Welcome to Los Ombues, the finest bird hunting lodge in Argentina.
Since 1988 we have been hosting hunters in Argentina and in 1992 we were lucky to find what is probably the premier hunting spot in our country. The area is located at 250 miles northwest from the city of Buenos Aires in the Entre Ríos Province. The terrain consists of rolling hills with extensive pastures and agricultural land next to one of the largest marsh areas in Argentina. There are several roosts in over 2,000 acres of natural brush, with a total population in excess of thirty million eared doves regularly flying to feed in the open fields. I leased over 130,000 acres of land for hunting partridge over Pointer Dogs, and have regularly hunted ducks from blinds over decoys in the marshes, with terrific success every season. Literally, a Bird-shooters paradise!
The only thing missing was the right place to stay, where all this hunting would be at walking distance from the front door of the lodge. With a group of American bird hunters as investors we bought a 2,500 acre spread and, in early 1994, we started building the first five star hunting lodge in Argentina. Since then we have been buying land every year. Today the property is 40,000 acres large. The house stands on top of a hill overlooking a marsh surrounded by this beautiful landscape dotted with the legendary Argentina tree: “The Ombú” from where the the lodge takes its name “LOS OMBUES”. The lodge has been open since August 1995 and the shooting is getting better every year.
The house was designed to cover every expectation of high demanding bird shooters offering all basic accommodation and additional amenities. The lounge and dining room look out across an endless expanse of the delta marsh. The panoramic window provide an extensive view including at least half a dozen blinds scattered just off the lodge grounds. It takes no more than 20 minutes to get from the lodge to any of the available blinds. Terrific dove shooting may be enjoyed within walking distance from the house as well as upland game over pointer dogs. The lodge include nine spacious double rooms with private bathrooms, a heated mudroom for removing and drying boots, waders, and clothing, a gun cleaning room, a large dining room, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and a large living room with comfortable chairs and sofas around a fire place. Mounted ducks and hunting scene paintings decorate the walls and creating a highly enjoyable relaxing atmosphere. The lodge also provides a full-service business center caten to the needs of international businessman (including long-distance telephone lines, fax, PC’s and Internet & e-mail service). We provide Internet service via a wireless broadband. Bring your own laptop computer and be connected in the privacy of your room. During the hunt every guest is assisted by a bird-boy who picks up and counts shot doves, calls and picks up ducks in the blinds or handles pointer dogs for partridge shooting. For convenience and safety, every car, boat and guide are equipped with VHF two-way radio systems for permanent communication with the lodge. At Los Ombues we have over 50 shotguns for rent, including Berettas, Benellis, Brownings and Winchesters, Side by Side, Over & Under and auto loaders, ranging from 410 to 12 gauge.
It just keeps getting better and better.
“My son Michael and I thank you for the hunting trip of our lives. We will return to see if our golf lessons are as good as your shooting lessons. All my best.”
“Carlos, what an experience! Fabulous food, great hospitality, great hosts and the best shooting in the world! I only hope my shoulder can recover before I return and do it again. Thanks for being so nice to my friends and my sons. My best always for good shooting and golfing.”
“I have been on this trip several times and all I can say is that it is truly a Once in a Lifetime experience. The staff and facilities are unequaled at other lodges I have been to. The number of birds, the guides, the hosts, the food and lodging could not have been any better. If you are fortunate enough to go you will go back.
All I can say it has been a “Once in a Lifetime” experience I plan on experiencing many more times.”
“I’ve been going to Los Ombues for more than 10 years, at least twice each season, and they have never seized to surprise me with some added feature.
The quantity of birds & scenery is excellent and part of the Nature of the Country, but the Service is outstanding, the food superb and their wine stock, be prepared to gain a few pounds, even if you do all the possible workout at the recently inaugurated Gym.
