Sefofane charter flight Windhoek International Airport - Skeleton Coast Camp
Your flight takes you northwest over the interior plateau of Namibia where you fly over the striking geological features of Damaraland, over craters of long-dead volcanoes and meteorite impact sites meeting the coastline at the Hoarusib River mouth. From there you do some low level flying along the coast as far as Rocky Point, viewing the coastal plains and dunes from the air. You arrive in time for lunch and settle into your camp on the Khumib River. Skeleton Coast Camp is built in a sheltered bend on the dry Khumib River, within the private concession of the Skeleton Coast National Park. The concession stretches from south of the Hoarusib River to Cape Fria in the north and covers the width of the National Park. Due to restricted access very few people have visited this enchantingly desolate and windswept piece of paradise. Accommodation is in six, large tents, each stylishly appointed with en suite facilities, with the interiors in keeping with the environment and the ' shipwrecked ' feel of this coastline. Each tent is on decking off the ground and has a veranda area with private views. The main area consists of a comfortable, stylish lounge and bar with a small library and dining area, should the elements cause retreat from the open air dining area under an aged Leadwood Tree (Combretum imberbe). The tents all have 12V power for lighting and solar geysers for hot water. On your first day you will be given an afternoon introduction to the desert environs of the region including a drive through dry riverbeds, gravel plains, natural springs and dunes, concluding with sundowners on the rugged coast near the loneliest grave in the world! Your days are spent exploring the uniqueness and vastness of this area departing on the selected excursion for the day taking in the highlights of this harsh environment. Activities include full day nature drives or walks with a picnic lunch, returning to camp in the evening, or half-day nature drives or walks returning to camp for lunch and venturing out again in the afternoon. The areas you traverse are vast and excursions vary somewhat depending on weather, season and animal movements. Areas you may visit include the clay castles of the Hoarusib River, Rocky Point, coastal shipwreck sites, seal colonies, cultural Himba villages, natural fresh water springs, lichen fields, roaring dunes and more. Your guide also provides an in-depth look at the specially adapted reptiles, birds, insects and plants that have evolved over the ages to survive in this seemingly inhospitable place. Walking also plays a part in the activities; due to the pristine nature of this area many parts are accessible only on foot, as vehicle tracks can damage the environment. Many specially adapted species of plants like lithops and welwitschia can be viewed in this way.