Damaraland Riding Safari

11-day Namibia riding safari, starting and ending in Windhoek

Damaraland Riding Safari

This is an exhilarating small group riding safari through some of the most dramatic landscapes in southern Africa. You will ride well off the beaten track as you explore the rugged terrain of Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast. Your ride starts along the Aba Huab Riverbed and continues on to the coastal plains. At the end of each day, after a delicious meal, you will climb into your camp bed and fall asleep under the magnificent star-lit skies of Africa.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

    You will be met on arrival in Windhoek and transferred to the River Crossing Guesthouse, where you will meet with the other members of your riding group.

  2. Day 2: Windhoek to Twyfelfontein

    An early start this morning, as you depart Windhoek and journey north to Twyfelfontein (approx. 7 hours’ drive), stopping en-route for lunch.

  3. Day 3: Twyfelfontein

    After breakfast you will have a short ride so that you and your horse can get to know each other. Follow the shaded Aba-Huab riverbed, where you will have the possibility of a few quick canters.

  4. Day 4-7: Damaraland

    The next four days will be spent exploring the wider Damaraland region, an area known for its arid semi-desert terrain and its unique desert-adapted wildlife.

  5. Day 8-9: The Great Plains

    On the morning of day 8, you leave the river valleys behind and cross the huge open plains, allowing for fast-paced riding!

  6. Day 10: The Skeleton Coast

    After breakfast, set off for your last day’s ride, which will take you to Namibia’s most scenically dramatic destination, the Skeleton Coast.

  7. Day 11: Return Windhoek

    After breakfast, depart by road for Windhoek (approx. 5-6 hours’ drive).

Price guide

This is a small group riding safari departing at fixed dates throughout the year. The itinerary takes place Jul-Sep and accommodates a maximum of 12 riders. Price is per person and based on shared twin accommodation.

11 days from £5350pp


    11 days from £5350pp

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