Welcome, welcome to my extraordinary safari! Shall we get you registered?”— Plik
Coastal grotto is a small cave in Point Lookout. It is where Plik lives and holds a "safari" of sorts with ghouls as the hunt. There are also two men, Jacob Humboldt and Rip Smithy, in the safari chamber, who will most likely die by the end of the safari. It only has one interior section.
The unchecked forces of erosion have carved sinkholes and grottoes throughout Point Lookout.”— Fallout 3 loading screen, Point Lookout
There is a buoy outside, just east of where the door to get inside is. The door itself is up the cliff side and you'll need to climb your way up. With careful jumping, it is possible to reach the entrance from the top of the cliff (i.e. near the Ark & Dove resting grounds) without losing any health. Also, there are some swamplurks nearby, so take them out first before you go inside. Two buoys can be seen in front of the entrance. Beneath the northern buoy is a shipwreck with a first aid box and a very easy locked safe scattered around it. Below the southern buoy is the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex or similar dinosaur, along with a human skeleton with a lever-action rifle. Nearby are two ammunition boxes and an average locked safe.
Inside there is a long tunnel that leads you to Plik. Before reaching him, you'll find his room with a bed, a desk, and his journal lying open atop an unusually small first aid box. If you start the quest, you'll be able to enter the safari chamber. The safari chamber is a large room where feral ghouls come out from all sides when you hit the button in the middle of the room.
- Mini nuke - in Plik's quarters (just opposite of his location), on a table.
- The Dismemberer - given by Plik as a reward for completing Plik's Safari.
- xbox360 Sometimes, the texture models may glitch within the Coastal grotto. [verified]
- xbox360 You can always pickpocket the caps from Plik. If it fails, just simply press "select all" to take all the caps. Even if you are caught, you still have the caps, but he will get up to take them back. Before he does this, enter the utility door and start the safari. [verified]