Namibian Hunting Season: February - November
The hunting area varies geographically and throughout seasons. Savannahs, grass plains and mountain stretches provide a diverse habitat for various species and will allow for great hunting and photography.
During winter (June - August), temperatures may be below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit) in the early mornings and at night, but will increase substantially throughout the day. Hunting during the Namibian winter season is recommendable in general because of the colder temperatures and particularly for bow hunting. Winter is dry in Namibia, and animals frequently visit the water holes equipped with bow hunting blinds during this time. Snakes are very rarely seen during winter months.
During summer months (December - February), temperatures in Namibia reach temperatures of up to 35 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). Rainfalls are heaviest during December and January. Landscapes in Namibia are beautiful during February, with abundant water and trees and grasses in bloom.
Autumn (March - May) is relatively warm, with temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Temperatures are moderate to mild, the grass and bush still thick but with a yellow hue. Usually no rainfalls during autumn months.
During spring time (September - November), temperatures are around 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Some early rain might occur, but otherwise the landscapes are very dry.
Rifles and Ammunition
Most our clients bring their own rifle. Bring a rifle that you are most comfortable with, as well as a good pair of binoculars. A heavier caliber is recommended for the larger animals. We have a 30.06, a 270 as well as a .375 available, if you do not wish to bring you own rifle along. We charge U$ 50.00 per day, in addition to ammunition to be used, for a hired rifle.
To speed up the documentation process upon your arrival, have a document at hand that states proof of ownership and lists all inscriptions. You will be issued a temporary import permit at customs upon your arrival. Paperwork usually will not take long to complete. No handguns are allowed into Namibia. Up to 100 rounds of ammunition are allowed, but only for the rifle you are bringing along.
For clients hunting with a bow, we have specially made bow-hunting blinds situated along a good number of waterholes. These are made from concrete to look like ant hills and will keep you safe from the big game on the property. Some of the blinds is a small wooden builing with a great view to look over a long distance and is very warm and safe from any harmful animals.
Our hunting vehicles are Landcruisers And Toyota extende cabs 3.0 Diesle, these sturdy vehicles will get you far into the bush. A winche at the front and good tyres make for good transport even in soft sand. Apart from the driver (your PH), the Landcruise and extende cabs can take up to Five passengers (one of which will be your tracker). One or two dogs will also be joining you on the vehicle. Most trophy animals can be loaded on to the back of the Landcruiser with the help of another winche at the back.
What you need to bring
You do not need to bring a lot of clothing along. We do daily laundry at no additional charge. Bring along khaki, olive, green or camouflage trousers and long-sleeve shirts. A good pair of sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and lots of sunscreen lotion is advisable. During the winter months, bring along a padded windbreaker, mittens, a shawl, a beanie and ear warmers. The winter mornings during June, July and August are very cold, especially in the open vehicles. Bring comfortable, well ‘broken-in’ boots. Perhaps you would want to wear gaiters. Don't forget to bring binoculars, sunscreen lotion and camera!
Our Professional Hunters have gained much experience in the field by dedicating between 5 to 30 years to their profession, which is equally their way of life. They will gladly share their tremendous experience and knowledge while hunting. Accommodating personalities and are committed to ensure that your hunt will be successful, safe and enjoyable. You can rest assured that ourselves and your Professional Hunter, as well as our trackers, skinners and the rest of the Team will do the utmost to meet your expectations.
A Typical Hunting Day
Depending on the species you will be hunting, and your personal preferences, your hunting day should start in the early morning hours when the air is still cool and fresh. After a hearty continental breakfast your PH will pick you up and you will be spending the entire morning out in the field. Most clients prefer to take a pick nick lunch with them in order to not interrupt their hunt, but others may choose to return to camp for a cooked lunch. After a long day out hunting you will return to camp for a buffet dinner, which is served around a comfortable camp fire under the starry Namibian night sky in our traditional lapa. Here you may share your stories with us and other hunters in camp. The hostess, Brigitte, is an excellent cook and will cater for special dietary requirements. Non-hunting observers are welcome to join the hunting party throughout the whole day, or can rest at the lodge, or take a side-trip.