Professional hunter and outfitter, Jaco Oosthuizen, is a founder member of Game Trackers Africa which is currently the marketing agent for both Ondjamba Safaris, Pori Trackers of Africa (T) Ltd. and East Africa Trophy Hunters Ltd. These four companies, all owned and operated under the professional guidance of Jaco himself, operate respectively in Southern Africa, East Africa (Tanzania), Botswana, Namibia and Cameroon in order to cater to your specific needs.
Ondjamba Safaris was established in 1998 as the result of a life long dream finally realized by Jaco. Ondjamba is a Namibian native word for elephant, originating from the Owahimba tribe, amongst whom he partly grew up. Jaco’s great-grandfather (SJ Oosthuizen 1828-1917) was a very skilled hunter, who hunted amongst the famous white hunters who tamed west and central Africa with great courage during the mid to late 1800’s. SJ’s enormous passion for elephant hunting (and upon who’s experience several written Dutch publications were based) encouraged Jaco to call his company after the single animal SJ had most respect for the elephant aka Ondjamba. Jaco was raised in a family of big game hunters in partly untamed Namibia where he first learned and mastered his hunting skills. He started off studying law after school, but his love for wildlife, hunting and his urge for adventure encouraged him to become a professional hunter. In 1994 he obtained his professional hunters license in all South-African provinces and gained extensive experience under the guidance of several experienced outfitters and professional hunters. In 1996 he also spent several months in East-Africa’s Kenya on a very adventurous culling expedition. After returning from Kenya, he continued hunting extensively in Southern Africa before getting involved with the establishment of Bona Bona Safaris, of which he was also then a founder member. In his capacity of hunting outfitter, professional hunter and operations manager he obtained very early successes in the hunting industry. This, finally, resulted in the establishment of Ondjamba Safaris.
Very soon Jaco established himself a great reputation that caused the expansion of his company (1999) further into East Africa’s Tanzania – the last frontier! Jaco rapidly established excellent hunting areas in the world famous Selous Game Reserve and Moyowosi Game Reserve. This contributed in large part to the growth and strength of his hunting outfit which first resulted in him obtaining shares in Pori Trackers of Africa (T) Ltd. and now finally also resulted in the establishment of East Africa Trophy Hunters Ltd. These Tanzanian based companies take care of Jaco’s interests in this beautiful East African country where Jaco believes your dreams are awaiting you . . . Jaco Oosthuizen and his team of professional hunters will ensure that you will enjoy the most memorable time of your life in Africa.
Collectively we offer you many years of experience throughout Africa. Our experience of the bush and unlimited knowledge of animal behavior, both dangerous game and plains game, is a guarantee for your safety and hunting satisfaction. With a vast experience of hunting, both as enthusiasts and as professionals, we will ensure that you will enjoy a most unforgettable safari, taking you right in to the heart of Africa! With concessions throughout South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia and Cameroon, Game Trackers Africa cc with Ondjamba Safaris cc, Pori Trackers of Africa (T) Ltd. and East Africa Trophy Hunters Ltd. are able to offer more than 120 different species of game, which include all of the Big Five species and many rare species.
Our flexible approach enables us to cater to the needs of different clients as far as hunting methods are concerned. We shall always try as far as possible to meet our client’s preferences. We are committed to honesty, integrity, and the pursuance at all times of client satisfaction. This is a guaranteed commitment! We shall assist our clients in all respects, undertake to share our knowledge of the African bush with all big game hunters, the fun of tracking matured, trophy animals, stalking them and setting you up with an exciting, adrenaline rushing shot. We shall share in the enthusiasm of our clients and will do everything possible to make every safari a memorable, adrenaline pumping experience! We shall strive to create life-long friendships around heart warming campfires and to bring you all in touch with real Africa. . . . Live the African Legacy with Game Trackers Africa!