Namibia’s horseback desert safariNamib Desert, Namibia
Saddle up on this horseback adventure that traverses what might well be the world’s oldest desert, the Namib in Southern Africa. This 10-night crusade across challenging terrain requires four to eight hours of riding each day, so only experienced horsemen and women need apply. Your route begins near the settlement of Solitaire, crosses the Naukluft Mountains then continues towards the Namib Desert.
It can be rough going and, at times, you’ll need to dismount to cover tricky territory. Of course, none of that will matter once you’re galloping, wind whipping your hair, past a tower of giraffes or a herd of springboks. By the time you reach the dunes of coastal Swakopmund, you’ll have clocked in almost 300 kilometres of riding, camping under the stars in between. If you’re up to the demands, there’s little chance this horseback desert voyage will disappoint. In hindsight maybe even your glutes will thank you.
- Traversing the stunning Namib Desert
- Looking for wildlife including elephants, giraffes and springboks
- Riding across various terrain including rocky canyons, desert plains and the Orange River
- Those without solid saddle experience will find it a challenge with participants required to traverse up to 50km in a day
- But, that said, your arse is gonna be grass regardless of how good you are in the saddle
In the Saddle can arrange transfers from Cape Town Airport.
Prices start at about US$5,700 for 10 nights.
You must be an experienced rider, balanced in the saddle at all paces and fit enough to roam up to 50km in one day.