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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp


The Hoanib River - lifeblood of the Kaokoveld

In the first in a series of evocative videos, we'd like to share just some of the amazing wildlife sightings and scenic splendours of this exciting wilderness area.

The Skeleton Coast

The remote and desolate Skeleton Coast and its endless sands seem to be lifeless, yet life there is, from hardy gemsbok to Cape fur seals in their thousands surfing the nutrient-rich waters of the Atlantic. The lonely remnants of shipwrecks evoke the human history of this spectacularly stark coastline.

Desert Oases - Secret Jewels of the Namib

One of the ways in which life is able to survive in this almost waterless land is the subterranean flow of the Hoanib River that filters through the dunes to create an unexpected splash of blue and green amidst the golden sands. Guests of Hoanib Skeleton Coast will have exclusive access to Klein Oase and Auses Springs to view these magnets for wildlife.

Wildlife of Hoanib and the Skeleton Coast

Whether inland along the dry riverbeds, or on the desolate shoreline of the Skeleton Coast, wildlife great and small has adapted superbly to the surrounds. Desert-adapted elephant and giraffe take advantage of the few trees, while gemsbok are the consummate desert survivors.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is an oasis of unexpected luxury in a surreally astounding landscape. Marvelling at the predators’ success here – given the paucity of sustenance for their prey – you will see them all: giraffe, oryx and springbok; also quietly ponderous elephant, and specialists such as brown hyaena – even the mighty kings themselves, Namibia’s imperilled desert-adapted lions. From the coast at Möwe Bay fog softly creeps inland over the earth, and is the key to survival for all life in this oldest desert in the world.

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