Skeleton Damara Expedition

Get ready for an adventurous and fast-paced expedition! From the formidable Skeleton Coast into the remote western Damaraland and back onto the wild Atlantic Coast, this exhilarating riding safari takes you through contrasting landscapes and is adrenaline-guaranteed.

Best period

March, October


From € 6.145

Ideal length

11 days/10 nights


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Combine contrasting and truly unique landscapes in one single expedition.
Enjoy the thrill of unlimited, fast-paced riding on incredibly fit and well-trained horses.
Spot shipwrecks at the Skeleton Coast from horseback.
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 - 7 hours/day in the saddle
  • Windhoek Hosea Kutako / Walvis Bay

At a glance

This expedition starts in colourful Swakopmund at the Atlantic Ocean. From there you’ll head to the almost inaccessible Damaraland region. This is a truly breath-taking part of Namibia with ancient craters, endless open plains and delicate patterns of colour. Then you’ll descent into the lower reaches of the Ugab river, before reaching the lichen-covered coastal plains of the Skeleton Coast. On your ride you may expect to spot numerous shipwrecks on the golden beaches of the Skeleton Coast, as well as desert-adapted wildlife in rugged Damaraland. Get ready for some fast-paced riding through unlimited landscapes in-between all the sightseeing.

More information

Eat, ride, sleep, repeat. That’s the rhythm of this epic expedition through the Skeleton Coast and Damaraland. 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 night of the trip you’ll stay in hotel in Swakopmund. The final night is spent in a luxury beach house. Your luggage is transported in vehicles each day.

What do others say?

From the idea of and all the way throughout the experience, I felt wonderfully guided by Outside the Corral. Laure-Anne helped me find just the trip I was hoping to have this April, right at the start of the season in Europe. Looking forward to my next one ahead! This time, I will take my dad and my sister with me. Can warmly recommend this agency.
The destination was perfect for my purpose of recharging, relaxing and improving my riding skills. The horses were just beautiful and easy to ride, the food was delicious and the property was absolutely gorgeous. I also had a good time with the other guests, horse lovers who came from all over the world to this place for the famous Portuguese Lusitano horses. I will definitely return to Monte Velho! Laure-Anne read my needs perfectly and advised me exactly which trip to book. Moreover, she was very flexible if I needed to change my schedule and was available for Q&A 7 days a week. If you are thinking of a horseback riding vacation, this is the place to book!
My first riding holiday was huge success. First and foremost because of the beautiful location in Portugal where I spent some fantastic days. Laure-Anne's helpfulness and enthusiasm leading up to the trip are certainly also worth mentioning. In the meantime, I am already making new plans and I am sure that next time I will leave on a riding holiday with an easy mind!
Indescribable adventure & worth repeating!!! Truly incredible! Also the communication with Laure-Anne is super! Thank you!!!
Loah Peeters

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