Hunting in Namibia General Info

Everything you need to know about Hunting in Namibia

Namibia is known for its diverse landscape with an abundance of trophy game species.  The natural vegetation ranges from woodlands in the north, through thorn savannas, to shrublands and deserts in the south and west.

The majority of hunting in Namibia takes place on private ranches.  Otjandaue is one of those private ranches which is  24700 acres (10000 ha) in size and is one of the few properties that display three different types of sceneries as it is covered with a lot of dry river beds, granite kopjes and one part red savannah bush veldt.

About Namibia

Namibia is located in Southern Africa. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east, South Africa to the south and east and the Atlantic ocean to the west.

Best time to hunt in Namibia

Our hunting season starts from the 1st of February to the 30th of November. We recommend hunting from April to November, just after the rainy season. May to August is our winter months

Namibian Weather

Namibian winters (May to August) you can expect temperatures of 2° C (35° F) early mornings to 25° C (77° F) mid-afternoon. September to November, you can expect temperatures of 25° C (77 °F) to 39° C (102° F). 


There are around 30 different languages spoken in Namibia. The official language of Namibia is English – as the majority of Namibians speak English as a second or third language.

Currency & Money

The currency used in Namibia is called the Namibian Dollar (NAD).  The  Namibian Dollar is equal to the South African Rand (ZAR). The South African Rand is accepted all over Namibia if you are travelling to Namibia after spending time in South Africa.  Most shops and hotels accept credit and debit cards.

Time Zone

Central Africa Time zone at UTC+02:00


In Namibia the power plugs and sockets are of type D and M. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Rifle Import Requirements

The smallest calibre allowed is 7 mm. No solid points are allowed. Handguns, automatic weapons and crossbows are prohibited. It is recommended that the maximum of two firearms be imported to Namibia per client and any unconventional firearms to be imported for trophy hunting must be applied for to the Inspector General and be granted permission before your departure to Namibia.

Download the Namibian Temporary Rifle Import Application here.

Please take care of the following procedure to minimise problems when travelling with firearms to Namibia:

  • All bags need to be adequately marked with name tags for identification.
  • Firearms – must be packed unloaded in a sturdy carry case.
  • Ammunition must be stored in a secure lockable container and transported separately to your firearms for Airline check-in.
  • Check you rifle directly through to Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia if you fly with Lufthansa from your country.( This is not recommended if you fly through Johannesburg)
  • Windhoek’s airport International baggage code is WDH.
  • Only ammunition for the specific calibre of firearms your importing may be imported.
  • A maximum of 100 rounds may be imported per rifle.
  • Take out full insurance for all firearms before travelling to Otjandaue.
  • Fill in the rifle import permit before your departure to Namibia to speed up your customs clearing.
  • If you fly via Johannesburg please check the South African Police regulations to minimise any problems on the Napha website:

Permits and Licenses

Hunting permits for various game species must be organised by the outfitter before the hunt commences. For bow hunting, MET licences/hunt permits must clearly stipulate “Bow Hunting” at the top of the page. The onus lies with the trophy hunter to check and ensure that the correct permits are in possession of the outfitter before hunting commences. A hunter may take only two animals of each species per year on a regular trophy hunting permit, irrespective of if the trophies are exported or not.

Visa requirements

All visitors to Namibia must be in possession of a valid passport. Temporary residence permits for visitors are issued on arrival and allow tourists a period of 90 days per year in the country. Bona fide tourists and business travelers of the following countries are exempted from visa requirements: Angola, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Mozambique, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zimbabwe.Visitors are, however, advised to confirm visa requirements with their travel agent.

What to Pack

Personal Items

  • Any prescription medications (plus a copy of the prescription in case the medicine gets lost) The nearest hospital is only 20 km away from us. Otjandaue is situated in a malaria free area. It’s important that you inform us about any medical condition you have and known symptoms should anything happen during the hunt.
  • Toiletries
  • Power adapters and chargers (220V Local Power)


Light, cotton clothing in olive green or sand colours is recommended for hunting, boots with soft soles, bring at least one sweater or jacket for the occasional cool evening or morning. Gloves are also advised for winter mornings.  

Hunting Gear

  • Knife,  Pocket knife or Leatherman tool
  • Ammo belt 
  • Binoculars 
  • Hunting backpack
  • Flashlight 
  • Gaiters or leggings
  • Insect repellant

Sun Protection

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen 
  • Lip balm
  • Sun glasses


  • Passport 
  • Rifle import documentation
  • Invitation letters
  • Emergency contact list 
  • Copies of all documents in case you lose your documents