Total and utter luxurious seclusion is the key to the magic at Hoanib Skeleton Coast. Nestled on the banks of the Hoanib River, this collection of eight tented suites offers breath taking scenery and an abundance of desert wildlife, in particular Namibia’s largest concentration of desert-adapted elephant and lion. You’ll hardly want to leave your stunning tented wonderland, but when you do it will be to marvel at spectacular scenery, unexpected oases, enormous sand dunes and, of course, the dramatic shipwrecks of the skeleton coast.
Located in a broad valley oasis formed by the ephemeral Hoanib River, straddling both the Kaokoveld’s Palmwag Concession and the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park, the camp is only accessible by light aircraft transfer from Doro Nawas. If you want to get away, Hoanib is waiting for you.
Just seven twin-bedded tents and one family unit make up the entire Hoanib camp. Each tent is a pocket of luxury in the heart of the African landscape, with stylish en-suite bathrooms and shady outdoor decks, perfect for enjoying an evening cocktail. Floor to ceiling windows in your sumptuous suite give you stunning views of the rugged hills and frolicking wildlife, or why not arrange an al fresco dinner in the dunes and sleep under the crystal clear, starry sky? A sparkling turquoise pool and stunning dining room complete in which attention has been paid to every last detail complete the picture of complete African luxury.
Why We Like It
If you want a safari experience like no other, this is it. So luxurious and so remote, Hoanib really is the African dream. Embark on a skeleton coast excursion with a wilderness exploration through the Hoanib river to the huge Cape Cross Seal Colony and the coastline dotted with shipwrecks. Weather permitting, why not take your very own scenic flight back to the camp? Equally spectacular day trips to the shimmering Klein Oase and Auses Spring offer fascinating respite from the arid desert, with wildlife and birds to spot along then way and, of course, a picnic. If you’re keen to discover indigenous culture, visit a nearby Himba village, where life has remains seemingly unchanged for decades.