You will need a passport. If you already have a passport, be sure to check the expiration date. You are required to have at least one entirely blank (unstamped) page in your passport. US and Canadian hunters – for Namibia only a passport is required, no visa. 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, 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 arranged by us and guests will be accomodated in our guest house (House of Olof Palme). 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.
Cellular reception is available, but may be limited in some areas. Remember to apply for Roaming on your phone to be able to use it outside your country. Wifi will be available in our Caprivi, Kalahari and Panorama camps
We are responsible for the proper field preparation of your trophies, and transport to the local taxidermist of your choice, for dipping and packing. Please note that all Caprivi and Kaokoland trophies must be dried and then quarantined for at least 30days in accordance to Namibian State Veterinary rules and regulations. 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.
Baggage-what to pack
Each client is limited to 44 pounds (20 kg) of baggage on the charter planes. Soft bags are a prerequisite. Soft gun bags for your rifles whilst hunting, are recommended for transport. Hard suitcases and gun cases can be left in Windhoek if necessary.
Some essentials to pack for your African safari:
- Sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 20
- A good hat
- Hunting clothes, khaki or camo
- A thick jacket, as it gets cold during winter evenings
- Two pairs of well-worn and comfortable walking boots with thick socks, one pair of water shoes is recommended for Caprivi hunts
- Personal medication
- A good camera and enough film/memory sticks
- Camcorders are welcome (remember battery recharge equipment)
- Malaria Medicine (For Caprivi Safaris)
- Soft rifle case
- Rifle and cleaning equipment
- Ammo pouch
- Rifle sling
- If hunting during our summer months (September – April), insect repellent is advised
- We make use of 220 V electrical power supply, if necessary, please remember your converter
Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris’ goal is to always give our clients more than they expect. Our guests will be accommodated in comfortable en-suite rooms. Our top priority is
the comfort and entertainment of our guests. All the modern amenities are provided in all our camps, electricity, hot and cold running water, showers, flushing toilets and a daily laundry service. Highly trained camp staff will attend to your every need. We will spoil your taste buds with astonishing homemade Namibian specialties and a selection of fine South African wines that will complement the mouthwatering cuisines, with a range from wild game meat to locally caught fish. Campfires and barbecues will give you the true African experience.