Skeleton Coast Camp

Skeleton Coast Camp

Skeleton Coast Camp calls to the intrepid explorer seeking only the most remote wilderness experiences on the planet.

Skeleton Coast Camp

Skeleton Coast Camp

Namibia > Skeleton Coast National Park


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Located on the Khumib River
Skeleton Coast Park

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The camp is aptly named, with its stark, incredibly beautiful shoreline dotted with bleached whalebones and other skeletal remains, as well as a host of shipwrecks. It is a wild, desolate environment, yet it supports a host of incredible adapted wildlife - from enormous colonies of Cape fur seals to the ancient welwitschia plant.

Skeleton Coast Camp is built on an island in the dry Khumib riverbed, about 20km inland from the coastline. Accommodation comprises six Meru-style tents with spacious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. A central area is made up of an open-plan lounge, bar and dining area with sweeping views of the desert. Weather permitting, evening meals may be served in the open-air ‘dining room’ under an old, gnarled leadwood tree.

Activities at Skeleton Coast Camp revolve around the exploration of this unique, wild and desolate environment in 4x4s that are closed to the elements, although all vehicles have pop-top roofs and sliding windows to enjoy the fine weather come midday.

There is plenty of opportunity to stretch the legs too, with many parts in this pristine setting accessible only on foot, as vehicle tracks can damage the environment. Many specially-adapted plant species such as Lithops and Welwitschia can only be visited in this way. Extended walks with a picnic lunch, returning to camp in the evening, are incredibly popular.

Other excursions at Skeleton Coast Camp comprise visits to the clay castles of the Hoarusib River; Rocky Point; the roaring dunes; lichen fields; Cape fur seal colonies and Himba villages. Shipwrecks, now fast being devoured by the salty and vigorous coastline, can be viewed on request.

Secret water seeps which create freshwater springs attract wildlife, so guests can see desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, springbok, giraffe, ostrich, brown hyaena, Hartmann’s mountain zebra and, occasionally, lion and cheetah.

Minimum stay three (3) nights required at this property

Rooms and Suites

Skeleton Coast Camp: Guest Tent

Guest Tent

Each tent is built on its own wooden platform in the traditional “Meru” style design, although with wooden doors and floors. Inside are twin or double beds in a spacious room with private ensuite


Hotel Features

  • All Inclusive - meals and most alcoholic beverages All Inclusive - meals and most alcoholic beverages
  • All Inclusive - meals only All Inclusive - meals only
  • Bar Bar
  • Eco-friendly Lodge Eco-friendly Lodge
  • Family Rooms Family Rooms
  • Full Breakfast Daily Full Breakfast Daily
  • Gay Friendly Gay Friendly
  • Gift Shop/Newsstand Gift Shop/Newsstand
  • Guest Activities Guest Activities
  • Guest library/lounge Guest library/lounge
  • Guided Safaris Included Guided Safaris Included
  • Housekeeping Service Housekeeping Service
  • Major Credit Card Accepted Major Credit Card Accepted
  • Multi-lingual reception staff Multi-lingual reception staff
  • Non-smoking rooms Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Room Service Room Service
  • Safe Deposit Box (front desk) Safe Deposit Box (front desk)
  • Suitable for Children Suitable for Children
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
  • Wedding Services Wedding Services

In-Room Amenities

  • Mosquito nets
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Safety Deposit Box (In Room)
  • Patio/Balcony

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