what to see / Skeleton Coast National Park


Once upon a time the entire coastline of Namibia was called The Skeleton Coast. Today, the moniker mostly refers to the Skeleton Coast National Park, which stretches over one-third of Namibia’s northern shore. The landscape in the park ranges from wind swept dunes to rugged canyons with walls of richly colored volcanic rock and extensive mountain ranges. The park’s ominous name is well earned given the scores of shipwrecks littering the beaches – the work of the Benguella Current, dense fog and rough surf. Bleached whale and seal bones also are visible back from days when the whaling industry was still active. But despite its appearance, the Skeleton Coast National Park houses a great variety of species with its borders – big cats, desert-adapted elephant, black rhino and many more. The landscape includes sand dunes, canyons and mountain ranges all of which are synonymous with Namibia. The climatic conditions are not necessarily what you would expec... read more  Read More