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Hunting in Namibia

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228 hunting trips from 44 outfitters starting from $450

228 trips
$450 starting from
65 animals
11,368km to the nearest trip

Why Namibia

Hunting in Namibia: Safe destination

Safe destination

Namibia is among the safest and most stable countries in Africa

Hunting in Namibia: Organized hunting industry

Organized hunting industry

Namibia has a highly organized, conservation-focused hunting industry and a government that is very supportive of hunting tourism

Hunting in Namibia: Diverse selection of game

Diverse selection of game

Namibia boasts a diverse selection of game animals, including some species found nowhere else

Namibia

About hunting in Namibia

A proud 40-year history of ethical, reasonably priced trophy hunting of the highest standard in Namibia has revealed that sustainable utilization of wildlife resources has been a major factor in protecting Namibia's game populations. Even depleted game species, which formerly populated areas of Namibia, have been re-introduced through effective game management based on the principle of conservation through selective hunting. For the international hunting clientele, one of the main attractions of hunting in Namibia is the high standard of ethics maintained by the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA).The Namibia Professional Hunting Association was founded in 1974 in order to promote Namibia as a hunting destination internationally and protect the right to hunt locally. NAPHA works hand in hand with the Directorate of Resource Management of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) not only for legal ethical hunting but also to ensure sustainable use hunting is the backbone of conservation in Namibia. This is echoed in NAPHA's Mission Statement: "The fundamental purpose of NAPHA is to enhance and maintain, by effective management, an organizational infrastructure that can serve professional hunting members, clients and other interest groups. Our intent is to ensure and promote ethical conduct, sustainable utilization of natural resources, and to secure the industry for current and future generations. The Association insists that its members provide the highest standard of professional service to international hunting guests. They are expected to hunt strictly in accordance with the ethical principles as stipulated in NAPHA's Hunting Code. The Hunting Professional is at all times encouraged to act responsibly towards nature, wildlife and the local population." These values are shared by BookYourHunt and is why we are so proud to be a partner with and sponsor of NAPHA. Only NAPHA outfitter members are allowed to offer their hunts on BookYourHunt so when you book your safari in Namibia from the vast selection on our website you know you are booking with a consummate professional.

What you need to know

  • 1. Planning your trip
  • 2. Upon arrival
  • 3. Hunting
  • 4. After the hunt

Planning your trip

Visas

Citizens of the USA and most European countries who are visiting Namibia for 90 days or less are issued a visa on arrival and no advance application is necessary. Be sure to have several blank pages in your passport, and be sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned departure. Check the visa rules that apply to your passport type at this link: https://namibia.visahq.com/

Upon arrival

Temporary gun licence

Most hunting clients arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. After landing, the hunter walks to the arrival hall to fill out an arrival form and then proceeds through Immigration. Once through Immigration, go to baggage claim and retrieve your luggage, then find the small office (back toward Immigration) with a sign that reads “Arms and Ammunition.” Here, you will identify your gun case and fill in a simple form that will serve as your temporary gun license/permit. All you need is your gun information and the address of where you will be staying in Namibia, which the outfitter should provide to you. After filling out your form and retrieving your gun case, proceed through Customs. Your outfitter will most likely meet you outside the door to drive you to your hunting area.

Hunting

Most hunts in Namibia are spot-and-stalk or safari style, with the hunters covering ground either on foot or by vehicle and, once an animal is spotted, completing a stalk on foot. Some safaris can require extensive walking; others require very little, so it’s a good idea to ask the professional hunter.

Clothing and Gear

Dark green or brown clothing is best, as are boots with soft soles for quiet stalking. You’ll only need a couple of changes of clothing as laundry is done daily at most camps. Bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunblock, good optics, and a jacket for cool mornings and evenings.

Rifles

Most professional hunters recommend rifles in the .300-caliber family for plains game and .375 for dangerous game, but the most important thing is to bring a rifle you are familiar with and can shoot well. Handguns and semiautomatic rifles are not allowed in Namibia.

