Aptly named for its rugged coastline that is an ethereal graveyard to hundreds of grounded ships, the Skeleton Coast has long been associated with stark, isolated beauty. Haunting images of mist-enshrouded beaches and rusty shipwrecks spring to mind, met by massive, wind-whipped dunes, skeletal trees frozen in time, and vast expanses of golden sand.
Picture-postcard landscapes of immense sand dunes, deep rugged canyons, and towering mountain ranges create the terrain that is synonymous with Namibia, cooled with dense fog and sea breezes that roll off the cold Atlantic Ocean to meet the desert.
Named after the skeletons of shipwrecks that litter the beaches and stretching from the south of Namibia up into Angola, the Skeleton Coast (now known as The Skeleton Coast National Park) is home to a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, and birds, including Namibia's famous desert-adapted elephant, the endemic armour-plated Gerrhosaurus skoogi lizard, and vast colonies of Cape fur seals.
A Skeleton Coast fly-in safari is the highlight of any trip to Namibia - book one of these amazing trips with us and experience this extraordinary, raw piece of wilderness.