The Skeleton Coast
This evocating expression is commonly used to describe the desolate northern Namibian coast, including the mysterious Skeleton Coast National Park, although the term actually covers the entire Namibian coastline, stretching from South Africa to Angola. It is one of the most inhospitable landscapes yet hauntingly beautiful and continues to captivate all those that visit.
Highlights in this area include numerous shipwrecks including the Eduard Bohlin (1907), located between Walvis Bay & Luderitz, best seen from the air with a scenic flight, and the Dunedin Star (1942) which wrecked in the far north of the Skeleton Coast, as whale and seal bones along its treacherous coastline where the towering dunes meet the cold Atlantic Ocean.
More inland you might also encounter animals that have uniquely adapted to this land including desert-adapted elephants, desert lions, and antelopes that survive in this the most barren of places, ensuring that this area will provide an unforgettable nature experience simply unlike any other. Because of its remoteness, and the vast distance between destinations, we recommend where possible to explore this area using charter flights as this will allow access to the more remote, and stunningly beautiful Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp & Shipwreck Lodge, the 2 premier lodges offering the most comprehensive Skeleton Coast experience. However, for those with a keen sense of adventure, there are limited opportunities to explore with a vehicle and camp, however, weather conditions along the coastline are not favourable for camping on the actual cost and we would recommend spending the nights slightly inland for a more comfortable experience.