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Namibian Fly-Inn Safaris

SKELETON COAST SAFARI
seal colonies, shipwrecks, windswept plains..

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Overview - Skeleton Coast
The Skeleton Coast Park is one of our planet's most inhospitable, but hauntingly beautiful places - it is wild, desolate and uninhabited. It has everything from roaring sand dunes, windswept plains, towering canyons, salt pans to seal colonies, shipwrecks and even one of the most productive fishing grounds anywhere.

Fresh water springs permeate through barren sands to create rare oases in the desert which sustain pockets of wildlife. Springbok, Gemsbok (Oryx), the Desert Elephant, Ostrich, Jackal and Brown Hyena eke out an existence in this rugged terrain, along with vegetation like Welwitschia which has adapted to the harsh conditions.

The arid desert environment in the Skeleton Coast is within the northern reaches of the Namib Desert. The Benguela current brings cold waters all the way from Antarctica and helps to moderate temperatures. The cool air off the ocean meets the hotter desert air, and nearly every morning, a cool mist envelops the coastline, bringing life sustaining moisture to the desert.

There are many regions in the Skeleton Coast. On these Safaris, we visit the most isolated, beautiful, remote (and private) northen sector of the park, from just north of Mowe Bay to just south of the Kunene River. This area has been set aside by the government for low volume, exclusive safaris.

This safari is unlike any of our other safaris. The area is so vast and there is so much to see and experience. If you have the time available, make sure you book the five day safari. We abandon our traditional early morning and afternoon activities and leave camp after breakfast and spend the full day exploring the park. A picnic lunch is enjoyed out in the wild and we return to base camp in the later afternoon. We travel in 4x4 Land Rovers and cover an extraordinary variety of terrain. All safaris visit remote Himba villages just outside the park for an incredible cultural experience.

Even though this is a luxury safari, the terrain is harsh, rough and rugged. We will try and make this as comfortable as possible, but we have no way of hiding from elements. Sometimes we can experience cold temperatures - and then 400m up the valley, we encounter warm desert winds. This is not a safari for those without a spirit of adventure, but it will be enjoyed by those who are looking for a true wilderness experience in some of the most spectacular scenery in Southern Africa.

Itinerary
We offer two safaris, one for four nights/five days (departing every Saturday) and another for three nights/four days (departing every Wednesday). Both are flying safaris, starting and ending in Windhoek. However once we arrive at the Skeleton Coast we spend all our time in vehicles. Both Safaris can usually be combined with our Best of Namibia Wing Safari to create the Ultimate Namibian Safari.

Cost:
Please contact us for a detailed quote

Included:
All soft drinks, beer, fruit juice, mineral water and wine. Local liquors are also provided.
• All meals while on safari.
• All activities while on the safari departure
• All internal charters as specified in the itinerary
• All accommodation
• All National park fees

Excluded:
• Visas
• All relevant entry and departure government stipulated fees/ taxes
• All personal purchases, including curios, premium brand liquors, telephone calls etc.
• Gratuities
• Optional extra activities
• All flights (other than specified in the safari itinerary), pre and post tours before arrival at the starting point of the safari
• Torches


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