The Northern stretch of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is utterly remote (best accessed by a low-level small charter flight), and largely untouched by modern man; although a few Himba tribes still call this area home.
The shoreline is hauntingly beautiful, strewn with bleached whale-bones and rusted shipwrecks. Of course the scenery is spectacular but the wildlife diversity in this harsh desert landscape is surprising with realistic chances for black rhino, elephant, Angolan giraffe, oryx, brown hyaena, black-backed jackal, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, chacma baboon and springbok. Importantly, it also hosts the only other viable lion population in Namibia outside of Etosha National Park.
If you would like to explore this premier national park with us please pop us a mail in order for us to help you to plan the perfect trip to Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.
Warm regards from Simon, Jen and the Bellingham team.
WHERE TO STAY
This camp truly matches the remarkable scenery of the Skeleton Coast, each of the 10 rooms have been constructed to resemble the shipwrecks that line the beach. This remarkable lodge offers uninterrupted views across the sand all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. The camp opened in June last year and Time magazine named Shipwreck lodge one of the top 100 greatest places in 2018, we agree.
SKELETON COAST FLYING SAFARI
Spend 3 nights flying from camp to camp. We use a wonderful family based operation of pilots who have an encyclopedic knowledge of the area, and are wonderful characters and outstanding guides. Accommodations on this safari are basic, but the experience is infinitely rich.
Photo credits: Shipwreck Lodge and Skeleton Coast Safaris.