Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast


A stylish camp where dramatic views and animal encounters await.

One of Africa’s bucket list camps, Hoanib is a stunningly remote property in northern Namibia between the Palmwag Concession and the Skeleton Coast National Park. Only accessible by light aircraft it screams exclusivity, with its chic design setting it apart from more traditional safari-style camps.

Hoanib means ‘place of elephants’ and that’s exactly what you can expect. Set off with your guide and see these desert-adapted giants, along with a host of other animals found in a land of endless sand and rocky outcrops. As a working research camp, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved with conservation projects to really make a difference – monitoring hyena dens, tracking lions and bat tagging are all important ways to conserve species in this rugged terrain.

Aside from game drives and walking, there’s some of the best stargazing in the world, the option to visit the nearby Auses Spring or Klein Oasis Spring as well as cultural encounters with the local Himba and Herero people. On longer stays we recommend a day trip to the wind-swept coast to see the seal colonies and abandoned shipwrecks for which the Skeleton Coast is famed.

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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is situated in a sweeping valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the ephemeral Hoanib River. It is a fly-in only camp with connections from Windhoek, Damaraland, Etosha or Serra Cafema.

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