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60 Years of Traditional African Safari Adventures
Since its early beginnings Robin Hurt Safaris has always been a family-run company whose reputation speaks for itself. We have become a household name in the big-game hunting, bird shooting, and photographic safari industry. We are proud of our reputation and expertise. A safari with Robin Hurt Safaris is a memorable experience, a vintage adventure underpinned by six decades of experience, reliability, and a profound understanding of the African wilderness.
We believe that game animals should only be stalked under fair-chase principals and that for wildlife to survive in a changing Africa, we must involve local people and give them a direct benefit from the wildlife among which they live. To this end, Robin Hurt Safaris has started many conservation projects both in Tanzania and Namibia. We stand firmly behind our belief in fair-chase hunting, for, after all, the chance of the chase is what “game stalking” is all about. Giving game animals that chance is not only an obligation but also a respect for wildlife.
Following in the family tradition, Robin has passed down his passion and knowledge to his sons, Derek and Roger. They both started hunting as children, growing up on safari in the African bush, and have been involved in the family business for the past few decades guiding hunts across Africa. After Robin moved to Namibia, Derek and Roger Hurt took over the running of the company. Today the main hunting bases are in Tanzania and Namibia.
Hunting on Robin’s conservancy in Namibia means covering more than 40,000 hectares [98,842 acres] of open, unfenced private land. It is found within the Gamsberg Conservancy that covers 130,000 hectares [321,237 acres] of open land. Wildlife occurring in large numbers are springbok, kudu, mountain zebra, oryx, red hartebeest, ostrich, warthog, sable antelope, black and blue wildebeest, waterbuck, leopard, cheetah, brown and spotted hyena, small antelope such as klipspringer, duiker, and steenbok, as well as endless smaller species (many of them endangered) such as the bat-eared fox, African pangolin, aardvark, meerkats, mongoose. All these and many other species as well flourish with amazing birdlife. Robin and Pauline started the hugely successful “Habitat for Rhino” program in 2014 in Namibia.
The landscape of the ranch in Namibia is stupendous, and varied, with granite kopjes, bush, and grass veld and tumbled mountains. There are unique features such as a Quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma) forest in “the badlands,” and the tabletop Gamsberg Mountain overlooking the ranch. This is Namibia’s third highest mountain (2,349 meters/7,707 feet) and is accompanied by Little Gamsberg Mountain. Gamsberg Lodge can comfortably accommodate up to ten people (shared occupancy) and offers stunning views of the mountain range and sunsets from the veranda. Gamsberg is managed by Pauline’s son, Daniel Mousley and his wife, Jana.
Robin’s sons Derek and Roger have taken over the Tanzania side of the business. Tanzania is traditionally renowned for its exceptional hunting and excellent trophy quality. It is home to the largest concentration of heavily maned lions left in Africa, a very healthy leopard population, vast herds of buffaloes, and incomparably large varieties of plains game. These include roan and sable antelopes, greater kudu, sitatunga, gerenuk, lesser kudu, oryx, bushbuck, red duiker, mountain reedbuck, and suni. Three quarters of Tanzania’s land mass is wilderness, most of which occurs in national parks, game reserves, or in hunting areas. The wilderness is not fenced and the animals know no boundaries. Tanzania is a beautiful and varied country with the finest wildlife habitat remaining in Africa today with large wilderness areas of abundant game.