NAMIBIA Hunting Information

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    NAMIBIA Hunting Information

    [​IMG]Hunting Namibia
    Namibia, formerly known as South West Africa, has a rich and interesting history. At one time the British Empire took partial possession of Namibia and later the Germans colonized the country until the First World War. Namibia was then placed under the administrative rule of South Africa and was finally granted independence on March 21, 1990.

    Since independence, Namibia has benefited from great political stability. It is an easy, safe and affordable hunting destination for a great plains game hunting safari up to a high end big five hunting safari. This is why it is so popular amongst hunters, second only to South Africa in the numbers of hunters who visit annually, averaging more than 5,000 international hunters per year. Namibia has become a favorite amongst first time hunters, family groups of hunters as well as long time African hunting veterans who appreciate the benefits of hunting in Namibia.

    Hunting properties range in size from private land of a few thousand acres to million acre hunting concessions where hunters can discover a country and its wildlife that are among the most beautiful, varied and rich that Africa has to offer. The hunting areas are spread throughout the country from north to south. In the vast majority of the cases, these are private areas managed by their individual owners or hunting companies.

    The majority of the hunting in Namibia takes place on private game ranches which are found throughout the country. Safari hunting is allowed on private game ranches, conservancies where hunting is permitted and within government hunting concession areas which are only found in the North of the country.

    In Namibia, the habitat of the hunting areas is composed of dense thorny savanna, shrub savanna and large semi-desert plains. The terrain in some hunting areas can be challenging, even mountainous. The elevation of the high plains in much of the country where many of the prime hunting areas are located can also cause hunting to be more strenuous for those who are not used to it.

    Namibia along with South Africa are the only two countries in Africa where one can hunt the entire big five; Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino (White as well as Black Rhinoceros). Most of the plains game hunting safaris, along with Leopard hunting, take place in the lower two thirds of Namibia. Leopards are hunted both with dogs and on bait and can be found in many areas. While Lion, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino are hunted on a very limited basis and primarily harvested in the Northern most part of the country, including the Caprivi Strip. Cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus) can be found throughout Namibia and can also be hunted.

    Namibia is most well known for the availability of numerous species for plains game hunting. The most famous and emblematic animal of Namibia, the Oryx (Oryx Gazella), is found throughout the territories of Namibia. The following species are also found in abundance; Cape Eland (Taurotragus Oryx), Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros), Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes Taurinus), Black Wildebeest (Conochaetes Gnou), Blesbok (Damaliscus Pygargus Phillipsi), Impala (Aepyceros Melampus), Steenbok (Ourebia Ourebi), Klipspringer (Oreotragus Oreotragus), Warthog (Phacochoerus Aethiopicus)...

    Hunting in Namibia is most often done on foot, sometimes directly from the lodge or camp, but more often by driving a 4x4 from the lodge to the area to be hunted, then tracking on foot once in the bush. The spot and stalk hunting technique is quite often used as well. In Namibia, the professional hunters are usually white Namibian PHs.

    In most of the private hunting areas the accommodations are permanent lodges and/or bungalows. These lodges are very comfortable and some are even quite luxurious. A few outfitters provide tent camps for special occasions such as remote hunts from the main lodge.

    Hunting areas are accessible by road from the country's capital, Windhoek. Depending on the location of the hunting area, the drive is on average 2 to 5 hours. The roads are excellent however, since many hunting areas have their own airstrip, transfer by chartered plane is also possible, but not required.

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    Finding a Hunting Outfitter in Namibia
    The single most important thing you need to do to ensure that you are booking with a good hunting outfitter is check their references. The outfitter should provide you with more than a few references, especially clients who have hunted with them within the last year and you should call many of them.

    To cut through the indecision and risk of booking on your own you may wish to consider using a hunting agent that specializes in hunting in Namibia as they should be familiar with the best areas for certain species, work with the most reliable hunting outfitters and may be able to get you a better deal. I recommend HuntingAgent.com as a company you can trust plus they will make it easier for you by taking care of all of the details. You can contact James Jeffrey at his Houston based office +1 (832) 306.1786 or by email at info@huntingagent.com. Click here to visit HuntingAgent.com website for more information.

