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“ The only way to get to know Africa is to leave your footprints in her dust "

- Zana Botes  

Namibian Hunting Safaris


Registered with
Namibia Tourism Board

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Member of Namibia

Professional Hunting Association

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Welcome to premier free range and ethical hunting. At Zana Botes we understand that each hunt is personal and requires expert thought and design. Our hunting safari packages are one-of-a-kind and promise to deliver an unforgettable, authentic and up-close experience with some of the best plains and dangerous game in Namibia.


Our Caprivi Dangerous Game Concession offers some of the best Buffalo hunting one can find. Dangerous Game on the Chobe river on our 137 000 Acre Concession. Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo and Crocodile.

Our mission has always been to share our love and expertise on African wildlife, all while educating people about how to hunt safely and respectfully, providing an enriching experience that the whole family can enjoy.

Our very own Zana Botes himself will be your guide on any hunting package you select, or customised hunt that we design. After growing up in the vast openness of the Namibian bush, Zana has had an excellent career as a Professional Hunter, sharing his passion for Africa and the conservation of her extraordinary wildlife with anyone he meets.

Join us on your next safari for an incredible, authentic African game hunt. Our full package experiences offer hunting getaways with activities for the whole family.

Experience first-hand how thrilling hunting is when done sustainably and with proper respect for the magnificent wildlife. All while surrounded by the devastating natural beauty of the Namibian bushveld. What could be better?

Dallas Safari Club

Jan 31 - Feb 03 2024 
Booth #2810

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Plains Game Species List







Brown Hyena

Damara Dik Dik


Dangerous Game Species

Buffalo    |    Elephant    |    Crocodile    |    Hippo

“ Your hunt awaits "

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Ongoro Gotjari

4 Rooms available with en-Suite bathrooms, WIFI, Pool,
Air-Conditioning create the perfect  comfortable place to relax.

A short 40 minute drive North East of the airport lies Ongoro Gotjari. Being in the family for the last 16 years a place of peace and zen where you can just sit and look at the vast amount of water infront of you and enjoy nature beauty. Pelicans, Flamingos, Teal Egyptian Geese all flock to this great open water land to breed and feed. Creating the perfect water habitat and a bird watchers paradise.
( 22°05’00.12"S 17°38’44.39"E ) 

Caprivi (Dangerous Game)

3 Luxury Tented Camps on the Linyati River

A short Commercial Flight to Katima Mulilo brings you to our Caprivi Concession. 3 Luxury tented camps in the wilderness of Namibia. Listen to wild animals of the bush as you enjoy the evening by the camp fire. Enjoy the beauty and luxury of this area after a day of hunting Buffalo, Hippo, Elephant and Crocodile.




"If you've read anything on African hunting you've been exposed to the wit and prose of Robert Ruark. The highest compliment I can pay to Zana Botes would be to liken him to Harry Selby in "Use Enough Gun". I have been on twenty safaris in  sub Saharan Africa, in 5 different countries, and never have I had a PH more in line with the professional hunters of old. Zana will tell you what he expects from you, what his game plan is in regards to the game being hunted, and will then proceed to coordinate the efforts of those involved in an attempt to achieve success. He does what he says he'll do and is a man of his word- all done with a wicked sense of humor, a commitment to maintaining the true ethics of hunting, and a quiet demeanor that facilitates a positive experience even if a shot is not taken. If you hunt with this man you will experience African hunting the way it is supposed. I believe not only will you come away richer for the experience but you will have engaged in the sport as it should be, ethical and proper with the game given the respect it deserves.."

- Donald “Skip” Huston

Thank you  again for a wonderful hunt. Ian really enjoyed the stories of the hunt,  the pursuit, and the harvest. He has gone through your photos and our phone photos. Lots of good talk and sharing. We loved Namibia and Zana Botes Safaris.

Tom & Paula Gore

“These guys are a team and can track!!! I’ve hunted all my life and witnessed so much these last two weeks that I wish I learned  40 years ago. Covid is not an issue in the bush, travel is no problem, I feel sorry for people who don’t follow their dream and have an experience of a lifetime. I left my footprints in the dust!”



- Stephan Ira

The hunting experience my young boys and I had with Zana was simply excellent.
Whilst we have been hunting in Namibia many times already, Zana made our safari very special.
Zana is an excellent and very patient PH whose only leitmotif is ethical and sustainable hunting and he makes no compromise on this.
My shooting performance was quite poor the first few days, but he restored my confidence that then all shots were well placed. Only very few PHs have this skill. 

We benefited from Zana's educational commitment sharing his knowledge about Namibia, wildlife conservation and farming.
My boys learned that game and habitat management are 99% of hunting and pulling the trigger is only 1%.
Fabulous accommodation and food. The latter deserves at least one Michelin star.

Finally, Zana's trackers and guides also meet the highest standards of ethical hunting.



Louis, Achille and Ludwig Willnegger

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