Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast
Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast are home to the Himba, a tall people who rub their bodies with red ochre and fat to protect their skins against the sometimes harsh climate. For a taste of this fascinating local Namibian culture, visitors on a Namibia safari vacation can explore a traditional Himba village and learn about their climate-adapted lifestyles.
Other inhabitants of this area include the rare desert black rhino, oryx, kudu, springbok, Hartman’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, lion, cheetah, and spotted and brown hyena—all of which can be witnessed on Namibia safari tours, game drives, and walking safaris.
As for the haunting Skeleton Coast, it is known for dense fog, rough surf, and shipwreck-littered beaches, which are the result of the Benguela current. Bleached whale and seal bones are also visible along the Skeleton Coast.
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