Being on Safari
From Windhoek back to Windhoek most safaris are 11 days/10 nights. 7,5 riding days, 2 night accommodated (first and last), 8 nights camping under the stars. Some safaris can differ slightly so consult individual itineraries for details.
Arrive in Windhoek on the first day of your safari, preferably in time for pre-dinner group briefing and on the last day of your safari you will be dropped at Windhoek International Airport (Hosea Kutako) - consult individual itineraries for drop off times.
Camp life has a leisurely pace - days begin at sunrise with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafting through camp. After breakfast, grooming and saddling, we start riding around 8 am for 4 - 5 hours. Lunch breaks are 1 - 2 hours, followed by another 2 - 3 hours riding in the afternoon.
We ride 20 - 50 km per day at all paces over rough desert terrain.
Our GALLERY page gives good insights into what it’s like being on safari - eating, sleeping, riding….living with horses 24/7 and those perfect evenings around the campfire
While camping hot bucket showers are available in the evenings and either chemical or long drop toilets at all campsites.
You sleep in a warm, comfortable bedroll on a stretcher, tents are available if required although then you miss out on the spectacular stars overhead - few places on earth have zero light pollution…..this is one of those few.
We try to cater for dietary exclusions, however, the remote nature of these safaris and cooking on open fires makes some difficult to cater for.
We travel with a supply of logo’d safari clothing should you wish to purchase some quality, hard-wearing items to ride in or take home as a memento.
How to book
Note that these are challenging rides and not for inexperienced riders, but fit intermediate and confident riders will find it comfortable.
Because of the remoteness of our riding safaris, all guests require comprehensive medical insurance including repatriation. Consult our Riding Policy before booking - by signing the required Indemnity it is assumed you have understood the terms and conditions contained therein. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
As part of your riding package a shuttle service will collect you from the Airport (your name on a board) and take you to your overnight accommodation where you will meet your fellow riders and guide for a briefing and dinner.