The Schoeman’s Skeleton Coast Safaris are quite simply one of the finest experiences available anywhere in Africa. Run by the four sons of the famous Louw Schoeman, the family operate flying safaris up Namibia’s famous Skeleton Coast. Accommodation is in simple small camps set up in breathtaking location. Guests fly between the camps, stopping off in remote areas and exploring the different habitats they travel through. Trips with the Schoeman’s are guaranteed to open up the very best of the country. With each group limited to a maximum of four guests the experience is one of the most exclusive we offer.
The Schoeman’s Skeleton Coast Safaris
use three permanent camps set up in unique locations up Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. All itineraries are designed to include these three camps.The first of their camps, Kuidas Camp is located approximately 20 minutes flight north from the Cape Cross Seal Colony, just North of Swakopmund. The second, Purros Camp is located two hours further up the coast, in the Skeleton Coast Park itself where as the final Kunene Camp is right up by the Angolan border on the Kunene river in the far North of the Kunene region.
Kuidas Camp has a fantastic setting in the Huab River Valley in Southern Damaraland. Located just East of the famous Ugab formations - a nearly lifeless ‘moon landscape’ of numerous black ridges in stark contrast to the white desert floor, Kuidas Camp has a classic Damaraladn setting. The camp is located in walking distance to an area where you find ancient rock engravings.
Purros Camp is located on the banks of the dry Hoarusib River in the Southern region of Kunene, close to the self drive camp the Schoeman’s run, called Leylandsdrift Camp. The river valley here is often frequented by the famous desert elephant and the skies from this camp on a clear night can be absolutely outrageous.
The final camp Kunene Camp is located on a cliff overlooking the Kunene river itself. Surrounded by the mountains and dunes of the Hartmann valley, Kunene camp is well regarded as one of Africa’s remotest camps and offers a welcome change from the desert environments of the other two camps. Trips to this area include boat trips up and down the Kunen itself as well as visits to the Himba and explorations of this incredible area.
All of the Schoeman camps are simple yet high quality. The rooms have en suite facilities complete with bucket showers as well as small outside areas that house a couple of directors chairs and a table. Simplicity is the key for these camps, it’s the overall experience that will knock you sideways!