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Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris

Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris

About Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris

Skeleton Coast Safaris is a small, family-run operation that has organized trips here for 20 years.

They take up to eight passengers, using light aircraft to hop between remote beaches and private airstrips.

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Skeleton Coast Safari

5 days • 5 locations • 1 country WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

An epic flying safari exploring some of Namibia’s most spectacular and remote wildernesses. Exceptional pilots, among the best guides in the country and exclusive camps ¬– this a real bucket list adventure.

Visiting Skeleton Coast, Windhoek

US$7,490 - US$12,340 per person

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When to go to Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland

Our month by month guide: What it's like to visit Skeleton Coast Safaris in Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland

Namibia in January

January is at the heart of Namibia’s rainy season. However, as you’d expect from a country dominated by desert and semi-desert environments, the rains are often (but not always) weak and usually quite localised. Some days will be clear, the strong sun raising temperatures to around 30ºC/86ºF; on others humidity and clouds build, sometimes culminating in spectacular thunderstorms. In extreme cases, these generate flash-floods which race down the beds of ephemeral rivers. Across the country, the greening landscape makes a refreshing change, especially in desert areas. Many birds are in full breeding plumage and migrant species are here in force. In the north, where the rains are more reliable, the abundant water and food allows wildlife to disperse, making it trickier to spot.

  • Variable weather: clear, hot & dry, or cloudy & humid with some rain
  • Occasional, highly localised thunderstorms
  • Many animals with young; birdlife at its most spectacular
  • Wildlife dispersed & harder to see, especially in Etosha & the Caprivi
  • Very few tourists (apart from the New Year) so rates mostly low

This is not a great time to visit

Weather in January

Namibia in February

February is the wettest month, but as Namibia is dominated by deserts, the rains are often weak and patchy. The variation in weather across Namibia is significant, too; the central highlands and Caprivi can see some heavy rain. More typically, some February days are clear with a hot, strong sun; others are cooler as cloudy skies build and, sometimes, culminate in short, spectacular thunderstorms. Occasionally these generate flash-floods, bringing ephemeral rivers to life and making travel more challenging. Across the country, the landscape feels green and alive; insects and smaller animals are more easily seen, and many birds and animals are raising their young. However, small pools in the bush and thicker vegetation can make it hard to spot the wildlife.

  • Variable weather: clear, hot & dry or cloudy & humid with some rain
  • Occasional localised thunderstorms meander over the landscape
  • The bush feels alive; birdlife is at its most spectacular
  • Wildlife in Etosha & Caprivi is dispersed & harder to see
  • Few tourists, so rates usually at their lowest

Weather in February

Namibia in March

March usually sees Namibia’s main rains tailing off, although actual precipitation varies hugely across the country and can be unpredictable from day to day. Many days will be clear, with a strong sun driving temperatures up. On others, clouds will build, and the late afternoon may see a short, spectacular thunderstorm. Such deluges reduce in both frequency and volume as the month progresses. Across the country, landscapes are often vivid: a “green and pleasant land”. Many birds and animals are finishing raising their young, so smaller animals and insects are in evidence. In the north, where rains are generally heavier, pools in the bush and thicker vegetation can make it difficult to spot larger animals.

  • Afternoon thunderstorms less common as March progresses
  • Animals looking sleek and well-fed, after 3–4 months of plenty
  • Few tourists visit during March, so rates often low

A good time to visit, with pros & cons

Weather in March

Namibia in April

Typically, April is dominated by dry weather; there’s an ever-decreasing chance of rain. Temperatures are now below their peak and continue to fall. Even so, days remain pleasant and warm, but there might be a slight chill in the air at night. The rains usually leave many parts of the country verdant and green, so animals are in fantastic condition – often with fast-growing young in attendance. With the dust washed out of the atmosphere, photographers make the most of clear air, spectacular landscapes and healthy animals. Stargazers will have clearer night skies as the month progresses. In the game parks of Northern Namibia, water and food remain in plentiful supply, so finding big game can prove trickier than later in the year.

  • Becoming drier &, especially at night, also cooler
  • Few visitors, except around Easter, so rates remain low
  • Wildlife in Etosha & Caprivi remains relatively hard to see
  • Migrant birds have started to leave
  • Fresh, clean air and often green, verdant landscapes

Weather in April

Namibia in May

By May, Namibia is usually drying out fast as the rains have ended. If they’ve been good, then the land remains green, but wildlife starts to congregate at more permanent water sources. Over much of the country the air quality and clarity can be amazing, making this an ideal month for photography. Typical days are warm, with crisp, clear mornings and clear blue skies. Evenings are usually cool, and temperatures may dip below 10ºC (50ºF) overnight. Many lodges still charge “low season” prices, although with Namibia’s increasing popularity in recent years, some have started to introduce higher “shoulder season” rates. May’s good-value rates, increasingly good wildlife sightings, beautiful landscapes and crystal-clear air combine to make this one of our favourite months in Namibia.

  • Lovely weather: dry, warm days & cool nights
  • The country is drying out although many landscapes remain green
  • Fantastic air clarity – ideal for keen photographers
  • Visitor numbers are often still low, mirrored by lodge rates
  • Wildlife is starting to congregate more around remaining water

A very good time to visit

Weather in May

Namibia in June

Namibia is dry again. Skies are blue and usually largely cloudless. Days are lovely: warm and dry; nights are cold, sometimes below freezing in the desert. Most swimming pools in Namibia are always outdoors, making them too cold for all except the very dedicated. Take a warm hat and gloves for game drives, where dawn and dusk will feel particularly chilly. In the north, especially Etosha, wildlife viewing is now into its dry-season pattern, focusing around the waterholes – though the park is still not busy. Photographers come for superb air clarity, with minimal dust or smoke in the air. Historically, June rates have been low. However, with Namibia’s increasing popularity many lodges now count it amongst their “high-season” months, and request higher prices.

  • Clear, bright days with blue skies; cold nights, mornings & evenings
  • Great air quality, especially welcome for photographers
  • “Shoulder season” for some lodges: lodge rates moderate
  • Wildlife gravitates to waterholes, making game-viewing productive
  • Some greenery in the landscape, depending on the last rains

Weather in June

Namibia in July

Reliably warm daytime temperatures (upwards of 20ºC/70ºF) and good wildlife sightings make this a popular month to visit Namibia. Rain would be very unusual indeed and clear skies make for great photographs. Once the sun sets, though, temperatures cool rapidly bringing cold nights that may dip below freezing in the desert. Be prepared: dress in layers and expect early-morning and late-afternoon drives, and anywhere coastal, to be cold. As the land dries and vegetation shrivels, game congregates beside drinking water: Etosha’s waterholes are busy with animals. Across the country, lodges charge “high season” rates; many are fully booked a year or more in advance, especially during European school holidays (from the latter half of July to late August).

  • Dry days, warm in the sun, with crisp, cold nights
  • Cloudless skies: July is usually superb for stargazing
  • The beginning of European school holidays so more families travelling
  • Peak season: so high rates and many lodges fully booked far in advance
  • A fantastic time of year for wildlife watching, particularly in Etosha

Weather in July

Namibia in August

August is the height of Namibia’s “winter”. Expect cloudless skies and plenty of warm sun in the day, but nights down to freezing in the desert. Dress in layers and bring warm clothes (including hats and gloves) for chilly starts and evenings. Only the hardiest even contemplate using outdoor pools. It’s 3–4 months since any rain, so the land is dust-dry and much vegetation is golden brown. Many landscapes appear sparse and harsh. Wildlife congregates around available water sources, helping to guarantee good animal sightings. Namibia is never really “busy” by the standards of Europe or the USA, but August is the most popular time to visit, especially for families. Book early (over a year in advance) if you want to stay at the best lodges.

