The Skeleton Coast Park is one of our planet's most inhospitable, but hauntingly beautiful places - it is wild, desolate and uninhabited. It has everything from roaring sand dunes, windswept plains, towering canyons, salt pans to seal colonies, shipwrecks and even one of the most productive fishing grounds anywhere. Fresh water springs permeate through barren sands to create rare oases in the desert which sustain pockets of wildlife. Springbok, Gemsbok (Oryx), the Desert Elephant, Ostrich, Jackal and Brown Hyena eke out an existence in this rugged terrain, along with vegetation like Welwitschia which has adapted to the harsh conditions. The arid desert environment in the Skeleton Coast is within the northern reaches of the Namib Desert. The Benguela current brings cold waters all the way from Antarctica and helps to moderate temperatures. The cool air off the ocean meets the hotter desert air, and nearly every morning, a cool mist envelops the coastline, bringing life sustaining moisture to the desert. There are many regions in the Skeleton Coast. On this safaris, you visit the most isolated, beautiful, remote (and private) northen sector of the park, from just north of Mowe Bay to just south of the Kunene River. This area has been set aside by the government for low volume, exclusive safaris. This safari can be taken as either a four or five day trip flying safari, starting and ending in Windhoek. However once you arrive at the Skeleton Coast you spend all your time in vehicles.
Price Per Person:
$4895 (Jan – Dec)
Per person, double occupancy. Based on a minimum of two travelers.
Estimated price of this tour is valid until December 31, 2011
On request subject to availability
Birding, Cultural, Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Game Viewing Flights, Hiking