Skeleton Coast Park Travel Guide

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Skeleton Coast Park Things to Do

  • Wildlife

    There are plenty of wildlife in the park. Most famous are the desert elephants but the park has lots of other animals such rhinos, lions, many antelopes and others. Sure place to find animals is where the water is. Rivers and water holes.

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  • Skeleton Coast Park

    The Skeleton Coast Park itself starting a bit further north from Cape Cross on the road C34 where there will be park gate. In the park itself you really get into the wilderness, there are no facilities and such. Visitors to the park can enter at sunrise and must leave before sunset.

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  • Cape Cross

    Cape Cross seal colony is about an hour drive to the north from Swakopmund. You only stop here because everybody who drive here does it, but to be honest it wasn't my favourite place to visit in the park or country.

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  • Getting your truck out of there!!

    In the morning when we decided to leave the Skeleton Coast we realised that our truck was well and truly stuck in the sand!It took several people and several attempts to push the truck and to lay wooden boards to get us out of there!We were delighted when eventually we were on our way - we didn't want to be skeletons on the coast.

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  • Deserted Coastline

    As I already said the Skeleton Coast is so atmospheric, windey and cold!The beaches are deserted, you can look either way and see mile upon mile of sand.

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  • Looking out to the Atlantic Ocean

    The seas along the Skeleton Coast are a very small section of the Atlantic Ocean.These waters have taken many lifes, the sea is so rough and many a boat has been shipwrecked along here - some of the shipwrecks are still visible.

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Skeleton Coast Park Nightlife

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    by Gili_S Updated Oct 16, 2009

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    There is not that kind of nightlife in such remote place, when the night comes it is the time for camping and resting and listen to the night sounds of the desert. Please be aware that visitors must leave the park before sunset.

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Skeleton Coast Park Transportation

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    by Gili_S Written Oct 16, 2009

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    Like most of Namibia also here you can have very nice self drive in the park. But some remote areas are not accessible and flying safari will be needed to get to those places.

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Skeleton Coast Park Warnings and Dangers

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    by Gili_S Updated Oct 16, 2009

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    The desert is always very danger place, canyons, snakes, other animals and most of all, the heat, water are essential for surviving. Why else they call it Skeleton Coast? Go deep into the desert and you will find the remains of those who didn't survive.
    Please be aware that some remote areas are not even accessible and needed special permission and it can be arrange only with special safari operators and guides.

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Skeleton Coast Park Favorites

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    At the edge of the park

    by Gili_S Written Oct 16, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The Skeleton Coast Park is very unique place on earth with its own special climate, nature and ecological status. Unique animals that learn to survive on the harsh conditions of cold nights and hot days.

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