Ndandi Safaris

THORSTEN MEIER - Professional Hunter
P.O.Box 40520, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel/Fax: +264 61 255195, Mobil: +264 81 1282425

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Hunting season
The trophy hunting season stretches from the 1st of February until the 30th of November of each year. Trophy hunting is allowed from half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset. - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Namibia

Our way of hunting - ethics
We prefer to hunt typical Namibian game species in their natural habitat with classical walk and stalk safaris. We put emphasis on harvesting mature trophy animals combined with a great hunting experience to remember. We do not shoot from vehicles. Rifle hunting is not conducted from blinds, except hunting warthogs at waterholes and leopard at the bait out of blinds. Most of the time we shoot from the shooting sticks while stalking game. Please practice this before your hunt.

Hunting licence
Your professional hunter will apply and take out a hunting license for you before your arrival. Every hunter has to be in possession of his own separate hunting license. Please inform us in writing before hand, which trophy animals/species you intend to hunt, so that we can apply the necessary license for you. Separate hunting licenses must be obtained for leopard and cheetah.

Duration of hunt

We will assist you in finding the right combination of hunting days, hunting area, accommodation and preferred trophy animals on your own African hunting Safari.
Please contact us for the planning of you hunting safari in this regard.

Hunting in commercial concessions
Trophy hunting in commercial concessions takes place on cattle farms and game farms. Namibia as a beef producing country has cattle fences for the sole purpose of grazing management, which doesn’t limit game movement in its natural migration.
Game ranches are large game proof fenced areas with no internal perimeters, where historically occurring game species were reintroduced.  Game and cattle farms may be part of a conservancy, registered as such with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

Hunting in communal concessions
Should you be interested to hunt free ranging game in one of Namibias communal conservancy we will assist in arranging such a classic hunting safari for you.

We use different accommodation establishments in the various hunting areas. These can range from luxury lodges and guestfarms to tented camps. These accommodation establishments are all registered with the Namibia Tourism Board. Your preferred choice of animal species to be hunted, will mostly determine the type of establishment and hunting area.

Non-hunting observer
Non-hunting observers are welcome to join trophy hunters on their safari. On request and parallel to the hunting safari we will organize sightseeing trips to the coast, photographic safaris to the Etosha National Park and other day excursions within reasonable reach of our hunting areas. You can also relax on the poolside of the lodge or guest farm or just add-on a photographic safari in combination with your hunting safari. Alternatively, experience Namibia from a birds view. We’ll take you on scenic flights over awe-inspiring desert landscapes, the endless savanna, the Victoria Falls and to remote places of interest like Kaokoveld and the Epupa Falls. Feel the magic of Africa!

Clothing & essentials
Your regular bolt action rifle, minimum 270 or bigger bore rifles e.g. .30 06, 338 WM, 300WM, .375 HH or similar calibres.
2 rifles may be imported with a maximum 80 rounds of ammunition.
Khaki safari clothes, advisable is strong cotton material in dark colours (green/brown),
Light-coloured khaki is not advisable. Pullover or fleece jacket and windbreaker, a pair of gloves.
The months of May until August can be freezing at dawn & dusk with cold nights.
Light-weight hunting boots, ankle height and grip soles for quiet walking and stalking.
Wide-rimed hat, adequate sunscreen, binoculars, camera.

Ndandi Safaris CC will not be liable for injuries or damages to persons and their property. Ndandi Safaris CC will not be responsible for damages and losses resulting from or could result out of negligence of third party suppliers, e.g. delayed flights, lost/damaged luggage, etc.
Please take out the necessary and comprehensive travel insurance and medical travel insurance.

To confirm your booking we require a 750US$ deposit. Please fax us your deposit slip. We will send you a receipt to acknowledge payment. Rest payment is due at the end of your hunt. Payments accepted in US$/Euro cash or travellers cheques and bank drafts. No credit cards or personal cheques. All cancellations must be done in writing. A cancellation 90 days prior to the commencement of your hunt will forfeit your deposit. Cancellations of 90 days or more prior to your hunt, we will retain 20% of your initially daily rates booked for costs incurred, unless under reasonable circumstances a new hunting date can be fixed.

Rifle import
We strongly recommend that you bring your own, regular bolt action rifle to hunt with. You are allowed to import a maximum of two (2) hunting rifles or shotguns.
No handguns or automatic firearms are allowed.
Import and export of hunting rifles in Namibia is relatively easy. Upon arrival at the international airport you will be required to fill out a rifle importation permit. Click here for a sample. Recent regulations have made travelling with firearms a time-consuming process when entering South Africa. Make sure that you stay in transit with your luggage for destination Windhoek. At the check-in counter at the point of departure, insist that the agent check your firearm through to Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek.

A maximum of 60 round of ammunition is sufficient for a hunting safari. Maximum of 80 rounds may be imported. Only ammunition for the specific calibre may be imported.
Hunting is only permitted with soft nose bullets, no solids are allowed. We recommend hard core soft nose bullets, e.g. Barnes X, Trophy bonded Bearclaw, etc.

