Western Safaris

Founded in 1979 in Zimbawe, Western Safaris is one of the oldest and most experienced safari operations around. Over the years they have built a reputation for giving first class service. The founder member, John Rosenfels and his wife Marilyn are still an integral part of the operation. The company has expanded with John’s children and their spouses joining the business.


In 2005 Kevin and Natalie Bowker started up the South African branch of Western Safaris on their family farm in the Eastern Cape. This corner of South Africa offers a great hunting experience with an incredible diversity of plainsgame.


In 2009 Western acquired a share of Coutada 9 in central Mozambique. Coutada 9 was one of the most famous hunting blocks in the heydays of safaris to Africa. Here John, along with his family and partners, have put their experience and expertise to work to return this area to its former glory. John's sons James and Edward are the principal professional hunting guides and manage the area and camps too. 


Zimbabwe remains a popular hunting destination and Western Safaris still offer safaris to this country particularly for Elephant and Leopard. As in Mozambique, clients will benefit from the guiding experience of James and Edward. James' wife Vikki co-ordinates the logistics of the hunting in Mozambique and Zimbabwe from the office in Bulawayo. 


This family run and owned outfit continue to provide an excellent personalised service while conducting memorable safaris across Southern Africa. 



Western Safaris prides its self in offering fair chase, free range hunting with an underlying ethos of promoting conservation orientated hunting.

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"Our safari with Western Safaris in Coutada 9 was epic! We saw an incredible amount of wildlife and game everyday, the food was excellent and the Coutada offered an amaizing diversity of terrain and habitat."

                                                      Ridr Knowlton, author of The Guides - A Collection of Untamed Stories 


"Superb hospitality, Fantastic hunting with great people, five star all round. Many, many thanks for helping to create yet more life long memories."

Adrian Frost, Dave Hunter and Alan Howard (after 3rd visit to South Africa)