Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp (Skeleton Coast Park) Namibia
Namibia's Skeleton Coast is one of our planet's most
beautiful places and hosts one of our finest safaris. Over
much of the past decade, access to this private area within
the National Park has been restricted. From April 2000,
however, our 10~bedded, luxury tented camp is open and we
can now offer superb 4 or 5 day fly-in safaris to this
incredible area, with guaranteed departures every Wednesday
This is a safari that will rival anything in
Africa for those who enjoy the excitement of wild and remote
places! Close on 300,000 hectares (660,000 acres) of the
National Park has been set aside as an exclusive safari
experience for those who want to really get away! It is
wild, desolate and uninhabited ~ and stunningly beautiful.
The Benguela Current brings cool, plankton and fish-rich
waters all the way from Antarctica and moderates the
temperatures in the region. Mean temperatures year round
vary from a high of 28° C (82°F) to a low of 10°C (50°F).
Summers are incredibly mild, even though we are in the
desert! The cool ocean air meets the warm desert air and
nearly every morning mists cover the coastline, bringing
life-sustaining moisture to the desert's fauna and flora.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in a
broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the
Hoanib River in the northern part of the private Palmwag
Concession. Its location thus straddles the Palmwag area and
the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park, in one of the most
remote areas of the Kaokoveld.
Exclusivity is taken a step further as camp is only
accessible by light aircraft and the camp itself consists of
only seven twin-bedded tents and one family unit, each
comprising stylish en-suite bedrooms with shaded outdoors
decks. Flanked to the east and west by rugged hills, the
camp looks out over stunning, starkly beautiful scenery and
offers guests all the luxuries and amenities for an
Skeleton Coast Camp is a 10-bedded camp. We have five
luxury tented rooms with the en suite bathroom providing
flush toilets, a shower and hot and cold running water.
We have an open-air dining room under an ancient Leadwood
tree, or indoors for those chilly days.
Game Viewing / Activities:
This is not a pure game viewing safari. Freshwater
springs permeate through the barren sands to create rare
oases in the desert that sustain pockets of wildlife.
Springbok, Gemsbok (Oryx), the rare desert Elephant, Cape
Fur Seals, Brown Hyaena, Jackal, Ostrich and occasionally
even Cheetah eke out an existence in this rugged terrain,
alongside desert-adapted vegetation such as Welwitschia and
Lithops, the succulent "flowering stones".
Our routine here is quite different from that of our
other safari camps. There is an incredible amount to see and
do. Breakfast is enjoyed in camp and then we head out all
day into the Park. We take along a picnic lunch and only
return at sunset.
The days are full, rewarding and enriching. This area has
everything…from soaring sand dunes that roar, wonderful,
vast, pastel-colored plains, towering canyons and mountains,
salt pans to seal colonies and shipwrecks.
Add to that the game viewing! We are also able to visit
authentic Himba settlements, just outside the park, for an
incredible cultural experience.
Accommodation Rates:- From $550 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.