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The Company of Adventurers – An Armchair Safari with John Boyes


The self-proclaimed King of the Wa Kikuyu operated in one of the wildest and least explored parts of Africa. Today, Africa is no longer dark – mainly because men like Boyes undertook adventures that were almost incredible, especially to those of us reading his stories. Boyes is a man who Rider Haggard considered more thrilling to read about in real life than many fictional heroes.  Boyes was a man who “longed for an active life and the spice of adventure that waits the traveller (sic) in savage lands.” His book is one of the most enjoyable of all African big game hunting classics. It details the life of an elephant hunter. Continue reading The Company of Adventurers – An Armchair Safari with John Boyes

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The Family That Hunts Together….


A huge old baobab tree provides a perch for the whole family.

As parents and grandparents, one of our collective responsibilities is to leave a legacy of passion for the outdoors, hunting Continue reading The Family That Hunts Together….

PH Spotlight – Jaco Oosthuizen


Oosthuizen was destined to carry on the family tradition a of big game hunters dating back to his great grandfather. He grew up on a cattle ranch in northern Namibia where his father mentored him as he learned and mastered his hunting skills.  Oosthuizen began studying law, but his love for wildlife and adventure motivated him to become a professional hunter.  He became a PH in 1994 and got this first outfitter’s license in 1997. Game Trackers Africa, based in Continue reading PH Spotlight – Jaco Oosthuizen

PH Spotlight – Erik Visser


As a young boy, Visser began hunting birds with his dad’s single shot .22. After obtaining his PH license, Visser realized it was his choice as a profession. “I guess hunting and the need for challenges are something a good PH is born with. I truly believe all successful professional hunters have that instinct. You can learn to be a PH, but without that inner calling, you will not achieve outstanding success,” says Visser. Role models motivated him to follow their leads and deliver exceptional service. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Erik Visser