Skeleton Coast

The shipwrecks found along this hazardous coastline and whale bones resulted in this region of Namibia’s coastline being named the Skeleton Coast. A striking and unforgettable landscape of stark contrasts, this region is the base for legendary holiday experiences.

The region is home to a great variety of animal species like the shy desert-adapted elephant lion and cheetah. Besides these impressive predators, the large armor-plated lizards of the area are an impressive sight! A sensory experience, the Skeleton Coast is a fantastic destination for adventurers, photographers and those looking for unusual destinations, and interesting activities combined with luxury accommodation.

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Highlights in Skeleton Coast

  • See the masses of Cape Fur Seals at the Cape Cross Seal Colony
  • Hunting for shipwrecks like the famous ‘Dunedin Star’
  • Take a flight in a light aircraft for a bird’s eye view

Featured Accommodation

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, in a land of bare mountains, gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. The eight large en-suite tents, including one family unit and shaded outdoor lounges and swimming pool, look over rugged scenery sloping to the almost always dry Hoanib River. Explorations of this isolated, yet diverse area take place via game drives along the riverbed where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted wildlife can be found: Elephant, Giraffe, Gemsbok and Springbok, with glimpses of Lion and Brown Hyena.

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Secluded Luxury in Northern Namibia

Secluded Luxury in Northern Namibia

Beyond the tourist hotspots, you will find these remote luxury lodges in northern Namibia. Explore the untamed desert of Damaraland, landscapes of contrast of the Skeleton Coast, and Himba tribe in the Kunene region. This 9-day safari in Namibia is dreamy and romantic.

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Damaraland

Damaraland offers visitors to Namibia an exceptional and unusual experience. Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful, this is a vast and rocky landscape is home to a surprising diversity of wildlife. Go on game drives in search of rare desert-adapted elephants, endangered black rhino, gemsbok, kudu and giraffe – to name…

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Kunene

The Kunene River lies on the northern border of Namibia. The only permanent source of water in the area, the river creates an oasis in the lunar-like landscape of the Namib Desert. A boast safari on the Kunene River offers sightings of huge Nile crocodiles, while game drives take you…

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Walvis Bay

Set on Namibia’s coast, Walvis Bay is one of the biggest cities in Namibia besides Windhoek and Swakopmund – but it’s still comparatively small when compared to a European city. Its large natural lagoon attracts an abundant birdlife such as flamingoes and Damara terns. The Atlantic waters are home to…

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