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Sarusas Springs 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.
Sarusas Spring Bivouac, usually the second stop of the expedition segment.
It starts with a morning drive up the coast, taking in various wrecks and ruins, followed by the crossing of the 'Highway to Hell', an expanse of sand dunes which leads down into the scenic bed of the Hoarusib River, a rare and important water source where there are chances of desert elephants and lions. We usually break here for a picnic lunch.
After that we cross some awesome desert plains, past the site of the now abandoned Skeleton Coast Camp, previously one of the best known lodges in all Africa, and on to the incredible Sarusas Springs, a true oasis in the middle of the desert, often surrounded by a good deal of wildlife.
The campsite is located amongst vegetated dunes to the east of the main springs and there are some good hiking options in the vicinity, as well as good chances of brown hyenas, especially in the foggy morning light.
Depending on the shape of the expedition, we sometimes spend two nights in this location. On the middle day we sometimes leave the coast and follow the Hoarusib inland through a very impressive and surprisingly green canyon to the remote village of Purros, where there is often some good wildlife viewing, returning out to the wild coast along another parallel river bed.
The previous stop is usually Mowe Bay Bivouac
The next stop is usually Dunedin Star Bivouac
For the trip overview please refer to Skeleton Coast Expeditions