Could one one of you guys provide the email addres you used? I tried the one in my post on the first page and also one at link here on AH and both emails bounced back.
For a Price I'll share it Phil. Hans' Address at the bottom Phil.
There is one Windhoek Lager on your tab.
"By the way, I just sent him this request:
Hans Walther, I would like to obtain your further assistance on another permutation of the firearm issue.
I will describe the scenario:
1. Arriving from the USA (or other NON EU country) with a destination of Windhoek, Namibia
2. They Checked their firearm and ammunition through to their final destination
Does this person require a firearms travel permit in Germany?
I hope to share your reply with other hunters to help avoid any conflicts or concerns
"Waffen-, Jagd-, und Fischereiwesen, Amt 32" <email@example.com>
If your luggage is checked through to Windhoek you do not need any permits for the Germans. I just went through Frankfort and had no problems with firearms. My travel agent assured me of this. Coming home I did make the mistake of not checking them all the way to Kansas City because I thought they would have to clear customs in Atlanta. They called me to the Delta desk in Frankfaurt and changed for all the way to Kansas City. I still cleared customs with them in Atlanta and then they went back on the plane. I think it pays to use a travel agent that is familiar with booking flights for hunters. Also Delta and Air Namibia have a bagage agreement
If the weapons remain in the transit area, no transit permit is required only.
I booked my flights through Cabela's travel agency. I was given the choice of going from Atlanta to South Africa and then to Namibia or going from Atlanta to Germany and than to Namibia. The South Africa route was cheaper but when you figured in the overnight in RSA there was naught much of a difference. I am going to try the RSA route next time. The beer and wine are free on the flight and a good nights rest in RSA would be nice. My friend said Alfton House did his weapons work and it went real smooth. What do other hunters feel about these two routes to Namibia and which is the least torture.
I take that to mean whether or not you leave the airport, if the guns stay with the airlines then no permit is required. I would guess that getting the permit anyway would not hurt anything.