Usually desert scenes conjure images empty of life – the Skeleton Coast is far from it! While you’ll definitely find peace, serenity and isolation here, you’ll also find boundless animal and plant life. A stay at Shipwreck Lodge offers game drives amongst desert-dwelling elephant and tracking of desert lion. You’ll also discover enchanting desert flora (succulents and lichens), watch mesmerising sunsets from atop dunes, and spend the day beach-combing for whale bones and debris from centuries of shipwrecks. Whether you’re marvelling at the geologically-remarkable Clay Castles, or sitting on your patio at Shipwreck Lodge taking in the expanse of blue sky, there’s really nowhere like the Skeleton Coast on earth.
Spend your days at Shipwreck Lodge on day excursions to Möwe Bay seal colony, on sundowner drives to the roaring dunes, or on a full day Huarusib River excursion (which includes a 4×4 trip to the Clay Castle, where brown hyenas are often encountered). There’s also ample opportunity for beach lunches in the crisp sea breeze, and fishing in the Atlantic’s rich waters.
Contact us to book your stay. A Skeleton Coast visit combines well with Namibia’s other top destinations – Etosha and Damaraland – or why not combine a trip to the desert landscapes of Namibia with Botswana’s green oasis, the Okavango Delta?