Kassandara Hunting & Safari Ranch
10 000ha of privately owned Namibian wilderness offering ethical hunting and escape for the outdoorsman
The name Kassandara is derived from the Herero word “The Place of the Big Snake”, Okozondara – Okoz (meaning place) Ondara (meaning snake). Discover the ultimate dream of our bow and rifle hunting facilities. Kassandara Hunting & Safari Ranch presents the hunter with 10 000ha of privately owned, prime trophy hunting land. Kassandara Ranch offers fair chase and ethical hunting in a malaria free area.
Our trophies often enter the record books, as our hunters take exceptional specimens of Kudu, Impala, Eland, Oryx, Leopard, Zebra, Springbok, Steenbuck, Duiker, Red Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Black or Blue Wildebeest and Warthog.
Bringing comfort to the veld only enhances your dream of a Namibian hunting experience. Relive the adventure and excitement of the day by discussing the day’s adventures around a roaring fire. Feast on venison from our ranch and prepare yourself for the challenges of another day on Kassandara.
Fair chase is of utmost importance to us where our experienced hunting guides of rifle and bow will make your trophy hunt an unforgettable experience. Our trophy quality is exceptional which we take great pride in.
If hunting is not your calling, be escorted on a game viewing hike, with over 30 species of game and numerous species of birds. Our ranch will satisfy the most avid game-viewer, bird –watcher and photographer.
Terms & Conditions
Please note that on your departure day, all rooms need to be vacated by 10H00.
All rooms for guests are non smoking rooms.
We stock sufficient and a variety of beers, wines and any other alcoholic beverages. Guests are asked not to cater for themselves by bringing their own alcoholic beverages.
Minimum booking days per hunter are 5 days. Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of 50% of the total of the daily rates. The deposit will be forfeited should the booking be cancelled less than three months in advance. No cancellation fees are payable if a replacement client is booked. If any booking is cancelled less than 30 days in advance, the client will be kept responsible to pay not only the 50% advance or deposit, but the whole amount of the daily rates for the intended safari. The balance, trophy fees and other personal charges are payable upon the conclusion of your safari. All payments must be made in the form of cash or bank guaranteed cheques or by Bank Transfer. Transfer to and from the International Airport is made by a shuttle service. Less than four passengers @ US$ 150.00 p/person and four and more persons, US$ 100.00 per person.
For the international hunting clientele, one of the main attractions of hunting in Namibia is the high standard of ethics maintained by the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) of which Kassandara Ranch is a member of.
The trophy hunting season is from the 1st of February to the 30th of November each year.
Firearms and Ammunition
- Smallest caliber 7mm
- Minimum energy (muzzle velocity):
- 1350 Joule for springbok, duiker etc.
- 2700 Joule for hartebeest, wildebeest, kudu, gemsbok, eland etc.
- 5400 Joule for buffalo, elephant, rhino etc.
- A maximum of two (2) firearms to be imported per hunting client
- We would recommend 30-06, 300 Win Mag, 338 and 375 calibers for hunting plains game
Rifle Import Permit
Trophy Hunters entering Namibia with a rifle(s) must complete a temporary rifle import permit application form for all rifle(s) and/or ammunition in possession. This permit application form will need to be handed in at the Police Firearm Customs check point with your rifle(s) and ammunition, within the Arrival Hall of Hosea Kutako International Airport, when arriving into Namibia.
- Full and Semi-Automatic weapons (e.g. AK 47 and other military hardware)
Other self-loading, considering semi-automatic weapons are Not Prohibited, but you can expect questions at the Airport of importation.
Unconventional Firearms – Permission for any Unconventional Firearms to be imported for Trophy Hunting purposes, must be applied for, before your departure to Namibia, to the Inspector General.
Black Powder Rifles
- It is legal to hunt with Black Powder Rifles in Namibia
- It is illegal to transport black powder and percussion caps into Namibia
- Black Powder and percussion caps can be purchased in Namibia
- Maximum of 100 rounds of Ammunition may be imported per hunting rifle
- We would suggest that only 60 – 80 rounds of ammunition per hunting rifle is necessary
- Only ammunition for the specific rifle calibre may be imported
Travelling with Firearms and Ammunition to Namibia
Full Insurance – We recommend taking out full insurance for all firearms before travelling to Africa.
Your Airlines – In advance, before booking with your preferred Airlines, please confirm that the airlines involved is rifle friendly, and will agree to transport your firearms and ammunition. (As some airlines do not except rifles or ammunition to be carried and transported with them).
Adequetly before your departure, confirm with the airlines their procedures in transporting firearms, and if necessary any prior forms to be completed before departure, for handling and transfer purposes.
Book/Check in Luggage and Firearms Directly to Namibia – We will always recommend booking in luggage and firearms straight through to Namibia, even when you have a layover in another country, on your way to Namibia for your hunt.
Recent regulations and the world’s ‘anti-gun friendliness’, have made travelling with firearms a time-consuming and unpleasant process.
When staying over for a night in another country, city (eg. Johannesburg, London or Frankfurt) on your journey travelling to Namibia, please make sure to keep your checked luggage and firearm cases (locked) in transit on the airport, awaiting your next day departure.
At check-in from your point of departure, enquire on a colourful ‘in-transit tag’ for your checked-in luggage and firearms.
Please adhere to the following procedure to minimize problems when travelling:
- ALL luggage and firearm cases must be clearly MARKED with Nametags for easy identification;
- Firearms – must be packed unloaded in a sturdy and secure carry case;
- Ammunition – must be stored separate from your rifle in a secure, lockable container in your checked luggage;
Prohibited Trophy Hunting Practices in Namibia
It is illegal to hunt for trophies:
- That does not qualify in terms of the minimum measurement requirements as specified by the MET, Namibian Quality Control
- If trophies do not meet this required, they do not have to be paid for
- Exceptions are trophies with abnormalities and age deformities, which are taken home by the client
Bow Hunting Requirements for Namibia
It is legal to import Bows for Bow-Hunting purposes into Namibia. No Import Permit is required.
Bow energy is specified as follows:
- Small Game – 25ft/lb
- Medium Game – 40ft/lb
- Large Game – 65ft/lb
The client is responsible for all the travel arrangements to and from Windhoek, Namibia. The necessary travel documents such as visas, etc shall be arranged by the client. Kassandara Hunting and Safari Ranch is not responsible for it, neither for the client being refused entry into the country or the client arriving late due to delays, since we incur expenses in advance. No refunds will be given for late arrivals or early departures.
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.
Bona fide tourists and business travellers of the following countries are exempted from visa requirements: Angola, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Mozambique, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zimbabwe. Visitors are, however, advised to confirm visa requirements with their travel agent as it might change.
We request our clients to arrange for their own insurance as we do not accept responsibility for loss, illness, accidents or delays, nor any expenses arising thereof. We undertake to exercise the utmost care and precaution to ensure your safety.