~ IMPORTANT MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION ~
AND ECONOMY: Namibia
is a democratic republic whose President and Legislative members are
elected by the general population. The political climate is one of
moderation and stability. The economy is supported firstly by the
mining industry (diamonds, uranium, gold and various metals) and secondly
by livestock ranching, tourism, fishing and agriculture. The political
climate and economy combine to create one of the most stable and prosperous
countries in Africa.
VISA AND PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS:
law requires that your passport be valid for a period of at least
from the date of your arrival in Namibia. Citizens of the United States
of America, as well as E. U. members countries (except Greece) do
not require visas to visit Namibia.
is Namibia's official language. The Hunters Namibia team is also
fluent in German and Dutch and can communicate in French, Portuguese
Namibia Dollar exchanges at exactly the same rate as the South African
Rand (ZAR). All major travelers' cheques, credit cards and US$ and
Euro cash (except coins) are accepted throughout Namibia. Namibian
banks are open from 9h00 to 15h30 on weekdays and from 9h00 to 11h00
on Saturdays. Use the currency converter above to calculate current rates.
health requirements are prescribed for entry into Namibia. Malaria
is not a threat in Hunters Namibia Safaris' hunting area, but it is
suggested that you refer to your personal physician for advice on
prophylactics and insect repellents. A comprehensive range of international
brand name medicine is stocked in camp and on the hunting vehicles,
but it is advised that you bring along the types of medication that
you regularly take, or may require. A well equipped, professionally
run government clinic is situated 15 minutes from the lodge. Medical
facilities, including excellent private hospitals and internationally
trained medical practitioners, specialists and surgeons, are available
in Windhoek which is a one hour drive from the camp. In case of extreme
medical emergency an airlift service is available. P.H.s Joof & Joof jr.,as well as the hunting assistants, are all qualified in First
The water at Hunters Namibia Safari Lodge is pumped from boreholes more than 100m underground into sealed water tanks, and then filtered before being pumped to the lodge. The quality, purity and taste of the water are excellent.
TROPHY SHIPMENTS AND TAXIDERMY:
trophies are usually delivered to the shipping agent 30 days after
the completion of the safari, and should therefore reach their destination
within 6 weeks of that date. The cost of taxidermy work in Namibia
is affordable, the quality of the workmanship is excellent, and the
end product very realistic as Namibian taxidermists are totally familiar
with the features and expressions of our local game. There is very
little difference in the weight, and therefore the cost of shipping
raw or mounted trophies. The current completion time for mounts is
about 12 months. Hunters Namibia Safaris will gladly obtain quotations
for you from their personal local taxidermist.
WHAT WE EXPECT OF YOU:
Now that you know more about Hunters Namibia Safaris, please allow
us to tell you what we expect of you, our valued hunting client and
partner in conservation. We would like you to be in the best physical
shape that your situation and condition will allow. If you need any
specific medication, or have any special requirements, we expect you
to inform us so that we may plan accordingly, in order to make your
safari as successful and comfortable as possible. We also expect you
to be able to shoot your rifle or bow well, and to ensure that it
is in perfect working order. There is no substitute for practice,
so please do some shooting and exercise before you come on safari.
If you are a non-hunter who is planning to accompany your hunting
spouse or friend, or if, as a prospective hunter, you have further
questions, special needs or specific concerns regarding our accommodations,
cuisine or other issues not covered here, we encourage you to visit Marina Lamprecht's page, where you will find articles and contact information to assist you.
We wish you good hunting. Always remember that conservation depends
largely on your support as a hunting client. Without your support
conservation areas such as ours would not be possible.