Clothing for the hunting field: Three to four sets of
medium cotton clothing in camouflage colors such as olive greens, khaki
and beige. A pair of well-fitting and comfortable hiking boots, a broad
rimmed safari hat, warm sleepwear and sweaters or parkas for cool
nights and mornings. Please be sure to bring warm clothing if your
safari falls between May and August. Bring along comfortable clothes and
shoes for evenings and excursions.
Bringing the right rifle to the hunting safari can
make all the difference. The 300's are our preferred caliber. On medium
to large game like Kudu and Oryx, we would not recommend a smaller
caliber than a 30-06 and for large game like Eland and Giraffe, we
recommend a 375 or similar caliber. Reason being that the front shoulder
bones of these animals are much thicker than that of smaller game,
easily stopped by smaller calibers if the shot placement is even just a
little off target.
Everyone has their preferred bullets. Our preferred
bullets are Barnes TSX in 180 gr. or higher, because the bullet retains
most of its weight, is very accurate and has a high velocity.
The most preferable scope is what you as hunter are
familiar with. A 3-9x40 scope is more than sufficient to do the job. The
PH, Ruan, personally uses a Leopold VX 1 on his 300WM
It's small, effective and durable.
The northern part of Namibia is known for the bush,
rather than open Savannah grasslands. The largest part of the hunting
area is in semi thick bush, which is one more reason why larger caliber
guns do better. A smaller caliber bullet can easily be thrown off target
with the slightest brush of a leaf or tall grass. The average shots
granted are between 100 and 200 meters, rarely any further than that.
Rifle hunters who enter Namibia, must complete a temporary import
permit for all rifle and/or ammunition in your possession. This permit
is obtainable on arrival at the airport and it takes only a few minutes
to be issued.