Essential information

About Namibia

Namibia covers about 825 000 km2, making it about half the size of Alaska, three times the size of the UK, and as big as France and Germany combined. The country measures about 1500 km north to south and about 600 km west to east. Namibia, which straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, shares borders with Angola and Zambia in the north, Botswana in the east and South Africa in the south. The Caprivi Strip juts out of its northeastern corner into south-central Africa.

The entire western border of Namibia is the Atlantic Ocean, which abuts the Namib Desert with its sand seas, gravel plains and bare rock. The flat, sandy Kalahari Basin with its fossil rivers and salt pans lies along the eastern border of the country. Between the two is the highland plateau, also running roughly north-south. The major rivers of the Kunene, Orange, Zambezi, Okavango and Kwando, together with their branches, the Chobe and Linyanti, all flow along international borders. The country’s longest river, the 600km Fish River, flows only after rains. The saline desert pan of Etosha lies in the north, while the monumental
red dunes of Sossusvlei are in the south.

A population of 2.2 million people occupy this vast southern African land. The capital city is Windhoek. The official language is English, but Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Wambo, Herero, Damara and Nama are also all spoken.

Time zone: West Africa Summer Time (UCT+02:00) in summer, West Africa Time (UTC+01:00) in winter.

Drinking water

Most water is safe to drink although caution should be exercised in rural areas.

Electricity

220/230V AC running at 50Hz; plug type D. You will find the standard European 220V two-pin outlets, there’s a full time electricity supply and a backup generator.

Climate

Typically for a desert country, the days are warm to hot and the nights are cool to cold. Rainfall is low and irregular, with unpredictable dry and wet cycles. Generally, though, northeast winds bring rain in summer (October to April). The northeast gets the most rain (500-700mm per year, falling mainly as afternoon thunderstorms), while the Namib coast gets the least (less than 50mm). The interior is blue-sky country, with an average of 10 hours of sunshine a day.

The hottest months are October in the north, December in the central interior, January in the south and February on the coast. Summer temperatures can reach 104 F / 40°C.

Winter lasts only two or three months and even in midwinter the days are still pleasantly warm, although the evenings can be chilly and temperatures occasionally drop to zero. The coldest months are August on the coast and July in the interior. Frost is rare and snow is unknown.

The best time for trophy hunting is during the cooler, drier months from March/April to October/November.

Safety and security

Although Namibia is generally a safe country, take sensible precautions. Don’t wear conspicuous jewellery, don’t carry large amounts of cash or important documents in a handbag or backpack, don’t behave like a tourist, and don’t leave belongings in an unattended car (not even if the car is locked and a security guard is present).

Communication

Cellphones are now more common than landlines in Namibia and the cell reception at our lodge is good. If you’ll be using your cellphone, remember to organise international roaming with your service provider prior to departure.

We have free WIFI in the common areas of the main lodge. The office at the lodge has a computer with an internet connection which our guests can use free of charge. Namibia’s dialing code is 264.

Namibia offers:

  • Hospitable, peace-loving people
  • Political stability
  • International standard private physicians, hospitals and clinics
  • Well-developed and maintained road and telecommunication infrastructure
  • A safe, secure and welcoming environment
  • Something for every taste, from the sophisticated to the adventurous
  • World-class standards in accommodation and services at affordable rates
  • Almost 365 days of sunshine, endless blue skies and so much more…

Hunting in Namibia

Whether you are new to Africa, or an experienced Rifle/Bow Hunter, you are invited to an unforgettable experiences.

Our hunting Season starts the 1st February and runs through to the 30th November.

Our 300 000 acres of Free Roaming hunting rights are famed for its variety and quality of game, the area consists of savannah thorn bush, dry river beds and mountainous country.

Vehicles are fully equipped and fitted with every detail necessary to ensure, that you are not left stranded.

Our trackers and skinners are highly skilled and always a highlight to see in action.

Trophy hunter is permitted to hunt 2 of each species on the permit.

Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world. It has a population of 2.6 million in a country that is twice the size of California – The low population makes it an excellent place to see wildlife.

Namibia is the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its Constitution. The result of this has been many community-based tourism initiatives that provide social and monetary benefits to the communities and an authentic experience for visitors – It’s sustainable tourism at its best.

Our professional hunters are registered with both the Namibian Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET) and the Namibian Tourism Board (NTB).

For a larger group of hunters we only work the best PH’s, who will be appointed to
exclusively to offer their services to you in the field and hosting hunters will ensure a successful safari for all!

We take swift and secure treatment of your trophies, to be shipped within 4 months of safari completion.

Visas are not required in advance.

Rifle hunting & firearms

Rifle hunting is done in good quality vehicles, but spot and stalk is done on foot.

We use this method to get you as close as possible for the perfect shot at your trophy.

Bring your own rifles or make use of our top-of-the-range rifles for hire.

Gun permits to enter Namibia are not required in advance, The Namibian authorities do not place any restrictions on the temporary importation of hunting rifles, You will receive a form to fill out on your arrival and the permit will be issued at the airport – the process is uncomplicated. A Nick Nolte Safaris representative will be at airport if any hiccups
Occur.

A maximum of two firearms per hunting client is allowed.

Firearms must be packed separately, unloaded, in a sturdy, lockable case.

Rifle sight-in will be done before the start of your hunting safari at our shooting range.

Three-legged African shooting sticks are essential, get a set and practice, before commencement of hunt.

Ammunition

A maximum of 80 rounds per weapon may be imported (it must match the rifle’s specific calibre).

Ammunition must be in its original packaging, in a sturdy, lockable case, and it must be checked in with your luggage.

The following is not permitted In Namibia:

  • Automatic and semi-automatic weapons (AK47 and other military hardware)
  • Handguns
  • Solid-point cartridges
  • One may not import black-powder or percussion caps into Namibia, as they are extremely volatile, however it is legal to hunt with black powder cartridge, one can purchase product in Namibia.