Visit Skeleton Coast National Park Namibia – Billed as one of the world’s last wild frontiers, Skeleton Coast National Park’s name alone is full of foreboding. With skull and crossbones signs at times warning you to go no further, the park’s unforgiving nature and desolation does however make for some spectacular scenery. Husks of rusting shipwrecks line the coast and make for an eerie yet strangely picturesque scene. Broken on the coastal sands and partially submerged by the encroaching sand dunes, these ships are the main attraction of the park. The unforgiving climate of the cold and dangerous Atlantic coupled with coastal fogs and devilish currents all made the Namibian coast a treacherous stretch of water to navigate. Although visitors are attracted to the park due to its name and the unforgettable rusting shipwrecks, Skeleton Coast actually has a lot more to offer. The mountain ranges and gaping canyons make for breathtaking trekking and with elephants, rhino and lions in the park; you’re sure to never be bored when visiting this unique national park.
Getting away from everyone, cruising hundreds of miles of bruising Atlantic coast scenery it’s one of Africa’s beauty style in .
NWR run a monthly 3 day guided hike around the Ugab River section of the park for 3-8 people. You’ll need to be totally self-sufficient, including water.
For world-class angling you’ll need a license to fish – and for your stay – from NWR.
only a handful of vehicles drive through each day the closest entrance gate to Skeleton Coast National Park that’s near civilization is around 3 hours’ drive north of Swakopmund. There is no public transport to or through the park and for the more adventurous, the park makes a worthy scenic transit trip by private vehicle from Damaaraland and down the Skeleton Coast to Swakopmund.
There are two small settlements in the center of the park: Terrace Bay offers double B&B style rooms for $90pn, open December and January only. Torra Bay, 50km south of Terrace bay has decent campsite from $15-$70pppn. In the far north of the park there are no roads, but there are a few super-high end, fly in lodges