Osprey Hunting Safaris is owned and operated by the Basson family and was established in 2013. We specialize in Big, Plains & Recreational Game Hunting, Photographic & Family Safaris.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide you with an Unforgettable experience, offering the best of Namibia be it on your Hunting or Photographic Safari. We believe in the freedom for all to hunt on the principle of fair chase and the sustainable and responsible utilization of wildlife within the environment and community we operate in. Upon your arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you’ll be greeted by your professional hunter. He/She will drive you through the natural beauty of the wide African plains where numerous herds of magnificent animals graze. It’s just over an hour’s drive to Osprey Hunting Safaris. After a little rest and refreshment you’ll be ready, as the hunt will begin! We utilize all of what Namibia has to offer and tailor-make your hunt in the best areas with the best trophy quality, putting together a five star hunting experience. Planning a photographic safari with us will be an absolute pleasure, we provide you with the destinations that are client approved and time tested, you decide which ones appeal to your sense of adventure, whether you are in search of the perfect romantic getaway, ultimate adventure or are just wishing to lose your self in the wildlife, cultural diversity and mesmerizing scenery reflecting Namibia’s untouched beauty.
Namibia at a Glance
Safe and hospitable, Namibia is a land of mystery and intrigue which captures the imagination with the beauty and diversity of its age old landscapes.
The republic of Namibia is a southern African country on the South Atlantic Ocean which shares borders with Angola, Botswana, South Africa and Zambia. A former colony of both Britain and Germany and later under the control of South Africa, the Namibian War of Independence ushered in an Independent Namibia on 21 March 1990.
Namibia is an intriguing ancient land of beauty and diversity. Its soil is full of geological wonder and its desert-like landscapes is scattered with fossils and minerals. Its tourism attraction is unique and it gives one an indication of the earth at creation.
An ancient land Namibia was first inhabited by the Khoi-San hunter-gatherer clans, who left behind the beautiful artwork of the largest collection of rock art paintings in
Africa, found in Twyfelfontein. The oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert stretches along the whole west coast of the country, while the Kalahari Desert runs along its southeastern border with Botswana.
The Namibian landscape consists of six general geographic areas: Central Plateau, Namib Desert, Coastal Desert, Great Escarpment, Bushveld and Kalhari Desert.
With its surface area of 824,292 km, Namibia is the 34 th largest country in the world. It stretches for about 1 300 km from south to north and varies from 480 to 930km in width from west to east.
The country is demarcated into 14 regions, namely the Zambezi, Kavango East, Kavango West, Kunene, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto regions in the north, the Omaheke. Otjozondjupa, Erongo and Khomas Regions in the central areas and the Hardap and Karas regions in the south.
Huntable Game Species
Huntable Game Bird Species
The Man behind Osprey Hunting Safaris
Born in South Africa in 1985, Marius is fluent in English and Afrikaans. The family moved to Namibia when he was two years old where he was raised on a traditional cattle farm. A golfer, rugby player and cyclist – Marius graduated from Windhoek Technical High School in 2003. He went to college in Pretoria where he studied Game Ranch Management and worked on Kwalata Game Ranch in North Western Botswana, before returning home to run the family farm. Marius is a licensed Professional Hunter and is Proud to uphold the traditions of ethical and fair- chase hunting. Loving to walk Namibia’s varied terrain in search of game. The primary objectives are always a top trophy — a magnificent animal that is nearing the end of its natural life — and a memorable hunting experience. Osprey Hunting Safaris is based in Central Namibia, 120km North East of the capital Windhoek. Marius lives on the farm with his wife Nikki who is also a born Namibian and was raised on a Hunting Farm.