Hunting & Trophies

The trophy hunting season stretches from beginning February to end November. During December and January the hunting season is closed to trophy hunting.
February may still fall within the rainy season and November may still be too hot.

It is the responsibility of the outfitter to get your trophy hunting permit before you arrive in Namibia. You are only allowed to hunt two animals of a species, e.g. only 2 Oryx, and 2 Springbuck etc. The immediate export of trophies from Namibia is possible only with a veterinary certificate, an export permit from the MET and the import permit as required by the country of final destination.

We recommend a 300 Win Mag, 338 (excellent choice) or a 375 and hard rifle cases to carry the rifles.

Nature Conservation Regulations only allow soft nose ammunition, reliable bonded soft nose ammunition is recommended. It is wise not to bring less than 60 rounds (maximum of 80 rounds per calibre is allowed) in case rifles need re-sighting. Be certain your rifle is sighted in to strike zero at 200 yards.

It is illegal to hunt for trophies that do no qualify in terms of the minimum measurement requirements as specified by the MET’s Namibian Quality Control.  If trophies do not meet this requirement, they are in jeopardy of not qualifying for export purposes.  Exceptions are trophies with abnormalities and age deformities, which can be taken home by the client (refer to the NAPHA Medal Brochure for minimum measurements @ www.napha.com.na

It is legal to import bows for bow-hunting purposes.  No import permit is required.  Refer to www.napha.com.na for the Bow Hunting requirements.

We take your trophies to the taxidermist where you have the option to dip and ship it  to your country or  where the taxidermist does all your mounts for you before it is shipped. 

You also have the option to ship trophies by airfreight  or by sea. Taxidermy prices in Namibia are very affordable and the quality and workmanship is very good. Financially there is very little difference between the cost of shipping raw trophies or mounted ones. The normal completion time to mount trophies is approximately 8 – 10 months.  We recommend Kings Taxidermy in Namibia, Otjiwarongo,

We take all your trophies to the Taxidermist.

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for days of travelling (natural fibres rather than synthetic fibres)

  • Digital camara (pocket size is fine)
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen (this is very important as the sun is warm during our winter)
  • Minimum of 3 sets of hunting clothes in neutral shades such as khaki.
  • Warm Clothing is necessary (long trousers and under armer shirts)

  • Something cooler for hotter hunting days
(short pants, short-sleeved shirts)
  • Warm jackets for the cold early mornings and chilly evenings

  • Comfortable, well worn-in walking shoes / hunting boots with good socks

  • Sun Hats and sunglasses

  • Toiletries (Towels are provided)
  • Insect repellent

Namibia has a dry climate and you are advised to bring along a moisturizer and a sun block cream 

Summers are hot and dry (September to April) | Summer: 25°C (77°F) to 40°C (104°F)
Mid-Summer days very hot.

Winters are cool and windy (May to August) | Winter: 3°C (38°F) to 23°C (73°F)
Mid-Winter nights very cold/chilly
The rainy season normally starts in October and ends in April. During this period shorts are recommended.

Since emphasis is put on exclusivity and individual service, we only accept one group at a time. Should a situation arise that another hunter would join you for two or three days, we will first discuss it with you.

Due to the fact that we respect our client’s privacy, we only give personal contact details on request. Please feel free to contact us for a more comprehensive list.

  • Take out full insurance for all firearms and any other valuable items you might have before traveling anywhere in Africa.
  • If traveling through South Africa, keep in mind that South African immigration control clears a maximum of two firearms for import.
  • It is suggested that you bring between 60 and 80 rounds of ammunition per hunting rifle.
  • We recommend that you fly directly to Namibia via Europe, into Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek.  This will minimise delays associated with firearm transport.  Or flying through Ethiopia or through Doha.
  • Recent regulations have made traveling with firearms a time-consuming process when entering South Africa.  Make sure you stay in transit with your luggage.
  • It is suggested that you adhere to the following procedure to minimise problems when traveling with firearms:
    • All bags need to be adequately marked with name tags for identification;
    • Pack an unloaded rifle in a sturdy carry case (preferably with the bolt removed);
    • Have a separate lockable container in which to store your ammunition separate from your rifle in your checked luggage;
    • At the check-in counter at the point of departure, insist that the agent check your firearm through to Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek, Namibia.  Your bag tag should read, for eg:  New York – Frankfurt – Windhoek OR Atlanta – Johannesburg – Windhoek. (This is sometimes not possible if the airlines you are using do not have baggage agreements.  Inquire about this before purchasing your ticket);
    • Windhoek Airport’s International baggage code is WDH
    • Physically check your baggage tag to ensure that it has been correctly printed and attached.  Inquire if a colourful in-transit tag is necessary when traveling through another country.


Flights from Europe can be taken directly to Windhoek (Hosea Kutako International Airport) by Air Namibia or via Johannesburg/Cape Town using a wide variety of flight carriers. International flight connections is available from the Hosea Kutako International Airport via Germany or South Africa to all destinations worldwide.

Most travellers do not require a visa to enter Namibia. 
Your passport should have an expiry date of at least six months after the date of your arrival.

To see if you need a visa to visit Namibia please click on this link http://mti.gov.na/invoppstext/permits.htm

Handguns, together with automatic and semi-automatic guns are not allowed. A maximum of 100 rounds of ammunition may be imported per hunting rifle.  Only ammunition for the specific calibre may be imported.

It is legal to hunt with black powder rifles in Namibia but illegal to transport black powder and percussion caps in aircraft.  These items can be purchased in Namibia.   (Refer to www.napha.com.na for the black-powder hunting regulations).

You can import two rifles into Namibia. Temporary import permits are issued at Windhoek International Airport on arrival. You must advise the commercial airline in advance that you are traveling with firearms and ammunition. Please be sure to check with the appropriate airline as to their particular regulations. Rifles can be hired from the outfitter.

The rainy season is from December to March with an average varying from as little as 20mm in the desert to more than 1000mm in the subtropical northern parts of Namibia. The average rainfall over North Western Namibia varies between 250 – 350 mm annually.

The official currency is the Namibian Dollar (N$) which exchanges at the same rate as the South African Rand.  In Namibia you can use South African Rand but in South Africa you can’t use Namibian Dollar.
All major credit cards are accepted throughout Namibia. (Namibian Dollar and South African Rand are accepted)
Namibian Banks are open Mondays to Fridays from 09h00 till 15h30 and Saturdays from 08h00 till 11h00. Closed on Sundays.

We are not going to say that you should not take it, it’s up to yourself but most tablets makes people sick when they are in the sun and taking the tablets. 

Except for that, it’s too cold for mosquitoes in the winter time (when you are hunting) and are usually not a problem at all.

Most tap water is purified and safe to drink.  Water comes from boreholes and is of a very high quality and taste. Bottled water is available to buy in Namibia