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  • west to springbkwasr
  • springbkwasr to cst
  • north to terrace bay
  • terrace bay to mowe
  • arrival
  • morning
  • north up the coast
  • into the dunes
  • lower hoaruseb
  • gravel plains
  • sarusas springs
Mowe Bay Bivouac
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Mowe Bay Bivouac


... is located in the Skeleton Coast North area in the Northwest region of Namibia.

This camp is one of a handful of bivouac locations used on our Skeleton Coast Expeditions, a family of private guided safaris though the remarkable wild landscapes of this fabulous corner of Namibia.

Mowe Bay Bivouac is usually the first night of a trip, so represents the gateway into this vast uncharted land.

This particular day usually starts in the morning with your crew picking you up from one of the lodges in the Twyfelfontein area. Many guests will have spent the previous week self-driving around some of the more accessible areas of the country, before leaving their vehicle for collection at a lodge in this area.

From there we drive west to enter the Skeleton Coast National Park and turn north along the coast. The last stop for fuel and puncture repair is at the government rest-camp at Terrace Bay, after which we pass various sights including some impressive salt pans, the Hoanib River estuary and various wrecks.

We pass the last human habitation at Mowe Bay, where we sign the log book which enables us to enter the forbidden area. Optionally visiting the seal colony here (there is a much more impressive one a couple of days to the north), we continue for a short drive up the increasingly wild coastline to stop at a wonderfully exposed and remote campsite on the back of the beach, for our first experience of the camp routine.

There is a good chance of brown hyenas in this area, they may well come snooping around the campsite.

The next stop is usually Sarusas Springs Bivouac.

For the trip overview please refer to Skeleton Coast Expeditions.
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