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Skeleton Coast Camp
6 Tents

Skeleton Coast Camp has six luxury-tented rooms with en-suite bathrooms, flush toilets, showers and hot and cold running water. Raised on wooden decks and featuring cooling overhead fans, the rooms are attractively furnished incorporating local natural materials. Food at the camp is delicious and abundant. On warmer days dinner can be enjoyed in the open-air dining 'room' under an ancient Leadwood tree. If it’s a bit chilly, indoor dining is also available. Picnic lunches out in the wilderness are a highlight between your daytime activities. Local Namibian game dishes and fresh cape salmon can also be caught by you and cooked on an open fire.

Skeleton Coast

Year Round

The best time to go to Namibia depends on where you're headed.

Windhoek-The best time to visit Windhoek is between May and September, when it is cool and dry. From November to March the summer is hot with heavy rains that sometimes make the gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable. In December and January the main local school holidays happen and much of the populace heads to the coast, so if you visit during this time you may find some shops and restaurants closed.

Southern Namibia-If you're visiting southern Namibia (Luderitz, Keetmanshoop or Sossusvlei, among others) the best thing to do is avoid the summer, which is extremely hot. The best time to visit southern Namibia is between May and September. The climate of the southern coast is hospitable from February to May, but quite cool and misty year-round, and particularly windy in August.

The Namib-The Namib coast (including Walvis Bay and Swakopmund) is best visited from October to March when the weather is cooler. Inescapably, however, when the dry easterly winds blow it is sometimes very hot even at this time of year. For the inland areas of the Namib, the cooler months from May to September are best, though the easterly winds have the same effects here as on the coast.

Skeleton Coast & Kaokoveld-The northern Skeleton Coast experiences much the same weather year-round: moderate temperatures with mist, wind, and hardly any rain. For angling, November to March is the best period. For the inland Kaokoveld, the period from May to August is best. The summer months bring flash floods and very high temperatures, and most rain falls between January and March.

Etosha and the North-The most popular time to visit Etosha is from April to September, because during this time the temperature is tolerably cool. From May to September the animals gather at waterholes, so this is the best period for game viewing. Summer is best for bird watching, as migrant birds visit the pans after the summer rains.

Kavango and Caprivi-Summer is the best period for bird watching in the Kavango area and the Caprivi Strip, but visitors should be forewarned that the heat and humidity can be unbearable unless they are at least partially alleviated by rain. Winter, being cooler and drier, is best for game viewing.
Full-Day Nature Drives or Walks

Activities include either full-day nature drives or walks with a picnic lunch, returning to camp in the evening, or half-day nature drives or walks returning to camp for lunch and venturing out again in the afternoon.

Because of the uniqueness and vastness of this area, most activities are done in 4x4 vehicles that are closed to the elements. 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 either full-day nature drives or walks with a picnic lunch, returning to camp in the evening, or half-day nature drives or walks returning to camp for lunch and venturing out again in the afternoon. Excursions may include visits to the clay castles of the Hoarusib River, Rocky Point, the roaring dunes, lichen fields, seal colonies, Himba villages, shipwreck sites and secret water seeps that attract wildlife like oryx, springbok, giraffe, ostrich, brown hyaena, jackal and other smaller mammals. Walking also plays a part in the activities; 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 species of plants like Lithops and Welwitschia can be visited in this way. The terrain is rugged and harsh, hence this camp will be enjoyed by those who are looking for a true wilderness experience, in some of the most spectacular scenery in southern Africa.
Local Info

The northern skeleton coast is one of the earth’s most isolated places. Skeleton Coast Camp has exclusive use of about 60 000 acres of the Skeleton Coast Park. Wild, desolated and uninhabited, this area incorporates massive sand dunes, vast plains, saltpans, towering canyons and mountains, seal colonies and shipwrecks. Freshwater springs exist in the sands to create an oasis that keeps the Springbok, gemsbok, rare desert Elephant, Brown Hyena, Jackal, Ostrich and occasionally even lion and cheetah alive and well. The Himba tribe is settled just outside of the park and can be visited for an eye-opening cultural experience. For a breath of fresh air, The Benguela Current brings cool, plankton and fish rich waters all the way from the Antarctica. It succeeds in moderating the temperature most effectively.
Namibia's Skeleton Coast is one of our planet's most beautiful places and is now host to one of our finest safaris. The scenery is inspirational and the biodiversity entrancing.
Travelers have long mystified the Skeleton Coast with its intriguing stories of shipwrecks, desolate dunes and beach roaming carnivores. But due to its harsh environment and long history under varying control and protection, few people have had the opportunity to experience this fascinating corner of the world. With a new eco-tourism venture by Wilderness Safaris, the northern sector of the Skeleton Coast is becoming more accessible to the high scale adventure traveller, and its mystique increases as we gain more and more knowledge about the area.

Wilderness Safaris Skeleton Coast Camp is located north of Mwe Bay, in one of the regions dry riverbed, wildlife havens. From this central point, the activities are numerous. One can enjoy game drives, beach drives, exploration of shipwrecks, towering canyons and clay castles, saltpans, and a taste of one of the richest fishing grounds in Africa.

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