From the dramatic volcanic landforms of Damaraland to the great plains of the central Namib desert and the surprising biodiversity of the Fish River Canyon, Namibia has a bouquet of superb landscapes to explore.
Inhospitable and seemingly desolate, these hauntingly beautiful places are uninhabitable except by those that are supremely adapted.
This is perhaps what makes deserts so exceptional – experiencing the very real implications of what it takes to survive in these forbidding yet beguiling places.
One is left spellbound by the ingenuity of nature's engineering
Andrew Gillies, as host, lead guide and part owner, has a vested interest in providing guests the best desert horse riding adventure possible.
Offering scheduled 10-night mobile camping safaris, we cater for both intermediate and advanced riders. Riding between 20 to 60 km per day, some route are almost 300 km - you need to be riding fit to participate in these challenging safaris.
Backed up by a slick professional team, and surrounded by a country blessed with natural appeal, these riding safaris are among those experiences the memory of which tends to last a life-time.
Catering to the demand for new adventure, we try and find somewhere new to ride every few years - pioneering new trails where none have ventured before.
You will soon get into the easy rhythm of camp life - days start with the aroma of freshly brewed 100% Arabica coffee wafting through camp at dawn.
After a good breakfast we ride 3 - 4 hours in the morning, break for lunch for an hour or two, and then ride 2 - 3 hours in the afternoon covering 20 - 60 km per day depending on the terrain.
Nothing is rushed yet we cover ground and the days drift by imperceptibly
Our horses have been bred and our tack specially adapted for purpose. Comfortable camp beds with all weather covers, hot bucket showers and ice in your G+T's are all part of this wild experience.
By living close to nature - sleeping near your horse on the picket line, star-watching from your bed at night, and listening to the distant call of animals - all this lend itself to an authentic immersion in what is the essence of this exquisite desert.