Established as a tour and safari operator in 1980, Rolling River Safaris has its roots in the heart of Africa. Set up as a family-run safari business in Zimbabwe, initially only catering for a limited number of plains game safaris, the company has grown over the last 30 years, operating throughout the continent.

As the principal Professional Hunter, Phillip Oosthuysen has been responsible for all aspects of these safaris from marketing in Europe and U.S.A., liaison with government departments, negotiating and securing hunting leases, the daily running of safari camps as well as successfully conducting safaris.

Having hunted extensively in Southern Africa together with his exposure to regional game departments during his tenure as Chairman of the Wildlife Producers Association in Zimbabwe, Phillip has a broad understanding of the safari business in southern African countries.

Phillip is now based in North Carolina with his family having relocated in 2006 from Zimbabwe. Acting as a safari consultant and still carrying out regular hunts on request, Phillip is well versed in ensuring that every client receives first class attention to detail in all aspects of safari bookings.

Our Destinations

South Africa

South Africa is a medium-sized country, with a total land area of 1.22 million square kilometers (470,693 squ. miles), or roughly one-eighth the size of the US, twice the size of France and over three times the size of Germany. It measures some 1,600km (960 mi) from north to south, and roughly the same from east to west. The country has a population of 50.1m people with 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu.


Namibia is probably one of the most under-rated safari hunting destinations in southern Africa. It is a country that is 318,772 square miles in size, 1.2 times the size of Texas with a population of only 2.5 million people.  Apart from hunting available on private property, the country boasts a total of 82 hunting conservancies; extensive hunting areas with very limited human habitation. The country specifically addresses conservation and protection of natural resources in its constitution.


Zimbabwe is a landlocked country bounded on the North by Zambia and Mozambique and the West by Botswana. Formerly the British Colony of Southern Rhodesia, the territory was unilaterally declared independent in 1965 and adopted a republican form of government in 1970. After a 15 year bush war, the territory installed a black majority government and became independent in 1980 as Zimbabwe.