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Great Namibian Desert Trail

What to Bring for Great Namibian Desert Trail

What to Bring
Place all items in soft luggage, well labeled, and split into 2 bags if over 15kg- lots of pockets help with organizing.

Essential Items
Beanie / Woollen hat
Hat / Baseball cap
Fleece jacket
Buff / Bandana

Long sleeved cotton shirts for riding x 4 (preferably in subtle colours)
Riding trousers/jods x 3
Casual trousers x 2 (for travelling and excursion days)
Shorts x 1 (in summer for around camp)
T-shirt x 2
Long sleeved shirts for the evenings x 2 (also for lodge nights)
Pullover x 2
Warm ‘Pyjamas’ x 1
Lightweight waterproof jacket (for foggy mornings)
Lightweight down jacket / vest
Underwear, Socks
Flip Flops
Comfortable walking shoes / trainers (for around camp, travel etc.)

Riding Gear
Helmet (recommended not compulsory, but might be a condition from your insurance – please check!) Sun visor to fit around helmet or Wide brimmed Hat (with a string)Boots / Chaps - full or half
Seat saver (if needed)

Sunblock SPF 50 & Lip balm (with SPF!)
Toiletries (Shampoo, Toothbrush and -paste, wet wipes, moisturiser)
Personal medication / Pain killers (for sore muscles)
Power bank / extra batteries/ spare memory card

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Great Namibian Desert Trail
Tour Code: PG-NANW
11 days / 10 nights
Dates : April to Sept

Trip Rating :
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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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2024 05/22 - 06/01 11d / 10n 11 day trip 4 /15 Expired
A 2024 07/03 - 07/13 11d / 10n 11 day trip 4 /15 Expired
A 2024 08/14 - 08/24 11d / 10n 11 day trip 4 /15 Sold Out
A 2024 09/25 - 10/05 11d / 10n 11 day trip 4 /15 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: Skirted endurance-type saddles
Horses: Arab, Haflinger, Lipizzaner, Trakehner...
Pace: 20- 60km (13 to 30 miles) a day, up t...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Windhoek
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