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Before Your African Safari
FIRST:  Confirm Your Dates
    Contact Mike and Karen Helbing at helbing@wwbeest.com or 608-572-2389 to get your dates confirmed.  A $1000 
    deposit payable to Wild Wildebeest Lodge is required to lock in your dates (per hunter).  For Dangerous Game Hunts, 
    50% of the total safari is required to confirm your dates.  Your deposit should be mailed to the U.S. Office, or you may 
    contact us for banking details to arrange a wire transfer.  Your deposit will be applied to your account.
    Note that Wild Wildebeest Lodge and Numzaan Safaris does not allow back-to-back safaris.
            U.S. Office ~    Mike and Karen Helbing
                                    11481 - 140th Street 
                                    Powersville, MO  64672
Cancellation Policy:  There is no refund on any deposit paid unless the hunt is cancelled no less than 6 months prior to the first of March of the calendar year in which the hunt is booked.  In the event of the hunt being cancelled prior to this date, 50% of the deposit will be refunded.

NEXT:  Book Your Flights
    Your dates must be locked in and deposit must be received prior to booking your flights.  Your itinerary should be emailed
    to the U.S. office at helbing@wwbeest.com.  Please note that if you will be traveling with rifles, flights through Europe are     
    not advised.  For assistance with flights, Wild Wildebeest Lodge and Numzaan Safaris recommends Travel With Guns.  
    Contact Steve at steve@travelwithguns.com or visit www.travelwithguns.com.

THEN:  Complete Your Paperwork
    Required paperwork will be emailed to you from the Numzaan Office once your dates are confirmed and the office has 
    received your flight itinerary.  
    Each person going on the safari must complete the following documents:          
            Numzaan Safaris Outfitter Questionnaire
            Numzaan Safaris Indemnity Form
    Completed forms along with a a copy of your valid passport should be submitted to the Numzaan Office at least 2 months         
    prior to your trip.
    NOTE:  Paperwork for the following year’s bookings will not be emailed until after November 1.

    Should you want to bring your own rifle on your Africa Adventure, you will need to apply for a temporary import/export 
    permit. For assistance, Wild Wildebeest Safaris recommends Rifle Permits.  Contact Henry Durrheim at 
    henry@riflepermits.com or visit his website ~ www.riflepermits.com.
    See our “Required Forms” page for more information.

Health Recommendations ~ The Wild Wildebeest Lodge is not situated in a malaria area.  We recommend Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Tetanus shots before your visit to South Africa.  You may also consult your physician or visit the CDC’s website for more information ~ http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/south-africa.htm.

    OTHER:  Out of respect for our wildlife in South Africa and for the best success possible, we strongly recommend that you spend a substantial amount of time practicing your shooting before your scheduled safari.  It is suggested that you practice using shooting sticks and also practice shooting in different positions (prone, sitting, standing).  Most shooting will not exceed 100 yards.

    ALSO:  If you think you might use your credit card while in South Africa, you must notify your company in advance that you may be doing so in order to assure your card will be accepted and check to see if there is a daily limit.  In addition,  note that if you plan to use a credit card to settle your final account with Wild Wildebeest Lodge/Numzaan Safaris, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club are accepted.  See our “Payment Options” page for more information.

LAST:  Pack Your Bags and Get Ready for a Great Time

WHAT YOU NEED TO PACK . . .

Clothing ~  The Wild Wildebeest Lodge provides daily laundry service; therefore, it isn’t necessary to bring lots of clothes.  We recommend:
 2 long sleeve shirts
 2 short sleeve shirts
 2 long trousers
 2 walking shorts
 1 hunting jacket
 1 rain coat
 1 warm sweater/sweatshirt
 4 sets of underwear
 6 pairs of medium to heavy socks
 2 pairs of walking shoes/hunting boots ~ We recommend boots with rubber soles without cleats to make it easier to move quietly in the bush.
 1 pair of comfortable shoes to wear in the lodge
 1 pair of gloves
Recommended colors are dark green, brown, or dark khaki.  You may also wear camouflage clothing in the bush.

In addition, we recommend that you bring the following with you on your African adventure:
 Binoculars
 Camera (digital and/or video camera) with lots of batteries, the camera charger, and extra memory cards
Day Bag - small to medium soft bag for carrying personal items
 Extra SD card and/or Flash Drive for transferring photos taken by your Professional Hunter
 Small flashlight with additional batteries
 Rifle with bore snakes and a soft gun case (if you are not renting a rifle from us)
 Hunting knife
 Sunglasses
 Personal toiletries and medications
 Sunscreen, lip balm, and insect repellant
 Dark green or brown wide-brim hat for hunting and walking
 Your own brand of cigarettes and/or tobacco

 
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