Don`t forget you`re going shooting NOT eating. Enjoy”
foot from atlanta, ga
“This is the best hunting experience I have ever had. 4 of us visited Los Ombues in May 2010 and experienced duck, perdez, and dove shooting. The hunting was incredible and we ended each day with sore sholders. The scenery, food, the staff, the accomodations and the overall coordination of each day was excellent. I highly recommend a trip to Los Ombues and would love to go back.”
alexff from new york
“Carlos, Gustavo and all the Ombues people run a fabulous place. They have superb service, are fun people, arrange for amazing shooting in spectacular settings with no other shooters any where to be seen. Seems they are the only people to have figured out EntreRios is one of the best places to shoot in the world. The food, service, and setting of the lodge are all 5 star. And the post morning shoot, pre-lunch fishing expeditions were a great added fun bonus. I can not recommend Los Ombues more highly, although I don’t want anyone else to know about this jewel, as I want it all to myself and my friends! Great place, great value and a wonderful shoot!”
jlin from houston
“June 2010 – Our group of 8 had a fantastic experience at Los Ombues. Transfers between Buenos Aries and the lodge went without any issues as they arranged an esscort to meet us at flight arrival and transfer thru the airport to the air charters.The ‘Mixed Bag’ hunt of ducks in the morning, Perdiz mid day and doves in the afternoon was great. Birds were plentifull and almost over whelming. Juan Pablo’s very accomodating field guides ensured the field experience was as good as it gets. Especially meeting up in the evening for a beverage, conversation of the day’s hunt and viewing the river flats with a beautifull sunset backdrop.The Lodge staff and accomodations were inviting, they took care of every detail and they ensured you felt ‘at home’. Great meals matched with Juan Pablo’s superb Malbec wines and conversation added to an overall FANTASTIC MIXED BAG HUNT.”
norm s from california
“This was my 4th. trip to Los Ombues. That speaks for itself. Better bird hunting can’t be found anywhere.
A professionly managed operation and friendly staff. Great accomadidations, excellant food and relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend the lodge.”
kseth from new york, ny
“”i have been to Cordoba 3 time and have not been back after visiting Los Ombues. We have just completed our 9th visit and have rebooked for next year. the setting and beauty of the countryside is unrivaled..wonderful rolling hills of corn, sunflower and soy with rivers and marsh coupled with azure blue sky. NO shortage of Dove. there is no such thing as a disapointing morning or afternoon shoot…all of which are no more than 10 mins from the Los Ombues Lodge.”
“This was our 9th annual trip to Los Ombues and it just gets better every year…. Great shooting and excellent accommodations with a superb staff. There are no long trips to the field (we had experienced much longer transport in Cordoba) and the lodges proximity to Buenos Aires makes travel a breeze. We are a group of 16 and everyone can’t wait to come back next year.”
always fantastic – wwl3
“Los Ombues offers everything an avid sportsman would put on their list for a perfect day. Food and lodging is excellent but more important the hunting is exceptional as is the natural beauty of the region.”
rflcal from covington, la
“We just completed our 8th visit to Los Ombues and the experience improves each year. It is difficult to fathom the number of birds. Twelve hunters in eight hunts took over 50,000 dove. The accommodations, food and service are superb. You hunt ten minutes from the lodge in rolling fields of sunflowers overlooking a river delta. You could not ask for a better experience.”
“We had the entire lodge reserved with 13 hunters from 4 different states, coming in 3 different days on 4 different flights and leaving on 2 different days on 4 different flights! I was trying to be in charge, but there was NO way I could have done it without Jodi. Thank you so much to the Orvis “team” and Los Ombues.”
Highlights – All about bird hunting in Argentina.
The best place in the world for dove, ducks and partridge shooting.
How to Get Here.
Transfers from Buenos Aires can be done overland by car or van. Air transfers are also available from both the domestic and international airports landing at our private landing strip. Ground transfer takes around four and a half hours and flight time is one hour. Los Ombues will arrange your transfers to and from the lodge.
Weather at Los Ombues.
At Los Ombues we have four distinct seasons, but the weather is relatively temperate and extreme conditions of any kind are rare. Often it is best to dress in layers, as it’s not uncommon to be shooting in a jacket in the morning hours and in short sleeves during the afternoons. Here is a quick look at the general weather patterns and links to different weather resources.
Sumer: Hot at noon through early afternoon; pleasant mornings and evenings. Winter: Cool to cold days with occasional warm stretches; chilly evenings. Fall: Pleasant throughout the day with cool to cold evenings. Spring: Pleasant throughout the day with cool to cold evenings.