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    Click here to check out our Namibia Hunting Reports, a section where you can find or post more detailed Hunting Reports. Or visit our forums where you can interact with other hunters and industry professionals, post questions or read what others are discussing about hunting in Namibia by clicking here.

    We are all empowered by learning from each other and we encourage you to make educated decisions based upon honest information and real experience.

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    Namibia Hunting Areas Map and Satellite Imagery
    Click here for Namibia hunting areas map, country and satellite imagery maps.

    [​IMG]Climate in Namibia
    Namibia's climate is the driest in Africa with generally sunny, warm days and cooler nights throughout the year. During the winter months, June to August, occasionally temperatures can drop below freezing at night. The seasons are opposite since Namibia is below the equator in the southern hemisphere. No matter what the season, you should expect lots of sun as Namibia receives on average about 300 days of sunshine a year.

    The central plateau region, where a majority of the hunting outfitters in Namibia are located, has a semi-desert climate, with low humidity and extremes in temperature between day and night, somewhere between a 30 degree F to 40 degree F in variation.

    The most popular time to travel to Namibia is between March and October, in particular May to August, when rainfall is almost non existent and temperatures are mild. Rainfall can occur during the months of November through March and generally will average about 14 in (35 cm) in the central region and 1 to 6 in (2.5 to 15 cm) in the south. The rains can fail and droughts occur roughly every ten years or so. Some areas of the Namib desert have gone nearly a century without a drop of rain.

    Conversely, the fertile northern region of Namibia, including the Caprivi Strip is always much warmer with high humidity, having a climate more similar to that of southern Zambia with rainfall of more than 28 in (70 cm).

    Weather Underground provides a very detailed look at current weather conditions, weather forecasts, a history and almanac for predicting average weather conditions during the time while you will be traveling in that part of the world. Click here for Namibia's climate and temperature forecast.

    [​IMG]Namibia Hunting Season & When Hunting is Allowed
    - Hunting Season - February 1st to November 30th
    - Trophy hunting may take place from half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset during the hunting season and no hunting is allowed with artificial light.
    - There is no regulation controlling the number of days of a hunting safaris, if a minimum, it is set it is by the hunting outfitter.
    - Hunting from a vehicle is permitted.

    You will find information about the bird hunting season in Namibia near the bottom of this page.

    [​IMG]Species to Hunt in Namibia
    Namibia offers over forty species for trophy hunting, including the big five which consist of Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo. The most commonly hunted species in Namibia are plains game; Gemsbok, Warthog, Greater Kudu, Springbok and Red Hartebeest top the list.

    Click here to visit AfricaHunting.com complete list of species available to hunt in Namibia.

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    Shot Placement Guide for the Perfect Shot
    Click here to visit our shot placement guide, the most comprehensive shot placement guide of African game online.

    [​IMG]Bowhunting in Namibia
    Bowhunting in Namibia was legalized in 1997. Bowhunters, familiar with Namibia, consider the overall hunting conditions for bowhunting in Namibia particularly well suited for bowhunting. Possessing some of the highest populations for plains game hunting and variety of African trophy hunting species makes it a paradise for any hunter, but climate and terrain are the features that make it so well-adapted to bowhunting.

    A hunting guide, master hunting guide or professional hunter is required to possess an additional qualification as a certified bowhunting guide to take clients bowhunting in Namibia. Bowhunting may only take place within hunting areas in Namibia which are registered for this purpose with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET).

    Bowhunting big five and/or dangerous game, such as hunting Elephant, hunting Rhino, hunting Cape Buffalo, hunting Lion and hunting Leopard is illegal in Namibia, however bowhunting Cheetah is allowed.

    For bow hunting in Namibia, I recommend the later part of the season as it is more suited to bow hunting because it is drier June through mid October in most parts of the country.

    [​IMG]Importation of Bows & Arrows into Namibia
    It is legal for hunters to import bows for bowhunting purposes into Namibia and no import permit is required.

