The Skeleton Coast is one of the most iconic areas in Namibia, stretching from the Swakop River up to the Kunene River on the West Coast of Africa. Along with the Namib-Naukluft, this area has the kind of scenery that instantly springs to mind when one imagines Namibia. The Kunene is a region in the country but is also the river that forms a natural border between Namibia and Angola, this is home to some of the most rugged terrain in the country.
Having been given several names in its time the name Skeleton Coast only came about in 1944 in a book about a specific shipwreck. This coastline is littered with the remains of unfortunate ships and vehicles so the name is rather apt and is now the official name on most maps. The whole northern region is often reffered to as Kaokoland/Kaokoveld or Kunene but regardless of what it is called it is absolutely amazing and a must on all Namibia trips.
Whether you just touch on the edges by visiting Swakopmund and venturing into the desert or take an exciting flying or professional operated camping safari through some of the most inhospitable desert in the world a trip here will blow you away. To fully explore this region is not a cheap excursion but you will be truly getting off the beaten track and seeing places that are unlike any other in the world.