Flights and Airlines
You will arrive at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (Airport Code: WDH). The airport is located 45 km east of Windhoek. From Germany you can reach Windhoek with a direct flight offered by Air Namibia.
Tourists from other countries are mostly flying to South Africa, Johannesburg (Tambo International Airport – JNB) or Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport – CPT).
From South Africa you will need a short flight to Windhoek.
KLM is flying from Amsterdam to Windhoek. Qatar is flying from the United States to Windhoek via Doha.
With Ethopian Airlines you will reach Windhoek via Addis Abeba.
Passport & Visa
All tourists must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months after your intended date of departure from Namibia. Please make sure you have at least two blank pages in your passport for visa stamps or even more if you are travelling through with stops in between.
We recommend to have a copy of your passport with you and also another document of identification (such as ID or drivers licence).
Travel Express is a travel agent company, which will help you to find a suitable flight. The agent will also assist you with all information about the transport of your firearm. We highly recommend working with Travel Express because of their experience to assist hunting tourists.
If you need medical help during your stay in Namibia we will make sure you get a good medical service in a private hospital in Windhoek.
All of our hunting areas (except the Sambesi Region) are malaria free areas. Please contact your doctor if you are thinking about taking malaria medication.
There are no vaccinations or Health Certificates needed to enter Namibia. Please contact your doctor for detailed medical information.
Namibia Safari Collection is not responsible for your medical insurance. Please contact your insurance for information about a travel insurance for Namibia. We do highly recommend becoming a member of Global Rescue. Please visit their website to get information
Currency & Payment
The national currency of Namibia is the Namibia Dollar (N$). The Namibia Dollar is linked to the South African Rand. Throughout Namibia you can pay with South African Rand and Namibia Dollar.
We recommend to bring cash (US$ or Euro) and Debit or Credit cards. Most shops and hotels accept Visa or American Express cards. We recommend to inform your bank about your safari to Namibia before departure. You will be able to draw cash money (N$) at ATM’s or to exchange US$ or Euros at a bureau de change.
Safari deposits are not refundable.
There is free WIFI in all of our lodges (except Mount Valley – Namib Desert).
The international dialing code of Namibia is +264.
There is electricity in all of our lodges.
In our lodges we do have the Namibia Electrical Outlet (left)
and the Euro Electrical Outlet (right):
Luggage information and packing guidelines
All pieces of luggage should have a name tag with your contact details including your gun case. Please make sure to follow your airlines luggage guidelines. Otherwise they will charge you for overweight or oversize. For the transport of weapons you need to use an airline approved lockable hard gun or bow case.
Please take care of your valuables while travelling. Always carry your passport, copy of passport, insurance documents, rifle documents, cash money, credit cards and electrical devices with you and don’t put them in your drop off luggage.
- Rifle sling
- Ammunition pouch or belt
- Pocket knife or Leatherman
- Binoculars (minimum 8x30)
- Shooting stick
- Rifle cleaning kit
- Small bag or bag pack for personal items
- Camera (charger/batteries)
- Electric converters
- Sun-protection (minimum 30SPF)
- Lip balm with SPF
- Insect repellant
- Ziplock bag
- Small first aid kit
- Emergency medication for those with serious allergies
- Sturdy, comfortable long pants (such as cargo pants)
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Wind-breaker/rain jacket
- Well-broken-in hunting boots
- Extra laces
- Trail shoes
- Casual shoes or sandals for in camp and travelling
- Casual clothing for in camp and travelling
For the winter in Namibia (May-August):
- Warm jacket or heavyweight fleece
- Warm wool sweater(s) or fleece
- Long underwear
- Woolly hat, gloves and scarf
For the summer in Namibia (September-April):
- Sun hat
- Fingerless gloves
- High-SPF sunscreen
To get to the hunting lodges you don’t need to rent a car. We will welcome you at the airport and bring you to the lodge.
If you want to travel through Namibia on your own we recommend major car rental companies:
Asco Car Hire: ascocarhire.com
Avis Car Hire: avis.co.za
It is generally safe to travel through Namibia. Please make sure you don’t leave your valuables unattended in your car. The roads in Namibia are well maintained. You will enjoy an unforgettable journey.
The following tipping guidelines are no rules. We get asked about tipping regularly. Hunting is a service industry. Tipps from hunting clients are an inherent part of their income. Our staff is working on its highest level to make your hunting experience as unforgettable as possible. By tipping your hunting team you can show your appreciation for their hard work. The following amounts are guidelines which you can follow if you are satisfied with your hunting safari.
Professional Hunter: from 15-20 US$ per person/day
Tracker: from 5-10 US$ per person/day
Driver: from 5-10 US$ per day
Skinner: from 5-10 US$ per day
Lodge staff: from 3 -5 US$ per person/day