Your Upcoming Meat Hunting Guide

Please review and complete this important information to finalize your visit to ARU Game Lodges

Personal Info Form

REQUIRED
It is essential that we have all your details prior to your arrival at Aru Game Lodges. This will ensure an unforgettable hunting experience for you and your group.

Rifle Import Application

If you bring your own rifle, you will be required to complete a Firearm Import Application form upon your arrival. Download, print and complete this form beforehand to save some time at the airport.

Please note the following rifle restrictions when entering Namibia

You are allowed to bring 4 rifles per person, of which only one rifle is allowed per caliber. We suggest you bring at least 40 rounds of ammunition per caliber. Ammunition may not travel in the same case as your rifle. We strongly advise an average bullet weight of 150 grains for small animals, and at least 180 grains or heavier for large animals.

Other Documents

Each meat hunter will need an Invitation to Hunt from Aru Game Lodges. Please complete and save it as a pdf file and submit it below. This invitation might be requested by customs at your arrival at Hosea Kutako. Most importantly, this invitation is required for each hunter to apply for a meat import permit.

Should anyone be interested in hunting a trophy, it should be communicated and approved by Danene at least two weeks before the commencement of your hunt. No trophy permits will be taken out after the hunt has taken place.

Please download the Meat Import Permit application below and apply for the import of your meat as soon as possible, as this has become quite a tedious process. We will need all the original import permits before the processed meat can be sent to South Africa. Please follow the exact procedures described on this link.

Please complete, sign and submit the Indemnity & Waiver form submit below. This is required before your arrival in Namibia.

Please note: Port of entry is either Vioolsdrift when you are a resident in the Cape region, or Nakop when you are a Gauteng resident. Please email the document to Danene asap.

Travel Information

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you obtain your own medical emergency evacuation coverage through Ripcord Travel Insurance & Emergency Medical Evacuation. We strongly recommend you take out a trip cancellation policy and adequate insurance cover for yourself, your personal effects and your Trophies while in transit. Even though we take all the necessary precautions to ensure your trophies are kept in good condition and that they leave Namibia in the correct condition, we cannot be held responsible for whatever might happen to them while in transit to their destination.

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Travel with Guns

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For those of you that need help with booking of flights, or any rifle permits that you require for entry at various airports, please make use of Travel with Guns.

Steve Turner from Travel with Guns will provide you with all the information and documents necessary to travel through various countries. They offer professional and personalised travel arrangements for hunters.

The airport of arrival is Hosea Kutako International Airport. The following airlines provides flights: Air Namibia (Pty) Ltd, South African Airlines (Pty) Ltd, TAAG Angola, Airlink, Condor, South African Express (Pty) Ltd and British Airways (Comair). Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines that services routes to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Luanda, Doha, Addis Ababa, Frankfurt and Amsterdam amongst others in Africa and Europe.

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Contact Information

Aru Hunting Safaris Namibia
PO Box 9222, Windhoek, Namibia
T: +264 (81) 129 5536
E: info@arugamelodges.com
Contact: Danene van der Westhuyzen

Veronica Game Lodge
T: +264 (62) 581 222
C: +264 (81) 122 1240
E: derek@arugamelodges.com

Kalakwa Game Lodge
T: +264 (62) 560 055
C: +264 (81) 129 5536
Emergency contact: +264 (81) 128 9222
E: danene@arugamelodges.com

EU/German Embassy – Namibia
Sanlam Centre, 6th Floor, Independence Ave. 145, Windhoek
T: +264 (61) 27 31 00
T: +264 (61) 27 31 33
F: +264 (61) 22 29 81

U.S. Embassy – Namibia
14 Lossen Street, Ausspanplatz, Windhoek, Central Namibia
T: +264 (61) 295 8500
F: +264 (61) 295 8603

Netherlands Honorary Consulate in Windhoek, Namibia
Edelvalk Street 23, Hochland Park, Windhoek, Namibia
T: +264 (61) 223 733
F: +264 (61) 223 732

The British High Commission – Namibia
116 Robert Mugabe Ave, P.O. Box 22202, Windhoek, Namibia
T: +264 (61) 274 800
F: +264 (61) 228 895

Visa Information

If you are a citizen of a country requiring a visa to enter Namibia, you can obtain this beforehand from the Namibia High Commission in your country of residence. Countries that do not require a tourist visa include South Africa, Australia, Britain, Germany, America, Canada and Japan.

Please visit the Namibia Tourism Board’s website for more information regarding Visa Requirements.

You will require an Invitation to Hunt / Visit when applying for a Visa – please find these under Other Documents.

Namibia Tourism Website

Medical Information
We recommend you contact your personal physician, local immunization clinic or public health facility to find out what immunizations are required for your overseas journey. Prophylactic medication for malaria is highly recommended for any of our Caprivi / Zambezi strip Hunts.

Please note that Kalakwa and Veronica does NOT fall in a malaria area.

