Camp And Activity Highlights
- Desert-adapted elephants and lions
- One of Africa's remotest camps
- Bordering the Skeleton Coast National Park
- Fly-in by light aircraft option only
- Surrounding scenery at this desert oases
- Desert adapted black rhino sightings
General Camp Information
- Lodge type; Classic Safari Camp
- Location; Hoanib River, Damaraland
- Lodge size; 8 Tented Suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Experience The Desert Wildlife Skeleton Coast And Hoanib River From This Remote Safari Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is the newest camp in this remote region of Namibia.
Located in an area bordering the famed Palmwag concession and in the riverbed of the wildlife-rich Hoanib River.
The area surrounding the camp is famed for its incredible desert-adapted plant and animal life. Some of the incredible wildlife you can expect to see here include desert elephants, desert lions, black rhinos, leopards, and hyenas, as well as other desert-adapted plains game species.
For birders, rare desert species include Rüppell's korhaan, Benguela long-billed lark and Verreauxs' eagle.
Guests can speak with and ask questions of resident researchers.
At Uyaphi.com, we have visited this area a few times in the past, and we can say, hand on heart, what an absolute privilege it was. A highlight of any safari that will easily stand toe to toe with the likes of the Okavango Delta, Mana Pools and Zambezi River in terms of pure natural marvel.
Rooms And Suites
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp offers eight private tented suites, each with its own private viewing deck, luxuriously appointed bedrooms and en-suite bathroom facilities.
The tented suites are stylish, modern and well-insulated and include all the necessary indoor amenities, including a large and comfortable bed, a classic writing desk and chair, a sitting area with ottoman chairs, a luggage rack, and an electronic safe.
Outdoors, a shaded private viewing deck with an outdoor lounge area with a mini-bar and views that go on forever.
The en-suite bathrooms offer up flushing toilets, hot and cold water, hand basins and a large shower.
There is only one family unit consisting of two adjoining bedrooms, each with private en-suite bathroom facilities and a shared viewing deck.
There is no air conditioning, but each tent includes a pedestal fan to keep the rooms cool during the summer months. In suite WiFi is available at no extra cost.
Cuisine And Wine
The cuisine and wine at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is of a high standard as one would expect from a Wilderness Safaris camp of this nature.
All meals are included in the nightly rate and include breakfast, lunch, high tea and a three-course dinner.
The camp kitchen staff prepare a variety of dishes using only the freshest ingredients, which guests can enjoy in the numerous dining areas, all overlooking the stunning desert landscape.
There is also a well-stocked bar, offering a wide range of drinks, including wine, beer and spirits.
The central guest area is of a modern tented contemporary and fresh design, with a colour palette reflecting the surrounding desert.
A waterhole in front of the central guest area (100m or so away) attracts desert lions, desert elephant, giraffe, Hartmann's mountain zebra, and occasionally brown hyaena.
There is an indoor luxurious lounge area with a small reference library, a dining area and a small but well-stocked bar area; all overlook the surrounding desert and mountain landscape.
There is also an outdoor dining area and firepit for those meals and after-dinner drinks under the stars of the Namib Desert
A small swimming pool with a shaded area and sun loungers is found adjoining the central guest area.
There is also a curio and local crafts shop where guests can purchase souvenirs, as well as a research centre for talks and presentations.
A gas heater is positioned in the main area during the winter months.
The camp is totally solar-powered, making it 100% eco-friendly.
The safari activities at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp are varied and interesting.
Guests can enjoy nature drives and game drives, private activities (optional), wildlife researcher presentations, guided nature walks, pre-dinner and fireside discussions by staff on research, star-gazing, and the Coastal, Skeleton Coast excursion. This provides guests with a unique opportunity to learn about the area and its wildlife while enjoying an African safari experience.
For a truly unique experience, visitors can take the Coastal, Skeleton Coast excursion, a must-do if in camp long enough.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is a great place for families to visit.
There is one family unit consisting of two bedrooms, each with two three-quarter beds, making it perfect for accommodating up to four people.
Activities in which children can partake include nature walks, game drives, and stargazing.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is a luxurious and eco-friendly safari camp situated in the heart of the Namib Desert. The central guest area is of a modern tented contemporary design, with a colour palette reflecting the surrounding desert.
There is also an outdoor dining area and firepit for those meals and after-dinner drinks under the stars of the Namib Desert. A small swimming pool with a shaded area and sun loungers is found adjoining the central guest area.
Guests can enjoy nature drives and game drives, private activities (optional), wildlife researcher presentations, guided nature walks, pre-dinner and fireside discussions by staff on research, star-gazing, and the Coastal, Skeleton Coast excursion - a must-do if in camp long enough!
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp makes for an unforgettable staycation destination - so what are you waiting for?
Rates from NAD$ 15 690.00 per person
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
- Park fees
- Laundry at camps which are able to provide this service
- Namibian VAT and Tourism Levy
- Local beverages
- Local and international flights
- Premium imported beverages and champagne
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional activities
- Travel insurance