The amazing Skeleton Coast has a most dramatic and extraordinary landscape, so called because it is littered with the skeletons both of shipwrecked vessels, and of beached whales. From here you can travel into the Namib Desert, and explore the wildlife and culture of this sparsely populated region.
Skeleton Coast holidays are truly off the beaten track, giving you access to a wild and rugged landscape and variety of wildlife you will not find anywhere else in Africa.
Day 1 - Fly London to Cape Town
Day 2 - 2 night stay in Cape Town
Day 3 - At leisure
Day 4 - Cape Town, South Africa. Embark Silver Explorer
Day 5 - At sea
Day 6 - Luderitz, Nambia. Lüderitz is situated between the Atlantic coast and dunes of the Namib Desert. Due to its pre-war heritage, Lüderitz boasts charming buildings from the German era
Day 7-8 - Walvis Bay, Namibia. Walvis Bay is an great access point for exploration of the stunning desert and dune regions. This untouched landscape has a fascinating beauty
Day 9-10 - At sea
Day 11 - Lobito, Angola. This tranquil town is well off the beaten track and gives insight into a simpler way of life
Day 12 - Luanda, Angola. A typically bustling African city
Day 13-14 - At sea
Day 15 - Sao Tome, Sao Tome & Principe. This island influenced by its Portuguese heritage is situated just north of the equator and boasts lush tropical vegetation. Enjoy the colonial architecture on a city tour
Day 16 - Bombom Island. Enjoy the gorgeous beaches of the island on Bom Bom
Day 17 - Kribi, Cameroon. A day in the popular beach resort
Day 18 - Limbe, Cameroon. With a mountain backdrop, this town is situated in a picturesque bay
Day 19 - Cotonou, Benin
Day 20 - Lome, Togo
Day 21 - Accra, Ghana. Transfer for your return flight to London
August through to October offer the best months to visit the Skeleton Coast as these are the driest months of its winter. During the summer it gets intolerably hot in this area.
Tropical, lightweights and cottons are recommended. It is also advisable to travel with layers and rainwear with temperatures dropping during the nights.