    [​IMG]Minimum Equipment Requirements for Bowhunting in Namibia
    - Large Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 65 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 450 grain
    (Greater Kudu, Cape Eland, Oryx / Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Hartmann's Zebra, Burchell's Zebra, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, etc.)
    - Medium Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 40 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 400 grain
    (Warthog, Cheetah, Nyala, Chacma Baboon, etc.)
    - Small Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 25 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 350 grain
    (Springbok, Impala, Blesbok, Gray Duiker, Steenbok, Ostrich, Caracal, Black-Faced Impala, Red Lechwe, Damara Dik-Dik, Klipspringer, Black-Backed Jackal, Game Birds, etc.)

    [​IMG]Minimum Equipment Requirements for Rifle Hunting in Namibia
    - Namibia does not have a minimum caliber requirement for rifle hunting and rely by law on minimum energy (Eo - muzzle velocity). Smallest caliber recommended by NAPHA 7 mm (.284).
    - Minimum energy (Eo - muzzle velocity)
    Big Game
    5400 Joule
    (Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Lion, etc.)
    Large Game
    2700 Joule
    (Greater Kudu, Cape Eland, Oryx / Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Hartmann's Zebra, Burchell's Zebra, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, Leopard, etc.)
    Medium to Small Game
    1350 Joule
    (Springbok, Impala, Blesbok, Gray Duiker, Steenbok, Ostrich, Caracal, Black-Faced Impala, Red Lechwe, Damara Dik-Dik, Klipspringer, Black-Backed Jackal, Warthog, Cheetah, Nyala, Chacma Baboon, Game Birds, etc.)

    [​IMG]Traveling with Firearms & Ammunition
    Traveling to Africa usually requires taking at least a couple of different airlines as well as departing from several countries whose laws and regulations are constantly changing. And they all have their own rules, regulations and laws for which it is your responsibility to be aware and in compliance with all of them. For this reason you should read the Africa Hunting article on Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons by clicking here.

    [​IMG]Permits & Importation of Firearms & Ammunition into Namibia
    The following section contains the basic information you will need to know, for more detailed information you should read Africa Hunting article on Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons by clicking here, especially if you are transiting through or traveling to another country.

    - Temporary importation of firearms and ammunition into Namibia is free of charge and the process is quick and easy. Should you be traveling with bows and arrows to and/or through Namibia, there is no required permit or charges.

    - Hunters entering Namibia with firearm(s) and ammunition must complete a Temporary Import/Export Permit Application Form for all firearm(s) and/or ammunition in their possession. Click here to print a copy of this form, we would strongly recommend that you fill out the form beforehand, leaving it unsigned and carry it with you to Namibia, along with a second copy for yourself. Your hunting outfitter does not need to receive a copy of this form.

    - This application form must be submitted upon entry while declaring your firearm(s) and ammunition in a small office located in the baggage claim area of the airport, where your temporary import/export permit will be issued.

    - At the time of declaration of firearm(s), hunters will have to present and show a copy of their hunting permits to police officials. Request from your hunting outfitter(s) a copy of your hunting permits.

    - At the time of declaration of firearm(s), you will also be required to supply a "Letter of Invitation" from each hunting outfitter(s) you will be hunting with as well. It is a supporting document from the hunting outfitter(s) that you are visiting for the purpose of trophy hunting indicating the farm name and number. Request from your hunting outfitter(s) a signed "Letter of Invitation" on company letterhead for the police officials, here below is a sample of this document.

    Letter of Invitation Sample:

    [COMPANY LETTERHEAD]

    Ref. Letter of Invitation for [FULL NAME OF HUNTING CLIENT]
    Date [DATE MM/DD/YYYY]

    To whom it may concern,

    This letter serves as an invitation and confirmation that Mr./Mrs./Ms. .......... from .......... [COUNTRY] will be trophy hunting at .......... , on farm .......... [FARM NAME], number .......... [FARM NUMBER], district .......... [DISTRICT NAME] in Namibia from .......... to .......... [DATE OF PLANNED HUNT MM/DD/YYYY].

