Namib Desert Expedition

Embark on a ten-day journey across the oldest and one of the most scenic deserts on earth, the Namib. Expect varied scenery and plains game viewing (incl. giraffe) on this ride, that ends at the Atlantic Ocean at Swakopmund.

Best period

April - July


From € 6.770

Ideal length

11 days/10 nights


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Explore Namibia’s most iconic and best-known attraction, the Sossusvlei area.
Cross the Namibian wide plains, dunes and canyons from horseback.
Experience what remoteness feels like together with your fellow expedition companions and horses.
Sleep out under the stars every night with memorable Milky Way views.

Quick facts

  • Riding Expeditions
  • 11 days/10 nights
  • Experienced
  • Groups up to 12
  • 5 - 6 hours/day in the saddle
  • Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport

At a glance

This is the ride for those who want to feel wild, free and alive. Being one of the toughest but most rewarding horse riding trails in the world, this expeditions is for experienced and fit riders only. You’ll ride 20 – 60 kilometres per day through the endless landscape of the Namib Desert, which allows for long and fast canters.

Before you embark on your horse expedition, you have the opportunity to visit the iconic Sossusvlei area, a World Heritage site. The Namib Desert Safari takes you from the ochre Namib dunes, through the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons, all the way to the wide grassy Namib plains and the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic. The expedition finishes at colourful Swakopmund. During your expedition you’ll have the chance to spot some desert-adapted wildlife such as giraffe, springbok and oryx.

More information

Eat, ride, sleep, repeat. That’s the rhythm of this epic expedition through the Namib desert. You’ll camp wild for eight nights with all the essential camp life luxuries: ice in your sundowners, hot bucket showers, delicious food around companionable campfires and incredible Milky Way views. Living with your horse 24/7 in wild, remote areas is a life-changing sensation and is most likely why these Namibian expeditions have such a high return rate. Close bonds are built with your fellow travel companions and four-legged friends as you live this adventure together.

The first and last night of the trip you’ll stay in a lodge near Windhoek. Your luggage is transported in vehicles each day.

What do others say?

What an amazing service, and most importantly, an incredibly cool trip! We intentionally chose to book through OTC for that extra sense of security. Going away for the first time is always a bit thrilling, but OTC provided us with great peace of mind through their excellent guidance and abundant information. We had several questions beforehand, and Laure-Anne promptly, thoroughly, and kindly answered them all. Even when there were some uncertainties upon arrival, she handled it well, and everything was resolved smoothly. Additionally, the location in Poland (Warmia-Mazuria) was truly stunning—a beautiful estate, friendly people, well-cared-for horses, and exciting rides (especially the cross, which is a must-try!). I would wholeheartedly recommend both this place and OTC itself. It was top-notch!!! Thanks so much!
I recently had the most extraordinary riding holiday that surpassed all expectations. The journey from Petra to Wadi Rum offered breathtaking scenery, providing an unparalleled sense of freedom in the expansive desert landscapes. I'm incredibly glad that I came across an article about Outside the Corral in Feeling, followed Laure-Anne's wonderful Instagram page, scheduled a virtual coffee, and eventually booked this ride, which, in my opinion, ranks among the best in the world! Laure-Anne added a special touch to the experience; she was incredibly responsive, enthusiastically helped me with all my questions, and even provided several locations where I could get fit for the ride. Her guidance truly made the entire experience even more magical. Now, I'm left wondering whether to book one or two riding vacations with her next time!
Julie Van der Heyden
We had a wonderful riding holiday in Portugal with Outside the Corral. The location of Monte Velho Equo Resort is indescribably beautiful. The terrace has an incredible a view where you can see the horses galloping from the terrace. Also, I have never had a more beautiful view while sitting in the sauna. I can definitely recommend the trail rides. The trail horses are top notch and this way you get to know the surrounding area. Our guide always took us to the most beautiful spots. My biggest fear was that the horses would not be treated well, but nothing could be further from the truth. The horses are very well looked after. Lastly, Laure-Anne guided us very well. Even though it was our first riding holiday, we knew exactly what to expect. Definitely highly recommended!
Very nice experience! Laure-Anne makes all the time for you, discusses your wishes and then gives options that suit you. As a result, the trip suits the person booking it. But also afterwards, Laure-Anne is easy to reach for questions and thinks along with you. For example, my flight got changed and she immediately thought about how to solve the transfer. Also the personal aspect, with a message before your trip, but also checking in afterwards to see how your trip went. Makes it a nice and personal travel agency. And because she only offers riding holidays and visits them herself, she knows what she is selling. Laure-Anne, thanks again for the service and the fantastic trip I made thanks to you. I will definitely book here more often!

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