You will come closer
on a horse-back!
From beginners to experienced riders, everyone gets good value for their money’s with us. For children or if you don’t feel safe enough to follow a safari ride with our horses, there is the possibility to be led by a guide on a rope or you can gain first experience with a riding lesson.
Advanced riders can look forward to a gallop through the river bed or an exciting ride through the mountains, which demands some confidence from the rider. Even advanced riders can take riding lessons or dare to approach a few terrain obstacles.
On the safari rides you will be accompanied by an experienced, local guide who will be happy to answer your questions about flora and fauna. You will receive riding lessons from a FENA-certified riding instructor and horse manager with many years of professional experience in her field up to personal assistance in the German highest riding level of versatility.
Our horses have a wonderful stable and enough pasture space to stay in a good mood. Mares and geldings are mixed in a herd and outdoors all year round. For the training of the horses and the riding lessons we have a 20 * 60m square and a small cross-country course.
Six of our horses are experienced guide horses with a very good character, experience with meeting wild animals and different riders. But our young stars can also be seen. You are the calm person and still always willing and attentive to go. Our goal is to train horses that are safe for beginners to ride and still have a lot of fun for an experienced rider.
All are regularly corrected and trained. We offer rides for up to five people per ride. (More horses are still in training.)
Horse Safaris on the African Savanne
Picture yourself riding in the African landscape when the early morning sun is climbing the horizon and the wind blows through the tall grass. You will ride amongst mountains and dry riverbeds. When you come back from your safari ride you can relax by the pool, read a book or go for a hike. In the afternoon you can join our Cats Unlimited tour and see leopards and cheetahs from the safety of a car. Of course we will provide you with drinks and quality food from our European cuisine. Every night we serve a 3-course dinner family style. In the evening you can reflect the day and meet our other guests from all around the world. Good conversion!
We offer an exciting 4 day or up to 8 days (optional) horse safari package with an experienced local guide. The basic 4 day safari price includes the following:
- Pick-up from international airport or Windhoek
- 4 nights at Düsternbrook guest farm in different accommodation possibilities ( see pricelist and description and pics of the rooms)
- Colonial House ( 2 star level )
- Felsenhaus ( 3 star level )
- Chalet or Tents ( 1 star level)
- Half board ( Dinner and Breakfast) ( lunch optional at own cost)
- 4, 9 or 12 hours of riding with an experienced guide, divided over 4 days ( see pricelist: package A, B or C)
- 1 Cats Unlimited tour
- 1 Game drive
You can extend your package by any amount of days. How? Divide the 4 day package by 4 and multiply by the number of days. At no extra costs you get: 5 days includes a free sundowner or breakfast ride at the Hippodam, 6 days includes a free sundowner and breakfast ride, 7 days includes: a free breakfast, sundowner ride and an organized overnight camping experience including a barbeque around the campfire, night sky and breakfast in the morning. (inclusive: tents sharing, sleeping bag, matrass ). 8 days includes: all mentioned before plus 3 free nights in our central apartment in Swakopmund. This includes the one way transfer to Swakopmund, cleaning and laundry fee at no extra cost.
Swakopmund is very popular and offers different activities which we can arrange for you. From Swakopmund you can start to whatever you still want to see from Namibia.
Are you an experienced rider, but your partner is not? No problem! We can offer many different activities to your partner: different hiking trails from 1 to 6 hrs, game drives, cheetah and leopard drive and a big pool. At our reception we offer good cappuccino adapted to our water, other drinks and WiFi.
We can also organise that one person is riding and the other person is hiking to the overnight camping shelter (ca. 9km) to experience the camping together.
Contact us for more information and we can make you a tailor-made experience.
This is what your trip could look like
Day 1: Arrival at Düsternbrook
Pick-up from airport or any venue in Windhoek. Transfer to the farm. Check-in and may be first meeting with your guides horses and to discuss the next few days. Depending of arrival time you could go in the afternoon on your first ride. Night 1.
After or before breakfast you go on your first or next ride. You meet at the stables. After your ride, relaxing at the pool, optional lunch, a small rest/snooze, after that one of your free activities like the cheetah and leopard drive. Afternoon at 17.00 you could on your next ride depending on the package you have booked. Afterwards optional sundowner and dinner. Night 2.
Same as the day before and as arranged with your guides. Normally the guides take on different trails around the farm. They will take care of you depending also on your riding skill. Night 3.
Same as day 3. In the afternoon may be your other free activity? Night 4.
This could be your departure day depending on your arrival day and hour schedule. May be another final riding session before your departure to other destinations of Namibia or your extension starts today?