    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information

    Contact Name: [NAME OF COMPANY PERSON]
    Registered Outfitter Name: [NAME OF COMPANY]
    Telephone: [COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBER WHERE THE HUNT WILL TAKE PLACE]
    Cell: [COMPANY CELL NUMBER WHERE THE HUNT WILL TAKE PLACE]
    Email: [COMPANY EMAIL ADDRESS WHERE THE HUNT WILL TAKE PLACE]

    Yours faithfully,

    [SIGNATURE OF COMPANY PERSON]

    [PRINT NAME OF COMPANY PERSON]

    [NAME OF COMPANY]

    - A maximum of one hundred (100) rounds of ammunition may be imported per hunting rifle, however you may encounter greater restrictions from the airline(s) you are traveling on or country you are departing from or other countries you may be visiting or transiting through. For more information on this topic, read the Africa Hunting article, Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons by clicking here.

    - Only ammunition for the specific caliber(s) you are bringing may be imported.

    - There is no limit to the number of firearms per license holder that may be imported safely stored in one locked case into Namibia for trophy hunting purposes, however if traveling through South Africa a maximum of two firearms are allowed even if you are just in transit. Some European countries also have greater limitation than Namibia as to the number of firearms which can be brought into their country even while in transit. You should read the Africa Hunting article on Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons by clicking here.

    - Black powder rifles are permitted in Namibia, however it is illegal to transport on commercial airlines black powder and percussion caps. These may be purchased in Namibia but it is best to contact your hunting outfitter to organize for it well prior to your hunt as it may need to be special ordered.

    - No fully automatic firearms.

    - Other self-loading, considered semi-automatic firearms are permitted in Namibia, but you can expect questions at the airport upon importation.

    - Namibia does not have a minimum caliber requirement for rifle hunting and rely by law on minimum energy (Eo - muzzle velocity). Smallest caliber recommended by NAPHA 7 mm (.284).

    - No solid point cartridges.

    - No handguns.

    - No weapons which fall under military categories.

    - No crossbows.

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    Namibia Arms Ammunition Application Form

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    Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA)
    Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) is an important organization, with well over 400 members. NAPHA works closely, and has a strong relationship, with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), the governing authority for hunting guides, master hunting guides, bow hunting guides and professional hunters in Namibia. However it is important to mention that Namibia's hunting outfitters, hunting guides, master hunting guides, bow hunting guides and professional hunters are not required to be members of NAPHA to conduct hunting safaris. Click here to visit NAPHA web site for more information regarding basic hunting laws and regulations, top 10 hunting trophies in Namibia listing and more.

    [​IMG]Namibia Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET)
    All hunting outfitters, hunting guides, master hunting guides, bow hunting guides and professional hunters in Namibia must be registered with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to be legal. To visit Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism web site click here. Note, all trophy hunting outfitters in Namibia must additionally be registered with the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB).

    [​IMG]Namibia Hunting Permits & Licenses
    The wildlife authorities and the government of Namibia allocates quotas by species to each hunting concession or hunting block on an individual basis. On privately owned land for the most part, the owner decides based upon his own conservation practices the quota for each species.

    Your hunting license and permit will be applied for and obtained by your hunting outfitter well prior to your arrival, please check with your outfitter as to the current charges or if the cost of this paperwork is already included in the price of your hunt.

    The cost of hunting permits and licenses in Namibia are minimal and are usually included in the cost of the hunting safari, although a few hunting outfitters may charge separately for it.

    The following is required regarding permits for trophy hunting in Namibia:
    - Permits must be issued prior to the hunt commencing.
    - A separate permit must be issued for each individual hunting client.
    - An additional special hunting permit is required for hunting Leopard, hunting Cheetah or hunting Lion. This hunting permit mandates a special list of conditions to hunt big cats.
    - The hunting permit must be completed in full by the hunting client and the professional hunter or hunting guide (wounded or lost animals must also be indicated on the hunting permit).
    - Hunting permits are issued by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) only.
    - A maximum of two trophies per species may be harvested, per hunting client per hunting permit.
    - Government taxes are applicable on daily rates, currently the government tax is 15% (VAT).
    - No government taxes are applicable on exported trophies.
    - Trophies that are not exported from Namibia, not taken in a package hunt or wounded game not recovered are subject to a government tax of 15% (VAT) based upon the trophy fee paid by the hunting client.

