NAPHA is committed to supporting the development objectives of Namibia as contained in Vision 2030. NAPHA works in close collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Namibia and the Ministry of Environment Forestry and Tourism (hereafter MEFT) in particular, to ensure that hunting makes a significant socio-economic and environmental contribution to the country.
NAPHA is part of a community that strives to ensure that natural environments are maintained by implementing the principle of sustainable utilization and sees itself as an integral part of the tourism industry in Namibia.
NAPHA is a member of the Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations (hereafter FENATA) and fully supports the work of the Namibian Tourism Board (hereafter NTB) to promote employment creation and economic development through tourism.
NAPHA is committed to maintaining the tradition of hunting and the use of hunting as an essential wildlife management tool.
You have dreamed about hunting in Africa for a long time. You have been planning for months to visit Namibia as a trophy hunter. People talk about the best-kept hunting secret on the African continent. You read about the land of contrasts, the wide-open spaces, the abundance of free-roaming wildlife, and the never-ending hunting opportunities in Namibia. You were confused about the choice of an outfitter, the best time to hunt, the packages offered, and the services rendered. You have therefore drawn comparisons and have contacted references… At last, you make your final decision, and the final preparation starts – you are on your way to living your dream…
You have made sure that your passport is in order. You have booked your flight (after numerous communications with your potential outfitter about available dates). You checked and re-checked your ammunition and firearm/bow equipment. You have applied for a visa well in advance, and you have compiled your list of “things-not-to-forget”. Your credit cards are in order and your foreign currency is in your wallet. You are finally on your way – well prepared… ARE YOU?
Please view the NAPHA Member Directory here.
Have you checked the most important aspect of your hunting expedition, “Your Outfitter”?
Have you made sure that he/she is a NAPHA member? If you have not, remember, it is never too late to change!
NAPHA wants to ensure your comfort and enjoyment while hunting with a NAPHA member. NAPHA is committed to providing the highest standards of excellence related to every aspect of your hunting excursion. Therefore, it is important for Namibia to see you leave as a HAPPY and SATISFIED trophy hunter.
Protect your rights
Trophy hunters to Namibia can eliminate misunderstandings and clarify any confusion so as to fulfill their expectations and avoid disappointment by taking the below-mentioned aspects into consideration.
Your outfitter should compile a contract or agreement to be signed and mutually agreed upon prior to your arrival in Namibia. Aspects that should be clarified, are the following: hunting area, hunting method, qualification of hunting professional (Hunting Guide / Master Hunting Guide / Professional Hunter) hunting duration, prices, game species, services rendered, and whether additional costs, for e.g. transfers are included or excluded, the cancellation of the hunt, deposit, etc.
Due to the fact that NAPHA considers YOU, the trophy hunter as important as you consider your mounted trophy, NAPHA certificate, and medals, so has NAPHA appointed an Ombudsman to handle all written complaints against NAPHA members. Complaints could vary from:
Tel + 264 81 201 4867
It is your right as a trophy hunter in Namibia to lodge complaints with NAPHA (relating to aspects of your hunt), which have occurred during the duration of your hunting excursion in Namibia. Unfortunately, NAPHA can only deal with formal written complaints in form of an affidavit / sworn statement against NAPHA members. After a written complaint has been lodged, the Ombudsman will conduct an investigation, after which feedback will be provided to the complainant.
Our purpose is to refine and perfect the quality of NAPHA Members, now and in the future. NAPHA would be most grateful if you would assist us by reporting positive and negative incidents. Your assistance is just an email away.
Admission Fee (non-refundable) – N$ 200.00
Full Member (Ordinary Member) – N$ 4350.00
Spouse 25% (Full/Extraordinary member only) – N$ 3260.00
Young Members 50% (under 30) – N$ 2175.00
Extraordinary Member – N$ 4350.00
Sponsoring Member – N$ 2340.00
Pensioner (Ordinary/Extraordinary only) – N$ 1355.00
Hunting Assistant – N$ 350.00
Camp Attendant – N$ 350.00
Other Fees: Tribunal Appeal Fees – N$ 200.00
Down payment options are available. Please contact the NAPHA Office.
Currently, NAPHA has more than 350 members. If you have any questions you would like to clarify prior to requesting membership, please don’t hesitate to contact us at your convenience.
Download the NAPHA membership application form here, or complete our application form online.
Together with your filled out application form, you need to submitt the follwing documentation: