a) Visa Requirements
All visitors to Namibia must be in possession of a valid passport. Temporary residence permits for
visitors are issued on arrival and allow tourists a period of 90 days per year in the country.
Holders of ordinary passports issued by the following 52 jurisdictions can enter Namibia without a visa
for a maximum stay of 3 months:
Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, UK, Canada, Cuba,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya,
Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova (Rep.),
Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russian Fed., Seychelles, Singapore,
South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland Tajikistan,Tanzania, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine,
Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Holders of ordinary passports issued by the following 2 jurisdictions can enter Namibia without a visa for
a maximum stay of 1 month:
Hong Kong (SAR China); Macao (SAR China)
Namibia as a country is an all year destination. The dry season is best for game viewing whereas the
rainy (green) season is better for scenery, bird watching and general photography. Namibia is a large
country, and therefore it is a bit difficult to explain weather pattern.
In short – Namibia’s climate is typical of semi-desert terrain with hot days and cool nights.
The Skeleton Coast stretches along the entire Namibian coastline and is the coastal desert section –
generally foggy and cool early mornings, changing to open skies during the day and then a cool wind
from the Atlantic prevails during late afternoon. During the early winter months, “East Wind” is
experienced with the wind blowing in from inland which starts as a cold wind but warms up as it drops
down the plateau. By the time it reaches the Skeleton Coast , this wind can be quite ferocious with
temperatures reaching over 40°C and causing sand storms!
With 300 days of sunshine on average per year, Namibia is truly a sunny place. Only during the summer
months from November to March does rain occur, mostly as heavy thunderstorms. The usually dry
riverbeds then become saturated with torrents of muddy water in a very short time. It is during this time
that the sun-scorched land comes to life and develops a colourful horizon to horizon floral carpet within
a few days. The interior enjoys two rainy seasons: the short season is between October and December,
marked by a few thunderstorms. The main season is from mid-January to April.
Summer is from October to April. Temperatures can reach 40º C, which plummets at night to cool levels.
Average daily temperatures range from 20 to 34º C. Winter is from May to September with wonderful
warm days, which are contrasted by cold nights, when temperatures sometimes drop to below zero.
Our Hunting areas are considered as a malaria free zones, but it is internationally recommended to take
precautions. We recommend that visitors to Namibia bring along long sleeved shirts and trousers as
well as insect repellent.
All travellers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before
Please remember to bring along sunscreen. SPF 30 or higher is recommended.
Lightweight cotton long sleeved shirts and long trousers in khaki or green are recommended for hunting
as protection against thorns and the sun, although shorts and short sleeved shirts are acceptable,
should you prefer. A jacket is suggested for the chilly early mornings and evenings.
Walking is an integral part of hunting, so please make sure you have comfortable, well worn-in walking
shoes. Other items that are important are: a pair of binoculars, a knife, a reliable camera and plenty of
film, sunglasses, suntan lotion and a good hat.
Please note: Solar power is used in all Omuwiwe Hunting Safaris’ camps backed up by generators.
Namibia uses 220v electrical system so U.S. based hunters using 110v system must bring adapters.
You may choose to have your taxidermy work done in Namibia, or you can have it sent to be done by
the taxidermist of your choice.
Should you decide to have your trophies done outside of Namibia we will make use of the ship freight
service of your choice, to transport your trophies safely to your country of choice.
We recommend that you bring to Namibia your taxidermist’s contact information along with their trophy
tags, which your taxidermist should easily be able to supply you with.