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    CITIES Permits & U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

    The importation of some individual sport hunted trophies requires a CITES permit (i.e. African Elephant, White Rhinoceros and Leopard to name a few), you will need to submit an application to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service if you are planning to import any of the species on their list. You can download the CITIES permit application forms by clicking here. CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, visit their web site at www.cites.org.

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    Trophy Hunting Importation Specialists
    I highly recommend that when it come to the intricacies of importing your hunting trophies do yourself a favor and hire experts to facilitate the process. Robert and Rosella Quartarone from Safari Speciality Importers (www.SafariSpecialtyImporters.com) is the company that I believe offers the best service in the business not only because they are fellow hunters and have been devoted to specialty clearing of hunting trophies for so many years but they have put together an unrivaled team of dedicated professionals and alliance partners addressing all areas of expertise. They truly provide an invaluable FULL SERVICE, in a way that no other company does, for managing an increasingly more detailed and complex process for the importation of your trophies from start to finish.

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    If you would like to contact them, Safari Speciality Importers can be reached at +1 (845) 943-5943, or via their website www.SafariSpecialtyImporters.com, click here.



    [​IMG]The Safari Planning Guide
    Click here to visit the Africa Hunting Safari Planning Guide, or click the direct links below to visit the individual articles in this section with many useful resources to help you plan and prepare for your African hunting safari:
    - Hunting Safari Preparation Timeline
    - Safari Planning Resource Guide
    - Why You Should Always Use A Hunting Travel Agent!
    - Travel, Medical & Evacuation Insurance
    - Why You Should Use A Trophy Hunting Importation Specialist!
    - What You Need to Know About Packing
    - Clothing & Footwear List
    - Personal Items & Toiletries List
    - Hunting Gear List for Rifle Hunters
    - Hunting Gear List for Bow Hunters
    - Travel Documents & Money
    - Tipping Guide

    [​IMG]Camouflage
    Camouflage clothing is allowed in Namibia during the actual hunt. I would advise that it only be worn during the hunt and not in town or for travel.

    [​IMG]How to Get There
    A majority of international hunting clients will fly directly from their country of origin into South Africa on a major international airline, many of which offer a route to Johannesburg (Tambo International Airport - JNB). A less traveled, although still popular route, is through any major European city to Johannesburg. Both routes then require a short flight to get to Namibia's capital Windhoek. Direct flights into Windhoek are available on Air Namibia through Frankfurt several days a week.

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    Travel Agent Specializing in Hunting Clientele
    You may wish to consider using a travel agent that specializes in hunting worldwide or in Africa as they may be familiar with these routes and used to working with these airlines. Specialty travel agents can often get better deals than you can find on major websites or through regular travel agents. I highly recommend Travel Express, hunting travel specialists, they are the company that I personally use. Lori Ginn can help you, she is very knowledgeable and a hunter herself. She can assist you with all aspects of your hunting travel planning from airfare, lodging and car rentals to entry visa's, firearm permits, etc... Click here to visit Travel Express website www.travelexpressagency.com.

    [​IMG]International Airport in Namibia
    - City: Windhoek - capital of Namibia
    Hosea Kutako International Airport
    Airport Code WDH
    Located 28 miles (45 km) east of the city of Windhoek

    [​IMG]Major Airlines Flying into Namibia

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    Air Namibia
    www.airnamibia.com.na

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    South African Airways
    www.flysaa.com

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    Delta Airlines
    www.delta.com

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    Lufthansa (Germany)
    www.lufthansa.com

    [​IMG]Travel Information
    Click here to view the Africa Hunting travel information section, or the direct links below, with many useful articles and resources to help you plan your travel for your African hunting safari, including:
    - Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons
    - Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons
    - Airports & Airlines
    - Value Added Tax (VAT) Refunds
    - Embassies & Consulates

    [​IMG]Visa & Travel Documents
    All foreigners must be in possession of a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure from Namibia as well as a round trip airline ticket.

    Citizens of the Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America planning to spend no more than 90 days in Namibia will be issued a temporary entry visa at the airport upon arrival. For a complete list of countries please click here to the Namibian Embassy web site. As the list changes from time to time, it is important to verify if you need to obtain a visa based upon your country of citizenship.

