Hunting in Namibia
Why Hunting in Namibia?
Ekuja Hunting Safari is the perfect destination for first time hunters, seasoned hunters. Our main camp is situated on the banks of the Black Nossob River, 63miles (100km) from Namibia's National Airport; Hosea Kutako International Airport - only a short hours drive from the airport to Ekuja.
Our hunting territory consists of a variety of differing terrains such as bush land and open savannahs teaming with huge herds of Wildebeest, Oryx, Impala, Eland and more.
There are over 15,000 free range wild animals living naturally within our densely populated game-only territory. We boast unsurpassed trophy quality with over 30 hunt able species such as Greater Kudu, Cape Eland, Gemsbok, Blue and Black Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Warthog as well as Leopard and Cheetah just to name a few.
You will discover that Namibia is not only beautiful with a pleasant climate, it is the easiest, stable, safe and clean hunter friendly country in Africa.
- Surface Area: 824 286 km2
- Population: 2.2 million
- Capital: Windhoek
- Language: English, Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Wambo, Herero, Damara, Nama
- Religion: Christian (Lutheran)
- Currency: Namibian Dollar
- International Dialing Code: 264
Weather and Climate
The best time for Hunting in Namibia is during the cool, dry winter months from March/April through to October/November.
Winter will reach the maximums of 20ºC (69ºF) during the mid-day and minimums of 6ºC - 2C (43ºF-36F) in June/July, where early mornings and evenings are crisp with frost.
Namibia's summer months are from November to March.
During these months the landscapes are more verb-ant green, as this is our rainy season. So, expect height temperatures and heavy downpours.
Time Zone (West Africa)
- Summer: GMT + 2 hours from the 1st Sunday in April.
- Winter: GMT +1 hour from the 1st Sunday in April to the 1st Sunday in September.
- Electricity outlet voltage: 220V, running at 50Hz
- Electrical Plugs: Type D (Same as South Africa)
-Most tap water is purified and safe to drink.
-Visitors should exercise caution in rural areas.
Requirements for Visas and Passports
Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months, after date of departure into Namibia. Visas are required for certain nationalities and are valid for three months from the date of issue for stays up to three months from date of entry.
There are three types of Visas: Tourist, Business and Transit +-US$50
For further information: Ministry of Home Affairs, Tel (+264 61) 292 2102
Citizens from the following countries DO NOT require a VISA if entering Namibia:
- Scandinavian countries
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
Traveling To Namibia
Hosea Kutako International Airport (WHK) is Namibia's main point of entry for International flights. Other big airports throughout Namibia include: Eros Airport (within Windhoek), Walvis Bay, Rundu, Katima Mulilo There are landing strips throughout the country and air-charter services are available from/in Windhoek and Swakopmund .
Flight from USA
Flights depart on a daily basis from Atlanta, Washington DC and New York to Johannesburg. There are also a few daily connecting flights between Johannesburg (JHB) and Hosea Kutako International Airport (WHK).
Flights from Europe
Direct flights are available from Frankfurt (Germany) to Windhoek, Namibia. Other destinations in Europe can be routed through Johannesburg where daily connecting flights are available to Windhoek, Namibia.
Firearms and Ammunition
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.
Rifle Import Permit
Trophy Hunters entering Namibia with a rifle(s) must complete a temporary rifle import permit application form for all rifle(s) and/or ammunition in possession.This permit application form will need to be handed in at the Police Firearm Customs check point with your rifle(s) and ammunition, within the Arrival Hall of Hosea Kutako International Airport, when arriving into Namibia.
A maximum of two (2) firearms to be imported per hunting client
- Any automatic or semi-automatic firearms
- Any pistol or revolver (unless specified for hunting)
- More than 100 rounds of ammunition per person per firearm
- More than one firearm per caliber per person
Travelling with Firearms and Ammunition to Namibia
Full Insurance - We recommend taking out full insurance for all firearms before travelling to Africa.
Your Airlines - In advance, before booking with your preferred Airlines, please confirm that the airlines involved is rifle friendly, and will agree to transport your firearms and ammunition. Adequetly before your departure, confirm with the airlines their procedures in tranporting firearms, and if necessary any prior forms to be completed before departure, for handling and transfer purposes.
Book/Check in Luggage and Firearms Directly to Namibia - We will always recommend booking in luggage and firearms straight through to Namibia, Hosea Kutako International Airport (WHK), even when you have a layover in another country, on your way to Namibia for your hunt. Recent regulations and the world's 'anti-gun friendliness', have made travelling with firearms a time-consuming and unpleasant process.