The Skeleton Coast of Namibia

Announcement: the Curiosity Podcast is finally here! Subscribe on iTunes here, Google Play Music here and add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast player. If you love it please consider leaving us a review.

The Skeleton Coast is a stretch of land on the coast of Namibia that seems to be some sort of graveyard for ships and animals alike. It's a scarily pristine African coastline. Ocean waves helped man-powered boats reach the shore, but the current was too strong for these boats to sail back out. The only escape was to walk through a vast desert, a trek many do not survive.

Share the knowledge!

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Europeans attempted to settle the Skeleton coast in search of diamonds, but could not survive the desert. 01:11

  2. The skeleton coast marks the limit of the Namib desert, spanning 200 km from southern Angola to the Orange River. 02:21

  3. Meet families of the most remote regions of the Kalahari who refuse to give up their way of life, despite the difficulties of t\he area: 13:22

Advertisement