A Rich History of over 55 Years
The Hurt family first came to East Africa by Ox wagon from South Africa in 1904. Our ancestor, Daisy Griffin developed a reputation as a fine huntress, protecting the Oxen from marauding predators and providing game meat as they travelled the perilous journey through the African continent. When Roosevelt journeyed to East Africa on his first hunt, Daisy was there to greet him as he crossed the Great Ewaso Nyiro river.
Robin's father, Lt Col Roger Hurt D.S.O., continued the family legacy as a Game Warden in Kenya in the early 1900's. As a teenager Robin Hurt assisted his father with game cropping and problem animal control, gaining experience and a passion for hunting and adventure. Robin Hurt was first licensed to hunt in Tanzania in 1964 and over the last 55 years he has guided safaris across the finest game fields of Africa.
Following in the family tradition, Robin has passed down his passion and knowledge to his sons, Derek and Roger. They both started hunting in their early childhoods, growing up on safari in the African bush. Derek and Roger Hurt have been involved in the family business for the past few decades guiding hunts across Africa, before taking over the running of the company when Robin moved to Namibia.
We are proud of our reputation and expertise. A safari with Robin Hurt Safaris is a memorable experience, a vintage adventure underpinned by five decades of experience, reliability and a profound understanding of the African wilderness.
Our mission - An ethical Hunting Experience
The message from Robin Hurt Safaris to our guests and friends places a huge emphasis on the important role that our sustainable hunting and selective harvesting of wildlife plays as a Conservation tool. We continue to believe in and support this ethos.
Robin Hurt Safaris are a company that truly believes in Ethical hunting – we are conservation-orientated with projects in place that help to sustain wildlife and the surrounding communities. We are continually committed to saving species and habitats - we have year-round anti patrols in our areas; helping to prevent de-forestation and poaching.
With the world’s population continuing to expand at a terrifying and unsustainable rate, the pressure on wilderness areas gets ever greater. We as hunters are fighting for a future for wildlife with integrity and understanding of the reality we are facing. Wildlife utilization, particularly hunting, in remote wilderness areas provides the key vehicle for conservation. When you hunt with us, it contributes to the sustainable future of our wilderness & wildlife.
We educate individuals and communities to be better informed about the impacts they might inadvertently cause by lobbying in support of misguided western conservation and animal rights groups, who push their own agenda to the detriment of wildlife in these places.
For more information please visit our Wild Life Foundation page.
“ The one time I hunted with Robin Hurt, he brought an intensity and focus to the hunt,
the likes of which I have never seen in any of my more than three dozen African safaris.”
Al Cheramie, Former President of Safari Club International
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