Since I am dragging my bow along I started to try and determine who required a bow permit. In the country profile here on AH I found the following: Importation of Bows & Arrows into Zimbabwe It is legal for hunters to import bows for bowhunting purposes into Zimbabwe and no import permit is required. This is not the case currently. Import permits are required to enter Zimbabwe now, under some circumstances. It is also hit and miss, as always at customs. Some gat asked some don't. You decide. You can not apply at the border, as you can for rifles. Apparently the permit fee is $400.00 USD If you show up without one in hand, guess who keeps your bow (in storage hopefully/ with a fee of course for storage) So, another $400 touch just to bring your bow. Namibia, Botswana and South Africa are looking good on this front for sure.