8 Days Exciting Horseback Safari in Namibia

  • Okapuka Horse Safaris, Windhoek, Namibia

Overview

Breathtaking Namibia Safari

Okapuka Horse Safaris offer you an unforgettable horse riding safari experience. This is your chance to enjoy the unspoiled corner of Namibia trekking along trails that they have carefully selected to give you breathtaking views of wildlife. Imagine riding among herds of giraffe or wildebeest, or watching rhino from a safe distance. The combination of riding and game viewing is unbeatable!

Highlights

  • Horse riding safaris
  • Picnics and sundowners
  • 30,000 hectares riding track
  • Daily full board a la carte meals
  • 7 nights’ lodging
  • Drinks

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 6.

  • 7 activity days
  • English
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During the safari, you will be accommodated in a Park Room at Okapuka Ranch. The thatched Park Rooms overlook the river of the Otjihavera or have a view over the savannah. The rooms are spacious and have an en-suite bathroom (shower, toilet, and washbasin), safe, coffee and tea making facilities, mini-bar, fan, telephone and a terrace.

Accommodation amenities

  • 2 swimming pools
  • Game drives
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain drives
  • Souvenir shop
  • Sunset drives
  • Tennis court
  • Wi-Fi

On this safari, you will be accompanied by an experienced guide and you will ride beautiful Arabian horses through a very varied landscape always on the lookout for the game and enjoy the stunning scenery. During a week’s stay, you will ride for an average of 4 hours per day. The riding can be fairly intensive and you are welcome to take either a morning, afternoon, or day off “out of the saddle” to enjoy the other activities or just recuperate by the pool.

You should have a minimum age of 10 years and be riding fit and strong. For the sake of the horses, Okapuka Horse Safaris have a maximum weight limit of 85 kilograms, 13,5 stone or 187 pounds for the safari. For the endurance and mountain trails, the weight limit is 80 kilograms, 12,8 stone or 176 pounds.

Competence level requirements

  • You are confident at all paces and can control a (very) forward going horse across vary varied terrain
  • You can rise / post to the trot
  • You can stand in your stirrups when in canter / gallop
  • You have a balanced and independent seat
  • You have horse sense

This safari will take place in Windhoek, Namibia. Okapuka is a malaria-free private game reserve of 10,000 hectares. Okapuka Horse Safaris have riding rights throughout the neighboring farms which make the total area 30,000 hectares and the possibilities almost unlimited. The wildlife at Okapuka is outstanding for its variety and quantity. Great effort is put into maintaining Okapuka as one of the best stocked private game reserves in Namibia.

The rides will have you explore the different habitats of the game and the diverse topography. During your stay, you are likely to see white rhino, giraffe, eland, blesbok, gemsbok, kudu, black and blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, waterbuck, steenbok, duiker, ostrich, impala, springbok, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, mountain and plains zebra and the rare sable antelope. Sightings of cheetah, leopard, and brown hyena do happen, but you need to be lucky.

The terrain is a combination of savannah and rocky mountains up to 2,000 meters. Some of the rides are designed to explore the mountainous trails where the views are stunning yet the game can be scarce and difficult to spot. Other rides, mainly along game trails on savannah plains which will bring you in close contact with the game.

The full board a la carte meals will be served daily except when having picnic(s) and / or braai(s). Drinks such as sparkling and still water, fruit juice, fizzy drinks, beer, red and white wine during picnic(s), sundowner(s) and / or braai(s) are included. All drinks consumed at the bar and / or restaurant are not included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Drinks
  • Full board à la carte meals
  • Horseback safari accompanied by an experienced guide
  • Picnics
  • Sundowners
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by A traveler from France

    "The love and passion you extend to your horses and the people you share your passion with is incredible. You are truly a special person. The world would be a better place if everybody were as dedicated as you are. With my heartfelt thanks for an unforgettable week. "

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  • Review by a traveler from France

    "We had a blast in Okapuka and a blast in Okonjima. We feel so lucky to have been able to do horse safari, jeep safari, and walking safari, during which we encountered a cheetah and a leopard, amongst many other animals! Our trip has been marvelous, the best of my life. I truly hope we get the pleasure of seeing each other again!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Switzerland

    "I loved it at your place with your fantastic horses. Especially the endurance training was something very special for me."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom

    "We had a wonderful few days. We have been looked after incredibly well by Ingeborg and Debbie. The rides have been varied in pace and terrain and the game viewing interesting, but perhaps not as exciting as I had anticipated. Although I found Bobs a little strong at times I enjoyed riding him, especially on the mountain ride. Overall I cannot fault our stay. Thank you so much!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Switzerland

    "I had a wonderful stay. A perfect combination of great riding and interesting game-watching with a knowledgeable guide. Thank you for such an enjoyable holiday and for taking such good care of me."

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Windhoek, Namibia

Okapuka Horse Safaris offers accommodation and horseback riding for great game viewing in spectacular Namibian scenery, as well as endurance riding, mountain trails and, cattle drives.

Speaks English

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8 days / 7 nights

Specials 2017
  • 15% discount on room rate for children of 12 years or younger when sharing room with parent(s)
  • 6th person pays 50% when booking as one group with same arrival and departure dates and times
  • 180 EUR discount when 3 people share one room (staying for 7 nights)
  • Pay for 6, but stay 7 nights from January 15 to January 31 and June 1 to June 15

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