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  • Hi Rob, Just to say thank you very much for creating us such a wonderful honeymoon! It was the perfect mix of environments – arriving in Jacana with the delta in flood was stunning – we loved going around by boat in the hippo highways and all the beautiful wildlife, flowers, birds and the mokoro. Selinda was awesome – amazing guiding and we were lucky enough to have some wild dogs and a hyena in front of the camp on day 1 and 2. Fantastic food too and lovely relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere and accommodation. We also found Ntwala stunning – supreme accommodation and the biggest bathroom I’ve ever seen! And being by the Zambezi – we loved it (you were right too – we ended up not going on that last game drive in the end in order to enjoy being on the river more). We saw lions chasing mongoose from the river in Chobe – great treat. We loved Siankaba too and the falls. Perfect!

    Martin and Pam found us on the web and travelled to Botswana, Namibia and Zambia on honeymoon
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The Skeleton Coast

Whilst you could describe the entire length of Namibia’s Atlantic coastline as ‘Skeleton Coast’, the official Skeleton Coast National Park is made up of the narrow coastal belt which stretches north from the Ugab River to the Angola border. The southern section of the park (up to Terrace Bay) can be visited by the general public, although generally a 4×4 would be required (there is little road infrastructure). North of that, the park is closed to all but one company who operate the exclusive Skeleton Coast Safari Camp. Flying safaris along the coast are possible, but north of Terrace Bay landing options are rather limited!

The flat and open beaches of the coastline, which are often shrouded in mist, are home to numerous Cape fur seal colonies, which in turn provide food for black-backed jackals and the rare brown hyaena. Close to the coast, the landscape is a mix of gravel plains and sand dunes, whilst further inland rocky ridges rise out of the desolate plains. At Terrace Bay, it is possible to drive into the sand dunes and experience the ‘roaring dunes’ where sand particles are so uniformly weathered they resonate deeply like a ‘tuba’ when disturbed.

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