Hunting Namibia - Namibia is a very popular destination for hunters as it offers both plains and dangerous game hunting in fenced and unfenced areas.
Namibia Hunting Season
- 1st February until 30th November
- The best time to hunt is from April to June, when the temperatures are around 25°C degrees during the day
- January and February are the hottest months, when daytime temperatures in the interior can exceed 40ºC
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Namibia Game Laws
- All trophy hunting to take place half an hour before sunrise and after sunset
- No hunting is allowed at night
- No hunting is allowed with artificial light.
- There is no official minimum number of days for a hunting safari based upon the species being hunted. Mandatory hunt lengths may be set by outfitters.
- Shooting from a vehicle is not permitted, though the vehicle can be used to reach the area from where hunting on foot can begin.
- The Government of Namibia allocates quotas by species to each hunting concession or hunting block on an individual basis.
- On privately owned land the owner decides the quota for each species.
- Hunting permits must be issued prior to the hunt commencing.
- A separate permit must be issued for each individual hunting client.
- Special hunting permits are required for leopard, cheetah and lion.
- Only 2 trophies per species may be taken per hunting client per hunting permit.
- Minimum calibre requirement is .284.
- Namibia game laws classify minimum energy values of hunting rifles.
- Big, dangerous game - minimum of 5400 Joule. Equivalent 3982.8 ft/lbs
- Large plains game and leopard - minimum of 2700 Joule. Equivalent 1991.4 ft/lbs
- Medium to small plains game and game birds - minimum of 1350 Joule. Equivalent 995.7 ft/lbs
Namibia Hunting Species
Please note: Cheetah is available to hunt in Namibia with a 150 animal 2010 CITES quota but the US Fish & Wildlife Service does not permit import of cheetah trophies from Namibia.
A CITES import permit may only be issued for adult male black rhino.
Sands Of Silence: On Safari In Namibia by Peter Hathaway Capstick is an illustrated look at a Namibian safari revealing the Bushmen's culture, political persecution and the lives of these hunter-gatherers.
The Namibia Safari DVD sees Ken Wilson hunting 3 species that can only be hunted in Namibia: the Damara Dik-Dik, Hartmann's Zebra and the Namibian Oryx. There is also footage of 2 species that can be hunted in Namibia, but not imported to the US - cheetah and black-faced impala. 55 minutes. DVD.
Hunting Namibia Resources