Skeleton Coast, Welcome to The Gates of Hell in Africa!


Skeleton Coast Namibia
Skeleton Coast Namibia. Img Via: thedailybeast.com

If you have a lot of money, try to travel to the Skeleton Coast dubbed the Hell Gate in Namibia, Africa. Barren desert, full of skulls and hard touchable. Skeleton Coast called the most dangerous regions in Africa and tough touched by humans. Its location on the coast of Namibia in the west sea. Directly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.

Skeleton Coast is a 500 km long coastline with desert, swamps and rivers as if separating them with the outside world. This is what made the trip to get there is very hard to reach. Should weeks if the car ride, has not passed the swamps populated with crocodiles!

The bushmen are the original inhabitants of Namibia, in the 15th century who settled around the Skeleton Coast chose to leave. In addition to difficult access everywhere, the area is barren and dry. Hard to get water and rainfall is rare. Then, the Bushmen call it by name, the land that was created when God is angry.

Different nickname given by Portuguese sailors who stopped there began the 17th century. They came by ship, to hunt whales and seals in the ocean near the coastal shores. However, their arrival there even be a disaster. The beaches there have big rocks and sandstone. The sea breeze there are difficult to predict, and the waves are very strong. So no wonder, many ships were stranded on the coastal beaches.

Skeleton Coast Shipwrecks Photo

Skeleton Coast Shipwrecks Photo

The name “Skeleton” given by John Henry Marsh, who wrote a book about shipwrecks from England, Dunedin Star shipwrecked there. The carcass of the ship was still at the seaside and become a kind of memorial.

John Henry Marsh called the coastal territory with the name of the Skeleton Coast. Because once traced, from the records of the sailors who are already there, claimed to find many skulls along the coast, which died of starvation or being hunted by other animals. Also at some point, found human skulls are believed to be the Bushmen or sailors who come there and died.

Skeleton Coast Skull

Skeleton Coast Skull. Img Via: arebbusch.com

Difficult visited by boat and tough also be visited via the land, helped make the Skeleton Coast in the list of the most isolated places in the world. If counted, meaning since the 15th century until now, no one else staying there! Curiosity and unspoiled territory, making Skeleton Coast Safaris tour operator offering travel packages to the Skeleton Coast. The cost is pegged at USD 7,260 for 4 days and 3 nights.

Skeleton Coast Tour with Plane

Skeleton Coast Tour with Plane. Img Via: africaandbeyond.co.uk

The way there will be taken on a plane and landed directly on his desert. Get ready to explore the seaside trekking and desert sand. Skeleton Coast Safaris also has base camp there and Jeep to navigate the Skeleton Coast further.

Welcome to the Gates of Hell in Africa!

Skeleton Coast Namibia

Skeleton Coast Namibia. Img Via: thedailybeast.com

Skeleton Coast Desert Animal

Skeleton Coast Desert Animal. Img Via: safaribookings.com

Skeleton Coast Beach Namibia

Skeleton Coast Beach Namibia. Img Via: safaribookings.com

Skeleton Coast Lion Photo

Skeleton Coast Lion Photo

Skeleton Coast Namibia Africa

Skeleton Coast Namibia Africa. Img Via: africapoint.com

Skeleton Coast Desert Beach

Skeleton Coast Desert Beach. Img Via: go4travelblog.com

Skeleton Coast Safaris Namibia

Skeleton Coast Safaris Namibia

Skeleton Coast Skull on Desert

Skeleton Coast Skull on Desert

Skeleton Coast Safaris Photo

Skeleton Coast Safaris Photo. Img Via: africatravelresource.com

Skeleton Coast Animal

Skeleton Coast Animal

Skeleton Coast Beach Photo

Skeleton Coast Beach Photo. Img Via: autocarhire.com

Skeleton Coast Shipwrecks

Skeleton Coast Shipwrecks

Skeleton Coast Shipwrecks Image

Skeleton Coast Shipwrecks Image

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