  • Dry days, warm in the sun; cold mornings, evenings & nights
  • Cloudless skies in the day; spectacular stars at night
  • Busy by Namibian standards: family rooms in particular demand

Fantastic: the very best time to visit

Weather in August

Namibia in September

September is a month of blue, cloudless skies and fantastic wildlife viewing. Rain is almost unheard of. As the month progresses, the days and nights get warmer. In some areas, daily maximums hit around the low 30s Celsius, although low humidity ensures this feels comfortable. The contrast makes the nights seem very cold. The air is becoming dustier, occasionally augmented by smoke from fires – so becoming hazy for photographic purists. In the national parks, animals congregate around remaining water sources – making September one of the best months for game viewing. Hence it’s one of Namibia’s most popular months for visitors: a “high season” month that is often the time of choice for safari aficionados.

  • One of the best months for wildlife viewing
  • Warm days & cold nights, with temperatures rising during the month
  • Many plants have faded from green to golden brown
  • Air can be hazy – with dust & sometimes smoke
  • High season rates; many lodges & camps are full 9 months in advance.

Weather in September

Namibia in October

Namibia is usually at its hottest and driest in October. Temperatures build as the month progresses; towards the end, daily highs may exceed 40ºC/100ºF, though with humidity close to zero, even this rarely feels oppressive. In exceptional years, isolated rain showers may fall in late October. More usually, the end of the dry season sees wildlife watching at its best, particularly in Etosha. The place feels like a desert as spectacular herds of thirsty animals gather around the available water. October is popular amongst wildlife enthusiasts and commands peak-season prices, even if dust and smoke may make the air hazy, challenging photographers. Visitor numbers can fade towards the end of the month, allowing a window for last-minute bookings.

  • Probably the most spectacular month for wildlife-viewing in Etosha
  • Hot and dry: much of the country feels like a desert
  • The air can be hazy with dust & smoke
  • It’s peak time to visit, so expect high season rates
  • Lodges & camps are full, especially early in October

Weather in October

Namibia in November

November is always a bit unpredictable: sometimes dry and hot; sometimes cloudier and cooler. Typically, mornings are hot and cloudless and clouds appear in the afternoon. Humidity builds and eventually breaks, resulting in spectacular thunderstorms that bring convection rainfall in late afternoons. Such storms are typically sparsely distributed and highly local – being completely absent from desert areas, for example. Places that do get good rain will flush green, with a tangible feeling of new life softening the landscapes. Many mammals give birth to their young. Once any rains come, wildlife dissipates in search of food, and game viewing in Etosha becomes harder. Conversely, this is a great time for birdwatchers, with migrant species in breeding plumage.

  • A very interesting, variable month, depending on the rains
  • With rains come an amazing explosion of both vegetation & new life
  • Wildlife viewing better in Damaraland than Etosha if it has rained
  • Shoulder season: mid-range rates offer great value
  • Away from the Namib, showers are more likely later in the month

Weather in November

Namibia in December

December is the first “proper” month of Namibia’s rainy season, and one of its hottest. Clear mornings give way to building clouds and, with luck, the occasional short, spectacular thunderstorm: refreshing and cleansing. These are often highly localised and generally warmly welcomed: most Namibians love rain! Rains clear the air of dust. Even relatively short showers enable plant life to erupt, carpeting this thirstland in green and providing food for the young animals which abound. Animals disperse widely, which can make game viewing challenging. Many birds are breeding and so sporting their most colourful plumage. Christmas and the New Year fall within local “summer holidays” – so places to stay can be surprisingly busy, especially in and around coastal towns, where temperatures are cooler.

  • Hot and humid; sometimes refreshed by cooling showers
  • Landscapes flushed green if/where there has been rain
  • A tangible life and energy amidst this often green & pleasant land
  • Very photogenic: blooming deserts amidst crystal-clear air
  • Best time for birdwatchers; larger animals harder to spot

Weather in December

Other areas in Namibia

Etosha National Park

Namib-Naukluft

Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Swakop' & Walvis Bay

Central Highlands

Central Highlands

Okonjima Nature Reserve

Caprivi Strip

Southern Namibia

Southern Namibia

Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon

NamibRand Nature Reserve

Lüderitz & Aus

Waterberg Plateau National Park

Waterberg Plateau

Bushmanland

Bushmanland

Namibia fact file

Useful information and advice to help you prepare for a trip including Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris

Flights to Namibia

Flights to Namibia

Advice on how to get to Namibia

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) travel to Namibia

LGBT travel in Namibia

Attitudes, the law & our experiences

Namibia general information

Namibia general info

Essential travel info on Namibia

Self-drive - Car types

Self-drive - car types

Which car type to rent

Self-drive - Driving tips and techniques

Self-drive - driving tips

Tips to make driving in Namibia easier

Self-drive - Namibia car hire groups

Self-drive - hire groups

The different car hire group to rent

Self-drive - Namibian Road Types

Self-drive - road types

Including pictures & descriptions of roads

Tipping in Namibia

Tipping in Namibia

Expectations & guidelines for tipping

Wildlife in Namibia - Cats and Dogs

Wildlife - cats & dogs

Including cheetah, lion, leopard, jackal & hyena

Wildlife in Namibia - Large antelope

Wildlife - large antelope

Including sable, eland & blue wildebeest

Wildlife in Namibia - Large herbivores

Wildlife - large herbivores

Including elephant & black rhinos

Wildlife in Namibia - Medium and small antelope

Wildlife - smaller antelope

Including klipspringer & common duiker

Wildlife in Namibia - Primates

Wildlife - primates

including Chacma baboon & Lesser bushbaby

Wildlife in Namibia - Small mammals

Wildlife - small mammals

Including banded mongoose & pangolin

Weather & climate

Weather & climate

The best time to visit Namibia

Other lodges in Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland

Alternative places to stay in this same area.

Cape Cross Lodge

Cape Cross Lodge

Right on the Skeleton Coast, between Swakopmund and Damaraland, Cape Cross Lodge has easy access to Cape Cross Seal Reserve.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Hoanib Skeleton Camp

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is actually situated 42km inland in Kaokoland, this said they offer a superb guided day trip to the coast.

Terrace Bay

Terrace Bay

Terrace Bay is bleak. However, those that stay here come to experience the remote and inhospitable nature of the Skeleton Coast.

Serra Cafema

Serra Cafema

The luxurious Serra Cafema is in the most remote corner of Namibia - at the north end of Hartmann's Valley, across the Kunene River from Angola.

Hoanib Valley Camp

Hoanib Valley Camp

The intimate and remote Hoanib Valley Camp offers a rare chance to explore this dramatic corner of Namibia and to search for its sparse desert-adapted wildlife.

Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge

Shipwreck Lodge

The only property on this desolate stretch of coastline, the extraordinary Shipwreck Lodge opens up a new section of the Skeleton Coast National Park

Opuwo Country Lodge

Opuwo Country Lodge

Opuwo Country Hotel provides comfortable accommodation is well situated for a night's stop before travelling into remote parts of Kaokoland.

Epupa Camp

Epupa Camp is a welcoming oasis set on the palm-fringed banks of the Kunene River in north-west Namibia and close to Epupa Falls.

Leylandsdrift Camp

Leylandsdrift Camp

Used exclusively on the Schoeman's skeleton cost safaris, Leylandsdrift Camp is a great place to track desert elephant.

Kunene River Camp

Kunene River Camp

Used exclusively on Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris, Kunene River Camp occupies a pretty location on the banks of the Kunene River.

