The Skeleton Coast is named after the thousands of shipwrecks that strew this stretch of Namibia, which runs from the Kunene to the Swakop Rivers. A mysterious place where the coolness of the Atlantic meets the heat of the desert, it is often shrouded in fog, the cause of all those sea captains of old losing their bearings.

Today, the Skeleton Coast National Park is a fascinating landscape of desert-adapted elephants, prides of lions that live among the dunes, majestic scimitar-horned oryx that stand like ancient sentries and rarities such as aardwolf, rhino and brown hyena.

A place of immense quietude, the Skeleton Coast is truly off the beaten track, and offers adventurous and curious safari goers a rich, rewarding and unforgettable time in northern Namibia.