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Great Namibian Canyon Trail

Great Namibian Canyon Trail
Namibia Namibia
Imagine: the second largest Canyon in the world combined with African game, wild horses and vast desert plains! The Great Namibian Canyon Trail combines dramatic canyon landscapes, spacious desert plains and the mighty Orange River. It offers the opportunity to experience both inaccessible countryside and real wilderness areas, as well as riding without limitations.
The trail takes you right up to the canyon rim to experience the stunning views from the top, before descending into the canyon and exploring alongside the Orange River. The trail then leads away from the canyon and takes you across open savannah plains and rocky landscapes to reach Klein Aus Vista. Here you have the chance to see the wild horses of the Southern Namib Desert.
The Fish River Canyon area is internationally recognized as one of Africa’s most magnificent sites; it is also the second largest canyon in the world. Riding will commence in and along the upper Fish River canyons where you will experience part of the canyon not seen by many. After the endless Nama Karoo, the plains invite you for everlasting canters, only to be stopped by the Orange/Gariep River, which forms the southern border of Namibia. Distances covered daily will vary between 20 and 55 kilometres. The Canyon Trail crosses over three private parks: Fish River Canyon Park, Gondwana Park and Aussenkehr Park, altogether covering an area of about 220 000 ha. These parks fall within the Nama Karoo Desert biome and are on the fringe of the transitional area between Nama Karoo and Succulent Karoo, the Orange River basin at Aussenkehr being the most arid part of the Nama Karoo biome. Aussenkehr Park is also home to a small Namib Feral Horse population, descended from the original wild horse population at Garub in the Namib Desert.

The shorter Fish River Canyon Ride is the ideal getaway for those who do not like camping that much, or don't have enough time to get away for the longer rides. Explore the Fish River Canyon
with good plains game viewing opportunities and inspiring canyon landscapes with amazing rock formations - all in comfortable accommodation and traditional hospitality

Camping Ride with vehicle support
Progressive Ride (no camping)
Safari Ride
Ride with Western Tack

Meeting: Cape Town
Airport: Cape Town
Transfer: Cape Town International airport
Riders: Min 8 riders
Max 15 riders

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    Great Namibian Canyon Trail
    Tour Code: PG-NACT
    11 days / 10 nights ~$5,900.00
    Dates : July

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Tack: Western-style trail saddles
    Horses: Arab, Haflinger, Lipizzaner, Trakehner...
    Pace: 15 to 35 miles a day, 6-8 hours in th...
    Walk, Trot, Canter,
    Airport: Cape Town
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