Hartland Hunting Safaris General Information
Things you need to know
- Air Namibia fly directly from Germany to the Namibian International Airport called Hosea Kutako International Airport. The flight is normally about 10 hours. The Frankfurt flight touches down fairly early in the morning, which means there will be enough time to drive to any of the hunting grounds from the airport and leaves us with time to spare upon our arrival in the hunting area.
- After arriving at Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be picked up and greeted by your Professional Hunter and travel by road to the hunting areas.
- Hose Kutako international Airport is situated 45km east from Windhoek, half an hour’s drive from Windhoek.
- Windhoek, the Capital of Namibia will be the starting and ending point of every safari
- Shoot/sighting in the rifles will be done before any hunting starts
- All camps have cellphone reception and Wi-Fi connection.
- Tap water is safe to drink throughout the country, except for isolated rural areas, where the consumption of filtered or bottled mineral water is recommended
- The different hunting areas are not all the same distance and traveling time from the airport.
- If arrivals are late and you are traveling by road to a hunting area that is further away for
example the Northern Hunting area, traveling will commence the next day. Accommodation in Windhoek will be organized by Hartland Hunting Safaris.
- All hunting will be guided and done on foot.
- Bow hunting will be guided from a stand or walk and stalk.
- No extra payments for record trophies
- Abnormal trophies will be full price as indicated in price-list
- Hunters are advised to allow enough time for their hunt. Hunting will be done with the highest respect to all animals. With varying degrees of success that depend on a variety of conditions, physical and your shooting ability of the client
- Wounded animals not found or lost after tracking or follow up will be paid in full as mentioned in the pricelist! Blood, bone or any part of an animal found after the shot has been taken will be regarded as hunted and will be tracked. If not found or lost it will be regarded as wounded!
- All the above mentioned species can be hunted in 3 main hunting areas (excluding
Big/Dangerous game). Arrangements can be made for special requests for animals that we have not mentioned.
- We are open for any “Customized Safaris” you may desire.
- What we also have to offer in combination with a booked hunting safari is as follows:
- Salt water fishing at the West coast.
- Fresh water fishing that will take place mostly on the Okavango River, Kwando River,
Chobe River or the Zambezi River.
- Photographic safaris: Zambezi or as it used to be called “The Caprivi Strip”, Etosha
National Park, Kaokoland, Damara Land, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei. Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe and Livingston in Zambia, Chobe National Park and Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta are both situated in Botswana.
- Off-road safaris: self-drives or guided drives through some rough but enchanted areas that not many has laid eyes upon.
- All activities will be guided.
- All transfers are included in the daily rates. No extra cost apply.
- The accommodation differs from hunting area to hunting area. Three (3) main hunting areas with permanent lodging.
- Lodging and accommodation will be discussed in more detail once we have made contact and started discussions for your safari.
- 220/240 Volts AC. Round two or three-pole 15 amp plugs are used, it is advisable to buy an appropriate adapter before leaving home.
Health and entry requirements
- Due to the hot dry climate Namibia is virtually free of tropical diseases, therefore health certificates are not normally required.
- Visitors arriving from yellow fever zone require a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate
- Anti-malaria prophylactic are advisable if visiting the North of Namibia
- All major centers have state-run hospitals and in Windhoek there are currently three world- standard hospitals. Doctors are listed under ‘Classified Medical Listing’ in the local telephone directory. As Namibia is such a vast country, emergency medical evacuation services extend to the furthest corners of Namibia and are supported by a well- developed charter industry and a good road network.
Preparation and Equipment for your Safaris
- For rifle recommendation please see section GUNS AND AMMO
- Soft bags are a prerequisite for transport of your rifles whilst hunting
- A good pair of Binoculars (7 x 35 to 10 x 40)
- Photographic material
- Brown, Olive Green and Cammo clothes will suit the best
- Long sleeve shirt, short sleeve shirts, long trouser and shorts
- Comfortable tennis shoes and a pair of well-worn hunting boots. If you buy new hunting boots to bring to your African Safari PLEASE be sure to “break them in” long before you arrive at your hunting destination. There is nothing like looking forward to a lifelong dream or a lifetime experience and it be ruined or have a set backs because of blisters on your feet, from our experience this is what New hunting boots are capable of doing!
- A warm, Rugged hunting jacket and fleece vest
- Sun block
- Broad brimmed hat or a baseball cap
- Leisure wear for the evenings
- Although we cannot be held responsible for your personal belongings, we have never had any problems with theft.
- A safe is available at all camps to secure cash and valuable documentation for safe keeping
- You must advise us in advance by e-mail of any special requests regarding Diet or Facility.
Passports and travel documentation
- A valid passport, which is valid for 6 months beyond intended departure, is required.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that passports, visas, travel permits, health certificate, inoculations or other documentation required for the safari are obtained and are in order.
Taxidermist and trophy information
- We have some excellent taxidermists in Namibia whom you can trust with your trophies. Whether your trophies are done here with a taxidermist of your choice or back home is up to you.
- For your trophies to be able to leave Namibia, by law they need to go through a taxidermist in Namibia for the necessary disinfectants and quarantine treatments.
- Your preferred taxidermist will also be responsible for dipping and packing of your trophies.
- After the hunt is finished we will have taxidermy forms available for you to fill in with all the necessary details. These forms will accompany your original hunting license and trophies to the taxidermist.
- The taxidermy will follow your instructions and fulfil your necessary requirements.
- Also consult with a taxidermy of your choice in your home country for more information.
- Your taxidermist must inspect all your trophies within 30 days of receipt, and any problems
MUST be relayed to us and the Namibian taxidermy within this time.
- No responsibility for damaged trophies or loss will be accepted after this period.
- A list of our preferred taxidermists in Namibia will be supplied to you
Wildlife Management and Trophy Quality
- We are dedicated to offering superior quality trophies to each of our clients. 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 us by accepting the decision of your professional hunter to collect or reject the trophy.
Let us show you what hunting in Namibia is all about!
Keeping a high standard of ethical hunting is crucial