam Ross, Australia
"For all your efforts and hospitality thank you so much. The trip was beyond anything I could have hoped for!"
~ Brett Campbell, New Zealand
"Well, I am back again for the 3rd time and it keeps getting
better. I have made friends here that will be with me always. 'I shall
return'- as Douglas MacArthur said in WWII. I truly love these people."
~ John MacDonald, Washington, USA
'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.