Skeleton Coast Camp

Skeleton Coast Camp is a six-roomed luxury tented camp in the heart of Skeleton Coast Park within a private concession area. It is built on an island in the dry Khumib riverbed, about 20km inland from the coastline. The terrain is rugged and harsh, and enjoyed by those who are looking for a true wilderness experience in some of the most spectacular scenery in Southern Africa. Each of the six tents is large, roomy and has an en-suite bathroom. An old gnarled Leadwood tree offers shelter from the elements, and makes a shady dining room for outdoor meals. Because of the uniqueness and vastness of this area, most activities are done in 4x4 vehicles that are closed to the elements. All vehicles have pop-top roofs and sliding windows to enjoy the fine weather. Guests can enjoy half- or full-day nature drives, and excursions may include visits to the clay castles of the Hoarusib River, Rocky Point, the roaring dunes, lichen fields, seal colonies, Himba villages, shipwreck sites and secret water seeps that attract wildlife like oryx, springbok, giraffe, ostrich, brown hyaena, jackal and other smaller mammals. There is however plenty of opportunity to walk and stretch the legs too. Due to the pristine nature of this area many parts are accessible only on foot, as vehicles would damage the fragile environment. Many specially adapted species of plants like Lithops and Welwitschia can be found this way. v