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Fast Facts

Rating: Classic Camp
Type: Safari Lodge
No. Rooms: 8
Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Wildlife

Why stay here?

In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, in a land of bare mountains, gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. Both the eight large en-suite tents (including one family unit) with shaded outdoor lounges and the main area and swimming pool look out over rugged scenery: a wide valley that slopes down to the almost-always dry Hoanib River.

Explorations of this isolated yet diverse area take place via game drives along the riverbed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted wildlife can be found: elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok, with glimpses of lion and brown hyaena. The Skeleton Coast with its desolate rocky coastline, noisy colonies of Cape fur seals and remains of shipwrecks is accessed either by a fascinating drive or scenic flight, depending on the weather.

The camp is fully solar powered and a joint venture with the neighbouring Conservancies of Anabeb, Torra and Sesfontein.

Unique Selling Points

  • Dry riverbed yields good desert-adapted game: from elephant to occasional lion and brown hyaena
  • Access to Skeleton Coast with its huge Cape fur seal colony and shipwreck remains
  • Guests can meet researchers when they are at the Research Centre

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