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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Skeleton Coast - Namibia

The new camp is located on the Hoanib River, the private concession straddling the Palmwag area and Skeleton Coast National Park, in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld. The Kaokoveld is a land of rugged scenery, a rugged and historic coastline, mountains, vast plains, and dry riverbeds inhabited by incredible desert-adapted plant and animal life. Despite the arid environs, one of the greatest concentrations of desert elephant and lion can be found within this extraordinary area – along with sightings of giraffe, antelope, black rhino, leopard and cheetah.

Exploring the territory on foot, by vehicle, in hides, and by air, small groups led by expert safari guides can look forward to unravelling the enigmatic history of the original Strandlopers (“Beachcombers”), their stone circles lying in hidden valleys, marvelling at the ancient Welwitschia plant, following herds and other wildlife, and savouring endless coastlines and landscapes unfolding untouched for hundreds of kilometres.

For the first time, forays into the Hoanib floodplains (previously restricted inside the Skeleton Coast National Park) can be undertaken; this includes the strange upwelling of fresh water at a series of oases in the middle of the shifting Namib Desert. Extended journeys will explore the shores of the world-famous Skeleton Coast.

This exclusive camp, comprising eight units (including one family unit), will be a Classic Camp with all the attendant luxuries and amenities, and is expected to be ready in July 2013, with departures offered on an easy-to-sell daily basis. Along with a dedicated new airfield in the vicinity granting improved access, we look forward to doing this magnificent landscape justice using low-impact design that is sensitive to the fragile desert environment.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Skeleton Coast: Ghost Crab
  • Skeleton Coast: Lantern Lit Tent
  • Skeleton Coast: Whale Bones And Wreck
  • Skeleton Coast: Desert Drive2
  • Skeleton Coast: Room Interior
  • Skeleton Coast: Desert Elephant
  • Skeleton Coast: Elephant In River
  • Skeleton Coast: Gemsbok Skull
  • Skeleton Coast: Giraffe
  • Skeleton Coast: Himba Dwelling
  • Skeleton Coast: Oryx Climbing The Hoarusib Dune Wall
  • Skeleton Coast: Ostrich
  • Skeleton Coast: Outdoor Dining
  • Skeleton Coast: Desert Drive
  • Skeleton Coast: Salt Pan
  • Skeleton Coast: Sand Dunes
  • Skeleton Coast: Seal Colony
  • Skeleton Coast: Seal Pup
  • Skeleton Coast: Skeleton Coast
  • Skeleton Coast: Strange Rock
  • Skeleton Coast: Sunset Drive
  • Skeleton Coast: Tent Interior
  • Skeleton Coast: Tent Position
  • Skeleton Coast: Wreck
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The area is so vast and there is so much to see you leave camp after breakfast and spend the full day exploring the park. A picnic lunch is enjoyed out in the wild and we return to base camp in the late afternoon. We travel in 4 x 4 Land Rovers and cover an extraordinary variety of terrains. On the days activities you are likely to see a seal colony and natural springs, and abundance of the Skeleton Coasts ecology, visit a working Himba village and spend time tracking Desert Elephants. Time allowing you may also visit the clay castles / roaring dunes / lichen fields as well as other areas of amazing geographical diversity.
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Directions to the lodge

This Skeleton Coast Camp can only be reached by light aircraft

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Torra Bay

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