COAST NATIONAL PARK (Incorporate DAMARALAND AND THE KUNENE RIVER)
The Skeleton Coast park extends
from the Ugab River in the south, for 500km to the Kunene River
in the North., covering an area of 16,400km2. The attraction in
this remote area is in the colour and changing moods of the landscape.The
mystery is due to the many shipwrecks, dense coastal fogs and
cold sea breezes caused by the Benguela Current. The landscape
varies from dunes to rugged canyons and extensive mountain ranges.
Animals on the plains range from
jackals, ostrich, brown hyena, as well as desert-adapted elephant,
black rhino, lion and giraffe.
SKELETON COAST PARK
SKELETON COAST CAMP
Skeleton Coast Camp has exclusive use of about 600 000 acres of
the Skeleton Coast Park. This beautiful area has everything from
soaring sand dunes to towering canyons and mountains, saltpans,
seal colonies and shipwrecks. Freshwater springs sustain animal
life and guests can view Springbok, Gemsbok, Desert Elephant,
Cape Fur Seals, Brown hyeana, Jackal, Ostrich, Porcupine. Giraffe
Hartman's Mountain Zebra, Black-faced Springbok and occasionally
Lion and cheetah. Camp has seven luxury tented rooms with en suite
bathrooms, and there is an open - air dining room under an ancient
leadwood tree. Breakfast is enjoyed in camp and then guests are
taken into the park and surrounding countryside for full rewarding
days of game viewing.
PALMWAG RHINO CAMP (speciality
at camp - Black Rhino Tracking)
Palmwag Rhino camp is managed in conjunction with the 'save the
Located in Northern Damaraland it offers a brilliant insight into
the ecology and conservation of this area while at the same time
contributing to the trust, The Rhino conservation operations,
as well as the sustainability of the region. A maximum of sixteen
guests can be accommodated in meru-style tents with en suite facilities,
including bucket showers, hot water on call and flush toilets.
Activities are game drives, night drives, birding, guided walks
and Black Rhino Tracking.
MOWANI MOUNTAIN CAMP (TWYFELFONTEIN
Located within the Twyfelfontein Concervancy, Mowani Mountain
Camp is conveniently close to Twyfelfontein, the Burnt Mountain
and the Organ Pipes.
The thatch and dome structures of the camp echo the shape of the
rough-textured granite builders amongst which they are built,
creating an ambience of African Village, a theme complemented
by wood carvings and artefacts. The main complex consist of a
reception area, bar, dining room and lounge overlooking a waterhole
where elephant and other animals come to drink. Accommodation
consist of twelve luxury East-African style en suite safari tents,
on raised wooden platforms, each with a canvas veranda and splendid
view over the Aba-Huab Valley.
Located 90 kilometres from Namibia's Skeleton Coast and intergrates
communities, the environment and wildlife. The camp is within
the Torra Conservancy and enjoys endless vistas across stark plains,
ancient valleys and soaring peaks. Guests can see Desert Elephant,
Black Rhino, Oryx, Kudu, Springbok whilst lion and cheetah move
to and from the area. Bird enthusiast will delight in seeing Monteiros
Hornbill and many more rare species. Accommodation consist of
nine guest rooms and a family room - in meru -style walk in tents
with en suite bathroom facilities. The main living area combines
the dining room, lounge and pub under canvas. An open campfire
and outdoor boma are enjoyed during calm evenings. The camp boasts
a natural rock swimming pool. Activities are game and nature drives,
night drives, birding, guided walks, whilst other amenities are
a swimming pool and mountain biking.
THE KUNENE RIVER
Camp is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia and gets
its Portuguese name from the mountains to the north that dominates
the skyline.. The camp is built within an island of ancient Albida
trees on the banks of the Kunene River and shares the area with
the Himba people, some of the last true nomadic people in Africa.
The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in the
region. Accommodation consist of seven tents, raised off the ground,
with en suite bathroom facilities. Camp also has a pub, dining
room and pool. One of the rooms is a family room. Activities are
nature drives, guided walks, quad bike rides, boating, fishing,
swimming. There is so much to do at this camp, that our suggestion
is for a minimum three night stay.
SKELETON COAST CAMP FLY - IN
Safaris of a longer duration are
also available - 4 night\ 5 days, or 7 night \8 days.
Please contact us for these rates.
Skeleton Coast Camp has exclusive use of about 600 000 acres of
the Skeleton Coast national park.
This beautiful area has everything from soaring sand dunes to
towering canyons and mountains, saltpans, Seal colonies and shipwrecks.
Freshwater springs sustain animal life and guests can view Springbok,
Gemsbok, Desert Elephant. Cape Fur Seals, Brown Hyeana, Jackal,
Ostrich, porcupine Giraffe, Hartman's Mountain Zebra, Blackfaces
Springbok and occasionally lion and cheetah. The camp has seven
Luxury tented rooms with en suite bathrooms, and there is an open-air
dining area under an ancient Leadwood tree. Breakfast is enjoyed
in camp and then guests are taken into the park and surrounding
Countryside for full and rewarding days. Activities are fully
escorted all day safaris, game and nature drives, Guided walks
The safaris have scheduled departure
dates with a minimum of two guests .
Departures are scheduled - Wednesdays and Saturdays from Windhoek
Departs Windhoek aprox. 1000 and arrive back in Windhoek aprox.