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Okahirongo Ele. Lodge

Tucked away in Namibia's far northwest Okahirongo Elephant Lodge offers luxurious chalets, with stunning views and plenty of activities.

Kuidas Camp

Kuidas Camp

Kuidas Camp is usually the first-night stop on a Schoeman's safari. It is a very simple camp with stunning views of the Huab River Valley.

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Stretching along the northern part of Namibia is Skeleton Coast, boasting with the most eerily beautiful and remote landscapes, and connecting with the Atlantic ocean. 

Skeleton Coast offers the escape to unparalleled peace and solitude. Here you can engage with the local Himba communities and learn about their unique traditions.

Despite the seemingly uninhabitable environment, Skeleton Coast is home to the desert-adapted elephants, lions, hyenas, and antelopes.

Although Skeleton Coast offers a variety of unique attractions all year round, the winter months, May to October, may be considered as the most favorable time to visit. 

The daytime temperatures are bearable and the skies are clearer, making it the photographer's paradise. The wildlife, especially desert-adapted species, may be more active and easier to spot.

From November to April, the summer season, you will have greener landscapes and fewer tourists, providing a more exclusive experience.

The Skeleton Coast, with its remote and haunting beauty, offers limited but authentic accommodation options, from luxury lodges to wild camping.  

The perfect blend of unique wilderness and luxury retreat.

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Jan 26, 2024
Very friendly!
They were so patient while we worked through issues with our credit card, trying many different solutions until the payment finally went through. I was booking for 10 people and even with changing dates, etc., and all the coordination required for that many people they were able to get us booked. Can not wait to be there!
Jan 24, 2024
Helpful people and welcoming
I was able to get help booking my vacation. I received information about the trip and assistance getting travel insurance. The pictures in the brochure are wonderful. I’m excited about the trip.
John Pascal is awesome
John Pascal is awesome! Great and quick communication!
Jan 23, 2024
Terrific communication
Terrific communication. Anja was very informative and quick to respond to my many questions.
First organized trip to Africa.
Booking an entire trip is a new experience for us. Our first contact with Shamiel was pleasant and wanted to know what we wanted out of the entire experience. As the planning moved forward Shamiel brought in Jayson to assist. As they listened to what we wanted and our concerns they brought together a package for us. Both we always accessible and extremely interested to provide us with a great experience.
Jan 21, 2024
Perfect service up to now
Perfect service up to now, incredibly fast responses. Very nice. Trip is yet to come.
Jan 17, 2024
The quick and good service from Kim…
The quick and good service from Kim Abrahams
Jan 15, 2024
Dolan is great
Sara the Incredible Travel Agent
Sara, went way and Beyond to help us put together our dream vacation. She worked nights and even Sundays to get us all of the information we needed, and helped plan and book our entire trip to S Africa! We had several choices of Travel Agents to use, and we chose Sara, because of her dedication and the time she spent to make sure we made an informative decisions...I will Definitely recommend her to our Friends and Family! Thank you so much Sara!

skeleton coast safaris

Skeleton Coast

A shipwreck just offshore in the cold Atlantic on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.

And we really mean that. For a start, you’ve got the Namib holidaying right there, beside the shoreline. A sliver of desert spanning the 1,500km from the Orange River in the south to the Kunene River and Angolan Border. Then you’ve got a sea which has claimed hundreds of ships and many more lives. Add in treacherous currents, thick sea fogs and foul smelling seals. En masse. But if you think we’re underselling this place, think again. This place is extraordinary. Nowhere on sweet Earth offers you an experience like this and Namibia knows it. So much so that they’ve designated their entire coastline a national park. Throw in the hugely popular Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and you’re laughing. Think water sports, water safaris and wet suits. Oh, and for convenience they’ve added a coastal road too. One which straddles the ocean and the desert like a tightrope from Swakopmund through the Recreation Area.

In this article we’re calling the whole Namibian coastline the ‘Skeleton Coast’ which is not strictly true.  Let’s start from the top and meander down.

1. Sun, Sea and Shipwrecks - Skeleton Coast National Park

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That’s one eerie sounding moniker. The Skeleton Coast National Park is the northern stretch, north of Ugab River Gate and beyond Terrace Bay. A vast, brooding and impenetrable national park. Bleak too and one of the most inhospitable places in the world. Cold water and an expanse of dunes, this is the driest place in sub- Saharan Africa and the final resting place of more than a thousand rusting shipwrecks . The turbulent Benguela Current causes strong winds, shifting sandbanks and powerful undertows that have led to many a sailor's demise. It’s a true testament to the humbling power of nature's forces.

Many of the wrecks have been destroyed by the elements but some, like the Eduard Bohlen, are still visible. This is quite a sight as she appears to be stranded in the middle of the desert after running aground in 1907. There’s the Second World War’s Dunedin Star too. She left London and ended up in a heap here.

As horrible as their histories are they are strangely beautiful and atmospheric. You may also find traces of the whaling and sealing industries which lasted into the early 1900s and left real skeletons. Plus, there’s usually a plethora of seals and marine birds hanging around the wrecks too. You may even get exceptionally lucky and see desert adapted elephant, rhino and lion.

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2. Seal City - Cape Cross Seal Colony

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Yup, there are thousands. And thousands. Weird isn’t it. Nothing but sand, no real signs of life and then all of a sudden up to 300,000 cape fur seals . They’ve got themselves quite a colony going on here. This is Cape Cross and this is where the first European feet touched Namibian soil. They belonged to the Portuguese explorer Diego Cáo who wandered by in 1486.

The seals are a sight. Very loud, very smelly, with thick fur and luscious layers of blubber. And boy do they relish the icy waters off Namibia. The broad flat beaches work for them too - good for noticing approaching predators. Females give birth to a single pup in November/December ; conceived right here the year before. You will see thousands of pups each with their own call which their mother recognises. Hopefully. They can’t swim till they’re two months old either so they’re pretty vulnerable, especially when their mothers are at sea, sometimes for days on end. Jackals and the rare brown hyena prey on them. Cape Cross is about 140km north of Swakopmund.

3. From Seal City to Shark Central - Henties Bay

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Now this is the place to be if you’re an angler or fancy your chances. Fishing here is excellent. Copper and cow sharks provide the sport while line fish include kob, steenbras, blackfish and blacktail. Henties Bay is 70 km north of Swakopmund and shark angling trips tend to be from November to May. You may also see smooth hound sharks and spotted gully sharks.

You'll find many rudimentary fishing camps in the recreation area up to the Ugab River, which marks the southern boundary of the Skeleton Coast Park. The beaches are wide and open and you can take your 4x4 with you. For rock and surf angling your best bet is to come from the end of January to April.

Namibia is one of the few countries in the world which is strict about shark conservation. No shark may be taken for a trophy, or be left on the beach. All sharks must be returned to the sea alive and unharmed. And remember, get your fishing permit.

4. Scoff Up Spätzle and Wolf Down Schnitzel - Swakopmund

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Like a mirage Swakopmund appears to offer welcome relief from the stark desert coastline. This little gem is Namibia’s favourite seaside town, it’s also Namibia’s biggest coastal town and an ideal base for a range of adrenaline activities .

Swakopmund is unmistakably an ex-colony of the German Empire. You will see German influences everywhere from architecture, to road signs, food to beer. Lots of German cakes too. And lots of Germans, both residents and visitors. Things really boomed here until the outbreak of World War I. This interrupted the construction of the massive pier which remains one of the city's main sights. Swakopmund has mock Tudor builldings, Bavarian spires... palm trees. But just because you are next to the desert don’t expect it to be scorching here. Mornings are nippy and damp from the heavy sea mist. That’s because the heat of the desert sweeps over the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean and a heavy, cold coastal fog forms. Still, the beach sand is soft and there is a summer holiday vibe.

