Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

The award-winning and environmentally-friendly designed Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp lies in a remote area of the Kaokoveld, in the far north-west of Namibia. The area consists of gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife. Game drives take you along the riverbed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, revealing a surprising wealth of desert-adapted animals.

Accommodation consists of 7 twin-bedded units with two three-quarter beds and one family unit consisting of 2 tents, each with their own en-suite facilities. The tents are stylish and well-insulated with free flow stretch canvas roofing. They stand on stilted floating cement foundations and are linked with sandy pathways. The tents have en-suite facilities with a separate toilet, as well as a private viewing deck with a shaded outdoor lounge area. The main area and pool look out over rugged scenery: a wide valley that slopes down to the almost always dry Hoanib River.

Why we like it here

From the camp, guests can take a fascinating drive or scenic flight to see the desolate Skeleton Coast with its shipwrecks and noisy colonies of Cape fur seals.

Fully solar-powered camp.

Dry riverbed yields good desert-adapted game, from elephant to occasional lion and brown hyena.

There is a swimming pool to relax in.

Nature walks from camp take guests into the magnificent surrounds as well as offering a glimpse at vestiges of the Strandloper (Beachcomber) lifestyle from hundreds of years ago.

The camp hosts researchers committed to conserving the likes of desert-adapted lion and brown hyena.

Things to be aware of

There is no Wi-Fi (at this point).

Drives are conducted in six 7-seater Land Cruisers with a pop-up roof.

Mattress converters are available that transform twin beds into king-size beds – to be arranged prior to arrival.

No air conditioning, however, a pedestal fan is provided in all the tents.

Where we are situated