In the local language, “Byseewah” means space and freedom. This private conservation area covers 30,000 hectares (70,000 acres) in northern Namibia, just south of Etosha, one of Africa’s largest national parks.
Over the last three decades, Ken and Lynda Morris, together with a dedicated staff, have restored the natural habitat of once over-grazed and barren farms. They removed fences and allowed the native plants, animals, and birds to flourish in an area that had been destined for desertification. In this surprisingly diverse terrain, kudu feed on the mopane forests and giraffe nibble the tops of the acacia trees in the woodlands. Mountain zebra clamber over rocky hills and oryx roam the grasslands. Here, lilac breasted rollers and crimson breasted shrikes compete with bateleur eagles and pale chanting goshawks for a visitor’s attention.
Byseewah offers customized hunting and photographic safaris for individuals and for families. The lodge—with its comfortable bungalows (called rondawals) and extensive garden of native plants—provides a comfortable oasis in the heart of this unique game farm.
Byseewah offers a total African experience for hunters, fishermen, and photographers. Accompanied by professional guides, hunters stalk game on foot, following the tracks of antelope, hyena, and the occasional leopard. All hunting is done on foot and carried out according to the Ethical Hunter's code. Byseewah prides itself on being family-friendly and offers photographic safaris and nature walks to those who don’t want to hunt.
Ken, who loves to fish and take photographs as much as he enjoys hunting, organizes expeditions to the Namibian coast for sea fish and the Zambezi River for tiger fish. Byseewah will organize customized photographic safaris throughout Namibia.
Relaxing around the fire in the evening, guests can watch eland and giraffe mingle with black-faced impala and guinea fowl at the nearby waterhole. Dinners, served as the moon and the Southern Cross rise overhead, usually feature game.
Ken and Lynda treat their guests as family members, catering to every need but also providing the space and freedom to relax and just enjoy being in Africa. The total experience—from the early morning stalks to the story telling around the fire—brings clients back to Byseewah year after year.