The warmest months are January, February and March and the most popular time (think busiest) is from September onwards. Swakop (as the locals call it) has restaurants, bars, a museum and a delightfully small aquarium. Adrenaline activities are on the menu aplenty. Everything from kite surfing and kayaking to sky diving and quad biking. For calmer trips try a dolphin cruise or hot air balloon across the dunes.

5. Walk Like a Flamingo - Walvis Bay

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Now this is the big guy if you like your waterfowl. The Walvis Bay wetlands and Sandwich Harbour lagoons are RAMSAR sites , in other words, wetlands of international importance. Just 35km south of Swakop is this oasis of calm. The lagoon sustains vast flocks of flamingoes, low-flying pelicans and huge numbers of waders. We’re talking tens of thousands. Most migrants fly in between November and April.

The other main attraction here is the dunes. And the big one is Dune 7 . It’s the tallest dune in the coastal area and yes you can climb it. In fact, please climb it, it’s a stunner but go early in the morning to avoid a beating from the sun.

Incredibly, desert-adapted flora, fauna and even wildlife is rife in the dunes. There are lichens , which are actually a symbiotic relationship of fungi and algae, the famous welwitschia grows in the desert and you could see kudu, gemsbok, springbok, steenbok, genet and wild cat.

Also, head to the salt pans to see if the lakes are pink. The water is full of plankton and the crusty salt is often rose tinted. Nicknamed the Pink Salt Lakes they are stunners and their photograph has beautified many a social media post.

You can also find adrenaline activities in Walvis Bay and there is a plethora of marine life to enjoy - either alongside in the ocean or from the comfort of a cruise.

6. Sand Giants Running to the Sea - Sandwich Harbour

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This place is like nowhere on Earth. Huge, towering, imposing sand dunes of up to 100m literally beside the seaside. It’s sand dune - ocean, no introduction, no pleasantries. Like the sea engulfing a sand giant. This then washes into a lagoon. You can’t even get there unless the weather and tides let you. This place is one of Southern Africa’s richest wetlands. Astonishingly, you will find a smattering of actual vegetation here. Nature has found a way, as she does. The underground aquifer quenches a band of dollar bushes and unpronounceable shrubbery along the base of the dunes.

Sandwich Harbour is 56km south of Walvis Bay. The harbour supports more than 50,000 birds in the summer and 20,000 in the winter, including Palaearctic waders and flamingos. You could also see jackal, springbok, oryx, brown hyena and ostrich.

Plant wise the !Nara plant is quite something. Endemic to the central Namib Desert, it can reach water more than 15m deep. It doesn’t have leaves but is a prickly old thing with yellowish flowers. It’s a type of melon which has been eaten locally for centuries and can live for over 100 years.

7. Diamond-wearing Ghosts - Luderitz

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Once a literal jewel in Namibia’s crown, Luderitz is the southernmost town on the Skeleton Coas t. It was also the first German settlement in the country and is named after its founder Adolf Luderitz.

It’s in the middle of nowhere - at the meeting of the Atlantic Ocean and an endless desert - and is famous for its diamond mining history. They were found in 1909 and people flocked to make their fortune .

A village was built 10km outside of Luderitz to accommodate the staff and families of the diamond company. It was called Kolmanskop . But when the diamonds dried up the community scarpered and now this place has been reclaimed by the desert. Literally. The sand fills the perfect buildings and a surreal ghost town emerges.

Like Swakopmund, there’s still a huge German influence in Luderitz. German architecture, street names and bratwurst. There’s a museum too which focuses on the diamond mining past as well as local and natural history. Halifax Island is nearby, a place cormorants and African penguins call home. And seals and pelicans live on the Shark Island peninsula.

Luderitz is also a windy place which attracts the world’s fastest kitesurfers in an annual speed challenge on a purpose-built run. Button down your hat and coat.

Oh, and here’s a final point to muse over... diamonds are still found here, not in the desert but in the sea. All that wind has blown them in and they’ve ended up on the ocean floor. Fishermen here use nets and rods in their search for treasure . Let us know if you get lucky... then treat yourself to a super yacht.

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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

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Visit Wilderness Hoanib for an intrepid adventure in a life-filled private wilderness area near the legendary Skeleton Coast.

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Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Explore one of the world’s last great wildernesses.

Remote Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp rests in Namibia’s famed, ancient Kaokoveld. Search the rust-coloured crags and arid plains for desert-adapted wildlife. Take a thrilling drive to the wild, windswept Skeleton Coast.  Hike rocky outcrops, scramble down enormous sand dunes, marvel at desert oases, and dine under impossibly starry night skies.

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Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is a true desert oasis in a land that seems uninhabitable, but is life-filled. Explore an otherworldly landscape of immense dunes and rocky mountains. Amongst the dry riverbeds, desert-adapted wildlife is revealed. Look out for elephants, oryx, giraffes, and even lions and elusive brown hyena.

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Overlooking a wide desert valley that slopes down to the sporadically flowing Hoanib River, Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp looks out over a waterhole frequented by lions, elephants, giraffes, and brown hyenas. Amongst this unique desert wildlife and Namibia’s smaller creatures, discover relics of the Strandloper lifestyle from centuries past.

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Desert conservation legacy

Human dignity, recovering wildlife, and other conservation gains. This is the expanding legacy of Namibia’s community ventures. At Wilderness Hoanib Camp we partner with three neighbouring conservancies, enabling you to come eye-to-eye with desert-adapted elephants, lions, hyenas and giraffes. Researchers study them, and community members benefit financially from their conservation.

Take a refreshing dip for respite from the African sun.

Reconnect with nature without disconnecting from those you love.

In keeping with conservation, Hoanib is 100% solar powered.

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The undisputed star of Namibia’s desert plains.

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Their pale cream colour blends in with the desert.

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Cape fur seal

Marvel at huge colonies of seals and their young.

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A rare desert giant makes thrilling appearances.

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Where desert meets ocean

The Hoanib River’s gravel floodplain gives rise to sandy dunes and sporadic, surprisingly lush oases, where flamingos are seasonally seen. Rüppell's korhaan, Benguela long-billed lark, and Verreauxs' eagle add to the fascinating variety of birds seen amongst the unusual flora and spectacular scenery. This untamed stretch of sand is yours to wander. You’ll leave the only human footprints in sight. 

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The haunting beaches of the Skeleton Coast await.

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Marvel at the magnitude of the landscape.

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Presentations to learn about fascinating desert-adapted predators.

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A new view of the universe and your place in it.

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Discover a wild stretch of the Atlantic where the desert meets the sea. A place of immense dunes and rocky mountains dotted with oases that offer an inviting respite from the dry surrounds of the desert. The chance to see wildlife coming to drink, as well as plenty of birdlife.

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Wilderness Hoanib is one of the most remote lodges on Earth. This magnificent desert camp is only accessible by light aircraft with Wilderness Air. Flying over the Namib is a unique experience and the best way to arrive in style while appreciating the vast beauty of the desert.

Where is the Skeleton Coast?

The wild Skeleton Coast National Park encompasses a 500 km long, 40 km wide stretch of seemingly barren desertscape on Namibia’s Atlantic coastline. This is a hostile but fascinating land of shipwrecks, seals, and endless sand.

How did the Skeleton Coast get its name?

The Skeleton Coast serves up ghostly scenes where through a fog of sea mist, the sun-bleached skeletons of ships dot the coastline. Among them the skeletons of seals and whales, giving the area its name, while also attracting some of the world’s rarest desert predators.

