All International flights end and start in Windhoek, the Capital of Namibia. You will be met by your professional hunter at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, who will assist you with the clearance of your rifles and ammunition through Customs. Depending on the type of safari, your travel to camp may take from 30 minutes to 5 hours. If you are hunting the Caprivi Strip or Kavango region. Scheduled or charter flights can be arranged.
If arrival is late, and you will be travelling by vehicle to one of the further camps, travelling will commence the next day. Accommodation in Windhoek will be organized by JTH. Travelling days will not be considered hunting days (even if hunting starts on the same day) and you will not be charged a daily rate for this day. The same applies to the return trip to Windhoek.
Each client is limited to 44 pounds (20 kg) of baggage on the charter planes. Soft bags are a prerequisite, and soft gun bags for transport of your rifles whilst hunting, are recommended. Hard suitcases and gun cases can be left in Windhoek if necessary.
Although we cannot be held responsible for your personal belongings, we have never experienced any problems with theft. A safe is available at all camps to secure cash or valuables.
In the field transport and communication
Our four-wheel drive hunting and back-up/game viewing vehicles are equipped with 2-way radios for communication between vehicles and camp. The hunting camps all have telephone, e-mail and fax facilities and when in the Wilderness areas, your PH will also have a satellite phone for emergencies.
We are responsible for the proper field preparation of your trophies, and transport to the local taxidermist of your choice, for dipping and packing. Your taxidermist must inspect trophies within 30 days of receipt, and any problems MUST be relayed to us and the Namibian taxidermy within this time. No responsibility for damage or loss will be accepted after this period.
Wildlife Management, quotas and trophy quality.
We are dedicated to offering superior quality trophy animals to the hunter. Quotas are determined annually in each area, and we strive to maintain and improve the quality of trophy animals, by carefully maintaining records of every trophy collected, and managing populations accordingly. We ask that you assist by accepting the decision of your professional hunter to collect or reject the trophy.
Firearms and ammunition
It is recommended that you bring your own firearms. An unlimited number of hunting rifles or shotguns may be temporarily imported for the sake of trophy hunting (luggage weight is a consideration however, and should be checked with the appropriate airlines).
200 rounds per caliber may be imported. No handguns or (semi) automatic firearms may be imported. For Plains game, any medium to medium-large caliber (.270 to .375) works well, but if you are hand loading, give consideration to using premium grade bullets (Swift A-Frame, Barnes-X, Fail Safe or Nosler Partition). Penetration has proven to be more essential than muzzle velocity!
For the thick skinned game, consult with your PH beforehand on what he recommends for the specific circumstances.
For Plains game, sight your rifle in at 200 yards. Most of your hunting will be done at between 50 and 150 yards, with 250 yard shots considered extreme. Airlines require that firearms and ammunition be checked. Firearms should be securely cased and unloaded, with ammunition separately contained from the rifles. You must advise the commercial airlines that you will be travelling with firearms and ammunition. Please check with the airlines as to their particular regulations to weight and packing at least six weeks before your departure.