Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

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Remote Namibia wilderness in the Kaokoveld at Hoanib

It is with great delight that we present the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp for your next safari in Namibia, a truly remote wilderness on the coast in the remarkable Kaokoveld at Hoanib where wild ocean waters and creatures reside. 

We love this west coast of Namibia where desert meets the sea and wildlife has adapted to both desert and beach – find elephants and lions on the beach, a beached whale or two and plenty of very wild seals! We believe that Hoanib defines remote safari camps on Namibia’s famed Skeleton Coast and the camp is a true safari gem if you can get there. 

The Skeleton Coast is indeed on of the world’s last remaining wild areas and needs conservation.  People call this coast a hostile place and maybe it is, for humans, but it is here that the huge Atlantic Ocean is chilled by the Benguela Current and makes cold mists all day on these beaches.  It’s 40km wide and 500km long, wow!

So, the Hoanib Camp is part of this scenery and you as the guest can feel these enormous energies. It hides in the Kaokoveld of Namibia, home to extraordinary desert-adapted creatures – rhinos and elephants, desert lions, brown hyenas, jackals, giraffes, seals, oryx, kudus and zebras. Find some amazing plants too, such as weird welwitschias, !Nara melons, and lichen surviving without the rain!

Hike all day along the beach crags and mountains, the massive sand dunes and the wild windy beaches meeting the desert oases. The Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is rugged and comfy at the same time, protected in its spot where two small tributaries of the Hoanib river join, in the north of the Palmwag Concession. It is so wild and remote that this ocean desert camp is only accessible by small airplane.

There are only 7 two bedded tents and one family tent with designer bedrooms, bathrooms and decks with shade. Luxury amenities are a refuge from the wilderness outside which is worth exploring as the camp is sheltered by huge sand dunes and overlooks incredible unforgettable scenery.

Start with three days in this Wilderness Safari “camp” in the Namibian desert and enjoy spacious comfy accommodations plus first rate meals, services and guides. There is so much to do here, including game and sundowner drives, but the trip to the Skeleton Coast is the cherry on the top. A twisty, bumpy, long drive but totally worth the bumps. You have to be in the midst of the dunes to truly experience the beauty and vastness. They go on and on and on…. And the wonderful coast hosts a small seal colony of an estimated 14,000 seals.

Go to Namibia to enjoy the scenery, then seek the animals on two game drives per day: elephants, ostriches, lions, giraffes, oryx, steenboks, and even caracals, a rare sighting. Early morning drives look for little tracks in the morning sand, like the barking gecko and the other small creatures. Fly to the coast to view the famous shipwrecks and watch the cape seals in the mind blowing 14,000+ seal colony. Your guide will set up tables on the beach and produce a tasty lunch. Back at camp guests may be lucky enough to witness various animals coming through the camp including baboons, springbok and a lion maybe. It is definitely a fantastic adventure.

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Find the one and only Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, an exceptional Wilderness destination, in the deserted Koakoveld region on the wild Skeleton Coast of Namibia. The highlight of staying in this luxury tented accommodation is of course the landscape and all the wildlife it hosts so days will be filled with drives out into the conservation region to find the rare desert adapted fauna and flora. 

Chat to live-in researchers who are studying these things and go and see the drama of the unrelenting shipwreck and skeleton strewn coastline. Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is hidden in a valley between huge sand dunes and is located in this ever changing habitat for many fascinating creatures such as the deserter adapted rhinos, elephants, lions, gemsbok, kudu, brown hyena, springbok and hares. Look out for the enormous and social colonies of huge Cape Fur seals – fly if the weather turns. 

Birders will be ecstatic to see the usual endemic species like Rüppell’s korhaan, Benguela long-billed lark, and lark-like bunting. As you get closer to the coast, the sea birds can be seen – tractrac chat, jaegers, and skuas live around the seal colonies. 

Staying at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is a treat – there are only 8 large luxury tents and one family tent all with unique views over the desert valley sloping down to the usually dry Hoanib River. The modern tent design feels quite permanent with the concrete base, wooden deck and stretchy canvas roofs that cover very fancy interiors made like a hotel in the desert. Modern ensuite bathrooms contain wonderful showers connected to the perfect suites for a safari in a tent.  This is off the beaten track but guests are certainly not roughing it!  

Choose Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp for tranquillity in style in the desert not far from the raging Atlantic Ocean where seals and elephants share a unique spot on an African coast. We offer exciting combo package deals to the rest of Namibia and beyond to Botswana, Zimbabwe or Vic Falls to see more than ever before, wildlife and mind blowing vistas and game reserves. 

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View of Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in the distance with elephants around it
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Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Walks (Guided)

Included

  • Luxury Accommodation
  • All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch or High Tea & Dinner
  • Two game drives per day
  • Game drive beverages and snacks
  • Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip
  • Bush Walks (if in place of a game drive and dependent on availability)

Lounge interior of Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Library
  • Pool
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access 
  • Laundry Service 
  • Lounge Area
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Veranda

Highlights

  • The camp is solar powered, green, part of the neighbouring conservancies committed to conserving the desert-adapted carnivores of this harsh region
  • Visit the incredible in-camp Research Centre, where you can interact with the permanent researchers who live there and find out what they do in the field 
  • Namibia’s legendary Skeleton Coast is known for its stark beauty and wild energies and here you can be part of it and see the huge desert dunes too
  • Beautiful rugged solar powered accommodation with chic luxury and designer décor made for the climate and blending in to the environment 
  • Stunning food and drink made fresh from the camp’s very own garden so go and pick some organic vegetables and delight in meals around the fire.


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