The ultimate hunting experience in Namibia!
All information regarding hunting in Namibia and about the hunting safaris offered at Ibenstein in the heart of Namibia.
Ibenstein Hunting Safari offers excellent hunting opportunities on Farm Ibenstein in the heart of Namibia, just one hour drive away from Windhoek. This is the ideal place to experience an exciting and successful hunting safari in the heart of Namibia. The farm covers an area of about 15,000 hectares and consists of grass savannas and African mountain landscapes.
Including the neighbouring farms, we have 100,000 hectares of superb hunting ground at our disposal. Due to this exceptional large hunting area and the abundance of game we can offer to hunt selected trophies of the listed plains game.
The greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a large antelope found in most parts of Namibia except for the western parts of the dry Namib desert.
The Eland (Taurotragus oryx) is the largest living antelope. Bulls can weigh up to 900 kg, width a maximum shoulder height of 1.7 meters. The Eland occurs in the eastern parts of Namibia.
The Oryx or Gemsbock (Oryx gazella) is a heavily built antelope with a short, thick neck. The Oryx is occurring all over Namibia and is adapted to the arid climate of Namibia's desert.
The Waterbuck (Kobus Ellipsiprymnus) is an antelope with a distinctive broad white ring around the rump. In Namibia it normally occurs only in the water rich areas of the Zambezi region.
The Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) is a rare and shy antelope occurring naturally only in the north-eastern parts of South Africa as well as some parts of Mozambique and Malawi.
Ibenstein has a large population of Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus). This golden-brown and very fast antelope has a long face and an unusual horn shape.
The Hunting Tradition at Ibenstein
The farm looks back on a long hunting tradition, which started at the end of the 70’s with Michael Krafft. Michael’s passion for hunting took him to Angola, Botswana and Zimbabwe. His dream was to turn parts of his sheep and cattle farm into a game farm and to convert that land back into the pristine wilderness it used to be, financed by hunting safaris. He realised that dream during the 80’s. The hunting tradition is continued by his son René Krafft. René obtained his professional hunting license in 1994. He offers exciting hunting safaris on Ibenstein and several neighbouring properties with the consent of the respective owners.
Type of Hunting
On Ibenstein we conduct the classical fair chase "stalk on foot" hunt. The area scenery changes from Namibian grass savannahs, mountain ridges, riverbeds, bush lands and camelthorn tree forests offering you a pristine hunting experience. Against the wind we close in on the animal on foot. This way the natural, ethic and fair hunting practice is honoured and as such, a successful hunt becomes an unforgettable experience.
Namibia Hunting Season
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has fixed the trophy-hunting season from the 1st of February to the 30th of November.
Trophies and game species at Ibenstein
Ibenstein offers trophy hunting on numerous game species. Most of the animals are indigenous to Namibia, complemented by some attractive species from southern Africa. These species include Blesbuck, Nyala and Black Wildebeest all of which have adapted to the diverse landscape at Ibenstein during the last 30 years.
The Blesbuck (Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi) has an intensive red-brown color with a white blaze from muzzle to between horns. Naturally the Blesbock only occurs in the central parts of South Africa.
The Impala (Aepyceros Melampus) is a medium-sized antelope which is only found in the Northern parts of Namibia. Ibenstein Farm's Impala population has grown over the past few years.
The Black Wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) has dark brown fur, a horse-like white tail and a characteristic horn shape. This Wildebeest doesn't naturally occur in Namibia.
The Springbuck (Antidorcas Marsupialis) is a medium sized antelope living in herds that range from a few animals to several thousands. The Springbuck has a white crest on the back, which is visible when pronking.
The Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) is a large antelope with grey color and dark vertical strips. This Wildebeest occurs in open savanna woodland and grassland.
The Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) with its pig-like occurrence, the grey body, the wart-like lumps and the upward pointing tusks is a very distinctive animal living in all parts of Namibia except the Namib desert.
Hunting the Hartmann or Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) is one of the most challenging, interesting, and rewarding hunts on Ibenstein. They have a brown nose, white stomach, and wide distinct black and white stripes on the back. Fantastic sceneries, and skillful stalks, will provide an unforgettable experience.
The majestic Leopard (Panthera Pardus) is extremely widely distributed in Southern Africa however rarely seen. These nocturnal animals are very shy but can be dangerous to humans as well.