Despite our easy – going nature, you can be assured of a hunt of a lifetime here at Okatjeru and your trophies will meet, if not exceed your greatest expectations. Let our (and your) efforts show on your wall for all to see. In addition, we strive to offer you an ethical, fair chase hunt. Not only will you be able to pit your wits against a most worthy adversary – your quarry; you will also have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the bush – from the small flower struggling to survive amongst the barren rocks to the colourful spiders, birdlife and last, but not least, the breathtaking landscapes of gently rolling hills, dotted with thorn trees and bushes; interspersed with vast open valleys blanketed in copper coloured grass!
Our farm boasts a wide variety of game, including Eland, Kudu, Oryx, Red Hartebeest, Giraffe, Springbuck, Zebra, Warthog, Klipspringer, Ostrich, Aardwolf, Bat Eared Fox, Black Backed Jackal, Lynx, Baboon, Leopard and Cheetah. In addition, we offer an even greater variety of game on our concession areas such as Blue and Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Impala, Waterbuck and much more. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we’ll go out of our way to find it for you.
In order to ensure that personal touch, your hunt will be led by Alan Schmidt or Royston Wright, joint owners of Okatjeru Hunting Safaris.
The summer months here in Namibia begin in September and last until April with temperatures ranging between 25 – 35 degrees Celsius (77 – 104 Fahrenheit). During the months from December until March, the heat of the day is broken by the usual afternoon thunderstorm. In contrast, our winter weather is decidedly cooler, with temperatures anywhere between 17 – 24 degrees Celsius (62 – 75 Fahrenheit). The winter nights are, however, decidedly chilly and warm clothing is strongly recommended.
Due to the nature of the terrain on our farm, as well as the weather, we recommend that light clothing in neutral colours be worn when hunting. Strong, durable shoes, preferably covering the ankles are a must when traversing the hills on our farm. A hat and sunscreen are essential; and sunglasses are strongly recommended to ward off the rays of the African sun.
When arriving in Namibia, you will be met at the airport by one of the Okatjeru Hunting team. From there, you will be transported to our farm in a comfortable, air – conditioned 4X4 vehicle. Who knows, your trip to the farm could well be the beginning of your African safari, given the large amount of animals that you will see along the route.
Guests on our farm can choose between the luxuriously appointed guest suites at the main farmhouse, or, for the more adventurous or budget conscious amongst you, at our tented chalets at Bobbejaan Dam. Meals are served in our well - appointed lapa, or around the campfire at Bobbejaan Dam; where you can enjoy traditional African cuisine whilst admiring our spectacular evening sunsets, overlooking a waterhole.
Most of our hunters prefer to stay at our Bobbejaan Dam Tented Chalets, for, as the saying goes, "If it Ain’t Under Canvas, it Ain’t Hunting"! If the wife and kids are joining you, not to worry, as each tent is well appointed with all the luxuries and amenities that only true Namibian hospitality can offer you.
Meet the Team
Royston Wright has been a hunting professional for more than 19 years and is a member of SCI International, SCI Alaska, the Namibia Tourism Board and the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA). He has served as the Chairman of the NAPHA Education Committee, the NAPHA Leopard Specialist Group and the NAPHA Executive Committee, as well as serving as the Vice President of the Namibia Professional Hunting Association.
Prior to moving to Namibia, Royston served as an officer in the South African Defence Force before retiring in 1999. In 2000, he moved to Namibia and, along with his parents, purchased the farm Okatjeru and commenced the process of converting it from a cattle farm to a functional mixed cattle and hunting farm. Royston, his wife, Charmaine and their staff are committed conservationists and proponents of sustainable utilization and are more than happy to share their love and passion for the wildlife of Namibia with you.
Alan Michael Schmidt is a South African citizen with Namibian Permanent Residence and has been a hunting professional for more than 30 years. He has hunted in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Namibia. Alan is married to Leanne and has 2 children, Megan and Michael.
Alan obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Management from the University of Natal in 1993. He was the previous owner of Khan River Lodge in Namibia, but sold his interest in Khan River Lodge to establish Okatjeru Hunting Safaris with Royston Wright, a fellow hunting professional in 2017. He is also a member of the Namibian Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA)