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6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia

Desert Homestead Lodge, 30km southeast of Sesriem and the entrance to Namib-Naukluft-National Park, is the perfect starting point for tours to Sossusvlei or an oasis for a relaxing rest after visiting the world‘s highest dunes. The lodge is located in a private nature reserve adjoining the Unesco World Heritage site “Namib Sand Sea”. Desert Homestead Lodge is famous for its horse safaris through the Namib desert which are suitable for experienced riders as well as beginners (under guidance of experienced riding instructors).

Highlights

  • Several riding tours lasting 1 to 2 days are offered including all meals.
  • The nights will be spent in a tent camp under Namibia‘s beautiful starry sky.
  • Early in 2014, the lodge was renovated and upgraded with environment-friendly technology.
  • Thus, solar power is now the only energy source for power generation and water heating.
6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia

Route & Itinerary

6 Days / 5 Nights
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Day 1:

Arrive at Desert Homestead by lunch time, or by mid afternoon. You can enjoy a scenic sun downer ride, before returning to the Homestead and an al fresco dinner.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
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Day 2:

An early start today with scrumptious home baked rusks (local, traditional biscuit) with coffee, before heading off to Sossusvlei in and air-conditioned 4x4. You return for a light lunch, and short siesta. You then meet in the late afternoon for tea and coffee, before leaving on the first leg of the horseback sleep-out safari. The backup crew has camp set-up for the riders, as they arrive in time for sun downers. Dinner is cooked on an open fire, either a traditional potjie (small pot) or a barbecue. Dinner under the stars in the desert is an unforgettable experience.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
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Day 3:

A leisurely start to the day, with freshly brewed coffee and breakfast cooked on the fire, after which you set off on the first stage of the riding for the day. At mid morning, there is a tea stop (for human and horse!). Hammocks are strung between trees and you are off duty again until the late afternoon. A picnic lunch is enjoyed with chilled white wine. After tea and coffee and cake, set off for stage two of the days riding, arriving at your new camp in time for dinner under the stars.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
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Day 4:

After the usual scrumptious breakfast, you make your way back to the stables, where you arrive in time for a light lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a nature drive on the property, which includes a short walk to a view point with magnificent views of the area. Enjoy a good night's rest in you chalet following a three-course dinner at the lodge, accompanied by some fine wines.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
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Day 5:

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, after which you depart for the Namib Naukluft Park and the gorgeous rock pools, which are found there. With a picnic lunch and some cold drinks in tow, a relaxing time is spent in the Park. You return to the Lodge in the late afternoon.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
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Day 6:

Your Safari arrangements finish after breakfast this morning.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
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Out Rides

The Sunrise Ride

Guests meet for tea, coffee and biscuits at sunrise and then drive across to the stables. Once the horses and riders are ready and comfortable, the ride begins. The scenery varies quite dramatically, from dry river beds to massive camel thorn trees, to mountain paths and wide open grassy plains. After about two hours of riding, you reach a your breakfast - set out under a camel thorn tree, with a delicious spread of cheeses, cold meats, fresh bread and muffins, yoghurt, muesli and fruit platters. In addition there is fresh orange juice and percolated coffee. After a leisurely breakfast, you mount up and ride for another hour back to the stables.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
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The Sunset Ride

Today you have the last opportunity to enjoy riding on this beautiful Reserve with its diversity of wildlife. After brunch, you are transferred either directly to O R Tambo International Airport, or to the Triple B Ranch to continue their holiday with Horizon Horseback Adventures.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
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Sleep Out – 1 night

Day 1

You meet in the late afternoon for tea and coffee, before leaving for your sleep out. The backup crew has camp set-up for you. Your ride brings you to camp in time for sun downers. Dinner is cooked on an open fire, and you will enjoy either a traditional potjie (stew in a small pot) or a barbecue. Dinner under the stars in this desert environment is an unforgettable experience.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia
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Day 2

Today starts in a leisurely way, with freshly brewed coffee and breakfast cooked on the fire, after which you set off on the return ride to the Homestead.

6 Day Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namibia

Included

  • Accommodation at Desert Homestead in top class game lodges and tented accommodation at Wait A Little main camp
  • All meals
  • Guiding, chaps and helmets provided

Excluded

  • Optional accommodation upgrades,
  • Optional extra activities,
  • Lunches and Dinners not mentioned,
  • all drinks except where specified otherwise,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • Laundry,
  • Telephone,
  • fax and internet connectivity,
  • Gratuities,
  • Visas if required & Travel insurance.
  • Transfers between the hotel and Livingstone (Zambia) or Kasane (Botswana) airports are available at an additional charge.
  • Park Entry Fees as follows: Falls tour $35pp, Cruise $12pp, Helicopter Flights $14pp(Park fees remain subject to change

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