After the hunt

Tips

Tips are appreciated at most safari camps in Namibia; in addition to the professional hunter, tracker(s), driver, and skinner(s), there are usually staff members at camp who handle cooking and cleaning and other chores and help to make a hunter’s stay pleasant. The professional hunter or outfitter can advise the hunter how much is appropriate to tip each staff member.

Trophy preparation

Typically, animals are skinned at the safari headquarters and all skins are cleaned and salted; skulls and horns are cleaned and buried in salt. After a couple of days, the skins are hung to dry, cleaned once more, and folded and stored in a skinning shed. Skulls will be cleaned and placed on a rack. Before leaving camp, it’s a good idea to ensure the skulls and skins are properly tagged with the hunter’s name and contact information.

Taxidermy

Once the hunter departs, or sometimes at the end of the season, trophies will be taken to a taxidermist for professional cleaning and dipping, which is required for export. The taxidermist then contacts the hunter for instructions regarding preparation and shipment, and to arrange payment for these services. The taxidermist then contacts a shipping agent, who will handle the permits and shipping to the hunter’s home country, again after contacting the hunter. Hunters should check the latest regulations in order to make arrangements in advance if they are hunting species that require CITES permits or special export or import permits from the hunter’s home country. Many export and import requirements for these species have undergone dramatic changes in the past couple of years.

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King of the Kalahari Hunting Safari 2x1

King of the Kalahari Hunting Safari 2x1 Namibia

The package includes 8 hunting days plus arrival and departure days, 10 Trophies (2x Kudu, 2x Oryx, 2x Springbuck, 2x Bleshbuck, 2x Zebra) on 2x1. Package price per hunter $6,500, observer can be added for $2,000 per person per safari. Hunts are only conducted on foot - fair chase! Please note that shooting from vehicles is not allowed. The game is located while cruising in a 4 X 4 vehicle. A large area can be covered, without losing valuable hunting time walking through dead terrain. Once game has been spotted, the stalk is planned and the vehicle drives off, leaving the hunter and his guide in a suitable position. Walking distance will not exceed 3 miles per day. The PH will bring you in a shooting distance between 80 to 200 yards. "Shooting sticks" (a rest for your rifle in order to ensure a stable position to shoot from) will then be set up. Once the stalk is completed, the vehicle will pick you up. Please inquire for available dates.

Trip duration: 10 days

Trip available on: 1 February 2017 30 November 2017

$13,000 for 2 hunters
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2017 Management Hunt (Gnu/Eland/Kudu)1x1

2017 Management Hunt (Gnu/Eland/Kudu)1x1 Namibia

Management animals is defined as old animals male or female not complying to Namibian minimum standards for trophies and/or male animals with deformed or broken trophies. We offer a minimum 7 hunting day management hunt for 3 species on 1x1. Hunts are conducted on foot and shooting from vehicles are prohibited. Animals or fresh tracks are located while cruising with the vehicle and then stalked. This ensure that you will be stalking or tracking the walking distance will not exceed 3-4 mile a day. All our PH’s and trackers are highly qualified and will ensure a good hunt and hunting memories.

Trip duration: 9 - 12 days

Trip available on: 1 February 2017 30 November 2017

$3,609 for 1 hunter
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Plains Game Trophy on Hunting Ranch 2x1

Plains Game Trophy on Hunting Ranch 2x1 Namibia

We are constantly seeking for the best concessions in order to source the best trophy quality animals for our clients. Our company is committed to and promotes Old Style Authentic Hunting experiences, thus we have very strict ethics when it comes to the hunt itself. We believe in the whole hunting experience, therefore we promote quality trophies, rather than quantity. Each of our hunts are individually planned, and we scout our concessions before every hunt. We also operates with a small staff compliment and do all our hunts personally. Each hunting party have the entire concession to themselves. We never mixed clients. This is a minimum 8 hunting days for plains game safari we offer on a hunting ranch. All hunting is on foot. Day of arrival and day of departure does not count as hunting days, the cost of it is $190. Unused fees paid in advance will be refunded.

Trip duration: 8 - 14 days

Trip available on: 1 February 2017 30 November 2017

$5,370 for 2 hunters
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