    Persons possessing passports from other countries may be required to obtain an entry visa prior to departure from their country of origin. This should be done well in advance as it can take some time to complete the process which may require sending your passport to their Embassy or Consulate.

    To find out if you need to apply for a Visa in advance, a great resource with free information is Travel Document System (TDS) at www.traveldocs.com. If you are in need of a visa, Travel Document System is nationally recognized as a leading authority in the field of international Travel Documents. Travelers are quite often not sure of the specific requirements or documentation required to enter into a foreign country. TDS helps international travelers easily understand what is specifically required of them in order to gain passage into another country and provides visa services for U.S. citizens to most countries for which an entry visa is required www.traveldocs.com.

    [​IMG]Traveler's Health & Immunizations
    No vaccinations or International Health Certificate are required to enter Namibia, however we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel in Namibia.

    CDC recommends that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. Find a travel medicine clinic near you by clicking here. If you have a medical condition, you should also share your travel plans with any doctors you are currently seeing for other medical reasons.

    Recommended Vaccinations Include:
    - Hepatitis A
    - Hepatitis B
    - Typhoid
    - Rabies
    - Routine vaccination if you are not up-to-date including Influenza, Polio, MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus)

    Malaria prophylactics medication is recommended for visitors to some parts of the country, ask your hunting outfitter and we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel in Namibia as mosquitoes in this country are resistant to some antimalarial drugs.

    The CDC is most credible online resource for up to date health information. Click here to visit the section dedicated to Traveler's Health specific to Namibia. Information about vaccinations, diseases, prevention, tips and much more can be found here.

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    Malaria Map of Namibia
    Click here to enlarge Namibia malaria map.

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    Malaria Maps of Africa
    Click here for Africa malaria maps, distribution model, endemic / epidemic risk areas, duration of malaria transmission season and duration of malaria transmission season.

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    Emergency Evacuation and Field Rescue Membership

    No matter if it's your first or fifth time hunting in Africa, unavoidable accidents do happen. Whether a medical or security emergency, an evacuation from a remote part of Namibia could cost well over $100,000. I strongly recommend that anyone traveling to Namibia purchase a membership with Global Rescue, the only crisis response company that provides hunters with medical and security evacuation and consultation services anywhere in the world, even the most remote areas. Their deployable teams of paramedics and special operations veterans, backed by on-staff physicians and the specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine, will get to you wherever you are, by any means necessary, and evacuate you all the way to your home country hospital of choice.
    Member benefits include:
    - 24hr medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
    - Specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine available in real-time
    - Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
    - Evacuation back to the member's home hospital of choice
    - Global network of medical Centers Of Excellence
    - Deployable medical and security teams
    - Evacuation services provided up to $500,000

    Memberships start at $119

    If you would like to purchase a membership or have additional questions, Global Rescue can be reached anytime at +1 (617) 459-4200, or via www.globalrescue.com, click here.



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    Travel Advisory from The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs

    What you should know before you go. You may obtain international travel information by country, warnings for travelers about crime and public announcements about travel abroad in addition to so much other valuable information http://travel.state.gov.

    [​IMG]Embassies & Consulates
    - Namibian Embassy in the USA www.namibianembassyusa.org

    Click here for a complete searchable database of all embassies and consulates from every country in the world including Namibia.

    [​IMG]Bird Hunting Season in Namibia
    From February 1st to November 30th, a hunter may take no more than two members of the permitted bird species during his hunt, which will be listed in the trophy permit.

    During the official bird hunting season more birds of certain species can be hunted, hereunder is the list by species and daily quota per hunter.

