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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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Travelling

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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.

Contact

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.

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 and 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

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