Jofie’s Safari Journal

Safari Travel in the Late Stages of the Pandemic - May 2021

Safari Travel in the Late Stages of the Pandemic – May 2021

Despite COVID, getting to Namibia is easier today than it has ever been. Three global carriers—Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Airlines—fly directly into Windhoek from Europe and the Mideast, so there’s no need for an extra transfer in Johannesburg. And then Jofie Lamprecht offers his clients a unique extra benefit as well.   For the […]

The Troupe

The Troupe

By Jofie Lamprecht   “Like the black and white keys of a piano, how they are played and produce melodious verses”Kamanteh  –  Karen Blixen’s Somali servant in Out of Africa   To the trackers, chefs, camp staff, skinners and other essential personnel, all those backstage, and their families from whom they are away for large […]

Chapter 8 - An African Battery

Chapter 8 – An African Battery

An excerpt from my upcoming book – Life on Safari Namibia 2008   It must be borne in mind that my remarks only refer to African shooting, where much of the country is very open, so open indeed that one’s rifles ought to be carefully sighted up to at least four hundred yards. — Frederick […]

The Masked Warrior

The Masked Warrior

By Jofie Lamprecht “I have shot and killed a beautiful oryx and this is more beautiful than any woman and has horns more decorative than any man” Ernest Hemmingway – True at first light   It was with wide eyes and sweaty hands when I was handed the custom built .300 Win. Magnum Mauser 98 […]

Every day is a hunting day, not every day is a shooting day - hunting with Jim Shockey in Namibia

Every day is a hunting day, not every day is a shooting day – hunting with Jim Shockey in Namibia

By Jofie Lamprecht   Let me tell you, Jim Shockey portrays an image of the strong adventurous hunter, with black hat and red bandana, always with a serious message about hunting and conservation. Willing to go to the ends of the earth to hunt species, open areas of the world never hunted before and bringing […]

BUFFALO HUNTING … more than half of my life

BUFFALO HUNTING … more than half of my life

by Jofie Lamprecht Edited for print Namibia and Zimbabwe: 1991 “You may kill the buffalo easily with one bullet, but if you don’t, the next fourteen .470s serve mostly as a minor irritant.” Robert Roark: “Use Enough Gun”   Many months before my 12th birthday my father asked if I wanted to hunt a Cape […]

Safari Journal April 2020 with Jofie Lamprecht

Safari Journal April 2020 with Jofie Lamprecht

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P for Paris

P for Paris

Namibia 2019 Mahango National Park By PH Jofie Lamprecht   It was the year 2010 at the Dallas Safari Club convention when Paris Jenkins was in the booth every hour tussling whether to book his one and only an expensive plains game safari with myself or book a cheaper hunt elsewhere. It was March of […]

January 2020 Safari Journal with Jofie Lamprecht

January 2020 Safari Journal with Jofie Lamprecht

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November & December 2019 Safari Journal with Jofie Lamprecht

November & December 2019 Safari Journal with Jofie Lamprecht

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Photography by: Jofie Lamprecht