SKELETON COAST EXTENSION

SKELETON COAST EXTENSION

This 3 night / 4-day Skeleton Coast extension covers highlights of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.

THE PROGRAM

Board your flight Johannesburg / Windhoek. On arrival, you are met and assisted to your private chartered plane to the Skeleton Coast. On arrival, you are met and assisted to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon nature drives.

Located in southwestern Africa, Namibia is a starkly beautiful safari destination. One of the best ways to experience this country is to venture out of the cities to explore the remarkable natural landscapes.  From impressive sand dunes to national parks with plains teeming with abundant wildlife, and from stark coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean to the hauntingly beautiful and vast Atlantic Coast. Namibia is an ideal destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness.

Stretching from the Swakop River to southern Angola, the Skeleton Coast is remoteness at its best. Thousands of miles of sandy desert dotted with shipwrecks meet with the cold waters of the Atlantic and somehow an amazing array of wildlife and flora manages to survive in this harsh but beautiful environment. Ocean fog creeps over the shoreline caused by the warm dry air of the Namib Desert colliding with the cold Benguela current. This otherworldly area is home to a diversity of wildlife including seabird colonies, Cape fur seals, zebra, gemsbok, desert-adapted elephant, lion and much more. Surfing enthusiasts are drawn to these powerful waves and photographers flock from around the globe to snap a shot of this eerie shipwreck graveyard and for the unrivalled maritime photographic opportunities. This coast is desolate but breathtakingly beautiful.

Located in the famous Skeleton Coast concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers in the Skeleton Coast National Park, Shipwreck Lodge is only 45 km from Möwe Bay. The shipwreck-shaped chalets are nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean where the cold Benguela current provides guests with a refreshing breeze. There are 8 twin or double chalets and 2 family chalets which each chalet equipped with a tea/coffee station, battery charging facilities, fireplace or woodburning stove, viewing deck, ensuite bathroom and complimentary laundry service. The restaurant is at the heart of the lodge where guests can enjoy all their meals including sundowners on the deck. Activities for guest include sundowner drives, beach lunches, excellent fishing, a full-day excursion to Mowe Bay and the Seal Colony and a full-day excursion to the Huarusib River. Guests also get the opportunity to learn about the fauna and flora adapted to survive in these harsh conditions all from the comfort of the restaurant deck.

Overnight: Shipwreck Lodge L D

The following excursions are available for you to choose from.

  1. Day excursions to Möwe Bay seal Colony. There are day excursions by vehicle to the Möwe Bay seal colony. Guests will be shown the remnants of the Suiderkus Shipwreck, along the beach past the remains of the Karimona shipwreck, abandoned Westies diamond mine, remains of the Ventura Bomber, to the beautiful natural wind shelter created by the reeds at the Flamingo pools.
  2. Sundowner drive to the roaring dunes. This is an afternoon excursion by vehicle to the Oasis water point, which is complimented by the smoothly sculptured roaring dunes of the concession area to conclude the “must do” sundowner.
  3. Full day Huarusib River excursion. A 4×4 trip to the Clay castles, a natural geological formation, where brown hyenas are often encountered. Fortunate clients could possibly see the desert adapted elephants and lions.
  4. Beach Lunch weather permitting. A wonderful lunch wets the appetite of the nature lover who has the senses rushed by the crisp air of the sea breeze, the ebb and flow of the ocean.
  5. Fishing weather/permit dependent.
  6. Quad bike activity. Join one of our guides on a scenic drive over the roaring dunes to the valley. The excursion will only be conducted in the morning due to wind and weather conditions and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Overnight: Shipwreck Lodge B L D

The following excursions are available for you to choose from.

  1. Day excursions to Möwe Bay seal Colony. There are day excursions by vehicle to the Möwe Bay seal colony. Guests will be shown the remnants of the Suiderkus Shipwreck, along the beach past the remains of the Karimona shipwreck, abandoned Westies diamond mine, remains of the Ventura Bomber, to the beautiful natural wind shelter created by the reeds at the Flamingo pools.
  2. Sundowner drive to the roaring dunes. This is an afternoon excursion by vehicle to the Oasis water point, which is complimented by the smoothly sculptured roaring dunes of the concession area to conclude the “must do” sundowner.
  3. Full day Huarusib River excursion. A 4×4 trip to the Clay castles, a natural geological formation, where brown hyenas are often encountered. Fortunate clients could possibly see the desert adapted elephants and lions.
  4. Beach Lunch weather permitting. A wonderful lunch wets the appetite of the nature lover who has the senses rushed by the crisp air of the sea breeze, the ebb and flow of the ocean.
  5. Fishing weather/permit dependent.
  6. Quad bike activity. Join one of our guides on a scenic drive over the roaring dunes to the valley. The excursion will only be conducted in the morning due to wind and weather conditions and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Overnight: Shipwreck Lodge B L D

Board your private charter from Shipwreck Lodge to Windhoek. On arrival, you are met and assisted to your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. On arrival continue under own arrangements.

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PRICING INFORMATION

These prices are valid for travel between June – Dec 15, 2020. Christmas and New Year surcharges will apply for any travel between Dec 15 – Jan 15, 2021. These holiday surcharges are NOT included in these rates.

Land Pricing: $4,300.00 per person double occupancy

Internal Air: $2,950.00 per person subject to change*

*Internal air includes the following flights:

Scheduled flight: Johannesburg / Windhoek

Private charter: Windhoek / Skeleton Coast

Private charter: Skeleton Coast / Windhoek

Scheduled flight: Windhoek / Johannesburg

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation as per the quotes
  • All transfers as stipulated 
  • All meals as stipulated 
  • All flights as set out in the itinerary. These are quoted separately and must be added to the land pricing.
  • All activities/ experiences per the itinerary
  • All relevant park fees/ conservation fees/ entry fees (unless otherwise stated) 
  • File handling fee 

EXCLUSIONS

  • International air, visas, Insurance etc.
  • Laundry facilities are available in camp on request (Free – limited Hand washing facilities)
  • French Champagne is available on request and subject to stocks, payable locally (pre-ordering is advised)
  • All other flights not specified in this quotation
  • Items of personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc.)
  • Gratuities and porterage
    All other items not specified in the inclusions

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit per person required at time of booking: A deposit of 25% of the program price is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 120 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request to secure confirmation.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of e-mail receipt. Cancellations received by Emmarosh are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

121 days prior to departure (or more): 10% of the program price per person.
120-91 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

90-61 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

60 days prior to departure (or less): 100% of the program price

Changes to the Itinerary:

The guest will be responsible for any changes or cancellations made to the itinerary at their request or beyond their control, before or during travel, including expenses incurred due to a change, delay or cancellation of any flights. If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES WHERE APPLICABLE

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with Emmarosh programs are subject to specific cancellation penalties.