The Skeleton Coast is the world’s largest ship cemetery, littered with animal skeletons and shipwrecks due to rough seas and foul weather. This area is arguably the most beautiful expanse of the Skeleton Coast but is only accessible with a tour operator as it has been declared a wilderness area.

The Skeleton Coast is the world’s largest ship cemetery, littered with animal skeletons and shipwrecks due to rough seas and foul weather. This makes for a startling and bold scene, set against the backdrop of sea sand dunes and the wild Atlantic Ocean. The remote northern region of the Skeleton Coast spans from Torra Bay to the upper reaches of Namibia, coming to an end at the Angolan border. This area is arguably the most beautiful expanse of the Skeleton Coast but is only accessible with a tour operator as it has been declared a wilderness area.

Highlights

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Wander the desert in search of welwitschia, a deserted-adapted plant that can live thousands of years.
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Explore the rugged coast in search of shipwrecks, animal skeletons, and photo opportunities.
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Enjoy a guided 4x4 safari through the desert in search of wildlife.
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Experience the rare roaring dunes that reverberate when slid down due to electrostatic discharges.
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Stargaze in summer with clear skies and almost no light pollution to distract you.

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The Skeleton Coast is a fantastic year-round destination. The region experiences warmer months in spring and summer. This spans the period from October to March. During this time, there is little rain and blue skies accompanied by comfortable evenings. These months are also ideal for animal sightings. The worst weather is experienced between April and September when there are foggy mornings and strong winds.

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