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SKELETON COAST FLY-IN SAFARI

Detailed Itinerary:

DAYS 1 to 3: Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast Park

Depart by light aircraft from Eros International Airport, close to the centre of town in Windhoek, for a 2 hour 30 minute light aircraft flight to Skeleton Coast Camp.

We stay all three nights at Skeleton Coast Camp. This is a six-roomed luxury tented camp in the heart of the Skeleton Coast Park. Skeleton Coast Camp is built onto an island in a dry riverbed about 20km inland from the coastline. Each of the 6 tents is large, roomy and has a ensuite bathroom. As a result of water shortages, it is unfortunately not possible to offer a laundry service. We have a wonderful old gnarled Leadwood tree which offers shelter from the elements, and this is our dining room for our outdoor meals.

Skeleton Coast Camp is situated in a private concession area and has one of the most spectacular settings on the continent and calls to those seeking a truly remote wilderness experience. With its stark shoreline strewn with bleached whalebones and other skeletal remains, the Skeleton Coast is well named. It is wild and desolate, a place of stark, harsh beauty that yet sustains unusual life, from enormous colonies of Cape fur seals to the ancient welwitschia plant.

Because of the uniqueness and vastness of this area, most activities are done in 4x4 vehicles that are closed to the elements, although all vehicles have pop-top roofs and sliding windows to enjoy the fine weather. There is however plenty of opportunity to walk and stretch the legs too. Activities include full-day nature drives or walks with a picnic lunch, returning to camp in the evening. 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 plant species such as Lithops and Welwitschia can be visited in this way.

Other excursions comprise visits to the clay castles of the Hoarusib River, Rocky Point, the roaring dunes, lichen fields, Cape fur seal colonies, Himba villages, and birding. Shipwrecks, now fast being devoured by the salty and vigorous coastline, can be viewed on request. Secret water seeps attract wildlife, so guests can see desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, springbok, giraffe, ostrich, brown hyaena, Hartmann's mountain zebra and occasionally lion and cheetah.

Accommodation: Skeleton Coast Camp

DAY 4: Flight back to Windhoek

Depart for Windhoek by light aircraft, flying over the interior of Namibia. Arrival is in Windhoek late afternoon.

Highly recommended: Extend your safari with a few nights at any of the following destinations: Damaraland, Kaokoland, Etosha or Swakopmund.