Skeleton Coast Safari
FROM PRICE: $ 4093
One of the most inhospitable and hauntingly beautiful places, the Skeleton Coast in Namibia is unforgettable and is home to seal colonies, penguins and desert adapted hyaena.
Rugged, harsh and delicately balanced.
Skeleton Coast, Namibia - 5 days/4 nights
Where is it?
North west coast of Namibia in the northern Palmwag Concession, Kaokoveld (Skeleton Coast), Southern Africa.
The price shown is valid from 1st September to 10 January 2015.
What is the best time of year to go?
There are three main climatic periods; the cool dry season is from May to October, when the days are cool, clear and sunny. Night time temperatures can be near freezing. At the end of the dry season it warms up dramatically, giving some uncomfortable temperatures in the Kaokoveld and Etosha National Park.
There are ‘little’ rains from October to December, which are characterised by high temperatures and sporadic showers, whilst January to April is the main rainy season. Mid-summer is extremely hot and there are often violent thunderstorms accompanied by flash floods, especially in the north.
The best time for game viewing is from May to October, and for bird watching, November to March.
How to get there
By scheduled private charter from Windhoek although we can customise a pick-up for another location within Namibia if required. We will take care of all arrangements "on the ground" in Africa or we can arrange your international flights from UK, USA or elsewhere in Africa if required.
Tips and Notes
This safari is unlike any other of our safaris. The area is so vast and there is so much to see and experience. We leave camp after breakfast and spend the full morning exploring the park. We return to base camp for lunch and then head out again in the afternoon. We travel in 4 x 4 Land Rovers and cover an extraordinary variety of terrains. In the evenings we join our researchers for talks on the ecology of the area.
Activities include the following:
- Scenic flights along the Skeleton Coast to visit seal colonies and shipwrecks.
- Nature drives with walks
- Visits to the Hoanib River bed to spot elephants and giraffe amongst other wildlife
- Coastal ecology talks
- Visit to a working Himba village and tracking desert-adapted elephants (if either people or elephants are present in the area)
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