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Skeleton Coast Park

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Opuwo

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Ruacana

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Skeleton Coast Park

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    Skeleton Coast Park Warnings and Dangers

    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...

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  • Skeleton Coast Park

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    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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    Skeleton Coast Park Transportation

    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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Ruacana

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    by DAO Updated Apr 12, 2014

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    You will probably never get a chance to truly see what a major waterfall looks like – without any water. The Kunene River, which feeds the Ruacana Falls, was dammed twice by both Angola and Namibia in 1976. As the river flows south within Angola it builds up an amazing volume of water that generates an amazing amount of electricity for both countries. The integrated project is linked to the small town of Calueque in Angola, 20 km (12 mi) away. The hydro-power plant on the Namibian side is run by the Namibian power company, NAMPOWER, and is actually underground. Part of the project involves the diversion of water through a 300 km (190 mi) pipeline. So that's why you see lots of rocks and no water.

    When Ruacana was in full flow it measured 120 meters (393ft) high and 700 meters (2296ft) high. From April to December you will only see the rocks. Having said that, it’s an amazing sight and one you will never see again.

    Interestingly the dam on the Angolan side was bombed by Cuban aircraft in 1988, during the Angolan civil war.

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