Horse Safari – Reitsafari / Windhoek

Horses. Your horse will be chosen from a mixed herd of many breeds i.e. Arab, Haflinger, Trakehner, ranch horses – sure-footed horses raised on rough terrain, some with experience in endurance riding, and every one of them a kind, reliable companion that deserves the very best treatment and care.

Tack. We use comfortable skirted saddles (endurance type) to properly fit the horse as well as the rider. You may bring your own western shaped sheepskin bumnah if you normally ride with one. You will be responsible for grooming, checking over and tacking up your own horse.

Riding experince. Fitness, good health, experience in horse riding and handling horses are essential in order to be able to enjoy these rides. You must feel totally at ease on the back of a cantering horse; and you must be secure and balanced in the saddle at all paces for many hours a day.

Terrain. We travel through rocky hills and riverbeds, gravel plains, open sandy plains and undulating sand dunes – occasionally you may need to dismount and walk with your horse. The rides are challenging, and therefore require riders with strong personalities and a sense of humor that will see you through the tough moments!

Distance. On average we cover 20-50 km a day, spending up to eight hours in the saddle on some days. Pace depends on the terrain and temperatures as well as on fitness and weight of riders with walk, trot, canter and gallop. Group sizes vary but have a max. of 15 riders plus 2 – 3 riding guides.

About. In 2009 Sarah Jane Gullick decided to sell up her ‘African Horseback Safaris’ in Botswana and bought ReitSafari from Waldi Fritzsche and renamed the Company the Namibia Horse Safari Company.

RATES 2013

Valid 1st January, 2013 to 31st December, 2013

TOUR

DURATION

RATE PER PERSON

STARTING DATES

Namib Desert Ride

Extreme. Experienced, fit riders only

10 nights (11 nights)

N$45,000

28.MAR 2013
11.JUL 2013
03.SEP 2013

Damara Elephant Ride

Challenging. Experienced, fit riders only

10 nights

N$48,200

05.JUN 2013
19.JUN 2013
16.AUG 2013

Rates include:

  • All Riding, accommodation and meals
  • All Drinks (except in lodges, restaurants, petrol stations, etc.)
  • Ground transfers on arrival day from Windhoek airport to guest house, and from Windhoek B&B to starting point of ride and return transfer to central Windhoek and Windhoek International airport on day of departure.