As many as 247 species of birds have been recorded in the Skeleton Coast Park, including the near endemic Damara Tern, which nests and breeds on the gravel plains adjacent to the coast. The marine waters are home to Benguela dolphins, killer whales and humpback whales. Occasionally beachcombing lions scour the area in search of marine carrion. Fishing along the Skeleton Coast is also known to be excellent.

Ship bones dating back 500 years, massive rolling sand dunes with wind swept trails cutting and curving off their peaks, a surprisingly impressive variety of wildlife and a raw wilderness like no other, shapes the Skeleton Coast as a once in a lifetime African safari experience.