Why is the Skeleton Coast so dangerous?

The atmospheric beaches of Skeleton Coast National Park are unmissable. While not dangerous for you to visit, the Skeleton Coast is famed as the largest ship graveyard in the world. Many sailors have met their demise here due to the dense fogs and frequent storms that batter the coastline.

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Namibia's Skeleton Coast

Forming a section of the oldest desert in the world, the experience of venturing into this wilderness via private flying safari is one that is unlike any other on the continent, as you pass over extraordinary lunar-like sand formations, with expert guides that take you into remote areas where it feels pristine and unchartered; silent yet intriguingly powerful. Arguably one of the most appropriately named natural wonders of the world, the Skeleton Coast is a barren coastline that comprises striking landscapes that are at once inhospitable and stunning.

Quick Facts:

  • What's in the name: the area is named after the ghostly shipwrecks scattered along the land.
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities: desert adapted elephants can be seen sliding down the sand dunes.
  • Accessibility: the area is split into two sections and the Northern Coast can only be reached via light aircraft.
  • Culture: you may be able to visit the Himba tribe.
“Due to the crashing waves that unrelentingly pound the region, the Skeleton Coast is also renowned for its innumerable rusting shipwrecks which total over 100, each of which casts its eerie silhouette over the coast that it is confined to.”

Location and Activities

Set in the remote northwest of Namibia, this battered coastline spans some 300 miles in total from the south of the country and into Angola. In terms of wildlife, the harsh desert environment means that there are few mammals to see here, but marine life off the Atlantic Coast is abundant with seals and sea birds and the waters that are touched by the icy Benguela current are filled with fish. Some of the inland riverbeds are nonetheless home to giraffes, black rhino, baboons and springbok. The true natural wonders of the coast lie rather in the astonishing scenes – the mists caused when the cool coastal airs hit the sun-baked sands or the other-worldly rock formations that hint to an area that has remained largely unaltered over millions of years.

There are generally two feasible ways to explore the Skeleton Coast. Driving north up the coast from Swakopmund will take you through some of the stark landscapes of the National West Coast Tourist Recreation Area before reaching the seal colonies at Cape Cross. Further north and six hours from Swakopmund you will be immersed in the wilderness of the National Park, with Terrace Bay being the last feasible place to stay.

The second popular option is to explore through fly-in safari through the Schoeman family-owned Skeleton Coast Safaris who have operated tours here since 1977. Through a thrilling combination of light aircraft flights with birds-eye views over the coast and Land Rovers that take you to the desert-based camps where you will stay in the heart of the unique natural environment. Fly past flamingo, over weaving patterns of ancient rivers and waterways, bright multi-coloured swathes of sand that peak and trough, and mountain ranges that etch into the distant horizon – this is for many the most breathtaking way to explore.

Whilst this area is undoubtedly a photographer's dream, the images can only capture minutiae of what is an unfathomably vast place that must be experienced in person to fully appreciate its grandeur. Speak to us today to find out how we can tailor the perfect itinerary for you.

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The Schoeman family has been running flying safaris along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast for over 25 years. Incredibly remote landscapes of haunting beauty and a variety of flora and fauna, as well as amazing archaeological and geological features can be viewed from the air or experienced at ground level during this unique flying safari. Accommodation & Facilities The classic Schoeman trip involves joining a small group in a private plane and flying to some of the remotest areas left in the world.  The trip is only four days and three nights, with each night spent at a different remote camp.  Accommodation at Kuidas and Kunene River Camps comprises walk-in dome style tents set underneath wooden huts, with two comfortable camp beds with a mattress, sheet and blanket and a small bedside table.  Each tent has its own chemical loo.  At Leylandsdrift camp the larger, square tents have double beds, en-suite flush loos, and running water in the basins. In all the camps each tent has an adjoining bucket shower and there are also shared flush loos to the rear of the tents at Kuidas and Kunene River camps.  Fresh meals are prepared daily by the staff based at each camp.

Wildlife & Activities The trip is hard paced flying over the Sossusvlei dunes, then landing on the Skeleton Coast and exploring Damaraland, and Kaokoland. You will land often just to admire the geological formations or to look at an ancient bushman rock engraving. You can see the ancient Welwitschia plant, slide and drive down the vast roaring dunes, meet the isolated Himba people near the Angolan border and track desert elephant. Although the trip is only four days long, you will feel at the end of it that you will have seen the best Namibia has to offer. The quality of your Schoeman host and guide, and stunning scenery make this the finest trip available in Namibia and one of the best in the whole of Africa.

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Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari + Sossusvlei & Etosha

Low season rate: 01 nov 2023 – 31 mar 2024.

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High Season Rate: 01 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023

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Low Season Rate: 01 Nov 2024 - 31 Mar 2025

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A five day safari leaving Windhoek at 07h00 in the morning with a flight to Sossusvlei which is reputed to have the highest sand dunes in the world. From there following the Skeleton Coast via Conception Bay to the Huab Valley during the first day. The second day continues up the coast as far as the Hoarusib Valley and the third day as far as the Kunene river, being the northern border of Namibia. On the fourth day a flight to one of the lodges outside the Etosha National Park from where the park is visited on the fifth day. The safari ends in Windhoek, arriving just before sunset on the fifth day.

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After breakfast we embark on a scenic drive along the Hoarusib Valley to visit a settlement of the nomadic Himba people. We might be lucky enough to come across the desert-dwelling elephant who frequent this valley. From here we continue north along the Skeleton Coast by aircraft to the Kunene River acting as a border to Angola. The Kaiu Maru shipwreck and pieces from old sailing vessels lie scattered along this part of the coast. From the airfield we take a scenic drive by Land Rover to our favorite lunch site. After lunch we continue through the mountains and dunes of the Hartmann Valley – which extends to the Kunene River – reaching our Kunene River camp in the late afternoon.

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Why Travel to Skeleton Coast ? by Luke Hardiman

The Skeleton Coast, which stretches hundreds of kilometers up the Namibian coast, from Swakopmund to the Kunene River on the border with Angola, is barren, desolate, and achingly beautiful.

Many of our African Budget Safaris featuring the Skeleton Coast include stops in vibrant Swakopmund and a visit to the Cape Fur Seal colony at Cape Cross.

Cape Cross Seal Reserve

Cape Fur Seal bulls can reach 360 kg at the beginning of the breeding season (October), the female seals are a lot smaller, at 75 kg. Babies are born in November/December and weigh a mere 4.5 to 7 kg, living with, and depending on their mums for at least a year.

The reserve at Cape Cross can have up to 100 000 seals living there, which is an astounding thought, and an amazing sight. 

With a 200 m walkway, made of recycled plastic, you can get up-close and personal with the seals. Be warned though, they're noisy and smelly!

Before becoming famous for its seal colony, Cape Cross got its name from the cross placed there by the Portuguese explorer, Diego Câo in 1486. This was to stake Portugal's claim on the territory, as he searched for a route around Africa to India. The cross is a landmark and was used as a navigational aid from the 15th century.

The cross that stands on the spot now is a replica of the original, erected in 1980, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the initial landing. The original cross was removed in 1893, by a German sailor, Captain Becker, and has yet to be returned.

It is a humbling experience to see the cross, and imagine the hardships of those sailors exploring unknown seas and, more tragically, all those sailors that washed ashore on this inhospitable coastline, never to return.

Known as the 'Adventure Capital of Namibia', Swakopmund offers a plethora of activities.

This quaint, seaside town, with plenty of German architecture, is on the sea. It's a cosmopolitan place, offering the best that Europe and Africa can offer in terms of food and shopping.

