If you want to experience the beauty of the Namib desert on horseback, look no further than the Desert Homestead near Sesriem and Sossusvlei in Namibia. The Desert Homestead is a working ranch, and their horses are very docile and easy to handle. Even guests who have no prior experience of horses will be able to join in the fun.
From the verandah at the Desert Homestead you have unrivalled views of the Naukluft, Tsaris and Nubib mountains of Namibia. This is the perfect place to enjoy the exquisite meals offered at the Desert Homestead. Most of the produce used to prepare the delicacies is grown right here at the Desert Homestead. If you do not wish to dine at the main building, the Desert Homestead also provides delicious braai-packs for you to braai at your chalet - a true Namibian treat.
The 20 chalets at the Desert Homestead are simple, but very stylish and luxurious. Built in a traditional Namibian style to have the least impact on the surroundings, they are also decorated in a style befitting the surrounding landscape. All chalets at the Desert Homestead are en-suite, and all chalets have a charming traditional “latte” verandah. The lights and ceiling fans use batteries which are charged with wind or solar power. At the Desert Homestead, even the bathroom amenities are eco-friendly.
A highlight here is the overnight outrides on horseback into Sossusvlei and Naukluft. According to guests’ schedule, these can be one-night or two-night outrides. All meals are provided by the guide, and you sleep under the starry Namibian skies. A truly unforgettable experience.
The Desert Homestead also offers trips into the Sossusvlei and Naukluft in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle. This is definitely a highlight if you are travelling to the area of Sesriem in Namibia. Trips include snacks and drinks and are guided by experts. Experience the magic of a Namib sunset on the sundowner trip into the Kulala Wilderness Reserve near the Desert Homestead – complete with snacks and drinks, and using an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle. If you do not feel that energetic, you can relax at the swimming pool while overlooking the surrounding scenery.