There are drug stores and hospitals in Windhoek but you should bring an adequate supply of your prescribed medication. There are first aid bags in the safari vehicles and comprehensive medical boxes in each camp.

Climate & Time

Climate
Namibia experiences a hot and dry climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine annually. Average daytime temperatures range between 30° C in January to 20° C in July and between 17° C in January and 7° C in June at night.
Namibia’s rainy season generally occurs from January – April.
Temperatures in July and August are considerably cooler and warmer clothing is recommended for safaris during this time of the year.

Time Zone GMT
GMT (London) + 1 hour. EST (New York) + 7 hours

Communications

All camps are equipped with WIFI

What to Bring

Clothing
  • Correct clothing is of utmost importance, and is essential to a successful hunt. We recommend any camouflaged clothing in the yellow, brown and green tones
  • 2 pairs of cotton type trousers
  • 3 changes of long sleeved shirts
  • 2 T-shirts or short sleeved shirts
  • 2 pairs of shorts (summer months)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sunglasses of good quality are also recommended
  • A hat is a necessity and we suggest a large, broad brimmed hat; although we also provide a complimentary cap should you wish to use that
  • Sweater/lightweight jacket for evenings in camp
  • A warm jacket is also essential, as early mornings and evenings can become quite cold, especially in the winter months (May-August). One or two sets of comfortable and warm clothing plus sneakers for around the campfire at night would also be recommended. Some light clothes for the warmer months is also a must (Feb-April, and October-November).
  • Please keep in mind that we do have a daily laundry service, helping you to keep your luggage to the minimum
  • 1pair high boots (not new) – Hunting is conducted on foot and therefore comfort is key. If possible, a high rise type of boot would be preferable, as it supports your ankles at all times and protects from bites. If you hunt in the Zambezi strip, make sure to bring along two pair of boots so that one has enough time to dry out.
  • 1 pair of comfortable shoes for evenings in camp
  • Sunscreen of SPF 30 to 50 plus is an absolute must. Please ensure that you have ample supply
  • Gaiters (we sell the best ones!)
  • Scarf and gloves for cold mornings and evenings in open vehicles
  • Some light clothes for the warmer months is also a must (Feb-April, and October-November)
Equipment & Extras
  • Adapters and converters – We have a power supply of 220 volt
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses
  • Camera, lenses and flash attachment with dust proof bag
  • Good binoculars (8 x 40 power). Please note that our PH’s do not allow the hunters to use binoculars while stalking on a hunt
  • Range finders (bow hunting)
  • Bow hunting spare parts and accessories. (We have a supply of the most essential spare parts, but keep in mind that Namibia is limited in their range of equipment)
  • Shooting sticks (We have our own shooting sticks, but should you feel more comfortable using your own, you are more than welcome. We also want to stress that if you are not familiar with shooting from a stick, you should practice this beforehand.)
  • Reading and writing materials
  • Locks for luggage
  • Flashlight
  • Zip lock bags for cameras, etc.
  • Cartridge holders/belts knife
  • Spare rifle scope
  • Plenty of spare batteries

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Toiletries
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo
  • Shaving kit
  • Scissors
  • Eye drops
  • Sunscreen and lip balm (enough!)
  • Skin moisturizers
  • Prescription medicines
  • Insect repellant
  • Anti-malarial tablets (if hunting in the Zambezi)
  • Although Namibia is very clean and safe, please visit your medical practitioner regarding medications and vaccinations as required. Veronica and Kalakwa are NOT located in a malaria area. If you are hunting dangerous game with us in the Zambezi strip, make sure to take your malaria prophylaxis
Documents
  • Airline tickets
  • Passport and visa
  • Customs registration of rifles from your country of origin if required for re-entry
  • Travel insurance
Luggage
Small backpack or similar for your daily requirements while hunting
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The Perfect Shot – Kevin Robertson

Please refer to some reading material such as “The Perfect Shot” by Kevin Robertson to familiarize yourselves with shot placement on African animals. African game is much tougher than any other in the world, and knowledge about shot placement and accurate shooting with the highest possible caliber, is vital to your success.

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Safari-Ed – Craig Boddington’s

Over the past year Craig Boddington’s Safari Ed Courses contacted hunters and outfitters all over the world to get them using and sharing Safari-Ed. They’ve had excellent feedback on the courses, but Craig has felt that the cost of the course is making it inaccessible to the young people they wish to reach. To stay true to Craig’s aims of expanding conservation education and inspiring young hunters to continue these traditions, he’s decided to offer these courses completely free of charge.

Your Loved Ones

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Story Box

We have a wide range of products available as a great gift for the loved ones back home.

The “Story Box” is a beautiful wooden box wich includes a Hand Balm, Body Exfoliater, Body Wash and Lip Balm.

Please let me know how many of these Boxes I should order for your group, as we need to order soon.
Price is R1200 per box / Gift set.

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+264 (0)81 129 5536

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Location

Windhoek, Namibia