20Namibia's Skeleton Coast
Namibia is next-door neighbors to Botswana and South Africa, the two most popular countries in Africa. It is situated in southern Africa where its western boarder is the Atlantic Ocean. Along the coastline of Namibia is The Skeleton Coast. It was named for the bones of sailors and animals like
whales that lost their fight against the nation's harsh environment. Thanks to the treacherous coastline, there are hundreds of shipwrecks along the beach, some buried in the sand. These 500 or so ships, from wooden Portuguese galleons to modern steel-hulled vessels tell individual stories of sailors who found themselves stuck on a desert and were pretty much doomed.