Wild Horses Expedition

From the great dune sea of the central Namib to the very edge of the Sperrgebiet National Park, this is an incredibly scenic ride through one of the most breath-taking desert landscapes on the planet. Seeing Namibia’s wild horses at the end of the trip completes the thrill of your journey.

Best period

May

Price

From € 6.770

Ideal length

11 days / 10 nights

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Highlights

Visit the ‘ghost-town’ of Kolmanskop with its fascinating German-colonial architecture.
Encounter Namibia’s wild horses (by vehicle).
Ride through an unparalleled desert wonderland.
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 Airport

At a glance

Get ready for a desert wonderland on this adventurous ride. From the great dune sea of the central Namib to the very edge of the stunning Sperrgebiet National Park, this ride covers very diverse desert terrain: immense grassy plains, signature inselbergs (island mountains), dunes and the rugged Tiras Mountain Reserve as a dramatic backdrop. This incomparable ride ends at Klein-Aus Vista, near the home of the wild horses of the Namib.

Desert-adapted game are encountered during the day, where open country with good going allows for some fast-paced riding. On the last day there is no riding, as you’ll visit the coastal town of Luderitz, explore the extraordinary ‘ghost town’ of Kolmanskop – the town the desert is ‘reclaiming’ – and encounter the wild horses of the Namib.

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 night of the trip you’ll stay in a lodge near Windhoek. The last night is spent in a camp in Geistershlucht (Ghost Valley). Your luggage is transported in vehicles each day.

What do others say?

From the first conversations, we clearly felt a "click". Laure-Anne understood very clearly what we were looking for and that was for myself an "exciting riding experience" and for my partner a pleasurable wellness. And what we got was an incredibly romantic setting in Ireland with excellent horses and guides (both lessons and trail rides). The whole setting was perfect and, to top it off, we got a gorgeous, sunny summer week in Ireland without a drop of rain. We had no worries, gave everything out of our hands (including the extension of our riding trip with a rental car). Everything was tip-top, like Swiss clockwork!
Johan & Christa
I recently had the privilege of embarking on an authentic riding holiday in Botswana, organised by the fantastic team at Outside the Corral. I cannot express enough how extraordinary this experience was! I would like to express my sincere thanks to Outside the Corral for putting together such a unique and enriching experience. This trip went beyond a holiday, it was an immersion in the beauty and authenticity of Botswana. If you are looking for adventure, connection and memories that will last a lifetime, look no further. Thank you Laure-Anne for making my riding holiday in Botswana truly incredible!
Amber de Tollenaere
For a while, I had a dream of going on a riding holiday, and I eventually found my way to Outside the Corral. I was extremely impressed with Laure-Anne's guidance in helping me choose the perfect trip. It was fantastic how quickly I could communicate with her, and she provided me with a wealth of information. In the end, I embarked on an amazing journey to Iceland and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. Laure-Anne had already warned me that once you experience a riding holiday, you become instantly hooked, and she was absolutely right! I'm already eagerly planning my next adventure, and, of course, I'll be using Outside the Corral again.
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 ride to book. Moreover, she was very flexible when I needed to change my schedule and was available for 24/7 for questions. If you are thinking of a riding holiday, this is the place to book!

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