Desert trail riding offers the chance to feel complete freedom on horseback – galloping across the endless sands is the closest thing to flying without wings!
Over one-third of the African continent is covered by desert, from the vast Sahara Desert in the North to the ancient Namib Desert in the South. We offer horse riding holidays in three of Africa’s desert landscapes. Surrounded by distant mountains or towering sand dunes, these panoramic horse rides are beyond anything you can imagine. The scenery only increases in wonder as the sun sets to reveal a sky full to the brim with stars and a rare view of the milky way without the tiniest amount of light pollution.
Deserts hold their own unique fasciation. Perhaps it is the sheer vastness of the endless plains and getting as far away from humanity as possible. Or, simply experiencing something more similar to Mars than anything on this planet. Traversing these sparse, wide and varying terrains on horseback will give you a sense of adventure very difficult to rival. These arid areas are home to some of the most extreme landscapes and inhospitable conditions on Earth, as well as some of the most exhilarating horse-riding adventures!
For many, the draw is the sheer challenge of crossing a desert on horseback, relying only on yourself, and your four-legged companion. It is incredibly life-affirming waking up in a landscape that seems incredibly hostile yet embracing it completely and finding its hidden secrets. Plus, there are few other places that offer the perfect natural race track where you can forget about the world and just fly! The freedom and adrenaline is completely addictive and the adventure can be life-changing!