Namibia is bordered on the Atlantic Ocean by the infamous Skeleton Coast .As you travel east the scenery changes from shipwrecks to the Etosha National Park that is home to a variety of both mammals and birdlife.
Travelling south you come across the largest sand dunes in the oldest desert in the world. Unlike most of our safaris we have more than game viewing to offer. Namibia’s scenery is unparalleled. The plant life is also unique. Namibia is host to the Welwitschia Mirabilis plant some specimens of which are over 1500 years old.
The Skeleton Coast
The Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the Namib Naukluft Park, the worlds oldest desert. Skeleton Coast, a strange name. It is called that way because there are a lot of skeletons of shipwrecks and of human beings. Because of the rough sea, a lot of ships ran ashore. The shipwrecked man who reached the shore thought that they were saved.
Unfortunately they landed on one of the driest places on earth with the nearest village over 200 km away. They all died of thirst. The park stretches from north to south a few hundred km and 50 km from east to west. It is very dry and nothing will grow here. Sometimes you see a Welwitschia. The southern part is open to the public while the northern part is unspoiled wilderness and visitors are not allowed there. In the northern part live some desert elephants, a very very rare and threatened species.
Etosha National Park
The Etosha National Park in Namibia was declared a national park in 1907 and covering an area of 22 270 square km, it is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.
Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”, is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. Today, the Etosha Pan rarely has water as it is supplied mostly from rainfall but with high evaporation the water quickly disappears. The game viewing in Etosha is excellent, the best time being from May to September. Visitors can expect to see many buck species, elephant, giraffe, rhino and lions. More fortunate visitors will see leopard and cheetah. There is a network of roads linking the three campsites and subsidiary roads lead to various waterholes.