The Skeleton Coast is one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring regions one can ever visit in Africa! The area is large, so the most obvious way of exploring it is by a flying safari, staying at three different camps (or more!). I was lucky enough to travel with the founder of these flying safaris, Louw Schoeman, whose sons Bertus and Andre run these flying safaris these days. It is the highlight of any safari to Namibia and gives one not only the perfect over view of the country, but also the luxury of having a private guide and often a private aircraft too.
The days are spent either walking or doing Skeleton Coast trekking, on sand dunes or flying over the most extraordinary areas. During the course of a Skeleton coast safari, one experiences fascinating bird’s-eye views of shipwreck remains along the coast, diverse and ever-changing geological formations and the refuges of desert-dwelling animals such as the endangered black rhino and desert-adapted elephant. One is also taken on excursions by Land Rover to be introduced to the scenic and ecological aspects of the environment with its wide diversity of flora and fauna and to see Bushmen rock engravings. It is a super, extraordinary, experience and quite unique.