Rifles to rent
Please inform us prior to your hunt, if you prefer to rent a rifle in Namibia. 

Bow hunting

The importation of bows for bow hunting is legal and no permit is required.
longbows, recurve bows and compound bows are legal to hunt with, but no crossbows are allowed for hunting in Namibia. According to law arrows should be 20 inch/500mm and longer. Our recommendation is to hunt African game with fixed broad heads and not mechanical broad heads. The Namibian bow hunting law requires that bow hunters are accompanied by a professional hunter registered as bow hunting guide while hunting. The best season for bow hunting is during the drier months of the year from June until November.

The minimum legal requirements for bow hunting in Namibia:
Small Game: 25 ft/lbs and an arrow weight of 350 grains
e.g. African Wild Cat, Blessbuck, Caracal, Rock Rabbit, Damara Dik-Dik, Grey Duiker, Jackal, Klipspringer, Springbuck and Steenbuck.
Meduim Game: 40 ft/lbs and an arrow weight of 400 grains
e.g. Warthog, Baboon, Cheetah and Spotted Hyena.
Big Game: 65ft/lbs and an arrow weight of 450 grains
e.g. Eland, Oryx, Giraffe, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Roan Antelope, Sable, Tsessebe, Waterbuck, Wildebeest species and the Zebra species.

Black powder hunting
Trophy hunting with black powder rifles in Namibia is not allowed. It is illegal to transport black powder and percussion caps with any airline. These can be purchased in Namibia. Inquire with us before your arrival should you wish to purchase these in Namibia.

Hunting trophies, field preparation & export
The field preparation of trophy’s is done in camp. All your trophy’s will be tagged for identification when arriving in camp. Feel free to bring your own tags along with your name and full address and/or the final address of the destination in your country at the taxidermist, shipping or clearing agent. Skins are salted and folded properly before completely dry. Skull are cleaned and bleached according to veterinary standards ready for shipping. We will deliver the trophy’s to the taxidermist in Namibia or the shipping/air freight agent of your choice within Namibia. This service is included in the daily rates. The export of trophies from Namibia requires a veterinary certificate, an export permit from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Namibia, where necessary for certain species a CITIES permit and the import permit as required by the country of final destination.

Namibian quality control - minimum measurements
The Namibia trophy hunting regulations has laid down minimum measurements for trophy’s, namely the Namibian Quality Control. Ndandi Safaris CC puts strong emphasis to hunt mature trophy animals. Every professional hunter has to ensure that only legal sized trophy’s are hunted. No undersize trophy’s may be exported, except trophies with abnormalities and age deformities.

You are welcome to apply for medals of trophy's taken on your safari from the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA). Your professional hunter will assist you.
The NAPHA medals programme was established not only to give hunting clients an award for the trophies harvested in Namibia, but as a source of revenue for NAPHA to use for various ongoing projects important for the future of hunting - e.g. Education projects for previously disadvantaged people to become hunting assistants and guides or scientific research project to determine the age of trophy animals.
The NAPHA medals measuring system is based on the Safari Club International (SCI) measuring system, that is the sum length of both horns and both circumferences at the base, with the following two exceptions:Warthog - only the length and circumferences of the longest tusk is required. Elephant - the combined weight of both tusks in pounds (ibs).
The prestigious Game Fields Medal is reward the hunting client for harvesting a gold-medal trophy of an extreme age. It is crucial for the hunters of the future, that the hunters of today preserve strong gene pools by harvesting trophies that are past their prime - thereby ensuring superior genetics for future generations. Hunting professionals apply for the Game Fields Medal following the same procedure as for the other medals, with the condition that a trophy photo is supplied to substantiate the application.
The Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, together with the appropriate certificate, are obtainable for mature trophies that qualify. The SCI record book is the recording standard for NAPHA medal system. Trophies making the minimum scores for entering into the record book are rewarded the Silver medal. Trophies that are 5% below this minimum score are awarded with the Bronze medal, and Trophies 5% above this minimum are honoured with the Gold medal. Trophies that do not qualify for the above-mentioned medals because of old age or because the trophy is deformed or broken, qualify for the Conservation Medal minted in Old Silver.The NAPHA Top 10 is a record of the best trophies taken over the years with both rife and bow.

Air Namibia flys in 10 hours, 4 times a week, directly from Frankfurt in Germany to Windhoek Namibia. We will be more than glad to assist you in obtaining fights from the United States, Canada, or elsewhere in the world.

Info about Namibia - General
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Photographic safari tours in Namibia
As a registered tour operator Ndandi Safaris caters for photographic safaris throughout Namibia. For individually tailored photo safaris, Namibia offers a wide variety of destinations and places of interest to choose from, e.g. the Etosha National Park for excellent game viewing, the harsh Kaokoveld and scenic Damaraland, kolonial Swakopmund and the Skeleton coast, the famous Okavango Delta and Caprivi, the majestic Victoria Falls, ancient Kalahari Desert, and much more.
Knowledgeable safaris guides and pilots will accompany you in comfortable off road vehicles or charter aircraft. Please contact us! Click here for photographic safari tours in Namibia.

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