Skeleton Coast National Park
Encompassing the northern part of the Namibian coastline and
extending a bit into southern Angola, Skeleton Coast National Park
is known for its inaccessible shores and rough waters. The park was
named for the hulls of wrecked ships found washed up along the
shore, as well as the bleached whale and seal bones found there
during the years the whaling industry was active there.
Skeleton Coast National Park has some interesting attractions,
including the Agate Mountain salt pans, the clay castles of the
Hoarasib, and the large Cape Fur Seal colony at Cape Fria. The
inland riverbeds are home to a variety of wildlife, including
giraffes, lions, baboons, rhinoceros, springbok and elephants.