Reviews of Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris
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Beyond our expectation
What can we say about this. Andre, our pilot/guide brought the whole Skeleton coast alive together with his wonderful daughter Yurianka who seemed to search endlessly for diamonds in the sand. Never knew rocks could be so interesting.
This trip was low level flying over the mountains, dunes and sea. We would land in places that one would think was impossible. The camps we stayed in were incredible for the views and the feeling that we were really in the wilderness. Everyday was filled with new adventures.
To experience the roaring dunes was a highlight together with being driven over these dunes whilst perched on top of the vehicle. Never realised a Land Rover could negotiate such steep slopes. We ended up camping on the banks of the Kunene River, spectacular views.
This was the way to end our trip to Namibia, well worth it and would love to do it again and learn more.
Schoeman's Skeleton Coast safaris review
Andre Schoeman was an outstanding guide & pilot, the flying route and camp locations were superb.
The camps were just right - simple but comfortable.
An unforgettable experience.
A great way to see Namibia.
Andre Schoeman knows the country inside out. Go for the geography, geology, history, and the story of conservation in Namibia.
Try to read the book on the Skeleton Coast before you go -- but it is available for purchase at the end.
If you can afford it, you should go.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity
The Schoeman's run an excellent safari to the Skeleton Coast - we really felt that they respect and love the Namibia and its people.
We were lucky enough to have Bertus and Michael to ourselves for the whole trip which was amazing. Bertus is a fantastic pilot, transporting us to remote parts of the coast and inland. We loved being able to get close to areas that many others never see and learning so much about the terrain, fauna and flora - not to mention meeting the Himba and seeing how they live. We were also lucky enough to see the desert-adapted elephants at Purros, an experience we won't forget.
The trip to the Kunene river was interesting but we felt that this final stage of the safari was a long way to go [by plane and jeep] for, essentially, a boat ride and an overnight stay and then a long journey back.
The camps aren't as luxurious as some places in Namibia, but are comfortable and cosy and the food is excellent. The Schoemans are no doubt feeling the pressure to upgrade but potential visitors should bear in mind that this safari is a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to see remote parts of Namibia with personal guides who know and love the region. It's an experience that shouldn't be missed.