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- 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Please contact us for a detailed quote
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
• All relevant entry and departure government stipulated
• All personal purchases, including curios, premium brand
liquors, telephone calls etc.
• Optional extra activities
• All flights (other than specified in the safari itinerary),
pre and post tours before arrival at the starting point of the
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