We recommend that you wear sturdy protective sportswear when hunting. Synthetic textiles are not suitable for the bush! Cotton, on the other hand, has proven to be most effective. During our winter months (June/July) night-time temperatures vary from 5 to 15º Celcius, so it is advisable to pack one or two articles of warm clothing. For summer conditions we recommend you bring a few long-sleeved shirts or blouses as protection, not only against sunburn but also against mosquitos. We offer a daily laundry service at the lodge which comes free of charge. This will ensure that you will have freshly washed laundered and ironed clothes available every day.
For stalking game in the bush, please bring along ankle-high hunting boots which have been broken in. Comfortable sports shoes or sandals are often used in the lodge area.
There is no sun like the African sun!
Please include soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, shaving kit, shampoo, comb and any personal toiletry items you may desire.
Most important: don’t forget your personal medication, sun protective lotion with minimum protection factor of 15, sunglasses, lip balm, light binoculars (eg, 10×42), knife, flashlight, and whatever else you feel you cannot do without!
There will be many photographic opportunities, this we can promise you! However, photographic and film material in Namibia is somewhat limited in selection and more expensive than in your home country. Therefore, please make sure you bring everything you need to document your adventure.
Namibia possesses one of the best telecommunications networks in Africa. There are roaming agreements with most European countries and also with the USA; therefore your D1/D2 cellular phone will work here, so bring it along. We also have permanent cellular reception in the camp and WiFi is complimentary. Many visitors choose to purchase a local SIM card for cell phone use while at Hosea Kutako Airport. Clients also commonly use applications/services with VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). WiFi service is available at the lodge.
A tiresome but nevertheless important subject! The national currency is the Namibian Dollar (N$). The South African Rand, however, remains legal tender as well, since the two currencies are linked. You may bring into the country up to N$ 200 000 per person, while the import of foreign currency is unlimited. Exchange can take place without problems at all local banks, and credit cards are accepted in larger shops. VISA and MASTERCARD are the most common cards. American Express cards are accepted only rarely due to the high rates of fees charged. Foreign cheques are generally not acceptable.
The predominantly very dry climate, combined with the altitude (approximately 1200 meters or 4300 ft.), as a rule is agreeable and healthy.
Apart from your personal medication, no special precautions are required. We do recommend all visitors have a current tetanus vaccination and malaria prophylaxis is recommended exclusively for midsummer.
Local medical care in general is excellent. You will find German/English speaking doctors in larger cities throughout Namibia.
We recommend clients take out a combined trip/ cancellation/ baggage policy plus health coverage for travel abroad.
Scale of average temperatures for Otjiwarongo/Namibia in degrees Celsius.
Here in the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed from the USA and Europe. In February/March, short-lived but heavy rainfall can occur. From May to September it is rather cold at night, with clear starlit skies. During the day it is pleasantly warm.
Local time in Namibia during summer is GMT +2. Europe is therefore one hour ahead of Namibia.