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Desert Horse Inn

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Desert Horse Inn


... is located in the Aus district of southern Namibia.

Upsides ...

Set in the mountain deserts around 100km inland from Luderitz, this pleasant roadside lodge provides and interesting base from which to explore the coast and the local area, with a good network of marked hiking and mountain bike trails.

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Downsides ...

The main potential downsides are that some people may prefer to stay down in Luderitz, the lodge itself is a relatively simple roadside facility, whilst the attractions of the desert in this area may prove a little too subtle.

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A few words about prices ...

We are specialists in helping our guests to build the very best and most suitable safaris for the lowest possible prices. A safari can be a very expensive undertaking and we always do everything we can to meet your target budget.

Further up this page you will see our guide price for this place. This is the high season rate per person per night sharing a double room. For most people this should represent a worst case scenario, since various discounts usually apply at other times of year.

We guarantee that the prices we charge will be the same or, more often than not, considerably less than if you were to book directly with the owner. We also guarantee to match or beat any legitimate competitive quotations. Additionally, all our itineraries have fully itemised pricing, so that you can see exactly how much each element costs, which should provide you with great reassurance and help you to make decisions when fine-tuning your trip.

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How we like to include this lodge in trips ...

We tend to include the Aus area in trips relatively rarely, not that many people choose to come this far south. For first timers at least, there are so many places competing for attention that only those on trips of 3 or more weeks tend to consider this area. Luderitz and Fish River Canyon tend to be more often visited by South Africans coming up from Cape Town and repeat visitors to Namibia in search of new areas to explore.

But if you are interested in Luderitz, then this area is definitely one of our preferred options. It might seem a bit perverse to stay 100km out of town, but there really is very little to choose by way of quality accommodation down on the coast and at least up here you should avoid most of the morning fogs, as well as benefit from the subtle activities in the immediate area.

However we do usually prefer to recommend the rather higher rated Eagle's Nest, which is just around the corner and under the same ownership.

Usual stay duration is 2 nights, although it would be very easy to include 3 nights, giving one full day for the coast and one for the Aus area.

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