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Dunes and ocean from the air, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Skeleton Coast and Kunene

The Skeleton Coast was once feared for its mist and moving sandbanks and is the most northerly region of Namibia’s vast stretching coastline.

The Skeleton Coast is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful places, with its wide belt of coastal sand dunes to the beautiful waters of the Kunene River. The region offers some of the most dramatic scenery in Namibia and makes it a perfect place for the exploratory traveller seeking adventure.

Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Plane, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Skeleton Coast Flying Safari

One of the best ways of visiting the most inaccessible and rugged area in Namibia is by flying safari. The Schoeman family, who have all been raised on the Skeleton Coast, act as both pilots and extremely knowledgeable guides for these unique safaris.

Flying low over the amazing Namibian countryside and landing where possible on open ground to view the most spectacular landscape, dunes, shipwrecks, mines and wildlife the region has to offer.

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Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Flying Safari

Join one of the highly-regarded Schoeman brothers on a flying safari along the Skeleton Coast. Fly low over the landscape, spotting shipwrecks, meeting Himba communities and staying at remote camps.

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Desert Lions

Set out in search of the region’s famed desert lions, whose numbers are shrinking fast. Track these predators across an inhospitable landscape.

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Meet the Himba

Visit the local Himba people, who call this arid landscape home. Learn about how their way of life and how they survive in such harsh conditions.

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Giraffe Conservation

Meet researchers from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Learn about the work they are doing to protect the population of Angolan giraffes that survives in this remote corner of north-western Namibia.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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