Skeleton Coast Camp


The exclusive Skeleton Coast Camp is situated in a private concession in the northern parts of the awe-inspiring Skeleton Coast National Park.


For decades, tourists were barred access to the stunning park; conservation policies were strictly enforced. In the year 2000, however, Wilderness Safaris successfully procured a concession for a small part of the park and now offers excellent four to five day programmes.


A visit to the Skeleton Coast Camp, the only lodge and licensed tour operator in read more » the park, thus presents a unique occasion, certainly Namibia’s, if not the world’s, most exclusive desert experience.


Set amidst the sand dunes, the camp offers luxurious accommodation for a maximum of twelve guests. The tent camp was constructed atop wooden platforms on an island rising out of the mostly dry Khumib River.


The lodge’s facilities include a spacious lobby, a tastefully furnished library, well-stocked bar and a restaurant commanding a breathtakingly beautiful view of the surroundings desert landscape. On a fine day, meals are generally served open-air beneath the large Leadwood Trees.


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The Skeleton Coast Camp’s six luxury tents have also been placed on raised, wooden platforms which have been built into a gentle slope. The carefully selected position affords the units with a spectacular read more » view out over the camp and the rugged landscape.


The spacious and finely appointed tents feature en suite bathrooms complete with a shower and toilet.


Tastefully furnished, the tents are highly comfortable and cosy, offering a different style of camping. A private veranda allows you to settle down outside your tent and admire a stirring desert sunset – a beauty so overwhelming and mysterious that words can hardly do it justice.


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The Skeleton Coast Camp’s activity options are centred on exploring the bizarre desert and coastal region. Scale soaring sand dunes and tumble down in a cloud of flying sand.


Not far from the camp, read more » a few mostly dry rivers have formed small oasis where rare fresh water is available and the wildlife gathers: springboks, elands, the endangered desert elephant, brown hyenas, jackals, ostriches and occasionally even the sleek cheetah can be observed with a little luck.


In sharp contrast to the harsh environment in the desert, the ocean provides plentifully. A large seal colony feeds on the prolific fish population and only appreciates the endless beaches for lazy rest.


We would like to recommend a last highlight: a scenic safari flight along the coast’s sand dunes. Even the most travel-savvy globetrotters esteem the flight as one of the most spectacular experiences to be made on earth.


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