|Flight time||from UK: 8 hrs; from US: 34hrs 35mins|
|Ideal length||3 - 7 Days|
|Price||From £4,599 pp|
|When to go||All Year Round|
Exploring some of the harshest scenery on the planet with cracked landscapes closer to lunar conditions than anywhere in the world.
Bedding down in the luxurious rooms of the Skeleton Coast Camp - the only building in the 300,000 hectares of this private concession area.
Taking a 4WD safari across wind-carved sand dunes, vast saltpans and ghostly shipwrecks which dot this other-worldly coastline.
Venturing into Damaraland – a mythical land home to million-year-old petrified forests, rocky Bushman engravings and towering mountains.
Visiting the spectacular salt pans desert of Etosha, home to colourful flamingos and pelicans, and the highly endangered Black Rhino and Black-faced Impala.
This is the historically fascinating stretch of coast where dangerous cross-
currents and dense fogs have clashed with treacherous sandbanks, shoals and reefs, leaving behind a spooky graveyard for ships which you can still see today. At night you'll feel the isolation as sand whips your tent, and emerge in the morning to see what looks like the surface of the moon. This is truly one of the last great wildernesses on earth.
Getting there is just one of the aspects of this trip which make it so unique. From Windhoek you'll fly by light aircraft across incredible, uninhabited landscapes before traversing huge sand dunes by jeep and on foot. The only life you'll see is rare desert elephant, giraffe, lion, springbok, ostrich and gemsbok roaming the dunes. Finally you'll reach your home for the next few nights: the luxurious and eco-friendly Skeleton Coast Camp,
which is the only camp permitted in this world heritage and UNESCO protected area. From your luxury tent you'll have views of massive sand dunes, vast plains, saltpans, towering canyons and mountains, seal colonies and shipwrecks. A far cry from your daily chores.
For some, we recommend taking a whole week to soak up the spectacular landscapes, do all the game drives, and totally immerse yourself in the beauty of this desolate wilderness. However, it is also possible to take in this beautiful region in one weekend, which will definitely be one of the most memorable of your life. Fly by private charter directly to the Skeleton
Coast where you will experience an amazing day and night tracking rare desert-adapted elephants in one of the worlds most diverse and protected regions.
If the name intrigues you, we guarantee the scenery will leave you completely gobsmacked. Spend a long week or an intense weekend in the open spaces, roaring dunes and beaches kept clean by ghost crabs - and no-one back home will believe your stories.