The Skeleton Coast

This is an area that covers approximately 16,200 sq. km and is best described as one of the harshest and most inhospitable regions in the world.

Why visit The Skeleton Coast ?

  • Comb the beach for whitewashed whale bones and shipwrecks
  • Experience stunning scenic flights over this wild & dramatic scenery
  • Enjoy presentations from the wildlife researchers at the Hoanib Research Centre
  • Go for game drives and bush walks in search of the desert-adapted wildlife
  • Visit the huge Cape fur seal colonies along the sandy beachline

It stretches from the Kunene River in the far north of Namibia to the Swakop River in the south and consists of endless miles of windswept sand dunes, colourful rugged canyons and gravel plains.

It is perhaps best known for the scattered remains of ships that lost their battle with the sea and were forced upon these dry and barren shores giving the shipwrecked sailors little chance of survival. Less well known, however, is the fascinating variety of flora and fauna that constantly fight for survival against the harsh, unforgiving climate.




No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT +2 Hours

Flight Time

13 Hours Indirect


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