Namibian sales tax, known as Value Added Tax (VAT), is 14% and is included in the price of anything you buy. Foreign visitors may apply for VAT refunds on merchandise but not on services (such as daily rates paid for a hunt).

When making a purchase, ask for the relevant documentation for a VAT refund — a form that has to be filled in and stamped. Carry your passport and return ticket with you, to prove to the vendor that you’re a foreign visitor.

To claim your VAT refund, show the merchandise with its paperwork to the customs official at the airport, before you check in your baggage.