Horseback riding in Namibia gives you access to to a land that is still wonderfully wild and remote, with few paved roads and great swaths of land inaccessible to vehicle travel. It is an arid land, defined by the sands of the Kalahari Desert along the east and south, and the great Namib Desert extending the length of the west coast. The variety of landscapes, colors, geological formations and vegetation in Namibia is remarkable; over every ridge, it seems, is a new scene.

Namibia is politically stable and safe. There are regular flights into Windhoek from Germany, and from Johannesburg, Cape Town, and South Africa.

The owner and ride organizer is best known for founding and running horseback safaris in Botswana. She decided to move to Namibia with a vision to explore and develop new and interesting routes while retaining some of the old favorites. Some of the rides are now suitable for intermediate riders, while others are suited only for seriously fit experienced riders.

  Peak Season

April, May, June, July , August, September


  Timezone in Namibia

Central Africa Time (GMT+2)


  International Airports

Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek, Walvis Bay International Airport (WVB)


Climate in Namibia

Namibia is hot and dry inland, and cool on the coast. There are two seasons: the dry season from May to September with temperatures ranging between 68F to 77F during the day and cool, or even cold, nights. October to March is rainy and warm, with temperatures between 85F and 105F. Nights in the desert are frequently misty due to the proximity to a cold ocean current.
The average rainfall is less than 20mm a year, and then mostly in single downpours. Often there is no rainfall for years. The heavy rains occur between January and April.
An excellent weather report reference can be found here: https://www.yr.no/place/Namibia/Hardap/Sesriem_Canyon/

  Average Temperature

105 °F » 30 °F


 

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Fish River to the Border

A combination of dramatic canyon landscapes, spacious desert plains and the mighty Orange River, this horseback riding vacation in Namibia offers the opportunity to experience both inaccessible countryside, real wilderness areas, and riding without limitations. The Fish River Canyon area is internationally recognised as one of Africa’s most magnificent... Read more

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Ride to the Sea

This is an endurance horseback riding tour in Namibia through a region of overwhelming beauty and isolation. It crosses 400 kms of the world's oldest desert from central Namibia to the Atlantic Coast, with practically no contact with civilization of any kind before reaching the sea. Participants must be... Read more

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Damaraland Trail

The gifts of Damaraland are many. The famous fauna and flora, elephant & rhino, Welwitschia mirabilis, and the Skeleton Coast with its disintegrating shipwrecks all make for an adventurous horseback riding holiday in Namibia that is hard to describe and impossible to forget. For half the trip, the truck,... Read more

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I have nothing but respect and admiration for the horses we rode: tough as nails, impossibly agile and sure-footed, fit and enduring beyond belief, reliable and safe, and with great personalities. As for our guide she proved to be an exceptional woman. Her ferocious love of Namibia, her knowledge of the country's history, culture, flora and fauna, her wonderful sense of humor, her quiet leadership, her politeness and the way she cared for us and her horses made me feel like a friend of the family.

Florence Bautista

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A Phenomenal Desert Horse Riding Adventure There is something so compelling about riding a sleek horse across the wide-open expanses of a desert landscape. This desert horse safari, which crosses one of the earth’s most extreme landscapes, is a reflection of Namibia itself; stark, austere, minimalist and completely unique. The first four days we rode in the highlands toward the Kuiseb River Pass, the only place where horses can cross the deep canyon. There was a constant variety of rolling grasslands, plateaus, canyons, dry riverbeds and red sand dunes.... Read more

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