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TRAVELING WITH

RIFLES TO NAMIBIA

Firearms must be declared and need a temporary import permit, obtainable on arrival. Only hunting rifles with magazines not exceeding a five-round capacity may be brought into the country. The importation of handguns is prohibited.  The Nambian import permit will be completed by your hosts at Osprey Safaris and mailed back to you.

You will need to know the make, model and serial number for each of your firearms, as well as the number of rounds of ammunition you are carrying for each of them (No more than 100 rounds of ammunition per caliber). No fully automatic weapons are permitted nor are crossbows. Conventional hunting bows are permitted without any documentation required.

PLEASE NOTE:  Upon arrival in Namibia you will be required to provide the physical address of the area you will be hunting in.

CLEARING CUSTOMS INTO SOUTH AFRICA

PRIOR TO DEPARTING FOR NAMIBIA

When travelling from your country of origin to Namibia, you will fly via Johannesburg, clearing customs in South Africa, before catching a connecting flight to Windhoek.

When entering South Africa with a firearm, you will need to apply for a Temporary Import/Export Permit. We recommend using Air 2000 / Hunters Support to assist you through this process. Follow the link, for all documentation and requirements.

To make this a hassle free process, for the benefit of our clients, Osprey  Safaris has installed links for both the required application forms.

SAPS 520 Application for the temporary import/export of firearms to South Africa.

US Customs Form 4457 for proof of ownership of the rifle/s from the USA.

Hunters traveling with rifles, and clearing customs into South Africa, will also require a Letter of Invitation from Osprey Safaris.