Frequently Asked Questions
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- Currently no vaccination requirements are prescribed by the Namibian Government. Please consult your personal physician or local Health department in good time in order for them to advise you on any vaccinations.
- If you consider travelling to the north of the country, Malaria prophylaxis is recommended. The south and central areas (in which Otjiruse falls) are low risk areas for Malaria and it is only likely to occur in the rainy season from December to April. Unfortunately the final decision, whether to take prophylaxis or not, will have to be made by yourself and/or your personal physician.
- Do not forget your personally needed medication and Clients are also advised to have a travel accident insurance.
- Please ensure that this insurance includes medical evacuation especially from the site of accident.
- Good Medical Services in cases of emergency are available in Namibia.
- Drinking water on the ranch is pumped from depth in excess of 240 Ft, is laboratory tested and safe to drink.
- Do not load yourself with too much clothing.
- During the hunt we supply a laundry service, which is inclusive in the daily rate. Please make use of it.
- Hunting clothes should be of stronger material (in Namibia all bushes have thorns) but if possible of soft texture in order not to be noisy when stalking.
- It is important that no light colours are worn during the hunt. Darker shades of green are recommended.
- Camouflage hunting clothes can be worn in the hunting areas (again darker shades).
- Strong hunting boots are a must but make sure that you are comfortable to walk with them and that the sole profile is not too hard and coarse, resulting in a noisy and crunching stalk.
- Our sun is very intense and a high SPF factor sunscreen lotion is required as well as a broad rimmed hat (please no light colours). Baseball Caps can be worn but do not really give enough protection against sunburn.
- Bring a good set of binoculars with a magnification between 7 to 10x.
- Camera and accessories is needed to make good photos of your trophies.
Detailed "What to bring list"
- Rifles and slings
- Ammunition (80 max.)
- Camera and flash
- Video equipment (with charging unit)
- Sunscreen lotion
- Insect repellent
- Lip balm
- Personal toiletries
- Cap or hat
- Long sleeve shirts (not bright colors)
- Long pants for hunting in
- Film and or Videotapes, spare batteries
- Sweat suit
- Sweat shirt or sweater
- Hunting boots or shoes
- Tennis shoes
- Cap or hat
- Warm jacket
- Rain gear (depending on time of year) Download Check List
- Importing a rifle into Namibia is no problem at all. We therefore advise to bring your own rifle, which you are used to. If the need arises one of our rifles (300 Win Mag) can be rented at a daily fee.
- Automatic rifles or hand guns are by law not allowed in Namibia.
In order to avoid frustrations please adopt the following:
- For our bigger plains game the calibres 7 x 57 (175 gr) and 30.06 (200 gr) are the minimum.
- Preferred calibres are 7mm Rem. Mag (175 gr), 300 Win Mag (200 gr), 338 Win Mag (250 gr), 375 H&H (300 gr), 9.3 x 64 (286 gr) etc.
- For all calibres it is important to use the heaviest bullets possible with examples given in brackets.
- It is even more important to only use premium bullets such as Trophy Bonded Bear Claw, Swift -A-Frame and Norma Oryx.
IF REQUIRED PLEASE CONTACT US FOR ANY FURTHER ADVICE ON CALIBERS AND/OR AMMO.
- Bring 60 rounds of ammo (same manufacturer and bullet weight) per rifle.
- Things can go wrong during the hunt and your rifle perhaps needs re-sighting. (legally you can bring 80 rounds per rifle).
- Please do not bring small quantities of ammo from different manufacturers and bullet weights. Your rifle should be scoped with a minimum of 4 x magnification.
- Make sure that your rifle is cleaned, in good working condition and packed into a sturdy gun case. Ammo must be packed in manufacturer boxes in your checked baggage.
- Please check with your airline for any changed regulations.
- Before leaving the USA get a customs declaration for your rifle in order to facilitate re-import.
- When you disembark the airplane (don‘t forget your hand luggage in the plane) you will be greeted by the renowned blue sky of Namibia.
- In the arrival hall you will find several immigration counters. Please present your valid passport, flight ticket and the completed arrival form (obtainable either in the airplane or arrival hall or from our agent Terry Wagner).
- On this form an address in Namibia has to be entered.
- Fill in the following: Farm Otjiruse, No 8, Okahandja
- Once you have passed passport control, proceed to the luggage hall and retrieve your bags from the conveyor.
- Then go to the police office where your rifle will arrive.
- Fill out an application form for a rifle import permit. (this form is available at the police office or from our agent Terry Wagner)
- On the application form for “Address in Namibia” please enter: Otjiruse Hunting, No 8, Okahandja
- The completed application form for a rifle import permit must be shown to the police officer.
- After the officer has checked the serial number on the application form as well as on the rifle, he will provide you with a temporary rifle license.
- Please make sure that the serial number on your rifle matches the serial number on the temporary license.
- This license should be well kept as you will need it when leaving Namibia again.
- In order to keep our rates at reasonable levels, we regret that we do not accept credit cards.
- Please pay your outstanding bill after completion of the hunt with cash.
- Unfortunately traveller cheques are no longer accepted by Namibian Banks.
- It is important that you familiarize yourself with our rates in order to financially plan your hunting trip.
- You are welcome to contact us for more information
This subject is very important and we put a lot of emphasis on the fact that your hunt is only completed once you have your trophies in good condition back home.
In this regard you have two options:
We send the trophies out in a “raw state”.
- This option is applicable if you want to have your trophies mounted by a taxidermist in your own country.
- The trophies undergo a field preparation by us and are then dipped and packed by a certified taxidermist.
- Depending on the size of the animal and what is taken as a trophy (skull, horns, cape and back skin ) costs for dipping currently are not higher than US$ 180 per animal with 20% on total order for packaging with a minimum of US$ 80.(All quoted Rates are subject to change)
- Shipment rates are difficult to determine prior to knowing how big the packaging box will be and the costs fluctuate with fuel prices, available routes, air lines utilized and location of client.
- In the USA, please contact our agent, Terry Wagner, to receive some guidelines. He can quote rates based on experience from other clients.
- Please make sure that you have the correct address details of the taxidermist of your choice and especially of the logistics company, he uses, to clear your trophies. In this regard our USA agent, Terry Wagner, can also be of assistance.
You have your trophies mounted in Namibia
- In order to support the local economy and reduce unemployment in Namibia we support this option.
- We work with a reputable taxidermist, Reiser Taxidermy, who has proven over decades that he can match if not beat quality, lead times and price compared to other taxidermists' world wide. Please contact us or our agent, Terry Wagner, for current mounting rates.
- During your stay with us you will be able to assess trophies, which were mounted locally.
- Payment for both options can be made once you are home again by wire transfer.
- Please inform us of any physical disabilities, diets and/ or dislikes/likes you might have in order for us to cater for your personal requirements. If you do not tell us, we shall not know!!!!
- We hope that you understand that in order to maintain good working relations with our staff please do not tip anybody of our employees during the hunt. We shall be glad to inform you on any tipping procedure during your stay with us. Small gifts for our staff (currently three men and one woman), like knives, caps, T-shirts, clothing etc. are always welcome but should also only be presented to them after a successful hunt.
- If you wish to do any sight seeing tours after your stay with us please feel free to contact us for advice and assistance.
- Just remember to ask any questions that come to mind. The only bad question is the one you didn’t ask!
References of hunters, having hunted successfully in our “small paradise” are available on request.