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CITES permits are required for Cheetah, Elephant and Leopard. Please check with your home country if you can import these animal trophies i.e. the USA does not allow Cheetah.
For plains game hunts at Gamsberg we recommend a medium calibre rifle, preferably of a .300 calibre or 7mm Mag calibre, equipped with a good quality 3x9 power telescope. Elephant hunters do need a large calibre rifle. An ideal calibre is a .458 Lott with 500 grain solid bullets. You can import up to 2 rifles and 1 shotgun into Namibia and firearm licences are issued on arrival at Windhoek Airport. There is no requirement to inform us in advance as to firearms and applicable serial numbers that you are bringing. Firearms are available, in Windhoek, for hire if this is your preference. Most common calibre rifle ammunition is also available in Windhoek. We recommend that you bring a spare scope for your medium calibre rifle and bring with you up to 80 rounds of good quality ammunition loaded with bonded soft-nose bullets. As some of the shooting in Namibia can be long range the .300 Winchester Magnum is the perfect choice loaded with 200 grain bullets. Please note that the use of muzzle breaks can seriously damage your and other people's hearing.
Please bring with you 2 photocopies of your passport and 2 printed out home address information. Please also bring with you your taxidermists full details including: name, address, email address and telephone numbers. After your hunt your trophies are delivered to a local taxidermist for treatment, veterinary requirements, packing and processing of exportation documentation. This process takes between 3 to 6 months.
Passports and Visas
Visitors to Namibia must be in possession of a valid passport, with a minimum expiry time of 6 months and at least two empty pages in the passport. Visas are normally issued on arrival into Namibia but please check with your travel agent as to whether your nationality requires a visa in advance.
The climate is generally hot and dry except from mid-May through to the end of August when the temperatures can be extremely cold. We suggest that you bring plenty of warm clothing including jackets, fleeces, jerseys, slacks, gloves, balaclavas, and warm socks. Hunting shoes should be well worn in and comfortable. Broad brim hat, sunglasses and sun block are essential. Hunting clothes should be of cotton material and either olive green or jungle green.
With the exception of Caprivi, Namibia is Malaria free.