Frequently Asked Questions
Rifles and ammunition
- A rifle in the 300 Magnum range (300 WinMag, 338, etc) will be sufficient for everything up to Eland.
- 80 rounds of ammo per hunter are allowed to enter Namibia
- No semi-automatic rifles are allowed
- Use soft nose ammunition
- Hard shelled rifle case to prevent damage.
- Your gun license !
Rifle Import/Export Permit
- Each hunter will have to apply for a rifle export permit with your authorities, which will enable you to receive a rifle import permit as soon as you arrive in Namibia. Before going on safari, take a trip down to the local Customs Office, and complete a form 4457 (Certificate Of Registration Of Personal Effects Taken Abroad). Take all your guns, cameras, binoculars, and anything with a serial number on it with you to the Customs office. It is wise to keep your ammunition in their original wrappings.
- When you book we will supply you with an Example Import/Export Form for your rifles which you can complete. This will only speed up completion of the official form by the Namibian Police on arrival.
- For more information on travelling with rifles, we recommend Namibian Professional Hunting Association (www.natron.net/napha/)
What to wear
- A pair of well broken in boots is important.
- Bring a broad rimmed hat to protect neck and ears against the sun.Bring something warm for the evenings and early mornings, especially during our winter (June to August). It is cold at night!
- We prefer hunters to hunt in long pants and long sleeved shirts. Both as sun protection and general protection. Most of our bushes have thorns! Make sure you don't pick bright colours – light cotton khaki and/or faded blue, green, camouflage, etc will be best. Above all, travel light! We have a daily laundry service.
- Camera, film and batteries. Our power supply is 220 volt. If you bring electronic equipment (e.g. battery charger), make sure you bring the necessary adaptors and converters. The same applies for any electrical appliance. Make sure your camera bag is dust proof.
- Your diary (if you keep one).
- Make sure you have ample sun lotion, (SPF 50+).
How and when do I pay, and in what currency
- A 50% non-refundable deposit of your daily rate (hunter & observer) is required to secure your booking.
- The outstanding balance will be paid on the last day of your visit.
- Payment can be done in Travellers Cheques (US Dollars, Euros or Pound Sterling).
- Amex, Visa and Mastercard are accepted at a small fee.
- 3% card fee applies for credit cards and 1.5% card fee applies for debit cards.
- Bank Transfers.
What is the time limit on cancellations
- 90 - 30 days before commencement of services - 25% of total price
- 29 - 14 days before commencement of services - 60% of total price
- 13 - 1 day before cancellation of services - 80% of total price
Do you cater for food preferences & allergies
- Yes. Hatari will provide you with a pre-holiday questionnaire, where you can outline food preferences and/or allergies
How long in advance do I have to make my booking?
- We prefer to have your booking 2 months in advance, so as to make the necessary arrangements and bookings with our game ranches.
- We do however welcome last minute requests!
- We recommend you fly to Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport, located close to Windhoek.
- Please visit the Namibian Tourism Board website for further info (www.namibiatourism.com.na)
- We advise hunters to see that their tetanus shots are up to date.
- Please note that our hunting ranches are situated in areas where malaria is not endemic. It is therefore left to the discretion of visitors to decide if they want to take malaria precautions.
- First aid equipment will be available. Should you require special medication, please bring sufficient supplies with you.
- We strongly recommend each traveler to take out travel insurance. We highly recommend Travelguard www.travelguard.com for your travel insurance. They are especially good in cases of emergency where clients have to cancel a trip on the last minute.