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Arriving in Windhoek by airplane you get a first impression of Namibia's endless landscape and bizarre patterns in the red sand. The country is relatively unpopulated with its 2 million inhabitants. The former colony of German South West Africa is a country of contrasts. You will find the highest dune on earth, the second largest canyon, the oldest plant (Welwitschia mirabilis) and the oldest desert. Plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. Some might say Namibia is not particularly welcoming,

yet those looking for something different, something special, will discover that this country has its own magic. Apart from proud peoples such as the Hereros or Himbas, you will also find German influences on architecture and lifestyle. Visit Christ Church in Windhoek or the Old Fortress and try some typical German cake ("Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte"). Since the declaration of Independence in 1991, Windhoek, Nambia's capital, has undergone some major changes. You will find yourself in a modern and lively city of 230.000 inhabitants.

The farm Otjitoroa is located in the middle of the rolling hills of Namibia's savanna in the district of Otjiwarongo. The name Otjitoroa stands for "chosen place" in the language of the Herero. The farm house, built in colonial style in 1904, is situated on a small hill. As the surrounding farmland, it lies 1200m above sea level. Walking around the house on the veranda you will be able to watch animals drinking at the standpipe. Thus, there will be plenty of opportunity to take pictures of ostriches with their chicks, springboks, warthogs, striped gnus, kudu and oryx before dawn and just before dusk.

Otjitoroa is a registered guest- and game farm. Inside the farm house, 3 individually styled double bed rooms with shower/WC will make you feel relaxed and at home. Just a few feet away from the farm house, you reach the lapa, an open thatched building with bar and barbeque. From here or from the edge of the pool, you may enjoy a 360 degree view onto all of the farm land whilst forgetting about your worries and your stress. You will also start feeling as laid back and easy going as the natives. During cloudless nights, there are thousands of stars to be discovered in the darkness. Can you see the Southern Cross?

At the farm house mobile service, Wifi and 21 German TV chanels are available.




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Travel reports of the Altmann family:

"After having travelled Namibia from the far south up to Etosha National Park in the north for 17 days in October 2012, we spent a marvelous week hunting at Henning Kruse-Scholtissek's hunting farm Otjitoroa. The familiar atmosphere pleased us very much. Thanks to Henning's professional guiding, our hunting was very successful. Due to many helping hands of staff members like Isabel in the kitchen and Ludwig, Metusa, Gerhard and Filemon taking care of the cattle and handling the meat, we felt very much at home. Thanks to all of you. We will always gladly remember our impressive time in Namibia and we will definitely come back one day."






Reisebericht von Helmut Wunsch, Bad Segeberg:

"Was erwartet mich nach 4 Stunden ICE, 9 Stunden Flug von Frankfurt nach Windhoek und 4 Stunden Fahrt im VW-Bus über Asphalt- und Schotterpads auf der Jagdfarm OTJITOROA? Das Farmhaus im Kolonialstil erbaut, ein Trupp Strauße sowie der herzliche Empfang lassen die Strapazen der Anreise schnell vergessen. Der Kontrollschuß (die Büchse Cal. 308 WIN, RWS 11,7 gr. TUG schießt nach dem Transport immer noch Fleck) und ein kühler Drink unter der Lapa beim Sundowner schüren die Erwartung an die folgenden Jagdtage. Die Nachtruhe im wohligen Quartier und ein opulentes Frühstück gezaubert von der einheimischen Isabel sind die optimale Stärkung für die anstehenden Aktivitäten. (Pirsch bzw. Ansitz). Eine professionelle Gestaltung der Jagdabläufe ließ keine Wünsche offen, die Erfolge auf den reifen Oryxbullen und das Streifengnu waren sicher. Flankiert wurden die Ereignisse von beschaulichen Anblicken zahlreicher anderer Wildarten (u.a. Kudu, Warzenkeiler, Ketten aufmerksamer Perlhühner). Der Austausch der Erlebnisse im Kreise der Mitjäger und dem Jagdherrn sowie der Genuß von vorzüglichen Speisen (heimisches Wild) rundeten die erfolgreichen Jagdtage ab. Am letzten Tag wurde der Abendansitz mit unvergesslichen Anblicken belohnt. Gnu, Hartebeest, Kudu, Warzenschweine, Springhase und Steinbock sagten mir "Auf Wiedersehen". Mein Traum - Jagd in Namibia /Afrika - ist auf Otjitoroa in Erfüllung gegangen. Der Familie Kruse-Scholtissek sei hierfür herzlich gedankt. PS - Meine Empfehlung für eine Jagdreise nach Namibia: OTJITOROA"




