Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is an intimate, tented camp set in a rugged Namibian valley in Damaraland, with a ribbon of vegetation attracting desert-dwelling elephant, giraffe, cheetah and springbok. Though there is plenty of wildlife, this camp is about so much more than that!

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is set in the rugged Hoanib River Valley in Northern Damaraland, Namibia, surrounded by the startling contrast of mountains and large sand dunes. Although it's not technically on the Skeleton Coast, the camp is situated in a private concession that straddles the Skeleton Coast National Park. There is only one way into this extraordinary camp, by light aircraft! Wilderness Air flies guests in from the Doro Nawas airstrip in northwest Namibia.

Seven spacious Meru style twin bedded tents overlook the Hoanib River bed in a low impact design. In addition, a family size tent is available. The main area of the camp consists of an open plan lounge, bar and dining area with spectacular views of the desert. The nearby waterhole attracts desert-adapted wildlife including elephant, zebra, giraffe, brown hyena and springbok, creating striking scenery against the stark desert canvas. Weather permitting, evening meals are served in the open air dining room under an old leadwood tree, and menus are made up of a delicious mix of locally sourced and imported ingredients.

A diverse range of activities include game drives, nature walks, skeleton coast excursions, dessert oasis day trips and wildlife research interaction. Guests are also privy to scenic flights over the sand dunes, rocky mountains and the coastline lined with Cape fur seals and shipwreck remains. In the evening, atmospheric presentations are held in the all solar powered camp, where guests can relax after game drives in the bar, lounge, library or outside around the swimming pool area or beside the fire pit.

How any form of life can survive here is baffling, let alone ten ton desert elephants! This is truly a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Caroline's Hot Tips

Visit the nearby waterhole for spectacular sightings of desert-adapted wildlife. A fascinating and rare experience.

Enjoy the fusion of local and imported cuisine under the leadwood tree, beneath a canvas of stars.

Take a scenic flight over the sand dunes, rocky mountains and the coast lined with with Cape fur seals and shipwreck remains. 

Spend three nights at Hoanib and enjoy a complimentary fly-in experience to the Skeleton Coast!

Visit the seal colonies that line the endless dramatic Skeleton Coast shores.


'Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world!'

Gustave Flaubert

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Overview

BEST SUITED TO - Couples, friends or families

NUMBER OF ROOMS - Seven spacious Meru style twin bedded tents and a family size tent


BEST TIME TO TRAVEL - All year round

CHILDREN - Children of all ages are welcome, but guest privacy must be respected

WE LOVE IT BECAUSE - It’s rugged and remarkable

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