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11 Days Wild Horses Riding Holiday and Safari in Namibia

Magnificent Namibia Safari and Horse Riding Holiday

Lifetime Experience invites you to join an adventurous horse riding holiday that will include some of the most breathtaking desert scapes on the planet. From the great dune sea of the central Namib to the very edge of the Sperrgebiet (German for a restricted area), this ride will cover diverse desert terrains like immense grassy plains, signature inselbergs (island mountains), and the rugged Tiras Mountain Reserve. This exclusive ride will end at Klein Aus Vista near the home of the Wild Horses of the Namib. Come and enjoy horse riding safari in a desert paradise of Namibia!

Highlights

  • 7 days' horse ride and safari
  • Approximate daily mileage: 20-50 kilometers
  • Breathtaking sceneries of Namib Desert
  • Visit to the coastal town of Luderitz
  • Assistance of a guide during safari
  • All camping meals and drinks
  • 10 nights' accommodation

Styles


10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included:Hosea Kutako International Airport

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Accommodation

You will stay in a lodge-based accommodation on the first night and the other nine nights will be spent by camping in the wild.

Lifetime Experience Holiday and Safari Namibia Program

Your journey will start from Windhoek and back to Windhoek, taking 11 days and 10 nights with seven days' riding. You will arrive in Windhoek on the first day of your horse riding safari in time for pre-dinner group meeting and arrive back at Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) on the last day of the trail. In this holiday, your days will begin at sunrise with the delightful aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafting through camp followed by breakfast. Your daily departure will generally start at 08:00 with four to five hours riding before lunch.

Lunch breaks will vary from an hour to two hours followed by another two to three hours of riding in the afternoon. Lifetime Experience will average anything from 20 to 50 kilometers of riding per day at all paces - sometimes over rough terrain. Please note that this is a true desert so routes can change due to unpredictable weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Please consult Lifetime Experience for more details on camp life, meals, tack, and other information as well as add-on trips before or after your ride.

Itinerary

Day 1 and 2: Arrival and transfer

You will be met at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) and transferred to your overnight accommodation. You will meet the rest of your riding group for dinner where your guide, Andrew Gillies, will brief you about what to expect on your riding adventure. After breakfast, you will have a four-hour commute to the lunch spot in the quaint town of Maltahöhe followed by a decent down the Zaris Pass to Wolwedans in a private reserve. After that, you will settle in and explore your surroundings, then meet your crew and horses before enjoying sundowners in the soft evening light with the spectacular Milky Way arching overhead. This and all subsequent nights will be spent by camping.

Day 3 to 8: Desert wonderland

You will set off into the wide expanse of one of the largest nature reserves in Southern Africa. You will be riding across vast plains of truly unspoiled countryside with exceptional panoramic views where sentinel inselbergs (island mountains) dot the desert scape. The desert-adapted game will be encountered during the day where an open country with good going will allow some fast-paced riding. Lunch will be enjoyed under a convenient tree or interesting spot with a good view.

Overnight camps will be chosen for their spectacular desert scape views and you will arrive in time to enjoy sundowners in the soft pastel light the Namib is known for. You will be sleeping under the magnificent starry sky which has its own kind of magic as there are only a few places on earth that could afford so little light pollution and an incomparable view of the southern constellation. The route may vary depending on weather conditions or other circumstances but you can be assured that every day will be memorable.

Days 9 - 11: Luderitz and departure

From your last night camp in Geistershlucht (the ghost valley), you will visit the waterhole of the Namib’s wild horses for a sundowner. On your last day, you will visit the coastal town of Luderitz, visiting the extraordinary "ghost town" of Kolmanskop - a town in the desert that is "reclaiming" - followed by your departure from Klein Aus to Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) later.

Included excursions

You will visit the coastal town of Luderitz on the last day.

Instructors

Andrew Gillies
Andrew Gillies is a guide.

Location

You will be riding along various nature reserves and panoramic desert scapes in Namibia.

Food

You will be served breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and drinks only when you are out camping. Personal drinks at lodges and restaurants are not included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 7 days' horse ride and safari
  • Visit to Luderitz town
  • Safari guide
  • Ground transfers to / from the start of ride
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and drinks while camping
  • 10 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Extra horse charge for riders 85 kilograms and over in riding gear
  • Additional activities not listed on itinerary
  • Accommodation and transfers not listed on itinerary
  • Personal drinks at lodges and restaurants
  • Safari staff gratuities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Slovenia Safari will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Hosea Kutako International Airport Airport transfer included: Hosea Kutako International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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