“The Land God Made in Anger” is what the Khoisan people historically called this harsh and unforgiving region of Namibia, but the Skeleton Coast is in itself an apt description of this untamed stretch of desert on Namibia’s northern coast. The Atlantic Ocean is rough and collides with the desolated, sandy shores with vigour, while intimidating dunes rise up to meet the waves. It is a truly astonishing part of the world inhabited by desert-adapted animals. The Kaokoland Conservancy is the protected area inland of the Skeleton Coast where a handful of lodges offer specialised visits to this unusual paradise.Enquire Now
Littering the seashore, and even further inland between the deserted dunes, are skeletons of whales that have washed up or become beached here. Mingled with those are the rib cages of elephants, horned skulls of the oryx, or the vertebrae of giraffe, belonging to animals that have succumb to the Skeleton Coast’s harsh environment. Ancient shipwrecks stand partially submerged and rusty in the sea, and others stand crookedly in the sand in their last resting place. This is a fascinating, historic, naturally unique, and alluring destination in Namibia, and must certainly be visited by those seeking the roar of the dunes.