Tips for a successful safari in Namibia

These are a few ideas I wanted to set down for you to make your trip easier. I will keep adding to these in the future.

Important paperwork

I will provide you with copies of these documents to bring with you:

  • A copy of your hunting permit
  • An invitation letter

Namibian Police Firearm Import-Export Permit

The rifle permit process in Namibia is straightforward. You can make it easier by filling in a copy of this form before arriving: firearm application

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At the airport, you need only register this form with the Namibia Police and there is no fee to pay.

Packing

Because we hunt in several different areas, laundry may not happen every day. You may want to bring an extra day of travel clothes. Two sets of hunting clothes should be enough.

Rifle Choices

For cats, a low light scope is very helpful. Clients have had good luck with Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss and Leopold scopes. A 42-50mm front lens. Large heavy cross-hairs help with low light, or an illuminated dot is also good.

Bring any rifle you can shoot comfortably and straight! The .30-06, .300 and .375 are all good choices.

Premium grade soft bullets are best.

Day Trips to Swakopmund and Ocean Fishing

The Spitzkoppe hunting area is near the ocean and Swakopmund. You can add a day or overnight in Swakop in your safari. You can do beach fishing or I will arrange fishing guides and boats for ocean fishing.

I love fishing and will often join you!

If you do not want to go fishing, there is the town of Swakopmund and the beach for relaxing and a break from safari.