Experience an unforgettable hunting expedition whilst in the care of professional trackers and guides. Kalahari Rest offers 15 animal specials for hunting and 23 in total, which ensures a lively and diverse ecosystem. We offer hunting by both firearm and bow, and work in close association with the Botswana Wildlife Association.
Botswana is a land-locked country dominated in geographical terms by the Kalahari Desert – a sand-filled basin averaging 1,100 meters above sea level. The country lies between longitudes 20 and 30 degrees east of Greenwich and between the latitudes 18 and 27 degrees approximately south of the Equator, and is bordered by Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, Namibia to the north and west, and South Africa to the south and southeast. At Kazungula, four countries – Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia – meet at a single point mid-stream in the Zambezi River.
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Terrain? Predominantly flat land, shrubs and Camel Thorn trees.
Status of land? Private Game Farm.
How long have you been hunting on this farm? 3 Years.
Rainfall? 250 mm -350 mm per annum.
How long has the land been used for hunting? It was previously government owned land; real hunting began mid-1990’s.
Are there any indigenous people living on the land? There are Bushmen nearby.
Size of the hunting area? The area is 21,500 acres.
Is the game area fenced? Yes.
Do other outfitters or PHs use this property? Yes.
Malaria area? No.
What animals are on offer for hunting? Zebra, Springbuck, Impala, Gemsbuck, Kudu, Waterbuck, Eland, Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Steenbuck, Duiker, Warthog, Black-Back Jackal and Leopard.
Are there other animals to be seen? Cheetahs, Wild Dogs, Brown Hyena, Aardwolf, Giraffe, Honeybadger, Porcupine and Aardvark.
Dangerous Animals? Leopard.
How many hunters can you accommodate at once? 5 hunters.
How many visitors can you accommodate at once? 28 visitors.
Minimum duration of any hunt? Varies according to species.
Electricity? Yes (Generator and Solar Power).
Bathrooms? En suite with flushing toilets.
Hot water? Yes.
Living room and relaxation area? Yes.
Swimming pool? Yes. At main lodge.
Communication? Cellular phone.
TV facilities? Satellite television at main bar.
Closest tar road? Trans Kalahari Highway.
Can you see other lights from a town/township/settlement? No.
Can you hear vehicles driving on the road? Sometimes.
Can you see fences? Yes.
How far is the lodge from the nearest international airport by vehicle? 3 hours.
And by light aircraft? 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Closest airfield? Kang (25km from lodge).
Is it approved with the authorities/director of civil aviation? Yes.
Is it a tar airstrip? Yes.
Nearest doctor? 10 minutes drive.
What meals are typically provided? 3 meals per day, venison, all other meats, vegetables, dessert, salads, cereals, fruit etc.
Alcohol included in daily rate? Yes.
Is lunch offered at the lodge or do you eat while out in the bush during the day’s hunt? Depends on client and area.
Do you offer a meet and greet facility at the airport? Yes.
Is it included in the rate? No.
Do you organize firearm permits? Yes (US$ 100 per firearm).
Additional costs not included in your fees? Packing, dipping, shipping, taxidermy, insurance, gratuities and 10% Governent VAT.
What is your current daily rate? Hunter US$300.00; Observer US$200.00
– 50% deposit is payable to confirm safari.
– Balance is payable 60 days prior to your safari’s start date.
– Deposits are not refundable.
– Deposits are transferable when cancellation of safaris occurs more than 6 months prior to commencement.
Vehicles used and the number? 2 x Toyota Land Cruisers and 1 x Toyota Hilux Double Cab.
Backup vehicles? 2.
All vehicles are equipped with:
– First Aid
– High-lift jack
– Spare wheel
– Gun rack
– Two-way radio
Number of trackers employed? 2.
How long have they been working with you? 11 Years.
Training for trackers? Yes.
Tracker experience? They are native to the area’s where they work in.
Registration number? N/A
With which authority are you registered? Botswana Wildlife Association.
Any inquests? No.
Years in operation? Three years.
Number of international clients handled (approx.)? 19 in 3 years.
Memberships? Botswana Wildlife Association.
PHs are there currently in the business? 1 Freelance.
Years experience? 15 Years.
Does the PH hunt for anyone else? No.
What languages does the PH speak? English.
Do you offer rifle hunting and bow hunting? Yes.
Do you have hides for bow hunting? Yes (3).
Are the hides close to a waterhole? Yes..
Skinning shed or skinning facility? Yes.
Lighting in the facility? Yes.
Trophy drying facility? Yes.
Is it lockable? Yes.
Is it vermin-proof? Yes.
System for identifying trophies? Yes, detailed tags.
Cold room or abattoir facility? Yes.
How long has the skinner been with your outfit? 10 years.
Training for skinners? Yes.
How close are the recommended taxidermists or dipping and shipping agents? Maun Centra (530km).
Kalahari Rest Lodge,
Tel: +267 737 74009
Mobile: +267 723 86548
GPS: S 23 30.822 E 22 36.729