Useful information

A guide to information that you should find useful when planning your hunting safari in Africa. If a question you have is not answered in one of these categories, please send us a mail for further explanation.

How do we hunt?

We start the morning either with an early breakfast or we head out directly in the hunting area taking along a breakfast package as well as some coffee and tea. 

Out in the bushveld we are going to roam until we spot the desired game, continuing stalking it by foot. Until we reached a clear view on the animal within the shooting distance of max. 180 meters.

For lunch if we are not too far away from the farmhouse, we normally come home for an hour or two to eat and drink something and there is time for you to relax a bit. With new energy and a tea or coffee we are out again for the next challenge of the day.
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Taxidermy

While we do not handle the taxidermy process of your trophies ourselves, we work with trusted partners.
Here you will find information on the taxidermists as well as some details on the regulations involved.

More about taxidermy

We do not have any financial interests either directly or indirectly related to taxidermy, either in Namibia or internationally. We are, however, tasked with the permits and documentation for the exportation of your trophies. Trophies can be shipped from Namibia either raw or mounted. In the case of a raw shipment, it will be sent to a taxidermist of your choice in your country of origin after being thoroughly treated by a Namibian taxidermist. The regulations and procedures for exporting varies depending on the species hunted.

Prices:
Cape shouldermount: 20€ 
Giraffe shouldermount: 120€
Cape fullmount: 40€ 
Giraffe fullmount: 200€

Temporary rifle import & recommended rifle

Important guidelines and paperwork are involved when it comes to the temporary importation of your rifles to Namibia. You will find the necessary forms in this section. If you need any assistance in filling them out, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
As well as you find information on which rifle is recommended for an african hunting experience.

Recommended rifle

Temporary import of hunting rifles into Namibia is free of charge. Firearms and ammunition must be declared upon entry, where your permit will be issued. To speed up this process, we advise that prior to departure, you fill in the Gun Permit Application form and carry it with you. 

If you do not wish to travel with your own firearms, you are welcome to make use of one of the rifles. There is a selection of appropriate calibers available. 
The hiring price per day is 25€ and 5€ per bullet. 

If you choose to bring your own rifle along, we recommend calibers similar to a 30.06 with a minimum of 180 grain, better would be 220 grain. In terms of bullets, we recommend soft point bullets. 

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Medical considerations

Here you find information in case you have medical considerations due to travelling to Namibia in times of the Covid-19 Virus. As well as information for preventive measures against malaria.

More medical information

Malaria 

Due to the height of Windhoek and its surrounding, which includes our farm, the region is malaria free. For a more detailed information considering malaria regions in Namibia, you can visit: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/namibia-node/namibiasicherheit/208314

Corona 

Due to the low density of inhabitants and the dry and hot climate, Namibia is considered a very safe county to travel to at the current situation. Düsternbrook fulfills all Covid health regulations. 

On the link above you can inform yourself on current arrival and departure regulations of Namibia.

Click here to see our special Covid services so your stay is as relaxed and carefree as possible.

Hospital

In case of the unlikely event of an emergency, the private hospital (covered by international travel insurance) “Lady Pohamba”, which is operating on European standards, is within reach of a one-hour drive from the farmhouse.

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When is the best time for a hunting experience in Namibia?

The best time to travel to Southern Africa for a hunting safari is typically during the winter months, which generally stretch from late April to mid-August. This is not the rule, but the cooler weather and sparser bush makes for better hunting conditions than during the summer.
The hunting season in Namibia starts in February and ends in November.
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