Continually lashed by the angry waters of the Atlantic, Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is so wild that only the brave or foolhardy have risked sailing its waters during stormy seas. There are numerous shipwrecks along the coast, some of them extremely well preserved, bearing eerie testimony to the force of nature and the genuine isolation of the beaches upon which they are washed. For this reason, most of the wrecks or usually only visible from the skies and accessible on a light aircraft Skeleton Coast Safari, which gets participants to remote areas that few are able to reach.
Airborne highlights of a Skeleton Coast Safari include views of the Eduard Bohlen wreck, at Conception Bay, not far from Swakopmund, and the Winston, the Montrose and Henrietta, all between Cape Cross and Terrace Bay. During time in the Kunene Region of extreme northern Namibia, you can visit the Kaiu Maru wreck and a scattered array of broken up fishing vessels in the near vicinity. Haunting and evocative, these wrecks tell a vivid story of the difficulties in exploring this windswept coast and the folly of ignoring nature’s warnings.