Surface Area: 824 286 km2
Population: 2.2 million
Languages: English, Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Wambo, Herero, Damara, Nama
Religion: Christian. (Lutheran)
Currency: Namibian Dollar
International Dialing Code: 264
HUNTING IN NAMIBIA
The trophy hunting season in Namibia starts from 1 February and closes on 30 November. During December and January the hunting season is closed.
Why hunt in Namibia?
Ekuja Hunting Safari is the perfect destination for first-ime 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 hour’s 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 huntable species such as greater kudu, Cape eland, gemsbok, blue and black wildebeest, zebra, impala, warthog as well as leopard and cheetah.
You will discover that Namibia is not only beautiful with a pleasant climate, it is the easiest, most stable, safe and clean hunter-friendly country in Africa.
Namibia 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 greener, as this is our rainy season. So, expect high temperatures and heavy downpours.
Most tap water is purified and safe to drink.
Visitors should exercise caution in rural areas.
Electricity outlet voltage: 220V,
running at 50Hz
Electrical Plugs: Type D (Same as
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.
Hosea Kutako International Airport (WHK) is Namibia’s main point of entry for international flights. Other big airports throughout Namibia include: Eros Airport (in Windhoek), Walvis Bay, Rundu, Katima Mulilo There are landing strips throughout the country and air-charter services are available from/in Windhoek and Swakopmund.
Flights 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.
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 2111 or (+264 61) 292 2102
Citizens from the following countries DO NOT require a VISA if entering Namibia:
Angola, Germany, Mozambique, Switzerland, Australia, Zambia, Brazil, Netherlands, Italy, Lesotho, Scandinavian countries, Malawi, Spain, South Africa, Tanzania, Austria, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Canada, France, Malaysia, Iceland, Belgium, Portugal, United States of America, Lichtenstein, Singapore, Swaziland, United Kingdom, Japan, Botswana, Kenya, Russia, Cuba, Luxembourg.
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.
Air Travel with Firearms
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, in the Arrival Hall of Hosea Kutako International Airport, when arriving in Namibia. A maximum of two (2) firearms to be imported per hunting client.
Travelling with Firearms and
Ammunition to Namibia
We recommend taking out full insurance for all firearms before traveling to Africa.
Before booking with your preferred airline, please confirm that the airline involved is rifle-friendly, and will agree to transport your firearms and ammunition. Before your departure, confirm with the airlines their procedure in transporting firearms and, if necessary, any prior forms to be completed before departure for handling and transfer purposes.
We 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.