    May 1st to October 31st / 10
    Dove African Mourning
    Dove Laughing
    Dove Namaqua
    Dove Redeyed
    Dove Ringnecked
    Dove Turtle
    May 1st to August 31st / 10
    Francolin Cape
    Francolin Redbilled
    Francolin Swainson's
    June 1st to September 30th / 10
    Guineafowl Crested
    Guineafowl Helmeted
    May 1st to July 31st / 10
    Quail Button Kurrichane
    Quail Common
    June 1st to July 31st / 10
    Quail Harlequin
    May 1st to October 31st / 10
    Pigeon Speckled
    October 1st to November 30th / 5
    Sandgrouse Burchell
    September 1st to November 30th / 5
    Sandgrouse Boublebanded
    September 1st to November 30th / 10
    Sandgrouse Namaqua
    Sandgrouse Yellow Throated

    Click here to visit AfricaHunting.com complete list of bird species available to hunt in Namibia.

    [​IMG]Tourism in Namibia
    Namibia Official Government Tourism web site is a good place to explore what options are available for travel outside of your hunting safari, www.namibiatourism.com.na. Your hunting safari outfitter may also offer short excursions up to extensive touring through their company as well.

    [​IMG] General Information about Namibia
    - Republic of Namibia
    - Population 2,040,000
    - Capital City Windhoek (224,000)
    - Languages English 7% (official), Afrikaans 60%, German 32% and numerous tribal dialects
    - Official Currency Namibian Dollar (NAD), which is linked and of equal value to the South African Rand (also accepted in Namibia). Denominations in 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 NAD bank notes. 5 and 1 NAD only in coin form. To view images of these banknotes, click here.
    - Electricity, the Namibian standard is 220/240 volts, three-pin 15 amp outlets however Standard European 220 volts, two-pin outlets are widely used as well. Most lodges/camps have generator(s) to power the electricity through rechargeable batteries therefore it is recommended to bring a small power inverter that plugs into a cigarette lighter to invert 12V DC Power to 110V AC for recharging in the hunting vehicle. Generator(s) in most camps are only run during the morning and evening hours and sometimes can be run at other times by special request. Be sure to check with your hunting outfitter in Namibia what they are using. Click here for more info.
    - Country Dialing Code 264

    Click here for more information about Namibia from the CIA World Factbook which supplies a multitude of facts about Namibia.

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    NAMIBIA Species to Hunt

    These species may be available on the hunting license in the country; however they may not be available on quota anywhere in the country. Also individual hunting outfitters may or may not be given any quota or have any remaining licenses left for some species.

    Some of these species may not be able to be imported back into your country of residence. You can find information on the importation of sport hunted trophies at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Permits or the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at www.cites.org.

    [​IMG]Big Five Species
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    Buffalo Cape
    Elephant
    Leopard
    Lion
    Rhinoceros Black
    Rhinoceros White Southern

    [​IMG]Animal Species
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    Aardwolf
    African Wild Cat
    Baboon Chacma
    Bat-Eared Fox
    Blesbok
    Bushbuck Chobe
    Bushpig
    Caracal
    Cheetah
    Civet
    Crocodile Nile
    Dik-Dik Damara
    Duiker Common
    Eland Cape
    Gemsbok Kalahari
    Genet Cat
    Giraffe
    Grysbok Sharpe
    Hartebeest Lichtenstein
    Hartebeest Red/Cape
    Hippopotamus
    Hyena Brown
    Hyena Spotted
    Impala Black-Faced/Angolan
    Impala Southern/Common

    Jackal Black-Backed
    Klipspringer
    Kudu Greater/Southern
    Lechwe Red
    Nyala Common
    Oribi
    Ostrich
    Porcupine Cape
    Puku
    Reedbuck Common
    Roan Antelope Southern
    Sable Antelope Common
    Seal Cape Fur
    Serval
    Sitatunga
    Springbok Kalahari
    Steenbok
    Tsessebe
    Warthog
    Waterbuck Common
    Waterbuck Defassa
    Wildebeest Black
    Wildebeest Blue
    Zebra Burchell/Plain
    Zebra Hartmann/Mountain

    [​IMG]Bird Species
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    Dove African Mourning
    Dove Laughing
    Dove Namaqua
    Dove Redeyed
    Dove Ringnecked
    Dove Turtle
    Francolin Cape
    Francolin Redbilled
    Francolin Swainson
    Guineafowl Crested
    Guineafowl Helmeted
    Quail Button Kurrichane
    Quail Common
    Quail Harlequin
    Pigeon Speckled
    Sandgrouse Burchell
    Sandgrouse Boublebanded
    Sandgrouse Namaqua
    Sandgrouse Yellow Throated
     
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    NAMIBIA Hunting Areas Map

    Located south of the Equator, Namibia is in both the eastern and southern hemispheres. This Atlantic coast country is positioned in southern Africa, and bordered by the countries of Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.

