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Your most memorable African hunting experience will be on horseback. There is no better way to view the game come within a very close range. On horseback, you can go where vehicles have no access and you are free to roam with the game in their natural habitat. However, if the horseback experience is a bit “too adventurous”, Agarob Hunting Safaris do offer the more conventional “walk and stalk” hunting, but all hunting is conducted in the most ethical way.
The hunting season for trophy hunting opens on the 1st of February and closes on the last day of November. However, because of other ranching responsibilities, Agarob Hunting Safaris accommodates clients only from April till October, of which May, June, July and August are the most popular months to hunt Namibia.
It is a long flight from the USA to Africa. It is recommended to book at least 10 to 14 days. Prospective visitors from Europe should look at 7 to 10 days for the average plains game safari.
Everyone wants to know what costs are involved. Most Airlines have 3 fare levels depending on dates. Peak season is June, July and August. The shoulder season is typically April, May, September, and October. The off-peak season is January, February, March, November, and December. Please contact one of the above agents for an airfare quote.
LUGGAGE, AMMO, GUN CASES AND FIREARMS
A Warning to Hunters Connecting From Flights with Delta Airlines (The Hunt Report – posted October 26, 2012) Delta Airlines has announced a “clarification” on their baggage check policies that will likely affect many hunters, especially those flying to Johannesburg and connecting on other airlines to a final destination elsewhere in Africa. The policy goes into effect on January 15, 2013. Basically, Delta will not check through any baggage when the connecting flight is booked on a separate ticket. In other words, if you book a flight to Johannesburg on Delta on one ticket and a flight on South African Airways to Harare on a separate ticket, Delta will not check your bag through to Harare. But if both flights are booked on a single ticket then Delta will check your bags through. What this means for travelers booking separate tickets is that they will have to claim their bags at their connecting destination and recheck them with the second airline to their final destination. In Johannesburg, that means you will have to clear Immigration and Customs and go through the firearms importation process before checking in with your second airline. Hunters who must do that will find it necessary to add more time between flights to complete the process in time. (The usual two-and-half hours will not be sufficient, especially at the peak of the safari season when up to 70 hunters may be in line to clear firearms.) The same complication will occur at any other connecting destination, so make sure you are not making such a connection in a country that will not allow you to enter with a firearm in this manner. Note that this is different from the new policies of American and United Airlines, in which they will not transfer firearms to ANY second carrier; no matter how your flights are ticketed (The only exception is on connections from United to South African Airways and only because of intervention from SAA). In the past, Delta has agreed to check through the baggage to final destinations even when travel has been booked on separate tickets. But according to a notice distributed to travel agents yesterday, October 25, Delta will no longer do this. The alternative, of course, is to book all your travel on one ticket, but according to Steve Turner of Travel with Guns, that typically means more expensive rates. Also, many frequent flyers often book international travel on separate tickets in order to use their free miles, and those travelers need to be very careful how they book their flights now when travelling with firearms. We are indebted to Turner for giving us the heads up on this situation.
Travelling through Europe, the latest news is that your ammunition must be in a separate, locked, metal container, not just boxes of bullets in your luggage. Supposedly, this “locked, metal container” can be put in your unlocked luggage. We suggest using a “cash box” that can be purchased for around $10 at Wal-Mart or any office supply store. It only has to be big enough to hold 4 to 6 boxes of ammunition. Pack some foam around the ammo to keep them secure and you should be in compliance. Namibia regulations allow for the importation of 80 rounds of ammunition per calibre. Airline regulations state that you can only take a maximum of (5 KG/11 lbs) of ammunition per passenger and that the ammo must be in its original box.
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VISA AND PASSPORTS
USA citizens as well as most of the European countries do not need visas to enter Namibia. Please contact your travel agency to make sure you need a visa.
Don’t put “theft inviting” items, like binoculars and cameras in any unlocked, checked luggage. Put binoculars in your gun case or carry-on and keep your camera with you at all times.
Don’t take the bolt out of your rifle, and put it in your carry-on. Take the bolt out of the gun, but leave it in the gun case.
Don’t try and take an extra rifle scope or range finder on the plane either. A lot of common sense will take you a long way in packing and flying.
Please mark your gun case clearly with your name, address and contact number.
Use only good quality, airline-approved cases, Tuffpak or SKB are good ones. Only 2 guns per case are allowed (don’t bring those big coffins that can pack 3 or 4 guns) with a maximum of not more than 50 pounds per case.
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