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Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland
Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland
Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland
Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland
Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland
Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland
Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland
Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland

fly into the very remote areas of the region.

Watch out for old wrecks along the coastline.

Explore the unspoilt wilderness.

these semi-nomadic people have retained many of their traditions.

opportunity to meet the local Himba people.

nature drives into otherwise inaccessible places.

Rock formations near the Ugab river.

guided activities give you great insight into the area.

Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland

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Skeleton Coast, so named from the bleached bones of stranded whales, sailors and ships.
Stretching the full length of Namibia, the coast is inhospitable and barren.
The rich waters around Cape Cross support huge numbers of seals,
... but you may need to keep your distance because of the smell!
Wrecks are scattered along the coastline, where fog is an everyday occurence.
To do justice to the Skeleton Coast, splash out on a fly-in safari.
Although not cheap, fly-in safaris are the only way to reach the coast's most amazing areas.
Rock formations near the Ugab river.
Ephemeral rivers wind through the mountains.
The Kunene River, Namibia's border with Angola, flows all year.
While at your remote camp, sturdy vehicles can take you to otherwise inaccessible places.
There may be opportunities to meet some of the local Himba people.
The Himba are semi-nomadic and retain most of their traditions, despite modern pressures.
Desert-adapted elephants can be found wandering in the dry river beds.
Skeleton Coast and Kaokoland - a vast, unspoilt wilderness.
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Skeleton Coast, so named from the bleached bones of stranded whales, sailors and ships.
Skeleton Coast, so named from the bleached bones of stranded whales, sailors and ships.
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Stretching the full length of Namibia, the coast is inhospitable and barren.
Stretching the full length of Namibia, the coast is inhospitable and barren.
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The rich waters around Cape Cross support huge numbers of seals,
The rich waters around Cape Cross support huge numbers of seals,
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... but you may need to keep your distance because of the smell!
... but you may need to keep your distance because of the smell!
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Wrecks are scattered along the coastline, where fog is an everyday occurence.
Wrecks are scattered along the coastline, where fog is an everyday occurence.
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To do justice to the Skeleton Coast, splash out on a fly-in safari.
To do justice to the Skeleton Coast, splash out on a fly-in safari.
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Although not cheap, fly-in safaris are the only way to reach the coast's most amazing areas.
Although not cheap, fly-in safaris are the only way to reach the coast's most amazing areas.
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Rock formations near the Ugab river.
Rock formations near the Ugab river.
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Ephemeral rivers wind through the mountains.
Ephemeral rivers wind through the mountains.
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The Kunene River, Namibia's border with Angola, flows all year.
The Kunene River, Namibia's border with Angola, flows all year.
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While at your remote camp, sturdy vehicles can take you to otherwise inaccessible places.
While at your remote camp, sturdy vehicles can take you to otherwise inaccessible places.
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There may be opportunities to meet some of the local Himba people.
There may be opportunities to meet some of the local Himba people.
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The Himba are semi-nomadic and retain most of their traditions, despite modern pressures.
The Himba are semi-nomadic and retain most of their traditions, despite modern pressures.
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Desert-adapted elephants can be found wandering in the dry river beds.
Desert-adapted elephants can be found wandering in the dry river beds.
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Skeleton Coast and Kaokoland - a vast, unspoilt wilderness.
Skeleton Coast and Kaokoland - a vast, unspoilt wilderness.

Safaris visiting Skeleton Coast

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Ruppell's Korhaan Fly-in Safari

9 days • 4 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Explore Namibia’s remotest wildernesses while staying at some of the most exclusive luxury camps in the country. This epic fly-in safari will deliver otherworldly landscapes, fascinating wildlife and genuine cultural experiences.

US$10,140 - US$14,310 per person

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Monteiro's Hornbill Fly-in Safari

9 days • 5 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Stay in four of Namibia’s most famous environments on this fly-in safari. It would be hard to pack more variety into a trip of the same length.

US$8,830 - US$11,170 per person

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Goshawk Fly-in Safari

12 days • 6 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Discover Namibia’s remarkable landscapes, fascinating wildlife and unique cultures on this luxury adventure flying between a selection of the very best camps and lodges in the country.

US$11,610 - US$14,560 per person

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Skeleton Coast Safari

5 days • 5 locations
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.

US$9,090 - US$9,090 per person

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Where to stay in Skeleton Coast

Our suggestions for safari camps in Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland


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.


87% (57 reviews)
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.


78% (35 reviews)
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.


99% (33 reviews)
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.


96% (29 reviews)
Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris

Skeleton Coast Safaris

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


98% (26 reviews)
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.


83% (6 reviews)
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


100% (5 reviews)
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.


100% (4 reviews)
Epupa Camp

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.


100% (2 reviews)
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.


100% (1 review)
Leylandsdrift Camp

Leylandsdrift Camp

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


100% (1 review)
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.


100% (1 review)
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.


80% (1 review)

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