The Skeleton's SolitudeNamibia
It may be one of the most uninhabitable places on the planet. Following the publication of John Henry Marsh’s 1944 book on the shipwreck of the Dunedin Star, it’s been called the Skeleton Coast, but the Bushmen of Namibia refer to this part of the world as the land God made in anger.
Moody, isolated and strangely beautiful, the 500-kilometre-long Skeleton Coast National Park stretches along the Atlantic Coast from Kunene River in the north to the Ugab River in the south, showcasing plains, mountains and shifting dunes.
Explore this remote coast on a nine-day 4WD excursion with Karibu Safaris. Departing Windhoek, you'll walk to hidden waterfalls, go wild camping on beaches, visit wrecks and old mines, and keep eyes peeled for desert elephants, herds of oryx and springboks, brown hyenas, black rhinos, fur seals and rare desert lions.
- Learning about the history of the Skeleton Coast
- Exploring the diverse landscape
- Getting up close to a vast array of wildlife
- If you have an overactive imagination the sight of bones scattered along the coast may be a little creepy
- This is isolated territory, so if you have any pressing issues back in civilisation, they’ll have to wait a little while
The nine-day Skeleton Coast Adventure is conducted on a private basis only. The cost for four people starts at US$2400, all inclusive, from Windhoek.