The translocation of wild animals involves the capture of the animals, transporting them and settling them down in a new environment. We specialize in both mass capture, transport and translocation of game, including high value species. Over the years we have gained much experience in game capture and translocations which, combined with state of the art equipment and an experienced capture team, ensures succesful capture and translocation operations.
Plastic bomas are the most widely used method of mass capture in southern Africa, and can be used to capture most species. Our experienced team is able to build a boma in just one day. We carefully select the site to place the boma, thereby assessing e.g. vegetation, topography and wind direction. The main advantage of using bomas is that human-animal contact is minimized, and a herd can be captured and transported as a single entity.
For both boma capture and dart work we work with specialized wildlife helicopter pilots. The animals are herded into the mouth of the boma by the helicopter. Once the animals are in, plastic sheets behind them are closed, leading the animals towards a solid-sided crush and up to a loading ramp, into our specialized wildlife trucks. We inject the animals with a long-acting sedative, which keeps them calm during transport.
We have specialized wildlife trucks, including a giraffe/rhino recovery trailer. We can thus be of assistance in specialized wildlife transport. Over the years we have gained experience in translocating all kinds of species, from the African elephant to small antelopes.
We are able to import and export game from outside Namibia. We have years of experience with importing and exporting game from and to South-Africa and Angola. In 2017 we successfully started to export animals into the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our aim is to restock reserves depleted of wildlife in the DRC. Before exporting any animals, we conduct an comprehensive assessment of e.g. habitat, food availability, diseases, fences, species selection and possible problems to ensure the animals will thrive in their new habitat.
We can assist in arranging all the necessary permits for you.