The international hunting community, as well as countless friends at DSC, lost a dear friend, world class outfitter, and dedicated conservationist with the passing of Joof Lamprecht this morning. A true pioneer of the Namibian safari scene, Joof brought a vision of sustainable utilization to his safari areas while preaching ethical hunting, proper game management, and sportsmanship to his clients. The entire Lamprecht family are familiar faces at our conventions and have long been dear friends of DSC. Joof’s Hunters Namibia Safaris, along with his wife Marina, won DSC’s Outfitter of the Year Award in 2014.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of this fine man, but we are all the better for having known him. You will be missed by many, Joof.
From Marina Lamprecht:
“Namibian conservationist and Professional Hunter, Joof Lamprecht, passed away in Windhoek on the morning of the 31st August 2015 at the age of 67.
Joof was a published author and outspoken advocate for selective, ethical and sustainable trophy hunting as the most sensible conservation method in our country and beyond. He was a pioneer in establishing dedicated wildlife areas on previous cattle farming land, and owned one of Namibia’s largest and most game-rich and specie-diverse private wildlife reserves.
Joof Lamprecht established Hunters Namibia Safaris, widely regarded as Namibia’s premier safari outfitter, in 1984 with his wife Marina. They recently won the much-coveted Dallas Safaris Club’s international outfitter of the year award.
Those who knew Joof well, describe him as having lived his life in techni-colour, always dancing to the rhythm of his own heartbeat. When a good friend recently asked whether he had a ‘bucket list’, his response was ‘heck NO – I have lived well and fulfilled my every dream!’
Joof was a devoted family man and philanthropist, who established remarkable relationships with his staff members and the local community. Joof is survived by Marina and their 3 children, Jozef (Jofie), Michelle and Hanns-Louis as well as three-year old grandson, Mason.
He will be buried in a private ceremony on the family wildlife sanctuary in Eastern Namibia.
Marina and the Lamprecht family will continue with Joof’s legacy of conservation, hunting and hospitality – Hunters Namibia Safaris will live on.”