# A maximum of one-hundred (100) rounds of ammunition may be imported per hunting
rifle. Only ammunition for the specific caliber may be imported.
# It is legal to hunt with black powder rifles in Namibia. (Refer to this page
for the black-powder hunting regulations.)
# It is illegal to transport black powder and percussion caps. These can be
purchased in Namibia. Inquire with your trophy-hunting operator.
# It is legal to import bows for bow-hunting purposes. No import permit is required.
(Refer to this page for the Bow Hunting requirements.) .
* A detailed Tax Invoice must be issued for every hunt;
* Value-added tax (VAT) is currently 15% and must be paid on services and
trophies that are not exported by the hunting operator on behalf of
the client. (The VAT on trophies to be exported by the operator if accompanied with
a copy of the passport of the client, the completed hunting permit and
a copy of the invoice for the hunt is zero %.);
* Please enquire what means of payment is required by your operator;
* VAT is applicable on wounded game not recovered.
# It is illegal to hunt for trophies:
* at night and/or with an artificial light;
* that do not qualify in terms of the minimum measurement requirements
as specified by the MET, Namibian Quality Control. If trophies do not
meet this requirement, they do not have to be paid for. Exceptions are trophies with
abnormalities and age deformities, which are taken home by the client,
(Refer to the NAPHA Medal Brochure for minimum measurements.); and
* in contravention of the Fair Chase principals as stated in the NAPHA
Code of Conduct.
The immediate export of trophies from Namibia is possible only with a veterinary
certificate, an export permit from the MET and the import permit as required
by the country of final destination.
# Prohibited firearms are
* All handguns
* All automatic firearms
* All crossbows
Recommended NAPHA Guidelines
# Book and hunt only with a NAPHA member and an operator who can prove that
he is registered with the Namibian Tourism Board. Consult the annual Huntinamibia
magazine or refer to this web site for a complete membership list.
# It is highly recommended that you enter into a written and signed pre-hunt
agreement/ contract mutually agreed upon with your trophy- hunting operator
# It is recommended that you request to see your trophy-hunting permit prior
to commencing your hunt. If no permit has been issued, your trophy export
will be jeopardised. All trophies taken must be checked and signed by the hunting
client and the hunting professional on the trophy-hunting permit on completion
of the hunt.
# There is no limit to the number of firearms that may be imported into Namibia
for trophy-hunting purposes -
* NAPHA, however, recommends a maximum of two firearms per hunting client;
* If travelling through South Africa, keep in mind that immigration control
there clears a maximum of two firearms for import;
* Any unconventional firearm to be imported for trophy-hunting purposes
is to be applied for to the Inspector General before arrival;
* It is suggested that you bring between sixty and eighty rounds of ammunition
per hunting rifle.
Traveling with firearms to Namibia
# Take out full insurance for all firearms before travelling anywhere in Africa.
# NAPHA recommends flying directly to Namibia from Europe into Hosea Kutako
International Airport near Windhoek. This will minimize delays associated
with firearm transport. Air Namibia offers a direct service.
# Recent regulations have made traveling with firearms a time-consuming process
when entering South Africa. Make sure that you stay in transit with your
# It is suggested that you adhere to the following procedure to minimize problems
when traveling with firearms:
* All bags need to be adequately marked with nametags for identification;
* Pack an unloaded rifle in a sturdy carry case;
* Have a separate lockable container in which to store your ammunition
separate from your rifle in your checked luggage;
* At the check-in counter at the point of departure, insist that the agent
check your firearm through to Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek.
Your bag tag should read, for example: New York - Frankfurt - Windhoek OR Atlanta
- Johannesburg - Windhoek. (This is sometimes not possible if the airlines
that you are using do not have baggage agreements. Inquire about this before purchasing
* Windhoek Airport's International baggage code is WDH; and
* Physically check baggage tag to ensure that it has been correctly printed
and attached. Inquire if a colorful 'in transit tag' is necessary when
traveling through another country.