Adventure vacations in Namibia

Skeleton Coast


This ride combines the best of both the formidable Skeleton Coast and rugged Damaraland, with undulating, rocky landscapes and huge open plains. You’ll start from the coast and venture into the remote western Damaraland and back onto the wild Atlantic beaches. This is a riding trip for the true adventurous spirit.

The tents are two-person dome tents. You have the option of sleeping in the tents, or under the stars.

Meals are prepared over the open fire. This braai or potjiekos is typical for Namibia, and often a welcome surprise.

  • Overview:
    The horses are selected for their ability to negotiate the Namib terrain, and for their stamina. Arab cross, Trakehner, and local ranch breeds make up the outfitter’s string. They are small to mid-sized, swift in rough terrain, and with a kind and reliable disposition. Endurance saddles are provided.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Arab Cross, Trakehner, Local Ranch Bred
  • Trip Pace:
    moderate to fast
  • Tack:
    Endurance Saddles
  • Weight limit:
    85 kg (187 lb) in riding gear

This is not an option for non-riding companions.

Arrive any time on Day 1 at Walvis Bay Airport or Swakopmund by road. If you plan to arrive a few days prior to the ride date, please inform Equitours of your travel plans and accommodations in Swakopmund. You are responsible for making your own transfer arrangements to the guest house on the first day. Departure flights from Windhoek on Day 11 can be anytime after 3pm.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Walvis Bay airport, transfer to a hotel in Swakopmund for sundowners and dinner with your guide.

Day 2

Depart Swakopmund to a lunch spot on the Skeleton Coast, with a visit to the lichen fields and a shipwreck en-route. After lunch in camp, saddle up and ride to the first overnight camp.

Day 3

There is an easy rhythm to camp life with memorable evenings around the campfire, making new friends, sleeping under the stars. This is a little bit of heaven on Earth. From the Ugab River to Leeuwkop in this landscape of undulating, multicolored geology. The terrain allows for some of the best going anywhere on the planet – so expect lots of fast riding! Descend into the lower reaches of the Ugab river before reaching the lichen-covered coastal plains of the Skeleton Coast.

Day 10

After a final day of riding, spend tonight in a luxury beach house.

Day 11

Transfer to Windoek International Airport for flights around 3:00pm.

Itinerary Addendum

This itinerary is flexible and may be modified at the guide's discretion due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Trip Dates & Pricing

Additional Pricing Information:
Prices are based on the dollar/pound exchange and are subject to change. Ride price is set, guaranteed, and final at the time deposit is paid.

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Skeleton Coast
June 22, 2024
January 1, 1970
January 1, 1970

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I have nothing but respect and admiration for the horses we rode: tough as nails, impossibly agile and sure-footed, fit and enduring beyond belief, reliable and safe, and with great personalities. As for our guide she proved to be an exceptional woman. Her ferocious love of Namibia, her knowledge of the country's... Read more  

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