Dusty deserts meet coastal shipwrecks and crashing waves on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast
Barren and windswept, Namibia’s eerie Skeleton Coast is one of the most unusual and dramatic coastlines in Africa. Located in northern Namibia and covering nearly 20,000km2, on a Skeleton Coast tour you’ll see numerous shipwrecks and whale skeletons littering this wild and desolate landscape. It won’t take you too long to guess how this remarkable region got its name.
While the name might not suggest an abundance of wildlife, your tour of the Skeleton Coast will soon demonstrate otherwise. The third largest national park in Namibia, the Skeleton Coast is rich with bird and sea life, and it even includes a number of Cape fur seal colonies. Many of our clients also enjoy heading a little further inland on a 4X4 safari to discover desert elephant, oryx, giraffe, brown hyena and the undisputed king of African wildlife – the lion.
One of the best ways to see the coast is by air. With extensive knowledge of the region, guides will fly you along the National Park’s 500km coastline. It’s one of the most impressive ways to see the dusty desert and lichen fields as they meet the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Perhaps you’ll even spot the ever-shifting settlements of the Nomadic Himba tribe.
For a unique taste of Namibia, and the barren beauty of one of the driest regions on the continent, be sure to include a Skeleton Coast tour as part of your bespoke holiday to Africa.