GLOBETROTTING IN NAMIBIA
Riding for ten days across the Namib Desert in Nambia is not for the faint hearted and riding guests must be fit and enjoy the challenge of an epic endurance ride – think Hidalgo the movie. But for those that thrive on a challenge then this is the perfect ride for you. The ride covers a total of 400 kilometres across ten days. Starting in the central highlands with an altitude of 2000 metres above sea level to the final day where riders are serenaded by the wild Atlantic Ocean. A typical day for guests is seven hours in the saddle covering between 40 to 70 kilometres a day in searing hot temperatures, scooting down mountain faces, galloping across desert plains and sighting oryx, springbok, mountain zebra, warthogs and ostriches along the way.
Horses used are one of each breed i.e. Arab, Haflinger, Trakehner, ranch horses, even cross-breeds of the famous wild horses of the Namib Desert. They are small to medium-sized (14.3 to 16 hands), sure-footed and raised on rough terrain, some of them with experience in endurance riding, and every one of them a kind, reliable companion that deserves the very best treatment and care.
Our riding partner in Namibia not only offers the famous Namib Desert ride, other rides include the Damara Elephant ride and Wolwedans to Wild Horses.
Namibia offers a perfect platform for world-class horse riding safaris.
time in saddle: 7 to 8 hours
breed of horses: Arab, Haflinger, Trakehner, Ranch horses
pace: medium to fast
riding ability: Fitness, good health, experience in horse riding and handling horses are essential. You need not be an accomplished dressage rider or show jumper, but you must feel totally at ease on the back of a cantering horse. In addition you should be mentally strong and have a sense of humour.
weight limit: 85kg – if you’re heavier there is a 30% surcharge for an extra horse.
accommodation: Large dome-shaped tents with camp beds and swags. Hot showers and long drop toilet.
seasons: April to June
group size: 6 to 15 riders plus up to 2 to 3 riding guides.
2017 departure dates:
Namib Desert Ride: August 13 to 23, September 24 to October 4.
Damara Elephant Ride: April 30 to May 10, July 2 to 12.
Desert Canyons Safari: July 23 to August 2.
Wolwedans to Wild Horses: May 21 to 31, September 3 to 13.
Exploratory Safari: June 11 to 21.
2017 ride prices:
All 10-night safaris are €4000 per person all inclusive, €216 single supplement
2018 departure dates:
Namib Desert Safari: March 30 to April 9, April 20 to 30, July 13 to 23, August 3 to 13, September 14 to 24.
Damara Elephant Safari: June 22 to July 2.
Desert Canyons Safari: August 24 to September 3.
Wolwedans to Wild Horses: May 11 to 21.
Exploratory Safari: June 1 to 11.
Wolwedans Luxury Lodge Rides: tailor-made luxury lodge-based rides available from April to October (minimum 2 riders for 3 nights or longer – prices quoted according to group size)
2018 ride prices:
All 10-night safaris are €4300 per person all inclusive, €216 single supplement
*Price includes ground transfers to and from the ride, meals, riding, drinks while camping and accommodation.
*The price does not include personal drinks at lodges and restaurants, additional activities and meals not listed on itinerary, flights or travel insurance, staff gratuities (recommended €8 to €10 per day per guest).
Accepted payment is by credit card only. There is a 2% surcharge on all credit card payments. Since you’ll be paying in a foreign currency, in this case EURO, we believe paying via credit card is the most cost effective and easiest option for you.
Why is the price quoted in Euro?
With our overseas riding destinations (rides other than in Australia), the currency is dictated by our partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.