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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

GUN PERMITS:

Ask you outfitter to send you the application for a import permit via e-mail and that way you can complete it in advance and only hand it to the officials on the day of arrival.

NAMIBIA: Issued on arrival

SOUTH AFRICA: Issued on arrival

ZIMBABWE: Issued on arrival

ZAMBIA/TANZANIA/BOTSWANA: Need a permit in advance. They need the make, model, serial number of your firearm and exact amount of ammunition. Send this information to your outfitter you are going to hunt with as well as a copy of your passport and two passport photos.

FIREARMS:

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.

We would recommend 30-06, 300 Win Mag, 338 and 375 calibers for hunting plains game

No solid point cartridges are allowed to be used on antelope or any other species.
All fully automatic weapons, (e.g. AK 47 and other military hardware), all handguns and all crossbows are PROHIBITED.

Other self-loading, considering semi-automatic weapons are NOT PROHIBITED, but you can expect questions at the Airport of importation.

TRAVELLING WITH FIREARMS:

Take out full insurance for all firearms before travelling in Africa.
NAPHA recommends flying directly to Namibia from Europe to Hosea Kutako International Airport near Windhoek when you book a trip in Namibia. This will minimize delays associated with firearm transport. Air Namibia offers a direct service.
Recent regulations have made travelling with firearms a time-consuming process when entering South-Africa. Make sure that you stay in transit with your luggage. If sleeping over in Johannesburg contact www.vipmeetandassist.com to help you with your firearms.

It is suggested that you adhere to the following procedure to minimize problems when traveling with firearms:

  • All bags need to be adequately marked with nametags for identification;
  • Pack an unloaded rifle in a sturdy carry case;
  • Have 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 the airport of destination for example: Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek. Your bag tag should read, for example: New York – Frankfurt – Windhoek OR Atlanta – Johannesburg – Windhoek. (This is sometimes not possible if the airlines that you are using do not have baggage agreements. Inquire about this before purchasing your ticket.)
  • Physically check baggage tag to ensure that it has been correctly printed and attached.
    Inquire if a colorful ‘in transit tag’ is necessary when traveling through another country

REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPORTING OF FIREARMS INTO AFRICA:

  • A maximum of one-hundred (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 most of Africa.
  • It is illegal though to transport black powder and percussion caps. These can be purchased in the country you are going to and need to organized in advance.

BOW HUNTING REQUIREMENTS:

It is legal to import Bows for Bow-Hunting purposes. No Import Permit is required.

Bow energy is specified as follows:

Small Game – 25ft/lb

Medium Game – 40ft/lb

Large Game – 65ft/lb

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES:

All run on 220/240 volts. Outlets are of the round 3-pin, 15-amps type, the

same as in South Africa.

DRINKING WATER:

Most tap water is purified and safe to drink. Visitors should exercise caution in rural areas.

Entry requirements:

Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after date of departure from Namibia.

Make sure that your passport has enough blank pages for the countries you are going to visit. Only one or two blank pages can cause problems.

Visas are required for some countries:

Please visit the following links for more information:

BOTSWANA:

http://www.gov.bw/Visitors/Topics/Entry-Requirements/Entry-Requirements/#63ecaa0da12940d8bce292ff5750fd89

CAMEROON:

http://www.hc-cameroon-ottawa.org/13/en/Entry-Requirements.html

NAMIBIA:

http://www.namibiatourism.com.na

SOUTH AFRICA:

http://www.southafrica.info/travel/documents/visas.htm#.VDL_X7d0wqw

TANZANIA:

http://www.tanzaniaconsul.com/visa.html

ZAMBIA:

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/zambia.html

ZIMBABWE:

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/zimbabwe.html

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING:

HUNTERS CLOTHING:

Light, cotton clothing in olive green or sand colours is recommended for hunting.
Well-fitting, Comfortable walking boots!

Remember to bring warm pyjamas and sweater/parkas for cool nights and mornings.
Note!! – Camouflaged clothing is permitted only in the hunting field in most countries.

Tips on what to bring along on your hunting trip

Flash light

Sun protection lotion (We suggest an SPF of 30 to 50)

Lip Balm

Sun-Glasses

Hat

Camera

Batteries for camera

Binoculars (min8*30)

Bow or rifle accessories

Clothes (3 pants, 3 shirts), warm clothes especially from June to August

Warm gear when traveling on the back of the hunting vehicle

MEDICAL NEEDS:

NAMIBIA: No malaria except in the Northern parts of Namibia, make sure to discuss this with your doctor in advance.

SOUTH AFRICA: No malaria reported as yet, but again, consults your physician before your trip.

ZIMBABWE: Malaria tablets REQUIRED

ZAMBIA: Malaria tablets REQUIRED/ Yellow fever and cholera/ International health certificate required/ See physician for latest updates

TANZANIA: Malaria tablets REQUIRED/ Yellow fever and cholera/ International health certificate required/ See physician for latest updates

BOTSWANA: Malaria tablets REQUIRED/See physician for latest updates

That you have Comprehensive Travel Insurance

That you take out Traveller’s Medical Insurance

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  • Paramedics deployed overseas to the member’s bedside
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VISAS:

NAMIBIA: Issued on arrival

SOUTH AFRICA: Issued on arrival

ZIMBABWE: Issued on arrival

ZAMBIA: Advance visas required/ Ask your trip planner or travel agent

TANZANIA: Advance visas required/Ask your trip planner or travel agent

BOTSWANA: Advance visas required/Ask you trip planner or travel agent

CITES PERMITS:

NAMIBIA: Required for leopards NOTE: Cheetahs and Black Nose impalas cannot be imported to the United States of America, but Canada and all other countries CAN import cheetah.

SOUTH AFRICA: Required for leopard and rhino

ZIMBABWE: Required for leopard

ZAMBIA: Required for leopard

TANZANIA: Required for leopard and elephant

BOTSWANA: Required for leopard

ASK YOUR TAXIDERMIST AHEAD OF TIME FOR FORMS ETC AND HOW EXACTLY THEY WANT TO HANDLE THE EXPORTATION OF YOUR TROPHIES

PAYMENT:

At time of booking and confirmation a deposit of 50% of the daily fees is payable. The balance must be paid at least 30 days before your departure. If booking is not made within 30 days before departure, the full amount is payable upon confirmation.

BANK TRANSFERS, PERSONAL CHEQUES AND THE FOLLOWING CREDIT CARDS.

visa-card

CANCELLATIONS:

Bookings have to be cancelled 6 months in advance to get back full deposit (minus administration and bank fees). Should there be an emergency, you can postpone your hunt and the deposit will be put back on your file.

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