General info for Hunting in Namibia
The trophy hunting season in Namibia starts from the 1st February and close on the 30th of November. During December and January the hunting season is closed
Namibia Weather and Climate
The best time for Hunting in Namibia is during the cool, dry winter months from March/April through to October/November. Winter will reach the maximums of 20ºC (69ºF) during the mid-day and minimums of 6ºC – 2C (43ºF-36F) in June/July, where early mornings and evenings are crisp with frost. Namibia’s summer months are from November to March. During these months the landscapes are more verb-ant green, as this is our rainy season. So, expect height temperatures and heavy downpours.
Requirements for Visas and Passports
Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months, after date of departure into Namibia. Visas are required for certain nationalities and are valid for three months from the date of issue for stays up to three months from date of entry. There are three types of Visas: Tourist, Business and Transit +-US$50
For further information: Ministry of Home Affairs, Tel (+264 61) 292 2111 or (+264 61) 292 2102
Citizens from the following countries DO NOT require a VISA if entering Namibia:
· Scandinavian countries
· South Africa
· New Zealand
· United States of America
· United Kingdom
Traveling To Namibia
Hosea Kutako International Airport (WHK) is Namibia's main point of entry for International flights. Other big airports throughout Namibia include: Eros Airport (within Windhoek), Walvis Bay, Rundu, Katima Mulilo There are landing strips throughout the country and air-charter services are available from/in Windhoek and Swakopmund .
Flight from USA
Flights depart on a daily basis from Atlanta, Washington DC and New York to Johannesburg. There are also a few daily connecting flights between Johannesburg (JHB) and Hosea Kutako International Airport (WHK).
Flights from Europe
Direct flights are available from Frankfurt (Germany) to Windhoek, Namibia. Other destinations in Europe can be routed through Johannesburg where daily connecting flights are available to Windhoek, Namibia.
Hunting Firearms & Ammunition
Smallest caliber 7mm Minimum energy (muzzle velocity): 1350 Joule for springbok, duiker etc. 2700 Joule for hartebeest, wildebeest, kudu, gemsbok, eland etc. 5400 Joule for buffalo, elephant, rhino etc.
Trophy Hunters entering Namibia with a rifle(s) must complete a temporary rifle import permit application form for all rifle(s) and/or ammunition in possession. This permit application form will need to be handed in at the Police Firearm Customs check point with your rifle(s) and ammunition, within the Arrival Hall of Hosea Kutako International Airport, when arriving into Namibia. A maximum of two (2) firearms to be imported per hunting client.
Any automatic or semi-automatic firearms any pistol or revolver (unless specified for hunting) Crossbows More than 100 rounds of ammunition per person per firearm More than one firearm per caliber per person
Travelling with Firearms and Ammunition to Namibia
Full Insurance – We recommend taking out full insurance for all firearms before travelling to Africa.
You’re Airlines – In advance, before booking with your preferred Airlines, please confirm that the airlines involved is rifle friendly, and will agree to transport your firearms and ammunition. Adequately before your departure, confirm with the airlines their procedures in transporting firearms, and if necessary any prior forms to be completed before departure, for handling and transfer purposes.
Book/Check in Luggage and Firearms Directly to Namibia – We will always recommend booking in luggage and firearms straight through to Namibia, Hosea Kutako International Airport (WHK), even when you have a layover in another country, on your way to Namibia for your hunt. Recent regulations and the world’s ‘anti-gun friendliness’, have made travelling with firearms a time-consuming and unpleasant process.