Professional hunter and outfitter, Jaco Oosthuizen, is a founder member of Game Trackers Africa cc, a Namibian registered company, which is currently the marketing agent for Ondjamba Safaris cc (SA), Pori Trackers of Africa (T) Ltd. and East Africa Trophy Hunters Ltd (the latter, both in Tanzania). These companies are all owned by and operated under the professional guidance of Jaco & Magdel Oosthuizen.
Ondjamba Safaris cc was first 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 Himba’s, 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 some 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 high school, but his love for wildlife, hunting and his urge for adventure encouraged him to become a professional hunter.
Between 1994 – 1996 he obtained his professional hunters licenses in all major South-African provinces and gained extensive experience under the guidance of several experienced outfitters and professional hunters. In 1996/7 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. In his capacity of hunting outfitter, professional hunter and operations manager he obtained very early successes in the hunting industry.
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/Kigosi Game Reserve.
In due time he obtained shares in Pori Trackers of Africa (T) Ltd., after the establishment of East Africa Trophy Hunters Ltd. in 2006. These Tanzanian based companies form the basis of our operations and interests in this beautiful East African country where we believe your dreams are awaiting you . . . Jaco & Magdel Oosthuizen and their 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 is able to offer more than 120 different species of game, which include all of the Big Five, a variety of dangerous game species and many other rare antelope species.
Our flexible approach enables us to cater to the needs of different clients as well as their capabilities. 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 old, post productive male 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. . . . while living the African Legacy with Game Trackers Africa!