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.
Hunting Season: 1 February through 30 November
Rates: All rates reflected below are in US Dollars
PH (Professional Hunter)
Hunters: 1 x 1 (one hunter with one PH) USD 350
Hunters: 2 x 1 (two hunters with one PH) USD 320
Non-hunters: USD 200
Species US Dollars
Kudu 2,100 –
Oryx (Gemsbuck) 700 –
Red Hartebeest 700 –
Springbuck 750 –
Warthog 500 –
Duiker 450 –
Steenbuck 450 –
Mountain Zebra (Hartmann) 1,400 –
Plains Zebra (Burchell’s) 1,400 –
Black Wildebeest 1,100 –
Blue Wildebeest 1,100 –
Baboon 100 –
Jackal 100 –
Eland 2,800 –
Giraffe 3,000 –
Waterbuck 2,800 –
Impala (Common) 800 –
Blesbuck 800 –
Cheetah on request
Caracal on request
Brown Hyena on request
Sable on request
Roan on request
Nyala on request
Letchwe on request
Damara Dik Dik on request
Leopard *14 days (21 day package available) on request
We can provide you with a quote for all of the animals listed on the Huntable Species List for Namibia, which may not appear above.
LEOPARD HUNT INCLUDES
14 Day: 1 x 1 (one hunter with one PH)
Licenses fees for the species listed in the package
Trophy fees for the species listed in the package
Trophy Handling Fee & Drop Off for Export/Taxidermy
LEOPARD HUNT EXCLUDES
International & domestic flights
Shipping & taxidermy
15% VAT on daily rate portion of Package
Leopard hunting is strictly controlled by the Namibian Government and is both legal and sustainable. Every year authorities issue a very limited amount of licenses, dependant on the size of the hunting area, the estimated leopard population in the area and the success rate of the hunts in the past year. Only male leopards are allowed to be hunted as trophy animals.
Included in your Daily Rates are:
The services of a licensed professional hunter, expert tracker and skinners
Fully equipped four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Field preparation of trophies
Accommodation and all meals
Beer, wine and spirits – in moderation
Transfer to and from the Airport / Hunting destinations
Daily rates do not include:
Trophy fees (per list) for animals taken
Dipping and Shipping of trophies
International and Domestic Flights
Hunting Licence 170.-
Shopping trips to the nearest town
Hotel accommodation before and after the hunting safari
Gratuities for Safaris Staff and Professional hunter
Rates and fees are subject to change without advance notification due to fluctuations in the exchange rate.
Rates are fixed upon payment confirmation.
VAT (15%) is not included and will be levied on everything except trophy fees.
Wounded and lost animals will be charged fully plus 15% VAT.
NO credit card facilities are available, payment by Travellers Cheque, Cash or Direct Transfer before the hunt.Dipping and Shipping will be charged separately.Gratuities are not included.
Equipment for your Osprey Safari:
Rifle (we recommend 30 cal. or larger) with scope
Ammunition, 80 rounds, soft points
Packing List for your Osprey Safari:
1 Pair of good walking boots
1 Pair of comfortable camp shoes
4 Pairs of good socks
4 Sets of underwear
3 Pairs of long hunting pants (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)
2 Pairs of short hunting pants
4 Hunting shirts (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)
1 Hunting Jacket (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)
1 Warm sweater or jumper
Casual wear for the evenings
1 Pair of gloves
1 Raincoat/waterproof jacket
Cap or Hat
Sunglasses & sun block SPF 30
Small backpack for daily equipment while hunting (e.g. cameras, extra ammo)
International plug set – conversion to South Africa 220 V
Spare batteries if required
Prescription drugs if required
Baby/Wet wipes for the ladies on safari
Rifle soft case
Taxidermy tags if you have your own Taxidermist (shipping Instructions)
Any CITES permits you may require
Terms and Conditions
Your Safari is confirmed only when Osprey Hunting Safaris CC receives the signed terms & conditions, along with a deposit of 50% of the total daily fees. This deposit is non-refundable unless notice of cancellation is given atleast 6 months prior to the commencement of the Safari. The balance of the daily fee is to be paid in full 6 months before the commencement of your Safari. Once the balance of the daily rate is received, the client understands that cancelling within the 6 month window before their safaris will forfeit the entire deposit. All trophy fees and any excluded costs will be paid upon completion of the hunt.
Although we maintain utmost care and precaution for the safety of our Osprey Safari guests, we cannot accept responsibility for any illness, accident or loss whatsoever, nor any expenses of any nature arising there from. We advise, therefore, that you acquire sufficient insurance for yourself, your personal belongings and your baggage before you leave home.