If you're an adrenaline junkie, these are a few of the activities that Swakopmund offers:

  • Sandboarding
  • Kite-surfing and land-boarding
  • Dune-climbing
  • Flights over the Namib Desert

Find out more with our Skeleton Coast safari travel guide page.

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​Overview – Skeleton Coast NP

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Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

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The Skeleton Coast is a windswept strip of desert covering almost 500km/310mi of Atlantic coast. This spooky park is often shrouded in fog. Its name comes from the numerous shipwrecks lying on the shore. A big draw for visitors is the fascinating Cape fur seal colonies . The most visited colony being at Cape Cross, located south of the park.

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Pros & Cons

  • Interesting desert coastline environment
  • Big seal colonies
  • Off-the-beaten-track wilderness destination
  • Excellent birding opportunities
  • Very remote and inaccessible
  • Low animal densities and little variety

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The Skeleton Coast is not a prime wildlife destination. Most people visiting this area stop prior to reaching the national park at Cape Cross seal colony . Similar, less accessible colonies can be found inside the park, including a huge colony at Cape Fria further north. They attract scavengers like brown hyena and black-backed jackals . Other marine wildlife includes Heaviside's dolphin and green turtle .

  • More about Skeleton Coast’s wildlife

The park protects a narrow strip of barren desert coast. The conflict of temperatures where the sea meets the desert creates a layer of almost permanent fog, which makes the scenery even more mysterious. The fog gives life to more than 100 different species of lichen , which reveal a mosaic of colors and shapes when looked at closely.

The Skeleton Coast is subject to a dry winter (May to October), with minimal rainfall. The winter months are also characterized by cool winds blowing in from the west, and heavy fog, particularly in the morning. Summer (November to April) sees a continuation of the fog, though it diminishes slightly. There’s also increasing rainfall and warmer temperatures.

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The best time to head to the Skeleton Coast is when the climate is warmer, roughly from October to March. The fog is also not as heavy and the skies clear up after rain. You’re more likely to see wildlife at this time, as the chilly winds of the drier months tend to send animals scampering for cover.

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Cape fur seal colony’s on the skeleton coast

This very remote wilderness area stretches out over 500km of coastline. Because of the nature of this harsh, barren desert environment, big game is scarce, but desert-adapted wildlife like gemsbok and springbok can be spotted. If you’re...

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14-Day Namibia Flying Safari

$18,980 to $25,361 pp (USD)

Namibia: Private tour Luxury Lodge & Tented Camp

You Visit: Windhoek (Start) , N/a'an ku sê (Wildlife Sanctuary) , Kulala, Skeleton Coast NP, Kaokoland, Etosha NP, Windhoek (End)

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4.9 /5  –  149 Reviews

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7-Day All Inclusive Namibia Desert Luxury Fly-in Safari

$9,853 to $16,000 pp (USD)

Namibia: Private tour Luxury+ Lodge & Tented Camp

You Visit: Windhoek (Start) , Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes) , Skeleton Coast NP, Kaokoland, Windhoek Airport (End)

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5.0 /5  –  14 Reviews

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8-Day Classic Namibia Safari

$3,126 to $3,360 pp (USD)

Namibia: Private tour Mid-range Lodge & Tented Camp

You Visit: Windhoek (Start) , Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes) , Swakopmund (City) , Skeleton Coast NP, Etosha NP, Windhoek (End)

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North-western Namibia is the kind of raw and rugged wilderness that many places claim to be but so few actually are. Located along the western Atlantic Coast, the Skeleton Coast is a hauntingly picturesque region, described by many as the ultimate journey to the ‘end of the earth’. Its beaches are strewn with whale bones and the wrecks of hundreds of ships, whilst the interior is an uninhabited desert of rolling, endless sand, mountains, picturesque plains, clay castles and desert-adapted wildlife. And if you are lucky, you could even encounter brown hyena, jackal and lion hunting Cape fur seals on the beaches. Here you'll experience countless activities, whilst uncovering the treasures that lie within the Northern area of the Skeleton Coast National Park.

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Tour highlights

Discover the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and visit the eerie Deadvlei.

Explore the incredible scenery of Namibia's remote Skeleton Coast by light aircraft.

Land on a Skeleton Coast beach to explore untouched areas on foot.

Meet Himba tribes people and search for desert-adapted wildlife.

Take a boat trip on the Kunene River that divides Namibia from Angola, a narrow strip of lush green running through this desert area.

Track rhino in the Ongava Reserve and watch the wildlife at one of Etosha's waterholes.

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On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and escorted to your light aircraft which will fly you south to the dunes of Sossusvlei where you will be staying in the private Kulala Concession.

Dunes at Sossusvlei

Head into the dunes early this morning before the heat really begins to increase. The guided activities will take you in at first light so you will be some of the first people in the area. Both Deadvlei and Sossusvlei are worth visiting as they offer very different perspectives of this region. If you have the energy, clamber up one of the dunes for great views.

Sossusvlei, Namibia

This morning you will be taken back to the airstrip where Schoemans will pick you up for the spectacular flight up to Swakopmund and then into to the Skeleton Coast. Along the way you will stop for lunch along the beach and enjoy flights over the Ugab formations as well taking some time to walk around and enjoy the scenery.

Exploring the Skeleton Coast

Today you take a scenic flight along the Skeleton Coast as well as the roaring dunes before heading to Leylandsdrift Camp.

Typical Himba jewellery, Namibia

Enjoy a nature drive looking for desert-adapted elephant, visit the Himba people and fly up north to explore the Serra Caféma area and the Kunene River.

Desert Chameleon, The Skeleton Caost, Namibia

Enjoy a boat trip down the Kunene River and climb some small peaks on the Angola side. After lunch you will depart by light aircraft to Ongava Lodge. This is a beautiful property set in a private concession on the edge of Etosha in the Ongava Reserve. The area consistently provides some of the best wildlife sightings in the area.

Elephant in Etosha National Park

There are a number of activities that you can do from Ongava Lodge. These include excursions into Etosha and on the Ongava Reserve, guided walks and also the opportunity to track rhino on foot. It really is an exhilarating feeling as you quietly approach these amazing animals.

Rock Hyrax, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Enjoy another day of safari activities from Ongava Lodge.

Lion in Etosha, Namibia

After a final morning safari you will fly back to Windhoek where your driver will collect you and take you to your guesthouse to relax for the evening.

The Equestrian statue, Windhoek

After breakfast you will be picked up by your driver and taken to the airport.

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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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Leylandsdrift Camp

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Anderssons at Ongava, Etosha National Park

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Skeleton Coast Traverse

The infamous Skeleton Coast in the northwesternmost corner of Namibia might look barren, uninviting and even intimidating, yet this part of the world is home to a unique ecosystem, a rich history and unparalleled natural beauty.

Along with the Bhejane team you’ll experience the Skeleton Coast in a way that few people ever do and find out first-hand what makes this coastline such a fascinating place. Although we travel beyond where the road ends, this adventure is conducted in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner.

Highlights:

Skeleton Coast National Park

Skeleton Coast Concession Area

Kunene River Mouth

Skeleton Coast Dune Driving

Hartman’s Valley

Green, Red & Blue Drum Crossings

Hoarusib River

Palmwag Concession Area

Hoanib River Bush Camping

Desert Elephants, Rhinos & Lions

Your tour leader is an experienced nature conservationist and adventure guide. He will be in radio contact with you at all times and impart a wealth of biological, cultural, historic and four-wheel drive knowledge.

Our experienced bush chef prepares three meals a day in his mobile kitchen. On the menu you’ll find fresh salads, potjiekos, braais and various other surprise meals making a guest appearance. As is our custom, the good old koffie pot will be on the fire from six till late.

