What a place for the adventure of a lifetime. We booked our first African hunt with Ken and Elma and had an unforgettable trip. These two did all of the work and planning and we quickly discovered that we had nothing to do but relax and enjoy ourselves. We were able to observe many plains animals from Zebra to Giraffe in a natural setting and GAMKA had some of the best package deals available. Any animal I had thought to hunt were here and in good numbers. Gamka is located on the Karoo and they have access to about 80,000 acres. My wife, son and I chose to walk and stalk and covered 48 miles during the week and never saw litter, or even another human foot print making us feel like we were the first here. Nothing to me cuts into the adventure like cigarette butts and trash everywhere or anywhere. Lisa spent a couple of great days with Elma at the local town on Prince Albert while her 94 year old Grandfather made several trips out with us in the vehicles to observe the wildlife then relaxed under the caring watchful eye of the camp employees. The drivers were always careful not to beat us up and vehicles were in great shape. I have heard some horror stories. Our 10 day adventure ending we departed with new found friends that made us feel like family. Will see these two again
John & Lisa Tucker, Florida Usa
Thanks Ken for an awesome week of Hunting and experiencing the beautiful country of South Africa. It was a great and professional experience from the minute you picked us up at the airport. One of the things I appreciated the most was how selective you were with animals, often passing up what I thought was a shooter to wait for a true trophy. I will be coming back with my son next year as it was an experience that I want to share with him. Thanks again, and will see you next year.
Don Halsey, Reddeer Canada
Gamka Safaris treated myself and my cousin, his wife and daughter like family. We enjoyed first class hospitality from Ken and his staff. During our stay we harvested exceptional Gemsbok, Steenbuck, Springbuck, Red Hartebeest and many other species. Ken and his guides and trackers were superb judges of trophy quality which allowed us to only harvest the best of the best. After our 7 days in the Karroo we enjoyed 3 days in beautiful Cape Town at Ken’s guest house where the food and accommodations were amazing. Thanks Ken for an unforgettable experience.
Ron Ingle, Wichita’s KS (USA)
We just wanted to thank you again for a great trip to South Africa. As it was our first trip to Africa it could not have been planned better. Your attention to detail, from the transportation, accommodations, assisting with taxidermy and shipment of the animals and of course the hospitality was over the top. The hunting was awesome and the country side was as good as it gets. We also enjoyed your family atmosphere at the ranch. You can count on us being back with friends!
Mike Murray & Sandy Kizer, Washington (USA)
I just want thank you, Elma, and you staff for a truly awesome experience. It was everything myself and Paul had expected and more.
From the accommodations, the food, and the hospitality and professionalism of you and your staff, everything was first class. Lets not forget the hunt. The opportunities for true trophies were endless. Paul and I were able to harvest everything on our wish list. At first I thought this was a trip of a lifetime, but after experiencing just a taste of what South Africa has to offer I know I’ll have to come back.
I am already starting a new wish list. Lastly the Cape Town area was amazing. There was so much to see and do. The shark tour is something everyone of your client should do. What an experience. Paul was uncertain about doing it But after we were able to see 8 different great white sharks up close and personal. He was as glad as I that we had done it.
Thank Again My Friend
Joseph P Corsi, Wisconsin (USA)
I took my first African safari trip ever with Gamka Safaris and left feeling a part of the family of Ken and Elma Whiley. Ken went over the top to ensure that I and the rest of our hunting party had a most memorable trip and that we had the best chances possible to take whatever animals we chose. I use a manual wheelchair and have hunted with many outfitters, and I have to say that Ken and Gamka Safaris could not have done much more to make this hunt AMAZING for me, starting immediately upon my arrival in Cape Town, South Africa. If you are hunting with Gamka Safaris for your first or your tenth time, you undoubtedly will be treated the same and have an outstanding hunt of a lifetime. Thank you, Ken and family and thank you, Gamka Safaris! The memories made with you will last forever.
Jeff Lichon, Houston Texas (USA)
My wife Shelley and I did our first hunting trip to Africa in 2017, selecting Gamka Safaris. Ken personally advised us on our clothing and equipment requirements, which was bang on!. He met us at the Cape Town airport and escorted us to the hunting lodge, assisting with the zeroing of the rifles, followed up with a full review African animal aiming points. We were then shown true Karoo Hospitality throughout the safari, with excellent meals, accommodations, and laundry services. Our harvest bag consisted of eight gorgeous African game trophies. Ken and Elma were gracious hosts and made us feel like family rather than clients. They made all arrangements for our after hunt stay in Cape Town which included accommodations, and guided sightseeing tours which went off like clock work.
The professionalism displayed and the attention to detail that Gamka Safaris provided was beyond reproach and we have nothing but high praise and recommendations, as well as wonderful memories of our First Safari to Africa.
Shelley & Bill Kuebler
We had a wonderful trip to South Africa this summer with Ken and Elma Wiley. The trip we purchases was very well organized and included a hunt and several days in Cape Town. Let me explain a little more. We were picked up at our hotel in Cape Town to travel with Ken’s nephew our photographer back to the farm in the Karoo. On our way we stopped a few times which gave our family the opportunity to experience South Africa via stores and restaurants (one of us ate mince for the first time – yum!). Once we arrived to the lodge on the property we stayed in well-appointed rooms and had access to a family room with reading, games, beverages, TV, (we really understood the game of cricket and rugby) and lots of stories. Each evening after the hunt we would sit around and reminisce about the day’s activities and enjoy a beverage in front of the indoor or outdoor fireplaces.
We would also suggest the use of a photographer/videographer which eliminated the need to take additional equipment. We just asked Rhys our photographer to photograph certain things and they were all included in the video we received at the end of our trip. This allowed us to enjoy the experience of the hunt instead of worrying about pictures and where the camera was all the time.
Each day we had coffee and a nice breakfast before the hunt. Ken and his guide really took time each day to give the hunters in our groups the opportunity to get the animals they wanted. On hunt days we had lunch in the field or traveled back to the lodge. Ken also gave the non-hunters the opportunity to see in the wild wildebeest, giraffes, etc. We also learned a lot about the Karoo Region topography, farming and the Afrikaans language and music. We had a luggage issue that Elma was able to resolve for one of our hunting party and that was really appreciated, since we were so far from a nearby city.
We traveled back to Capetown for the last few days of our trip. Once again the Wileys had very nice rooms set at the Oxford House. The staff was very accommodating. We were close to all the action so no car was needed. We were set up with breakfast each day before we toured. Our tour guides were helpful and very informative. We learned so much. Our tours included Table Mountain, Cape Point, Boulder Penguin Park, and Robben Island. During our free time we found lots to do at the V & A Waterfront area for shopping, restaurants and other attractions.
We really enjoyed the trip and especially appreciated the attention to detail given to organize the trip and the way the Whley’s were able to blend hunting and non-hunting actives to give everyone on the trip and experience of a lifetime!