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    Satellite Imagery of Namibia
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    Latitude/Longitude 22D 34S, 17D 06E Windhoek Capital of Namibia
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    Namibia Hunting Areas
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    Namibia Major Cities
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    Detailed Map of Namibia
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    [​IMG]Regions of Namibia
    Land divisions 13 regions Caprivi, Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Okavango, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto and Otjozondjupa.

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    Major Regions of Namibia
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    Gradient Map of Distribution of Endemic Malaria
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    Malaria Maps
    Malaria prophylactics medication is recommended for visitors to some parts of Africa, ask your hunting outfitter and we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel to your specific destination as mosquitoes in some African countries are resistant to certain antimalarial drugs.


    Distribution Model
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    Background: This map is a theoretical model based on available long-term climate data. It has a resolution of about 5x5 km. Although it is reasonably accurate, it is not based on actual malaria data and may not reflect the real malaria status. It shows the theoretical suitability of local climatic, and therefore the potential distribution of stable malaria transmission in the average year. Please note that climatic conditions, and therefore malaria transmission, vary substantially from one year to the next. Malaria control activities can also dramatically alter the malaria transmission situation.
    Meaning: Where climate is "suitable" (red = 1), malaria is likely endemic (hypo-, meso-, hyper- or holoendemic). "Suitable" areas may have little or no malaria because of malaria control. Where climate is "unsuitable" (white = 0), malaria is likely epidemic or absent. Some "unsuitable" areas may actually have endemic malaria because of the presence of surface water in an area where there is little or no rain. In the marginally suitable areas (0.1 - 0.9) transmission may occur at steady but low levels (eg eastern Africa), or in strongly seasonal cycles with great inter-annual variation (eg western & southern Africa).
    Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)


    Endemic / Epidemic Risk Areas
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    Background: The malaria distribution model has been re-classified into endemic and epidemic areas. These risk areas have then been used to calculate the number of people living in endemic and epidemic conditions. In Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa) "endemic" encompasses regions where the climate is 50-100% suitable, whereas in the rest of Africa "endemic" refers to regions where climate is 20-100% suitable. Different cut-offs were used, because in southern Africa malaria is at the limit of its distribution and has been largely reduced through malaria control. Otherwise, all comments on the malaria distribution model apply to this map also.
    Meaning: Endemic areas are defined as "areas with significant annual transmission, be it seasonal or perennial". Epidemic areas are defined as "areas prone to distinct inter-annual variation, in some years with no transmission taking place at all". Since this is a theoretical model, areas defined as "endemic" may be "epidemic" in reality, or v.v.
    Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)


    Duration of Malaria Transmission Season
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    Background: These maps are also theoretical models based on available long-term climate data. They have a resolution of about 5x5 km. Although they are reasonably accurate, they are not based on actual malaria data and may not reflect the real malaria status. They are based on the theoretical suitability of local climatic, and therefore the potential duration, onset and end of the malaria transmission season, in the average year. Please note that climatic conditions, and therefore malaria transmission, vary substantially from one year to the next. Malaria control activities can also dramatically alter the malaria transmission situation. More work is ongoing to refine these models.
    Meaning: In the Months of Risk model, malaria transmission is strongly seasonal to epidemic (yellow = 1-3 months), seasonal and endemic (light green = 4-6 months) or perennial and endemic (dark green = 7-12 months). Some areas shown as "No transmission" (white) may actually have endemic malaria because of the presence of surface water in an area where there is little or no rain.
    Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)


    Duration of Malaria Transmission Season
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    Background: Based on the seasonality model, these maps simply reflect the first and last month of the average transmission season. All comments on the seasonality model apply to these maps too.
    Meaning: The colors indicate the month in which the transmission season starts and ends, in the average year. In a few areas there are two transmission season, so that there are two start and two end of season maps.
    Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)
     

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