Even though this self-drive adventure can get exciting at times and is certainly not a walk in the park, we will at all times practice safe off-road driving techniques. Should you encounter any difficulty, the Bhejane crew are equipped with the experience, know-how and recovery equipment to assist with off-road problems.

Some of our overnight stops will be rustic and in unusual locations, but you will none the less at all times be safe and sound. Our crew spares no effort to make you comfortable, provide you with good wholesome food and most importantly, ensure that you have an unforgettable adventure.

TOUR PRICING

  •  R 23 950.00 per person
  •  Children:
  •  aged 12- 18 pay 50% less
  •  aged 6-12 pay 60% less
  •  aged 5 and under for free
  •  3 kids in a family only pay for 2

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About the Skeleton coast Traverse

Adventure itinerary, day 1: st nowhere spa & campsite.

The tour group meets at St Nowhere Spa & Campsite in the afternoon where the Bhejane crew will be waiting with your tents already set up. Each vehicle must ensure that all final logistical details (filling of fuel tanks, Jerry cans and water containers, etc.) are done before meeting at the turn-off to St Nowhere. Making sure nothing is left to chance as we will be heading into the wilderness the following day. The evening is spent around the campfire meeting our fellow travelers and the crew. At dinner time we’ll discuss the route itinerary and what to expect on our first day on the road.

Day 2: St Nowhere Spa & Campsite to the Khumib River area

After early morning breakfast we leave St Nowhere Spa & Campsite and head north on the salt road. On the road today we’ll encounter barren landscapes which has been the site of diamond, mineral and guano mining operations for many decades. We also catch a glimpse of the infamous coastline that has claimed dosens of shipwrecks over many centuries.

We enter the Skeleton Coast National Park at the Ugab River entrance gate and soon after we stop for lunch along the road. We venture past Toscanini and on to Terrace Bay where we refuel our vehicles one last time. We carry on past Möwe Bay and cross over the Hoarusib River before pitching our camp for the evening in the area of the Khumib River.

Day 3, 4: Khumib River area to Kunene River mouth

  A hearty breakfast is the perfect fuel to prepare us for today’s venture towards the Kunene River mouth. The journey involves pure beach driving past the Sarusas crystal mine, remnants of Strand Loper settlements, Angra Fria, huge salt pans and the famous Dunedin Star wreck site Shortly after we have pass Bosluis Bay we will reach the Kunene River mouth. The spectacular river mouth is home to expansive wetlands with over 72 different bird species, Nile crocodiles and even soft-shelled terrapins.

After a long day of driving we relax around the fire in the evening and discuss the challenge of how to relax the next day! On the schedule for the following day is another visit to the Kunene River mouth to experience it in different conditions followed by sundowners at a viewpoint in the dunes. Later we discuss the challenge of crossing the dunes into the Hartmann’s Valley the following day.

Day 5: Kunene River mouth into the dunes

Today’s adventure is a full day of dune- driving in an easterly direction towards the Hartmann’s Valley. Our aim is to pitch our next camp as close to the thundering Kunene River as possible and naturally we’ll be taking the scenic route to get there. We aim to arrive in the early afternoon in order to have enough time for sightseeing as this is a truly glorious setting!

Day 6: Dunes Camp to Hartmann's Valley

After waking up in one of the most beautiful campsites you’ll ever experience, another day in the dunes await as we make our way to the wondrous Hartmanns Valley. We eventually exit the dunes and spend the night in the stunning valley. Around the campfire we share memories of the past few days as the rugged coastline is now behind us and the second part of our journey, southward through the interior of the Skeleton Coast, starts in earnest the following morning.

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Day 7: Hartmann's Valley to Puros campsite

We make an early start and head south through the Hartmann’s Valley and along the eastern border of the Skeleton Coast National Park. Our next overnight stop is at Puros, a community campsite with donkey showers and lovely large shade trees on the banks of the Hoarusib River.

Today’s drive will vary from sandy riverbeds to rocky jeep tracks. We have a good chance at spotting wildlife including zebra, giraffe and possibly elephants along the way, as well as plenty of gemsbok and springbok. It is a long day, but we will travel slowly so we can make the most of photo opportunities along this scenic drive. We reach Puros in the late afternoon where camp has already been set up and the crew is getting dinner ready.

Day 8: Puros community campsite

After yesterday’s long day on the road, today is a relaxed day spent in and around camp. For those who are interested, a drive with the guide is on offer to go in search of elusive desert elephants in the riverbed of the Hoarusib River. We will also make use of the downtime to empty our jerry cans into our vehicles and to refill our water containers.

Day 9: Puros to Mudarib bush campsite via Sesfontein

We make an early start , driving to Sesfontein where we will refuel our vehicles and gerry cans for the last stage of our journey, we also have an opportunity to do some shopping at the cuca shops in Sesfontein, if you are running low on snacks and beverages. After our stop we leave Sesfontein behind and make lunch outside of town beside the road, 30 km outside of Sesfontein we enter the Ganamub riverbed trail which leads us to the Hoanib river trail. The afternoon is spent driving in the Hoanib River with lots of possibilities to spot elephant, giraffe and other animals. We reach our bush campsite in the late afternoon in the Mudarib River where our tents have already been setup and the coffee is ready on the fire.

Day 10: Mudarib River bush campsite

We get up early to maximize our chances of spotting rhino in the area. Black rhinos have been known to frequent this area and they are generally active during the evening and early morning. After our morning game drive we head back to camp for brunch.

In the late afternoon we drive back down to the Hoanib River and enjoy a sundowner at a viewpoint looking back towards the Skeleton Coast one last time before indulging in a sumptuous dinner prepared by our bush chef.

Day 12: Palmwag

After one last breakfast together our guide and crew bid you a fond farewell. You can refuel at Palmwag and from here the next destination your choice: The popular Etosha Pan is nearby, you can continue via the Caprivi to Botswana or simply travel via Kamanjab to Windhoek.

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Skeleton Coast Flying Safari

Flying up Namibia’s skeleton coast to land in impossibly remote and beautiful spots is a safari you’ll never forget

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About Flying Safaris

The Skeleton Coast flying safari is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences you wish you could bottle and keep by your bed in case you feel like escaping reality for a few minutes.

Far beyond the paradigms of everyday life, the multi-stop safari takes you to places you could only have imagined. Operated by the Schoeman family, the trip is a journey through Namibia’s phenomenal desert scenery; playground to the four brothers who guide you since childhood.

From the rocky Khomas Hochland west of Windhoek, over the red sands of the Namib and up the thrashing Atlantic Coast, the journey is one of continual change. Flying low in a Cessna 210, you can really appreciate the beauty of nature’s design, and every now and then, you set down to get a closer look. Your journey over a number of days will fly you over dramatic skeleton coast and up to the border with Angola in the Kunene region.

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WHY WE LOVE FLYING SAFARIS

Much of the pleasure of the trip is in the many surprises each day and these shouldn’t be spoiled here, suffice to say that every moment is unique and special.

The family own a series of small rustic camps where you stay overnight. As the only visitors in an otherwise empty area, it is peace and quiet at its most extreme.

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BEST TIME TO GO ON A SKELETON COAST FLYING SAFARI

The flying safari operates throughout the year but with a fog belt, which is often present on the coast, temperatures on your trip could vary considerably.

Temperatures tend to be warm in the mornings and usually start cooling off in the afternoons. The lack of moisture, a clear night sky often brings in rather chilly nights.

