Rüppell is situated in the semi-arid north west of Namibia on the farm/ranch *Groot Omaue. All game hunted on Omaue are free ranging.

 

With lush bush, some plains, dry river beds and granite ‘kopjes’ that mount from the flat undergrowth of astonishing African savannah Omaue provides 7500 hectares (18530 acres) of excellent hunting terrain for plains game, either sitting at waterholes, drive and shoot or walk and stalk from the ‘kopjes’. We also hunt in the Kalkfeld conservancy of which Rüppell is a member. Providing about 500 000 more hectares  (1 235 500 acres) of superb hunting ground and a variety of species.

 

Oryx, Burchell’s Zebra and Warthog are all hunted on Omaue. Due to a scarcity of Kudu and the unreliability to find a good Kudu trophy on Omaue most of the trophies are taken at other concessions. (The last few years rabies was a problem in many parts of Namibia, including Omaue. This led to a major decrease in the Kudud population!) Some Springbok are also taken on Omaue. Steenbok can be hunted on most concessions whilst non of the other species are taken on Omaue. The concession hunted at when hunting any other  species depends on the species wanted.

 

(other species are: Eland, Black Wildebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Hartmann’s Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Blesbok, Impala and any other species on special request.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we believe in fair chase, ethical hunting we prefer to hunt on foot (walk and stalk) and use vehicles only to get to outlook points or spot game. For this method of hunting one need to have a fair physical condition as we often ascent granite ‘kopjes’ to get to higher ground to spot animals and walk odd distances to get to a trophy. Hunting either Hartmann’s- or Burchell’s Zebra may require to walk long distances. Hunting Hartmann’s Zebra may require good physical condition as they are hunted in sloping or even rough mountain areas.

 

We also favour backpack hunts. Hiking the hunting ground during the day and sleep in the field at night. For backpack hunting one need to have an excellent physical condition as water and food supplies, sleeping bag, emergency kit, ammunition and other necessities needs to be carried along to make camp at night. We are always in contact with the ‘base’ in case of an emergency or if a trophy is taken. When a trophy is taken there will be responded to immediately; to get it out of the African sun to ensure no damage to any trophy. This method is very time consuming and not as much ground is covered as when driving to outlook points and stalk from there. Backpack hunts may only be conducted on Oryx, Burchell’s Zebra, Springbok, Warthog and although they are scarce in the area where we do backpack hunting, Kudu. On special requests backpack hunting can also be arranged for other species. To conduct hunting like this one truly experience the African Bushland and it’s wildlife. Guides need to pay more attention to animal behaviour and the secrets of the African Savannah.

 

For the physical poor or ‘wrecked’  we could hunt from the back of the 4x4 hunting vehicle or sit at permanent water holes. This is not an option during February and sometimes even March and December as an abundance of surface water in the field drives the game away from permanent water holes.

 

Leopard hunting in Namibia are very controlled. Any hunting outfitter who wish to hunt Leopard must apply for tags at the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism and only a limited number of tags are granted throughout the whole of Namibia. Leopard hunting are conducted according to the conditions specified by the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Baits are put out at key locations some weeks before the Leopard hunt will start and blinds are constructed at the baits where most activity are to multiply the chances that a Leopard are taken. Leopard hunt goes combined with a plains game hunt and the minimum days required for such a hunt are 12. No guarantee are given on any Leopard hunt. Rüppell Hunting are pleased to be granted with two leopard tags for the 2011 trophy hunting season. Feel free to contact us if you are interested.

 

The method on which the hunt is conducted can be tailor made for you and depends on your physical condition.

 

Being experienced in hunting and knowing the area where we hunt, Rüppell is equipped with good vehicles, thorough knowledge of the area and knowing of animal behaviour. Our trackers are experienced in tracking wounded animals and can follow even the most misleading of tracks. At Rüppell every trophy is respected and handled with care. Our skinners does a neat job and proper storage facilities are provided until the trophies leave the ranch.

 

No guarantee are given on any hunt.

 

 

 

 

 

  * The original Farm/Ranch name

          Groot, meaning ‘big’ in Afrikaans

          Omaue, meaning ‘rock’ in one of Namibia’s many native languages, Herero.

 

          It is believed that this name is derived from a huge granite rock or ‘kopje’ on the ranch, also referred to by some people as Namibia’s Ayers Rock.

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