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Skeleton Coast Safari
Skeleton Coast Safari
12 Days From NAM$ 33 725.00.00 pp

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Skeleton Coast Safari

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • - Lodging; Luxury mobile camping and Lodge
  • - Group Size; Minimum 4
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
The Skeleton Coast with her strong Atlantic currents and swirling fog has sent many a ship to an early grave. This remote area with her changing moods is one of the most isolated areas in the whole of Africa and she is waiting for you to explore her wonders of nature.

A wilderness like no other awaits, the park is 500 km long starting at the Ugab River in the South to the Kunene River in the North. This is a place of beauty and tranquility where one will find the true meaning of solitude. The park is known for its scenic beauty, endless landscapes with colorful plains, mountains and dunes.

The Ugab, Uniab, Hoanib, Hoarusib and Khumib rivers are essential to the park and the ecology. These oases are the subsistence for the Gemsbok, Springbok, Cape Fur Seals, Ostrich, Brown Hyena, Leopard and Jackals. One will also find the endangered Desert Lion, Black Rhino and Desert Adapted Elephants along the river beds.

Join us for a true unique Skeleton Coast Safari through this untamed wilderness, where one can still see minerals covering the sand and mountains, massive sand dunes stretching all the way to the Kunene River. Shipwrecks have a story to tell.

Day 1: Swakopmund
- We depart Windhoek heading towards Swakopmund. You can meet us in Swakopmund if you are in the area.
- Overnight Rapmund Lodge or similar (lunch and dinner included).

Day 2: Skeleton Coast National Park
- Leaving Swakopmund early morning we head north towards the entrance of the Skeleton Coast National Park.
- We stop at the Uniab Delta where will take a 30 minute walk towards an unexpected waterfall.
- Many varieties of birds can be found in the reed –encircled waterhole.
- After lunch we continue north passing through the Hoanib river until we reach Terrace Bay, this will be our last fuel stop for the next week or so.
- Overnight Mowe Bay beach camp.
- Camping including all meals.

Day 3: Skeleton Coast National Park
- After a warm breakfast we continue north.
- Many interesting stops will be made along the way, specially the engine and remains of the Ventura Bomber that crashed after a fail rescue attempt in 1942.
- Entering the Hoarusib river we might come across herds of Oryx and Springbok.
- This river is also famous for Black Rhino, Desert Adapted Elephants, Brown Hyenas and the very rare Desert Lions.
- After exploring the Hoarusib we continue towards Khumib River where we will overnight.
- Camping including all meals.

Day 4: Skeleton Coast National Park
- Leaving the beautiful Khumib Valley we continue north.
- Today’s drive will take us through the most colorful landscapes in the park.
- The area is extremely sensitive and we take well care of not leaving footprints behind.
- We stop at the Sarusa mine, the mine is no longer operational but one can still see many quartz and amethyst crystals scattered everywhere.
- Not far from here we stop at Sarusa spring, which is an important water point for Oryx, Springbok, Brown Hyena, Ostrich and at times even Lion.
- After stopping at Agate Mountain we set up camp for the night.
- Camping including all meals.

Day 5: Skeleton Coast National Park
- Today is mostly beach driving.
- We pass Angra Fria; destined to become a harbor during the 1960’s they decided that the area was just too uninhabitable.
- Further north we reach the remains of the Dunedin Star and one of the shelters that the survivors stayed in.
- Not much of the wreckage is visible but listening to the rescue mission will make one understand why this is called the "Skeleton Coast".
- We reach the Kunene mouth around lunch.
- The Kunene originates in the Angola Highlands and paths her way through desert and mountains where it forms a delta in the Atlantic Ocean.
- The river host plenty freshwater fish, Nile Crocodiles, Green Turtles and Soft Shell Turtles.
- After Exploring the mouth we head east into the dune belt.
- We camp near the bank of the river in the dune belt.
- Camping including all meals.

Day 6: Skeleton Coast National Park
- Today is our last day in the park.
- We continue east, the day is mostly spent maneuvering our way through spectacular desert scenery.
- There will be plenty of stops as the guides always have to stop to read the changing dunes and what lies behind them.
- Herds of Oryx are a common sight in the dunes as the make their way down to the river.
- We settle for the night close to Sierra Cafema Falls.
- Camping including all meals.

Day 7: Hartmann Valley
- The morning starts with a scenic drive through the Hartmann Valley.
- As we continue west we stop at a OvaHimba village to learn the ways of their Nomadic existence
- We continue south heading back into the Khumib Valley where we will set up camp for the night.
- Camping including all meals.

Day 8: Hoarusib River
- Staying off the beaten track we head south to the Hoarusib River.
- Once again we enter the territory of the Desert Elephants, lions, cheetah, leopard and Hyena.
- Passing Hoarusib Canyon we reach the small town of Purros where we will overnight at the community campsite.
- Camping including all meals.

Day 9: Hoanib River
- Leaving the Hoarusib river we cross into the Hoanib River, the Hoanib is a haven for Desert elephant, lions, leopard, giraffe, Oryx and the endangered Black Rhino.
- After a good day of exploring the river we set up camp on its banks.
- Camping including all meals.

Day 10: Palmwag
- Today we continue towards Palmwag, passing through the Etendeka Plateau and the landscape changes dramatically to red basalt.
- The area has its own unique flora and Hartmann Mountain Zebras are common sighting along the road.
- Palmwag Lodge or similar (All Meals).

Day 11: Brandberg
- Today we head towards Twyfelfontein, we visit the Twyfelfontein Rock art sight and Organ pipes.
- We enjoy our last night camping close to the Brandberg.
- Camping including all meals.

Day 12: Safari Ends
- Arriving Windhoek around 13H00.

  • Rates from: NAD$ 33 725.00.00
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  • Rates are in Namibian Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - NAM; from £ 800
  • USA - NAM; from $ 1700
  • EUR - NAM; from € 1100
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  • Safari Includes
  • - Transportation in 4X4 vehicles (4 passengers max)
  • - Professional Tour leader
  • - Back up vehicle with camping logistic
  • - Full board accommodation
  • - Park & concessions fees
  • Safari Excludes
  • - International & Local Flights
  • - Transfers & accommodation in Windhoek
  • - Personal Insurances
  • - Airport taxes
  • - Visa costs
  • - Optional excursions
  • - Drinks
  • - Gratuities and personal expenses
  • - Beverages

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