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“Over the years the Schoemans have perfected what they do, not only the complicated logistics of supplying and maintaining such remote camps, and the planes and Land Rovers, but the pacing and presentation of the safari. It unfolds like a three-act play, with thrills, laughs and intermissions in all the right places, and a steadily building a sense of drama.

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THE SCHOEMAN BROTHERS

Set up in 1977 Skeleton Coast Safaris is operated by four brothers who had the Skeleton Coast as their playground growing up.

Their father’s passion and enthusiasm for the desert rubbed off and today the Schoeman brothers are regarded as the experts on the semi-desert of Namibia.

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

By day you’ll land on beaches in the middle of nowhere, touch down in remote desert canyons that feel like they’ve never seen a human.

Fly in intense evening light over magical landscapes populated with magnificently marked oryx, run down monstrous dunes and crawl into caves to discover bushman rock art.

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AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NOTHING ELSE

The danger these days, with too much information too readily available, is that you might – if you’re unlucky – discover too much about this trip before you get there.

All we can say is that this would be a real shame. Resist the urge to over research this, trust to more than 40 years of Schoeman know-how and you’ll most likely be letting yourself in for a treat that you’ll never forget.

At the end of the safari, you truly feel as though you have trodden where very few people have been before and that is indeed a privilege.

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What is a flying safari.

In a country as vast as Namibia, a flying safari gives you a unique birds-eye view of extraordinary sights from shipwrecks to ancient geological formations to rare desert dwelling animals. From the rocky Khomas Hochland west of Windhoek, over the red sands of the Namib and up the thrashing Atlantic Coast, the journey is one of continual change.

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<p>For many world travelers, Africa is the ultimate destination to see unique wildlife. From scuba diving off the coast of Seychelles to visiting jungle gorilla sanctuaries in Rwanda, Africa spans hundreds of unique landscapes and ecosystems.</p> <p>Take a look into some of the best wildlife tours that this vast continent has to offer to inspire your wanderlust.</p>

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Madagascar is an island nation off the southern coast of Africa. The mainland and its smaller islands have some of the most unique wildlife on the continent.

About 5% of all wildlife is actually made up of lemurs. These fantastic little animals are similar to monkeys and apes but are separate subspecies of primates.

Visit the Andasibe National Park to view Indri Indri, a famous type of lemur. They’re the biggest of the species.

<p>You’ll be pleased to find out that many of the beaches in Africa are white sand with clear blue waters and, often, palm trees or other lush green flora.</p><p>On the <a href="https://samplingamerica.com/10-spectacular-destinations-for-wildlife-enthusiasts/">Skeleton Coast of Namibia and Angola</a>, you can take an aerial tour to see the area’s majesty. The tour will take guests over the coast to look down on pirate shipwrecks, black rhinos, elephants, and giraffes.</p>

Skeleton Coast Safari in Namibia

You’ll be pleased to find out that many of the beaches in Africa are white sand with clear blue waters and, often, palm trees or other lush green flora.

On the Skeleton Coast of Namibia and Angola , you can take an aerial tour to see the area’s majesty. The tour will take guests over the coast to look down on pirate shipwrecks, black rhinos, elephants, and giraffes.

Garden Route in South Africa

On a tour of Capetown , you’ll be able to visit old towns and winelands, explore the Cape of Good Hope to whale watch, and see wildlife at the Addo Elephant National Park.

The southern tip of Africa is a stunning place to view unique wildlife in their natural environments. Consider adding this tour to your bucket list.

<p>Taking a traditional safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe is the best way to see big game and elephant herds.</p><p>Tour guides will show you around these protected parks to witness animals in the wild. You’ll see herds of zebras, giraffes, lions, elephants, and more.</p><p>During these days-long safaris you’ll stay in luxury tents and eat traditional food eaten by the local people.</p>

Safari Adventure in Botswana and Zimbabwe

Taking a traditional safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe is the best way to see big game and elephant herds.

Tour guides will show you around these protected parks to witness animals in the wild. You’ll see herds of zebras, giraffes, lions, elephants, and more.

During these days-long safaris you’ll stay in luxury tents and eat traditional food eaten by the local people.

<p>The dunes in the Namib desert are some of the oldest dunes in the world. Here, you can experience traditional African desert life by taking camels through the dunes.</p><p>The inner Namib dunes support several antelope and zebra varieties, along with different breeds of jackals and hyenas.</p>

Sand Dunes in Namibia

The dunes in the Namib desert are some of the oldest dunes in the world. Here, you can experience traditional African desert life by taking camels through the dunes.

The inner Namib dunes support several antelope and zebra varieties, along with different breeds of jackals and hyenas.

<p>The lush forest in Uganda plays host to both the mountain gorilla and the eastern gorilla species. Taking a guided tour is the only safe way to experience the wildlife in these mountains.</p><p>These safaris can fit any budget. There are options to camp in canvas tents or in higher-end villas nestled in the jungle. Consider taking a more extended trip to pass through multiple protected spaces that also have chimpanzees.</p>

Mountain Gorilla Safari in Uganda

The lush forest in Uganda plays host to both the mountain gorilla and the eastern gorilla species. Taking a guided tour is the only safe way to experience the wildlife in these mountains.

These safaris can fit any budget. There are options to camp in canvas tents or in higher-end villas nestled in the jungle. Consider taking a more extended trip to pass through multiple protected spaces that also have chimpanzees.

<p>Take a break from viewing dangerous wildlife to tour one of the many coffee farms in Rwanda. Some of the best coffee on Earth comes from the lush fields in this stunning country.</p><p>There are several women-owned, sustainable coffee producers in the area who can walk guests through the coffee pod fields and past production lines to learn more about where your favorite drink comes from.</p>

Coffee Tour in Rwanda

Take a break from viewing dangerous wildlife to tour one of the many coffee farms in Rwanda. Some of the best coffee on Earth comes from the lush fields in this stunning country.

There are several women-owned, sustainable coffee producers in the area who can walk guests through the coffee pod fields and past production lines to learn more about where your favorite drink comes from.

<p>The Democratic Republic of Congo is a relatively <a href="https://samplingamerica.com/10-most-dangerous-destinations-for-tourists-right-now/">unsafe place for Americans</a> to visit in previous years. However, the proper tour guides will lead you in a safe direction.</p><p>If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see the playful tree-climbing lion on one of the walking tours through the mountains.</p>

Mountain Tours in Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a relatively unsafe place for Americans to visit in previous years. However, the proper tour guides will lead you in a safe direction.

If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see the playful tree-climbing lion on one of the walking tours through the mountains.

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Looking for a unique and thrilling way to explore the natural beauty of the United States? Look no further! From the bioluminescent bays of Puerto Rico to the rugged beauty of the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin, there’s something for every adventure seeker. 

<p>This article highlights the most beautiful hikes in the US from California to Maine. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting out, there’s a trail on this list that will leave you awe-inspired. So, put on your hiking boots and get ready to explore the diverse and awe-inspiring landscapes of America’s most beautiful hiking destinations.</p><ul> <li><a href="https://samplingamerica.com/most-beautiful-hikes-in-the-us/">The 10 Most Beautiful Hikes In The US- Discovering America</a></li> </ul>

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<p>Olympic National Park is located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington and is known for its rugged coastline, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains. However, the park’s remote location and challenging terrain mean that it’s not the best choice for families with young children to explore. Many of the park’s trails are rugged – don’t visit with children who have trouble hiking long distances. </p>

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This article is a must-read if you’re planning a national park trip with young children! Don’t get stuck in rugged terrain, limited water access, or super-long hiking distances with your kiddos! Learn about the challenges and potential dangers of visiting these parks with young children and plan your trip accordingly for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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