The most unique place I’ve ever visited
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Skeleton Coast, Namibia
- A mix of ecosystems attracts varied wildlife - spot desert adapted lion, elephants, kudu and seals.
- To one side of the lodge you will find far-reaching golden sand, whilst the desert in the opposite direction is swathed in greenery, with marshland and forest.
- The lodge is situated at the mouth of the River Hoarusib, on desert sands and with views as far as the Atlantic Ocean.
Facilities includeDesert Swimming Pool Daily Laundry 5 Star Desert Dining Extensive Library Extensive Library
- Desert Bar
- Day/Night Drives
- Hoanib Delta Trip
- Clay Castles Visit
- Dune Fields Sundowners
- 4x4 Desert Excursions
- Elephant and Lion Tracking
Seasons in Namibia
About Shipwreck Lodge
Famous for the great winds and strong currents, many explorers' ships were wrecked on this coast, hence the very fitting name of Shipwreck Lodge. This stunning brand-new lodge has been designed to resemble the shipwrecks that line the beachfront on which the lodge sits on. Each of the rooms is solar powered and has a private en-suite bathroom, along with a wood burning stove to keep you warm on the chilly evenings. The intricately designed lounge and restaurant overlooks the sweeping sand dunes all the way over to the Atlantic Ocean.
Despite the apparently arid landscape, game viewing at Shipwreck lodge is definitely not limited. Desert-adapted elephants, giraffe and lion roam in the surrounding areas, whilst the ocean houses Cape fur seals, and birdlife is abundant. If you're lucky, you may even spot a brown hyena or two.
The lodge is located on the southern bank of the Huarusib River Mouth, on the famous Skeleton Coast in Namibia.
How to get there
It is possible to get a flight from the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, where a 4x4 can be arranged to collect you.
Alternatively if you're on a self-drive trip, you must make your way to Mowe Bay, where you can leave your car and be met for a guided 4x4 ride to the lodge.
When to go
Shipwreck Lodge is open all year round, and whilst temperatures stay relatively cool throughout the year, they do have two seasons.
November to April are largely considered the summer months. Rainfall is more likely at this time of year, but this tends to result in crisp air and less foggy mornings, making it a great time of year for bird spotting.
May through to October are considered the winter months, where temperatures tend to stay at a steady 21 to 25 degrees Celsius, but when the sun falls, temperatures drop. Rain is much less likely at this time of year.
UK passport holders can enter Namibia without a visa for up to 90 days, however it is important to check the amount of time you have been given permission to stay in the country at the immigration desk, as permitted times have been known to vary.
It is advised to seek information about necessary medical precautions from a health professional in the UK before departure.
Travelling with children
Children aged 6 or above are welcome. There are two family rooms, and all rooms can be triples upon request.
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