SKELETON COAST

Located on the west of Namibia, north of Swakopmund, where the dunes meet the Atlantic Ocean, this 500 km strip of land is desolate and forgotten.

Whale skeletons are remnants of whale-hunting, and shipwrecks evidence of the treacherous conditions sailors are faced with when navigating these waters.

Given its remoteness, it is best viewed by aeroplane from which you can appreciate fully the sheer wild and haunting nature of it all.

In the north-western corner of Namibia is the Kaokoveld. With the Atlantic coast in the west, Kunene River in the north and Damaraland in the east, this area is home to desert-adapted elephant and lion. This is also the home of the Himba tribe, fascinating with their ochre-coloured skin and ornate clothing.