Best Places To Stay On The Skeleton Coast
The Skeleton Coast is like nowhere else on Earth. It is a hugely diverse eco-system that encompasses a plethora of flora and fauna that is hard to believe if you haven't seen it for yourself. At a glance, the unique coastline may appear like a desolate landscape made up of sand and skeletons, with some even referring it to what the 'end of the Earth' may look like. But as always, the closer you look, the more you see. The seal population thrives with up to 250,000 gathering at any given time. Brightly coloured flamingos also dot the beaches and further in and, gemsbok and giraffe are also apparent. The area can provide enough prey and carrion to support predators such as the notorious seal-hunting lions and the very shy and elusive brown hyena. As you do travel inland, the habitat also boasts a good number of black rhino. The coast stretches for five-hundred kilometres between the Angolan border and the old German colonial town, Swakopmund. It is littered with the skeletons of animals and ships that have been wrecked over the centuries.
It is not just the wildlife that makes the Skeleton Coast a must-see destination in any trip to Namibia. The history, atmosphere and scenery are mesmerising for anyone who decides to visit and we certainly recommend taking the time (and a camera!) to do so.
Lodges aren't in abundance in this area of Namibia, yet neither are people. The likelihood of encountering others whilst out in this wilderness is a rarity, making it a perfect place for a private and secluded trip. Your accommodation is guaranteed to be luxurious and have spectacular views. All lodges are placed in the most surreal destinations which will leave you astounded. Some are only reachable by a light aircraft due to the landscape, however most are accessible by 4x4. We have decided that there are a number of lodges that are certainly worth staying in if you visit the Skeleton Coast; we have listed them below: