For the more adventurous of spirit, Desert Homestead offers a unique experience where guests can ride out onto our private reserve and sleep out in nature. The reserve is situated in between the majestic red sand see of the Namib Desert and the rugged Naukluft mountains. Leaving the stables and lodge behind, you will set off on an unforgettable journey through wide open plains riding over a varied terrain changing from soft, sandy, stretched open fields, to rockier mountain trails, through dry riverbeds, under Sociable Wearers nests and around Camel thorn trees. Your experienced guide will eagerly tell you more about the environment, fauna and flora. You are almost guaranteed to come across a herd or two of grazing Oryx, springbok, or Zebra and some varieties of smaller carnivores, such as Jackal and Bateared foxes.
Sleep-out ride with one overnight stay
Sleep-out ride with one overnight stay (rest at Desert Homestead Outpost)
Sleep out ride with two overnight stays
The tour starts. In the afternoon we meet for coffee and cake in the Desert Homestead Lodge. To make the afternoon relaxing, the arrival at the lodge should not be later than 2 pm. After acclimatising and saddling the horses we start with an approximately 2 -hours ride through wide open plains and rocky paths from Desert Homestead Lodge to the Desert Homestead Outpost. After the horses are fed, make yourself at home in one of the tents of the Outpost, where you can enjoy the view towards the dunes of the Namib Sand Sea from your private terrace. The luggage for the night awaits you there. Later dinner in the restaurant and overnight stay. (Transfer of car and baggage from Desert Homestead Lodge to Outpost)
After a small breakfast early morning departure for a 2 hours ride in a magnificent mountain scenery, to a panoramic point from which the Sossusvlei dunes are visible, with views over the valley of the Tsauchab. After another 2 hours ride, return to Desert Homestead Outpost and break until the afternoon ride in the Namib Desert. You spend the hot midday hours on the pool terrace and have a light lunch. The ride in the afternoon takes about 2 hours through spectacular scenery to the tent camp in the desert. It features a ‚sundowner‘ – drink at the campfire and dinner. The day comes to an end under the stars of the Namib with an overnight stay in tents. The next morning after breakfast and a cup of tea or coffee about 2 hours ride back to the Lodge. Arrival at 10 am
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