Welcome to Ombu hunting and guest farm.
Your host Karen and Walter Schmidt with their children Evemi and Otto welcome you.
We are the 3rd / 4th generation farmers on Ombu in the Erongo Mountains. Our breath taking landscape is situated in the heart of Namibia. The farm is 11,600 hectare and lies approximately 300 km North West from Windhoek airport and 50 km West from Omaruru.
The journey to the farm takes you through the unique and beautiful Namibia nature and is already an adventure on its own. The farm is situated in the basin on a wide open plain which is surrounded by the majestic extinct volcanic Erongo Mountains. For the hunters we offer unforgettable experience hunting with a large variety of game on the farm. Hunters and their partners can also just enjoy a relaxing day at the farm.
The farm is the perfect place for a holiday for the whole family or for non-hunters. We welcome guest who would just like to experience the farm life and enjoy the surroundings. Hunter and non-hunter guests will not be catered for simultaneously. Let us spoil you with our warm and homely atmosphere.
We offer game drives in an open 4x4 vehicle, where game sighting is guaranteed. Bird lovers can observe a variety of known and unknown species. For the hikers we have various hiking trails and for those who would like to take a relaxed walk you have come to the right place.
On our farm we have ancient rock engravings and on the neighboring farm we can offer a guided tour to see the massive and impressive rock paintings with over 3000 paintings. Both are worthwhile seeing.
All our activities are personally guided with interesting local information and knowledge. No question goes unanswered. It is our pleasure and pride to be your guide at our "home".
Our pool is perfect for a day sunbathing on a day off or a cool swim after a long day in the bush.
To round off the day we offer refreshing drinks and one can watch the amazing and romantic African sunset followed by a "braai" (BBQ) around our campfire.
Outings and sightseeing
We will gladly assist you with the organizing and planning of outings and self-drive tours to all the interesting places in Namibia like the Etosha National Park, the coastal town Swakopmund, the red dunes at Sossusvlei, Waterberg or the UNESCO World Cultural heritage Petrified Forest Twyfelfontein.
Travel in Namibia is an unforgettable experience and Ombu is the right place to experience this. Whether you start your holiday here or make it you half way stop or even better make it you last stop to relax before you head on home.
For generations hunting and game population has been a very important income for the farmers of Namibia. Ombu tradition has always exercised a controlled and nature conservation hunting operation to guarantee our game population.
The Namibia Professional Hunting Association ("NAPHA") awards gold, silver and bronze medals for mature animals that qualify The Safari Club International ("SCI") record book is the recording standard for the NAPHA medal system. Trophies meeting the minimum scores for entrance into the SCI record book are awarded a silver medal. Trophies that are 5% and below this minimum score are awarded with a bronze medal and trophies that are above this minimum are honoured with a gold medal. The cost of the medals is for the account of the hunter if you opt for it. We offer support to our hunters in acquiring these before they travel home.
No hunting rifle - no problem, we have the following calibers available for hire; 243, 7x64, 308 and 338 win mag.
Game available for hunting on the farm are:
Hartman zebra, hartebeest, kudu, oryx, ostrich, warthog, giraffe, Damara dik dik, klipspringer, springbok, duiker, brown hyena, caracal and leopard, baboons and jackal.
Walter Schmidt your hunting guide accompanies guests on all hunting excursions.
Each hunt is adapted to the specific needs of the client and provides a variety of hunting methods. These include the use of 4x4 hunting, stalking or raised hides. We have numerous hides including ground hides which are wheelchair friendly. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hunter, you can be assured of an unforgettable adventure.
We offer 5 comfortable guest rooms with own bathrooms, some on-suite. Each room has 220V which is 90% solar generated.
There are 3 different camping sites which are approximately 5 to 8 kilometers apart, guaranteeing a quiet and peaceful experience. Guest can wander between points of interest and enjoy magnificent views of the Erongo Crater and wildlife.
We cater for your culinary needs as well. Karen Schmidt your chef is well known beyond Ombu for her cooking, you will be impressed by her meals and warm family atmosphere. All meals are served in the kitchen or at the Lapa.
Ombu has a fully equipped butchery on the farm and guests are treated with our own produce of meat products. Freshly baked farm bread, homemade marmalade and jam made from home grown fruit and vegetables from the garden.
Let yourself be spoilt after a day of hunting or rest day with a cold and freshly tapped beer or a glass of South African wine from our fully equipped bar.
With our fully equipped butchery we process our own local game and that from surrounding farms. Our produce is sold in selective outlets in Namibia. Our guests are welcome to buy these products from us.
P O Box 49, Omaruru, Namibia
Tel: +264-64-570849, Fax to email: +264-(0)88 624 800