Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Should your question not be answered below, please send us your question by submitting the form at the bottom of the page.
WHERE WILL I BE MET?
NAMIBIA – If you book a hunt in Namibia, we will meet you at Hosea Kutako International Airport. In the arrivals lounge by your professional hunter. From the time you land in Namibia until the time that you depart, you are in our care.
SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO / KALAHARI (SA) If you book a hunt at our Limpopo or Kalahari South Africa area, we will meet you at OR Tambo International Airport. In the arrivals lounge by your professional hunter. From the time you land in South Africa until the time that you depart, you are in our care.
SOUTH AFRICA – EAST CAPE If you book a hunt in Eastern Cape, we will meet you at East London Airport. In the arrivals lounge by your professional hunter. From the time you land in South Africa until the time that you depart, you are in our care.
ZIMBABWE– If you book a hunt in Zimbabwe, we will meet you at Victoria Falls Airport. In the arrivals lounge by your professional hunter. From the time you land in Zimbabwe until the time that you depart, you are in our care.
ARE THE LODGES / CAMPS COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO BRING MY FAMILY?
All of the Lodges / camps we use are very comfortable, even luxurious, and all modern amenities are available. Observers are welcome to relax in lodge / camp or to experience some of the highlights in each area where your safari is conducted.
ARE THERE SPECIAL REQUIERMENTS FOR TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN TO AFRICA?
Special requirements are in effect for traveling to Africa with children under 18 years of age. In addition to a valid passport a copy of an unabridged birth certificate is required if traveling with both parents. If only one parent is accompanying the child, a written and notarized affidavit from the other parent granting permission for such travel is required. If the parents are divorced or one of the parents is deceased, additional documents are required.
IS MEDICAL CARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, we have very good doctors and hospitals nearby.
WHAT KINDS OF INSURANCE SHOULD I PURCHASE FOR MY HUNTING SAFARIS?
The type(s) of insurance that you should purchase for your African hunting safari depends on the type of safari you are going on. There are many types of insurance. Companies like Global Rescue, Ripcord and Travel guard offer evacuation policies that provide coverage if you are injured or become ill. They will extract you from the bush and see that you get to a medical facility for treatment. They will also medically evacuate you back to your home if deemed necessary for treatment and offer repatriation of remains if you are killed while traveling.
Optional coverage is available to cover medical expenses incurred should you become ill and need treatment when traveling. Travel Guard includes medical coverage with its policy.
Other insurance coverage that may be desired includes Trip Cancellation Insurance, Delayed Flight coverage and lost baggage coverage.
Travel Guard offers a comprehensive policy that covers all of these items except trip cancelation and that coverage is available as an optional add-on.
We recommend Travel Guard because of this comprehensive coverage.
ISTHERE WI-FI AVALlABLE AT THE LODGE / CAMP?
Yes There is Wi-Fi available
WILL I EAT THE ANIMALS I SHOOT WHILE ON SAFARI?
Most lodges and camps serve a steady diet of game that has been shot by the hunters. Although steaks, chicken and lamb may be served at times, expect a good amount of excellent game dishes to be served on your African hunting safari.
IS IT SAFE TO DRINK THE WATER IN AFRICA WHEN ON A HUNTING SAFARI?
The water that is consumed in hunting lodges in South Africa is safe. Bottled water is typically available at all times and is recommended. Drinking from other unknown sources is strongly discouraged and typhoid can be a risk when drinking from streams and ponds.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL I EAT ON MY HUNTING SAFARI?
The food you will eat on your African hunting safari will be similar to food that is served in Europe or the United States and Canada with certain regional variations. Breakfast can consist of cereals, fruits and a dried biscuit-like substance called Rusks. A local custom is to dip the rusks into coffee before consuming. Breakfast typically consists of eggs and ham, sausage, eggs, toast and a tomato slice.
Lunch and dinner typically consist of wild game that was harvested by the hunters, chicken and sometimes lamb. Local South African wines are normally served with dinner.
IS HUNTINHG IN AFRICA SAFE?
In general, hunting in Africa is safe. There are countries where political or civil strife exists and these countries should be avoided. Nearly all tourist attractions on the African continent are far from conflict zones. Some countries like Central Africa Republic, Sudan, Somalia or Libya are among the world’s most dangerous because of conflicts, crime and terrorist attacks; and should be avoided at all costs.
DO YOU OFFER BOTH BOW AND RIFLE HUNTING SAFARIS?
Yes, some of the concessions in which we hunt are completely dedicated to bow hunting with blinds and hides set up in good vantage points. Other concessions are solely dedicated to rifle hunting.
IF I DO NOT WISH TO BRING MY OWN RIFLES CAN YOU PROVIDE RIFLES AND AT WHAT COST?
You are welcome to hunt with one of the rifles of your professional hunter. Weapon Rental 40 € per day and Ammunition 5 € per shot.
SHOULD I HAVE MY TAXIDERMY DONE IN AFRICA OR BRING THEM HOME TO BE MOUNTED?
I recommend that you have your trophies dip and packed and then shipped to a qualified taxidermist in your home country. Taxidermy that is done in Africa typically runs 15-20% less than taxidermy that is mounted in Europe or the US, but usually is of lesser quality than a good experienced Europe / US based taxidermist can produce. It is a classic case of you get what you pay for. It is easier to save money on the hunt successfully than it is on taxidermy. Plus, if there is a problem with the quality, it is much easier to get it resolved if your taxidermist is nearby.
HOW EXPERIENCED ARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS?
All of our PH’s have at least five plus years of hunting experience and are licensed.
HOW WILL I PAY FOR MY SAFARI?
We require a 50% deposit of the daily rates when making a booking which can be paid in cash or bank transfer. No bookings without deposits are confirmed. Final payment of daily rates must be transferred to the account of Artemis Jagd Safaris 21 days prior to the hunt. Or a trophy fee deposit can be paid by bank transfer 21 days before the start of your hunt then the balance in cash on the last day of the hunt. The balance of the safari is payable upon completion of the safari. We accept cash or EFT.