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Air Travel

Your final destination will be Windhoek International Airport, just outside the Capital of Namibia, where you will be met by us and taken by car (a three hour drive) to Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris, click here to see Namibia map. Since there are no direct flights from any U.S. city to Namibia, there are basically two options available; flying to Namibia via South Africa or a major European city.

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Traveling through South Africa with Rifles or Firearms

Should you be traveling to or through South Africa, leaving the airport with your firearms, you will be required to fill out the new South Africa Firearms Permit Application Form, click here to download the SAPS 520 Form and request from us, the hunting outfitter, a Letter of Invitation for the Central Firearms Register. For instructions on completing SAPS 520 Form by the South African Police Services click here. is a small company in South Africa that works hand-in-hand with the South African Police Services (SAPS) to provide "import/export" or "in-transit" permits for your rifle(s) before you arrive in South Africa. They offer a good service and you will find valuable information regarding this process on their website at For the new requirements to import firearms into South Africa, as published by the South African Police Service, click here.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

You may wish to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance, contact your insurance agent or try CSA Travel Protection Insurance at or (800) 873.9855. Consider also insurance for your baggage, including your firearm(s), medical, 24 hour assistance..., from your travel agent or insurance agent (to compare and obtain prices online visit for your travel insurance plans from 14 different companies).


All foreigners must be in possession of a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure from Namibia.

U.S. Department of State - Passport Services and Information

Entry Visa

Citizens of the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and United Kingdom planning to spend no more than 90 days in Namibia, with a return ticket, will be issued a visa at the airport upon arrival.

Persons possessing passports from other countries may be required to obtain an entry visa prior to departure from their country. This should be done well in advance as it can take some time. You may check visa requirements for foreigners traveling to Namibia The visa application form can be downloaded from our web site by clicking here or sent to you upon request. Should you have any questions as to whether you are required to obtain a visa from your country of citizenship, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines at your departure point may be more liberal concerning baggage weight than airlines departing from Namibia; they are strict about total weight for checked baggage not being more than 44lbs (20kg) otherwise you may be charged hefty excess baggage fees. Gun weight should not be included in the calculation of total weight.

Arms & Ammunition

International law requires that all firearms be transported in purpose built hard cases that are locked and separate from any ammunition. Temporary importation of hunting weapons into Namibia is free of charge, firearms and ammunition must be declared upon entry, where your permit will be issued.

To speed up this process, we advise that prior to departure, you fill in the Gun Permit Application form available from us and carry it with you. Click here to download this form or we can send it to you upon request.

Although it is not required by Namibian Customs, we recommend while traveling, especially via South Africa, that you carry your gun license with you. Some countries, including the United States, do not issue gun licenses, in this event a copy of proof of ownership should be carried instead. One hundred rounds of ammunition per firearm is the maximum allowable in Namibia and only the ammunition for the specific caliber may be imported.

There is no limit to the number of firearms that may be imported into Namibia for trophy hunting purposes, howver we recommend clients to not bring more than two firearms, especially while travelling through South Africa as their laws differ largely from those in Namibia.

Handguns, automatic weapons, croosbows and solid point cartridges are not permitted in Namibia.

Recommended Hunting Safari Clothing & Equipment

Safari hunting wear should be comfortably fitting and made of a sturdy fabric, we suggest cotton in khaki or a neutral color. We recommend layering clothing since temperature changes throughout the day can be significant, typically varying 35° F (20° C) from day to night.

It is essential that hunting boots be comfortable and well broken-in. Due to the thorn bush, we advise against wearing shorts for hunting. For your convenience laundry is done on a daily basis; packing should be done with this in mind. Click here to read the baggage weight allowances section. To adapt this list according to the length of your trip and weather during the month of your hunting safari in Namibia, please click here to refer to Climate in Namibia section or for today's weather in Namibia go Yahoo weather station at

- Casual clothing and shoes for evenings, leisure time and travel
- Underclothes
- Socks
- Two pairs of hunting boots
- Several pairs of long pants for hunting
- Variety of short and long sleeved shirts for hunting
- Several warm sweaters
- A light jacket for wind or rain
- A warm jacket
- Thermal underwear
- Warm hat
- Gloves (functional for hunting)
- Hat for the sun
- Sunglasses
- Sun block with high SPF
- Lip balm with UV protection
- Bathing suit
- Flashlight and batteries
- Camera and film and/or video camera, tapes and charger
- Converter (220 to 110 volts)
- Binoculars
- Bag or pack for taking personal items on hunt
- Leather belt and ammunition pouch
- Firearm(s) and ammunition (see Arms & Ammunition section)
- Personal items, toiletries, eyeglasses, medications, etc.

“There was an abundance of game and the accommodations were excellent.” James Kirk

Nearest City

Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris is located 25 miles (40km) south of Otjiwarongo (population 25,000), which provides all of the basic requirements, such as banks, post office, pharmacies, souvenirs, doctors and hospitals.

Currency in Namibia

The Namibian Dollar is the national currency, however the South African Rand which has the same monetary value is more easily obtainable and is accepted everywhere in Namibia. Visa credit cards are widely accepted, and American Express traveler's cheques in major currencies can be exchanged at most banks. For current exchange rates visit Yahoo currency at


Standard European 220 volts, two-pin outlets are used at Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris, but the Namibian standard is 220/240 volts, three-pin 15 amp outlets.


The official language is English, but German and Afrikaans are also widely spoken.


In the unlikely event of an emergency, we have sophisticated medical services available in Otjiwarongo, 25 miles away. No inoculations are required to enter Namibia, although hunters should keep up to date with Tetanus boosters and international travelers are generally advised to keep Hepatitis A vaccinations up to date.

Malaria does not occur in our arid region, but is present in the northern-most part of Namibia. Should you decide to take malaria medication, consult your doctor well before your departure. For current information visit the Center for Disease Control - Travelers’ Health web site at

Landing Strip Coordinates at Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris

Runway Length: 1,700 meter or 1.05 mile
Runway Width: 50 meter or 164 feet

Runway Position:
20 degrees 39' 56,3 South
16 degrees 53' 06,3 East

Runway Altitude: 1,584.96 meter or 5,200 feet

Namibian Embassy in USA

1605 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington D.C. 20009, USA
Tel (202) 986.0540
Fax (202) 986.0443

American Embassy in Namibia

Private Bag 12029
Windhoek, Namibia
Tel (264) 61.221.601
Fax (264) 61.229.792

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Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris
Contact in the U.S.
Jerome Philippe, son of the owner
California, USA
Tel (1) 714.470.1102
P.O. Box 419
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Tel (264) 67.30.6770
Fax (264) 67.30.6771
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