Skeleton Coast Research Camp is incredibly remotely located in the fabulous and enormous Skeleton Coast North concession of northwest Namibia. Located just around the corner from the more illustrious Skeleton Coast Camp, this simple tented facility provides a still pricey but considerably lower cost option. More importantly, it provides exactly the same access to an amazing 16000 square kilometres of stunning wilderness. Inland trips provide gameviewing including desert elephant, giraffe and oryx, plus visits to authentic Himba villages, whilst out on the Atlantic, huge seal-lion colonies lie amidst shipwrecks and whale carcasses.
Accommodations feature small thatched-roof lodges and well-appointed tent camps that are intimate and comfortable, luxurious yet simple, and have a low-impact on the environment. All are located in protected reserves that offer the best wilderness wildlife and native cultural experiences. Many are designed for only 8-12 guests in well-appointed spaces with canopy mattress beds and linens, and en-suite facilities including flush toilet and hot showers, and sometimes a plunge pool.
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The camp has a wonderful old gnarled Leadwood tree which offers shelter from the elements, and makes for a shady dining room for our outdoor meals.
Because of the uniqueness and vastness of this area, most activities are done in 4x4 vehicles that are closed to the elements. All vehicles have pop-top roofs and sliding windows to enjoy the fine weather. There is however plenty of opportunity to walk and stretch the legs too. Activities include either full-day nature drives or walks with a picnic lunch, returning to camp in the evening, or half-day nature drives or walks returning to camp for lunch and venturing out again in the afternoon. The terrain is rugged and harsh, hence this camp will be enjoyed by those who are looking for a true wilderness experience, in some of the most spectacular scenery in southern Africa.