QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How much time should I set aside for my hunt in Namibia?
The Kambaku team would be pleased if you could set aside at least 6 days for a hunt. This way you can get acquainted with the flora and fauna at Kambaku and will be able to enjoy your hunting experience. For hunting the native eland bull you should consider a 10-day stay.
Can I bring my own hunting-weapons?
It is possible without problems to bring your own weapon, including 40 shots of ammunition into Namibia. Not permitted are handguns and semi-automatics. Please remember that the African game is superior to the European in strength and toughness. You should opt for a minimum calibre of .30-06 for your hunting safari. Eland can weigh up to 1000 kg, therefore a calibre of 9,3x64 or .375 H&H would be advisable. Should you not have such a weapon or want to save yourself the transport, you are welcome to use a weapon from our stock. The charge is 20,00 Euro per day including ammunition.
How do we hunt at Kambaku?
Your team of professional hunters or hunting guides and trackers will be at your side throughout the entire safari. They will discuss with you which kind of hunting technique you prefer. At Kambaku, hunting is generally conducted on a stalk-basis. It is likewise an appealing option to hunt from a hide and both can be combined if requested. Vehicles suited to the bushy terrain (4x4's) will be at your disposal throughout the duration of the hunt.
How can I prepare for my Namibian hunt?
For the less practised shots, it is recommended that you visit a shooting range before your trip to refine your aim when taking standing aim. If you are able to practise using a rifle rest or freehand it would be to your advantage. Please bear in mind that you will seldom need to shoot far in the Namibian bush savannah, but you will need to shoot fast. Practise shooting fast shots one after the other - this will be very handy in extreme situations.
But you can practise more than just your rifle skills. There are many very good books about Namibian wildlife that you can buy at bookstores or via www.amazon.com.
Can I hunt all year round in Namibia?
It is not allowed to hunt all the year around. The hunting season normally begins on February 1st and ends on November 30th.
What should I bring along?
Light binoculars (e.g. 10x40), knife, torch, headgear, sunglasses, sun and lip screen, ankle-high light footwear and for the cooler morning and evening times of the winter months (May until September), warm clothing and gloves.
Do I need a hunting licence?
No, you will not need a hunting licence from your own country for your hunt in Namibia. But it is important to give our professional hunters some information about your level of experience when you book. If you have little experience we will gradually familiarize you with the hunt. You will learn to handle hunting weapons and shoot safely, moving through bush and accosting wild life. It is worthwhile remembering that one needs at least one week (6 hunting days) before one can truly hunt and be entrusted to do so safely.
Are there restrictions on the number of trophies?
Yes, according to Namibian hunting law there can only be two trophies per species.
How do I get my trophies home?
EU pressure has resulted in the adoption of a new law in 2002 on the import of foreign hunting trophies. The Namibian Nature Conservation Board has authorised a number of taxidermists and transport companies to prepare trophies for shipping abroad. Self-shipping of your trophies immediately after the hunt is possible, however, no complete export papers will be provided (i.e. no exemption from VAT) and legal imports into the European Union are not possible.
After the hunt your Kambaku Team will clean, salt and dry your trophies. Approximately two weeks after your departure our team will hand your now completely dry trophies over to Marlon Beyer, taxidermist in Otjiwarongo. Up to this point you will not incur any additional costs as the hunting price is inclusive of our complete service. Should you opt for a different taxidermist then Kambaku will charge you any additional transport cost incurred.
On the last day of your stay you will discuss further processing of your trophies with your professional hunter. The procedure to follow from now on will be based on the order signed by you for the taxidermist. It is up to you to decide whether your trophies are to be dipped (chemically sterilised) only, bleached or mounted on a board. You can also choose to have a shoulder mount or a full mount prepared in Namibia.
To give you an idea of the taxidermist's costs likely to be incurred, we have listed some examples for illustration purposes (non-binding). Please check our brochure for more informatation.