NAPHA’s Commitment

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.

The Benefit of Hunting with a NAPHA Member

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?

NAPHA Members

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.

Contract/Agreement

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.

Ombudsman

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:

  • Unethical hunting aspects
  • Impairment of human rights
  • Unlawful hunting practices
  • Violation of a contract / written, mutual agreement, or malpractice

Ombudsman:
Jürgen Matthaei
Tel + 264 81 124 4774
Email: info(at)namsafcon.com

Procedure for Lodging complaints

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 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.

Purpose

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. 

Membership Types

  1. [PH] Professional Hunter
  2. [MHG] Master Hunting Guide
  3. [HG] Hunting Guide
  4. [BGH] Big Game Hunter
  5. [EM] Extraordinary Member
  6. [HM] Honorary Member
  7. [SM] Sponsoring Member
  8. [CM] Corporate Member

Membership Fees 2022/2023

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.

Become a NAPHA Member.

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:

  • A copy of your ID
  • A copy of your MET (Ministry of Environment and Tourism) certificate
  • A copy of your NTB (Namibia Tourism Board) certificate
  • A short motivational letter, on why you would want to become a NAPHA member
After submitting your application form to the NAPHA office via email (napha@napha.com.na)
or Fax ( +264 61 222 567 ), the NAPHA ladies will go through your application, see if everything needed to apply is submitted. Then your application will be viewed before the EXCO in the next meeting, where after this meeting, the NAPHA office will come back to you with the feedback on whether your application has been approved or declined for some or other reason.

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