Reisebericht von Dr. Andreas Mattissek, Merzhausen / Freiburg i.Br.:

Als ich die Farm OTJITOROA erreichte, war Namibia für mich kein vollkommen neues Erlebnis. Zum einen hatte ich in früheren Jahren mit meiner Frau vier Wochen mit einem Mietwagen das Land bereist. Zum anderen hatte ich auf einer anderen Farm schon zweimal spannende Jagdwochen erlebt. Insofern kam ich mit hohen Erwartungen auf OTJITOROA an. Meine Erwartungen wurden übertroffen! Der Wildreichtum ging deutlich über das hinaus, was ich vorher kannte. Selbst Bergzebras – nach meiner Kenntnis in dieser Gegend eher untypisch – konnte ich mehrmals in größerer Zahl sichten. Egal, ob per Pirsch, “Gummipirsch“ oder Ansitz, jeder Jagdausflug führte zu einem Erfolg. So hatte ich die Gelegenheit, neben Warzenkeiler, Kudu und Streifengnu auch mehrere sehr schöne Oryxe zu erlegen. Die professionelle, kompetente Jagdführung hatte wesentlichen Anteil an den äußerst erfreulichen Erlebnissen. Zum Dank an die hilfreichen Geister auf der Farm, zu Beschreibung von Unterkunft, Gastfreundschaft und Küche kann ich mich den anderen positiven Schilderungen auf dieser Seite nur anschließen. Unter'm Strich: Sobald es Zeit und Geldbeutel wieder erlauben, werde ich den nächsten Jagdurlaub auf OTJITOROA in Angriff nehmen.




“Fulfilling your dreams of ideal travelling is our goal„

Team

Now, we would like to shortly present ourselves. Our team consists of professionals and young motivated people who will become professionals one day. Yet, all of us are united in our goal: to make your booking, your trip organization and your stay

at the hunting farm as smooth and agreeable as possible. We are looking forward to welcoming you at Otjitoroa and to making your stay in Namibia's vastness an unforgettable one.

Henning Kruse-Scholtissek

Senior director

As a master hunting guide, I will lead you through the thornbush savanna at our farm to provide a gripping yet exhausting experience.

Dr. Johanne Scholtissek

Administration

Administration is my business. I will take care of a smooth booking process and I will be glad to assist you in Germany, if you have any questions.

Yanik Scholtissek

Junior hunting guide

As a tour and hunting guide, I am responsible for guided hunting as well as stunning tours throughout Namibia.

Dr. GUSTAV Morkramer

Holiday and travels

Having been an expert for Africa for many years, I will offer you individual round trips and hikes throughout Namibia. We will have a look behind the scenes to reveal the true Africa.

Staff


Crew

We take care of the farm, the cattle and the farm house. During your stay, we will be at your side to take care of your well-being.




“Good hunting„

Hunting

Hunting is our passion. Fair hunting is most important for us. We do a lot of stalk, but also sit near standpipes or wells and deer crossings. Professional and personal hunting tours- designed to meet your individual expectations- will make your hunting experience in Namibia unforgettable. We hunt on an area of 8000 hectares in midst the north of Namibia which is rich in species and varied landscapes. Our discovery area provides another 200.000 hectares of land where any hunter's dream will come true. One of the most exclusive experiences you might get is the stalk on the native mountain zebra

or hunting for male kudu. These hunts will challenge both guide and hunter. Apart from big game hunting, game bird hunters will also find some great hunting opportunities, such as sandgrous, desert doves and last but not least guinea fowls and sand partridges to mention just a few. Great hunting and a nice dinner are guaranteed. Rich in wild animals and familiar in service, your hunting holiday on our farm “Otjitoroa„ will be a livelong good memory - unforgettable days under the African sun.



Day prices include all costs such as:

  • Double bed room with shower/WC

  • All meals as well as non alcoholic beverages

  • Daily laundry

  • Hunting guide and track readers

  • Usage of hunting vehicles (no mileage allowance)

  • Recovery and basic preparation of your hunting trophies



Nice to know:

  • At the airport you will receive the permits.

  • You are also most welcome to rent weapons at our farm (for price details, please refer to the price list).




“Take a break from everyday life„

Guest area

Enjoy pure safari on our round trips across the farm Otjitoroa. Whether you want to watch animals from the open car, donkey chart or on foot, you will have encounters with anxious kudus, curious warthogs or funny springboks.

Listen to the strange noises of the African bush and take a deep breath to inhale the melodies of nature. After the walk through the thornbush savanna, join us for a "braii" at the camp fire, accompanied by South African wine or beer from Windhoek.

Otji- Safaris will make your stay an unforgettable one.
We offer:


  • Round trips on our farm to get an overview of the various species

  • and trips throughout Namibia

  • a panorama pool with excellent views onto the farm land

  • quiet places to relax under the African sun

  • relaxed evenings at the campfire

  • our hunters' bar at the Lapa

  • hides rich in game animals at the standpipes

  • Bird watching

  • Dawn-Trip to the Old Raised Hide

  • Shooting lessons with air gun and small bore

  • Organized day trips

  • Guided hikes

  • Organized scenic flights/ Air-Safaris throughout Namibia


A small impression of our round trip offers:


As there are uncountable ways to discover Namibia and as many different expectations (while some might enjoy sleeping in a tent, others might prefer a hotel, different visits might

be asked for and activities might include scenic flights, fishing, ...), please contact us so we can create your personal Namibia holiday.


Swakopmund

Anyone coming to Namibia has to visit Swakopmund, Namibia's “German city„ on the Atlantic coast. From Swakop or from Walvis Bay, you may depart on boat cruises. These offer the opportunity to watch dolphins, seals and pelicans or experience the richness of the Atlantic sea when fishing. The city itself offers a mineral gallery, a museum of local history and an aquarium. Take a stroll around the various shops and get any African souvenir you wish for. To round off an interesting day in Swakop, try some of the excellent fish specialties or a juicy steak accompanied by some delicious wine- Namibia at its finest.

Etosha

By Namibian standards, Etosha, Namibia's biggest national park is just a stone's throw away. In less than 2 hours you reach Okaukuejo at the park entrance. This National Reservation is one of the oldest in the world as it was established in 1907. On 22.270 km² of bush and grass savanna you will have the outstanding opportunity to watch zebras, elephants, giraffes, impalas, springboks, striped gnus, oryx, elands, kudus, ostriches, lions, leopards, cheetahs and even rhinos if you get lucky.


Vingerklip

Within 1 hour you reach Vingerklip, a rock formation in the shape of a needle which is embedded in a breathtaking terrasse landscape. On a farm located nearby, you may admire easily accessible petroglyphs (drawings on the rocks) and melodious stones.


Waterberg Plateau

The Waterberg Plateau is only 1.5 hours away from Otjitoroa. It offers a rich vegetation and many rare species that have been brought here. Take a walk and enjoy the stunning views on the land below the plateau.





“Namibia as close as you can get„

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“We are always available via phone or email to answer any further questions„

Contact / Imprint

NAMIBIA

Dr. Johanne Scholtissek & Yanik Scholtissek

+264 67 30 30 01

y.scholtissek@otji-safaris.com

P.O. Box 1458

Otjiwarongo, Namibia

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