The hunting season for foreign hunters lasts from 1 February to 30 November, so that hunting lasts only in the two hot months of December and January.
The hunting season for Namibians, however, takes place in the winter months from about June to September.
From February to April it is warm to hot and occasionally it rains, mostly in the form of heavy showers. The dry rivers - "Riviere" - sometimes carry water, which occasionally forces waiting times on farm and side streets.
The country shows itself in the rainy season and shortly thereafter from its most beautiful side. The bush and the grass are green. Even in the desert sometimes the flowers bloom.
In contrast to the scenic attraction is the fact that the game finds water practically everywhere and does not have to move so often to the well-known waterholes.
Because of the denser vegetation, the animals are worse to identify and address.
In May, the country is mostly still green. Rain is not expected until October.
From June to August, the bush starts to dry up, the grass turns yellow. The game is much easier to identify and more tied to the water points. The nights and the early morning hours can get very cold. Also medium night frosts occur regionally.
During the day it is pleasantly warm and dry. The days are relatively short.
From September to mid-October, temperatures rise above 30 degrees. But the heat is well tolerated in the clear, dry air.
In the hot, hot lunchtime, it makes sense to let the hunt rest, because the game also sets in the shade of bushes and trees.
In October and November the heat increases. Now we must reckon with a few showers, which only slightly affect the hunt. However, a long stalk in the now completely dried bush can be quite exhausting.
It is basically no problem to introduce your own hunting weapon to Namibia. First, it makes sense to register the transport of weapons with the airline. Occasionally, it is a bit cumbersome to identify the responsible body. It's best to contact the service if you can not find it on the company's website.
In any case, have the hunting weapon registration confirmed by e-mail and have the confirmation of security at check-in ready. If the counter staff does not know, you will save a lot of discussion. In general, everything runs smoothly.
In parallel or in time, you should already register the weapon with the Namibian police. The necessary form can be found in our download area (please specify the address of the hunting farm). Do not be annoyed if you have to fill in the same form again at the declaration at the airport Windhoek. Just stay calm and friendly. Then everything works smoothly and you put out the necessary weapon perm.
Transport during the flight in a shatter-proof, lockable rifle case. The ammunition must be transported separately in the suitcase. Play it safe and pack the ammunition into a lockable ammunition container. Also, if not essential, it also spares you unnecessary discussions.
Fully automatic weapons and the import of handguns are prohibited. The German firearms license is required for re-import.
As a hunting weapon, a repeating rifle in the caliber 8x68S, .375, 9.3 × 64 or one of the fast-moving American 300 caliber (for example .300 WinMag etc.) is recommended for antelope hunting. 7 × 64 or 30.06 even in the strongest labs represent the lowest limit and often do not provide enough reserves for not exactly placed shots. In addition, some wild species are shot-harder than e.g. European game. Choose a "bonded" or partiality bullet, not too soft bullet to have a scrap if possible.
For elephants, the minimum is 5 400 joules. 40 cartridges should be enough for a normal safari. It should both shots at distances up to 200 meters and the fast, multiple shooting standing freehand already be practiced at home.
Definitely recommendable is a variable riflescope, with which you can cover a wide range of distances. As binoculars, a light 8 × 30 glass o.a. "Weight saving" is the motto, because stalking in the heat you quickly notice every superfluous gram.
Please also note our checklists in the download area.
The Namibian Professional Hunting Association, Namibia Professional Hunting Association, was founded in 1974 to promote Namibia as an international hunting destination and to protect local hunting rights. Today, NAPHA counts over 400 professional hunters (hunting guides and professional hunters) as registered members. The association maintains an excellent relationship with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and is instrumental in formulating new legislation.
The purpose of NAPHA is to maintain and promote an organizational infrastructure through effective management to serve the professional hunting members, customers and other stakeholders.
Okondura is a member of NAPHA
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Area: 824 268 km²
Independent since: March 21, 1990
President: Hage Geingob
Separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judiciary
Secular state with religious freedom (90% Christian)
Press and media freedom
Nature reserves: 15% of the total area
Highest mountain: Brandberg
Other distinctive mountains: Spitzkoppe, Moltkeblick, Gamsberg
Year-round rivers: Oranje, Kunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Kwando / Linyanti / Chobe
Periodic Rivers: Fish River, Kuiseb, Swakop, Ugab and many more
14 vegetation zones
120 tree species
200 endemic plant species
100 and more lichen species
Living fossil plant: Welwitschia mirabilis
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Mining: diamonds, uranium, copper, lead, zinc, magnesium, cadmium, arsenic, pyrite, silver, gold, lithium-bearing minerals, granites (granite, marble, blue sodalite) and numerous semi-precious stones
Roads: 5 450 km of tar; 37 000 km of gravel
Ports: Walvis Bay, Luderitz
Airports: Hosea Kutako International Airport, Eros Airport, 46 airfields
Railway network: 2 382 km narrow gauge railway
6.2 telephone lines per 100 inhabitants Direct dialing in 221 countries
Mobile radio standard: GSM
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In Windhoek, three private hospitals with intensive care
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Density: 2.2 inhabitants per km²
Windhoek: 400 000 inhabitants (15% of the total population)
Official language: English
14 regions, 13 ethnic groups
16 languages and dialects
Literacy degree: 85%
Population growth: 2.6%
Educational institutions: more than 1,700 schools, various vocational schools and tertiary institutions
Big game: elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, giraffe
20 antelope species
240 mammal species (14 endemic)
250 reptile species
50 frog species
676 species of birds
Endemic birds: Namib flycatcher, Damara rock springer, Damara tern, Monteirotoko and others
More than 50 countries have a Embassy or Consulate in Windhoek.
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Currency: The Namibian Dollar (N $) is linked to the South African Rand (ZAR) and has the same value. The ZAR is accepted as currency in Namibia. Major credit cards are Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club.
Tap water is almost always processed and can be drunk without hesitation. Caution is appropriate in rural areas.
Many tourist destinations in Namibia are NOT accessible by public transport. Private bus companies commute between Windhoek and Swakopmund as well as Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Victoria Falls.
Windhoek is the hub of an extensive regional and international air network.
Charter companies fly to all domestic destinations.
Summer time: GMT + 2 hours from the 1st Sunday in September to the 1st Sunday in April.
Winter time: GMT + 1 hour from the 1st Sunday in April to the 1st Sunday in September
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