Bird Hunting


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Bird Hunting in Namibia →
Bird Hunting Sandgrouse →
Bird Hunting Doves →
Bird Hunting Guineafowl, Francolin and Quail →
Bird Hunting Season in Namibia →
Bird Hunting Daily Rates →
Bird Hunting Photos →

Bird Hunting in Namibia 

Interested in a bit of bird hunting to compliment your African plains game hunting safari? There may be a chance during the bird hunting season in Namibia, May through November, for some adrenaline charged African wingshooting, which we offer at no additional cost on a regular priced plains game hunt. The best time to hunt birds at Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris would be from July to mid-October.

Wingshooting safaris that do not include plains game hunting can be organized for groups of two to four shooters at a daily rate of $450 per person, which includes all birds shot. We are home to more than one of the world’s finest sporting birds such as Namaqua Sandgrouse, Doublebanded Sandgrouse, Burchell Sandgrouse, Laughing Doves and Cape Turtle Doves, in addition to Helmeted Guineafowl, Redbilled Francolin, Kurrichane Button Quail and Harlequin Quail. Even a skillful sportsman will be impressed with the sheer speed, agility and formidable number of worthy African game birds.

Bird Hunting Sandgrouse 

An abundance of Sandgrouse is found in our region, flying great distances to drink at favored water holes during the morning hours. These agile birds are hunted as they approach the water in large numbers and descend at high speeds. A good shot can expect shooting anywhere from 15 to 40 Sandgrouse in one morning shoot.

Hunting Burchell Sandgrouse

Burchell Sandgrouse

Hunting Doublebanded Sandgrouse

Doublebanded Sandgrouse

Hunting Namaqua Sandgrouse

Namaqua Sandgrouse

Bird Hunting Doves 

Doves challenge Sandgrouse in many ways, flying with extreme swiftness and remarkable acrobatic skill. As challenging as anywhere else in the world, these fine sporting birds are hunted at water holes in the late afternoon and are sometimes so numerous, choosing which one to shoot can be the hardest part. Doves are present in good volume and a skilled shooter can expect taking anywhere from 15 to 40 Doves during late afternoon shoot.

Hunting Cape Turtle Dove

Cape Turtle Dove

Hunting Laughing Dove

Laughing Dove

Bird Hunting Guineafowl, Francolin and Quail 

Typically found on open grassland, Guineafowl, Francolin and Quail are tricky escape artists proving hard to flush and are usually hunted walked-up. Guineafowl and Francolin are shot in small numbers and one can expect taking 5 or so of these birds in one outing. Quails migrate from North Africa, some year they can be found in really large numbers and some years there are just a few, impossible to predict what a particular year will bring but when there are many it’s an exceptional experience.

Hunting Helmeted Guineafowl

Helmeted Guineafowl

Hunting Redbilled Francolin

Redbilled Francolin

Hunting Harlequin Quail

Harlequin Quail

Hunting Kurrichane Button Quail

Kurrichane Button Quail

Bird Hunting Season in Namibia 

Bird Hunting Season in Namibia by Species and Daily Quota per Hunter
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Namaqua Sandgrouse/10
Doublebanded Sandgrouse/5
Burchell Sandgrouse/5
Laughing Dove/10
Cape Turtle Dove/10
Helmeted Guinea Fowl/10
Redbilled Francolin/10
Kurrichane Buttonquail/10
Harlequin Quail/10

Bird Hunting Daily Rates US$ 

Hunter Bird 2×1 – 2 Hunter with 1 Professional Hunter $450/hunter
Guest $180/guest
Guest (children under 12) $90/guest
Arrival Day for Hunters and Guests $90/person
Departure Day for Hunters and Guests $90/person
Shotgun Rental (ammunition from $14 per box of 25 shells) $30/day of use

Daily Rates Include

– Ground transportation to and from Windhoek airport with a minimum 8 hunting days (otherwise $350/vehicle)
– Services of Professional Hunter, tracker, driver, skinner
– Four wheel drive hunting vehicle
– Hunting license
– Hunting permit
– Wingshooting including all birds shot
– Transport of trophy birds to local taxidermist in Namibia
– Luxurious accommodations
– Daily services of chef, butler/bartender, maid and laundry
– All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner
– Activities at Ozondjahe Safaris

Daily Rates Exclude
– Government tax of 15% on daily rates
– Dip pack, taxidermy and shipping of trophies
– Beverages
– Excursions and tours outside of Ozondjahe Safaris
– Gratuities to camp staff

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Bird Hunting Photos 

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Bird Hunting