1600 on last day pick up from Damaraland, Swakopmund is free of
charge, but additional charge applies from Etosha.
Luggage restriction on safari is 12kg in soft bags
SKELETON COAST FLY - IN SAFARIS
On the harsh but beautiful Atlantic coast of Northern Namibia,
these safaris operate, taking in
The Skeleton Coat National Park, the Namib Naukluft Park, as well
as parts of the interior of Damarland and the Kaokoveld. The area
is covered by the Schoeman family, offereing unique 4 and 5 night
fly-in safaris by Cessna 210 aircraft.
Guests are accommodated in exclusive,
privately owned, fully equipped tents - a different area each
night. Camps are comfortable and serve all basic needs. Each camp
is carefully chosen for it's beauty.
Every safari is hosted and flown
by a member of this family, renowned internationally for their
And Namib Knowledge and experience. Guests are exposed to the
rugged coast, including shipwrecks, Namib dunes , geology, ecology,
desert adapted fauna and flora. A Skeleton Coast safari is a complete
All safaris has set departure dates.
Please contact us.
SKELETON COAST SAFARI
A four day safari departing Windhoek at 1000 in the morning, following
the Skeleton Coast from Conception Bay to the Huab Valley during
the first day. The second day continues up the coast as far as
the Hoarusib Valley and the third day as far as the Kunene river,
being the Northern border of Namibia. The safari ends in Windhoek
on the fourth day, arriving just before sunset.
SKELETON COAST SAFARI B (includes
flight over Sossusvlei)
This safari departs Windhoek at 0700 in the morning with a flight
to Sossusvlei, which is reputed to have the highest sand dunes
in the world. From there, following the Skeleton Coast via conception
Bay to the Huab Valley during the first day. The second day continues
up the coast as far as the Hoarusib Valley and the third day as
far as the Kunene river, being the northern border. The safari
ends in Windhoek on the forth day before sunset.
SKELETON COAST SAFARI C (includes
flight over Sossusvlei and a night in Etosha)
A five day safari, departing Windhoek
at 0700 in the morning with a flight to Sossusvlei- reputedly
where the highest sand dunes in the world are to be found. From
there, following the Skeleton Coast via Conception Bay to the
Huab Valley during the forst day. The second day continues up
the coast as far as the Hoarusib Valley and the third day as far
as the Kunene river - the northern Namibian border.
On the forth day a flight to one of the lodges outside Etosha
National Park, from where the park is visited on the fifth day.
The safri ends in Windhoek, arriving just before sunset on the
SKELETON COAST SAFARI D (includes
drive into Sossusvlei , Namib- Rand and Diamond area)
This combination provides a safari
which includes a drive into Sossusvlei, the Namib-Rand Nature
Reserve and a unique opportunity to experience the mystique and
splendour of the "Spergebiet", the forbidden Diamond
area., situated on the far south - west coast of Namibia. From
there the safari continues along the Skeleton Coast via Spencer
Bay to the Huab Valley during the third day.
The fourth day continues up the coast as far as the Hoarusib Valley
and the fifth day as far as the Kunene River - the northern Namibian
border. The safari ends in Windhoek, arriving just before sunset
on the sixth day.
BEST OF NAMIBIA WING SAFARI (fly-in safari)
(suggestion- this safari may be combined with our 3 night fly-in
safari to Skeleton Coast Camp)
The safari has scheduled departure dates - minimum 2 guests required
Groups of 4 or more may have daily departures, subject to availability
A flight along the Skeleton Coast and a boat trip to see the dolphins
and seals, plus lunch in Swkopmund included.
Luggage restriction is 12kg in soft bags.
Safari departs Windhoek International no later than 1200. Guests
arriving the day before and overnighting in Windhoek must please
ensure that a transfer has been scheduled at additional cost (we
will arrange) at the end of the safari, guests will arrive back
in Windhoek by 1300 if the safari ends on Ongava - Etosha.
If the safari ends in Sossusvlei (i.e. travelling in reverse direction)
guests will be back in Windhoek by 0930 the safari is usually
accommodated at Ongava Tented Camp in Etosha, but certain departures
may use Ongava Lodge.
SOSSUSVLEI WILDERNESS CAMP
Nine guest rooms - en suite bathrooms - with private plunge pools.
Te main living area is under thatch with an outdoor deck for dining
under the stars.
Activities are nature drives to the Sossusvlei dunes, night drives,
birding, guided walks, at additional cost - hot air ballooning
can be arranged.
Nine guest rooms - meru style walk in tents with en suite bathrooms.
The main living area combines dining room, lounge and bar under
canvas. An open campfire and outdoor "boma" are enjoyed
at calm evenings. Camp has a natural rock swimming pool.
Activities are game and nature drives, night drives, birding,
guided walks, mountain bikes.
ONGAVA TENTED CAMP
Six guest rooms - meru style walk in tents with en suite bathrooms
- the bathroom is under thatch - shower open air..
The main dining area is under thatch with a verandah.
Camp has a swimming pool.
A much frequented waterhole allow
guests excellent game viewing from the verandah.
Activities are game drives into Etosha and \ or game drives on
the Ongava Reserve, in hides or on foot.
Rhino tracking on the reserve on foot is a speciality offered.