Preparations


PREPARATIONS

Dear client, please make sure you have completed and submitted a client information sheet (found in the Client Information tab under Tanzania).  You can also print the form, complete it and fax it to us at +27 86 672 2921. This information is very important. (Our clients hunting with us in Tanzania must also mail us two copies of their passports and 6x passport size photos to:

PO Box 24
Swakopmund

Namibia

TROPHY IMPORTS

It is highly recommended that all clients supply their own well marked (addressed) tags for the various trophy parts.

We do recommend the following clearing agents who will also supply you with the necessary info, documentation, shipping details, and trophy tags.

Leopard CITES application permit: www.fws.gov/forms/3-200-19.pdf

USA:  www.globalhunters.net OR   www.dsv.com

MEXICO: Trofeos de Caza: joseaalanisv@gmail.com

SPAIN:  Borona Trading Company S.L

TRAVEL TIPS

Your  South African airport destination, with the exception of the Eastern Cape hunts (Port Elizabeth), will be Oliver Tambo International – Johannesburg.  All South African Airports are easily accessible with flights from various airlines serving such as SAA, BA, KLM, DELTA,  SWISS, and IBERIA.  South American clients might find it easier to travel through Brazil into South Africa.

South Africa requires the completion of the SAPS 520 Form (Application for Multiple Import Or Export Permit/Permanent Import Or Export Permit/temporary Import Or Export Permit/in-transit Permit for Personal Use (Individuals and Companies).  Download instructions and form for completion here.  Additionally, it is required that persons traveling from the United States have proof of ownership of firearms.  This can be obtained from the US Customs Office by completing CBP Form 4457.  The form must be obtained from the US Customs office but a sample is provided for reference below.

US Customs CBP Form 4457

Tanzania travel tips:  Flying to Dar es Salaam, the most popular airlines are KLM and British Airways. Visas are required for entrance into Tanzania and can be obtained at the airport in Dar es Salaam, or in advance at  www.tanzaniaembassy-us.org. Instructions for completing the form are on this website under the tab “Consular and Immigration”.   PLEASE NOTE:  When completing the form for the Tanzanian Visa, use the following address for location and contact in Tanzania.  Pori Trackers of Africa, P.O. Box 7201, Arusha, Tanzania.  Contact Person:  Paolo Shanalingigwa (phone +255 756 200780). For the visa application form click here.

Cameroon travel tips:  Visa application - Click here to download the Visa Application form

Firearm Import Permit obtained from the Cameroon High Commission

There is a consular fee of $553 to obtain a temporary firearm import permit for Cameroon.

The permit must then be sent to your outfitter to obtain your hunting licence.

  • Only 2 firearms per hunter are allowed into Cameroon
  • A maximum of 50 rounds of ammunition per firearm is permitted.
  • Handguns, semi automatic or military style firearms are prohibited.

Application Documents

  • Copy of passport photograph/details page.
  • Copy of proof of ownership of firearm. US Customs Form 4457 for US hunters or Firearm Licence/Permit for hunters of other nationalities. Both documents must include the firearms you intend bringing into Cameroon.

Botswana travel tips: There is a fee of  US$250 per firearm to obtain an firearm import permit for Botswana.

  • Only 2 rifles and 1 shotgun per hunter are allowed into Botswana
  • A maximum of 100 rounds of ammunition per firearm is permitted.
  • Handguns, semi automatic or military style firearms are prohibited.

Application Documents

  • Download Application for Registration Certificate
  • Copy of passport photograph/details page.
  • Copy of proof of ownership of firearm. US Customs Form 4457 for US hunters or Firearm Licence/Permit for hunters of other nationalities. Both documents must include the firearms you intend bringing into Botswana.

Travel Tips Namibia: Application for a Namibian Temporary Import firearm permit must be made by yourself on arrival in Namibia.

There is no fee required for the issuing of a firearm permit.

  • There is no limit on the number of firearms that can be imported into Namibia, though NAPHA recommend 2 firearms per hunter.
  • Handguns, semi automatic and automatic firearms are prohibited
  • A maximum of 80 rounds of ammunition is allowed per firearm.
  • Only ammunition for the specific calibre firearms is permitted.

On completion of the permit application form at the airport in Namibia, your permit will be issued.

If you would like to complete the form ahead of arrival, download NAMIBIAN POLICE APPLICATION FOR IMPORT/EXPORT PERMIT

Please note,though it is not necessary for the firearm import procedure, it is a good idea to carry your home firearm licence and/or US Customs Form 4457 while hunting in Namibia.

The South African firearm import process will be necessary if you are going to be in-transit with no interline baggage transfer or overnighting in Johannesburg.

We recommend USA clients to contact Gracy Travel International at www.gracytravel.com / www.travelwithguns.com for airline bookings, as they are well familiar with all our safari destinations.  In addition, you will find the necessary forms for firearms transport through Amsterdam (for Tanzania travel) and for South Africa on their website.  If you are travelling with firearms into Tanzania it is suggested that you complete the US Customs CBP Form 4457 as well.

All major European Airlines also fly directly into Johannesburg from their various hubs.

INSURANCE

For medical evacuation or political unrest:  https://www.globalrescue.com/ondjamba/

Trip Cancellation:  www.huntandtravel.com

Trophy Replacement:  www.lechnerstauffer.com