Portuguese sailors called it the Gates of Hell, Namibia’s bushmen speak of the land that God made in Anger, now named The Skeleton Coast after John Henry Marsh after a book title. The Skeleton Coast is the coastal region of Namibia from Walvis Bay to the border of Angola. It is a wild stretch of coast where numerous shipwrecks, dramatic rescues and stories have been created. A photographer and adventurers dream.
The northern section of the Skeleton Coast is a designated wildness area with Agate Mountain sat pans and sand dunes has some of the most pristine shorelines in the world. Desert Elephant have been spotted in the interior of the park and even seen sliding down the huge dunes.
Many different experiences can be found in the Namibian Skeleton Coast region. Adrenaline seeking adventures can experienced via sand dune safaris. Spectacular and dramatic dunes looking over wild seas are part of the landscape that make up this unique country.
One of the most spectacular methods to feel the immense scale of the Skeleton Coast would be by air. Some of the beautiful formations that the winds and climate has created can only be accessed by air.
The Skeleton Coast experiences two seasons a year with Summer from October to May, Winter from May to September. In lieu of a rainy season during the summer months sea mists create moisture to sustain plant and animal life. Summer months are cool to warm with clear blue skies and if it rains, now would be the time.
Although the Skeleton coast is an inhospitable and isolated place, the nomadic Himba tribe ekes out an existence in the Kaokoveld Region mainly . The Himba are a very proud and beautiful race who adorn their bodies with ochre mud mixed with animal fat and elaborately braid their hair depending on their sex.