Nature reserve in Namibia

Dorob National Park

A vast coastal desert teeming with wildlife, adrenaline-filled activities, haunting shipwrecks, and ghost towns.

Welcome to Dorob National Park, a fascinating piece of Namibia's coastal desert extending over 1600 kilometers. Known for its ghost towns, shipwrecks, and vast dunes.

The vastness of the park is its main attraction. It's a place of extremes where the desert meets the Atlantic ocean. You'll find landscapes that make you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, yet the ocean is right there, creating a unique ecosystem that supports a surprising range of wildlife.

The Skeleton Coast is named after the numerous shipwrecks that litter the coastline due to the treacherous seas and dense fogs. Some of these wreck sites are accessible, offering a hauntingly beautiful sight with their skeletal remains against the backdrop of the ocean.

The park is also home to many ghost towns. The most famous is Kolmanskop, a deserted diamond mining town. It was once a bustling hub in the early 20th century, but with the decline of the diamond industry, it was abandoned and is now half-buried under sand dunes.

While it may seem barren, Dorob National Park is home to a variety of desert-adapted wildlife. Springboks, oryx, and ostriches can be spotted roaming the desert plains, while the park's coastal sections attract large colonies of cape fur seals.

The park is a playground for adrenaline junkies too. Activities include 4X4 trails, quad biking, and sandboarding on the massive dunes.

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