Damara Ride - Namibia

Damara Elephant Safari

5 star rating   5 September 2022

Vivien who has been on 41 In The Saddle rides. Damaraland - stunning | I was matched with the perfect horse for me (Schnapps) and rode her everyday throughout the holiday. The scenery was unbelievably breath-taking, so beautiful and vast it's hard to describe. We did some fast canters and gallops when the landscape opened out which were so much fun. Couldn't keep the smile off my face (inner cowgirl definitely emerged!). The other guests were great company too, all topped off by the new addition of little Woody, the camp puppy who joined us for this ride.

[Abbie from In The Saddle replies: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your return visit to Namibia. It is such a special experience - thank you for taking the time to share your feedback].

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Most nights were camping but I knew what to expect (been on the Namib desert ride many years ago). Very comfy camp beds with feather quilts and pillows. Sleeping in the open underneath the Namibian night sky is the best.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Very good. No need to change.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

No improvement needed.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

You need to be riding fit and generally fit with lots of stamina to do this ride (varies from hot inland to quite chilly on the coast) but if you come prepared, it's one of the best experiences ever.