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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Guest Area

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is a truly unique and remote destination nestled in the desolate and captivating landscapes of the Skeleton Coast in Namibia.

This 500 km-long stretch of coastline is where the unpredictable cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean meets the warm desert air, creating a distinctive and moody microclimate. This evocative atmosphere, along with rare desert-adapted wildlife and stunning natural beauty, makes this a destination like no other.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is arguably one of the most remote lodges on Earth and can only be accessed by light aircraft with Wilderness Air. This exclusive desert camp is located in the isolated Kaokoveld, surrounded by gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds.

The camp is entirely solar-powered and operates as a joint venture with neighbouring conservancies of Anabeb, Torra, and Sesfontein. It serves as a centre for research and accommodation for scientists and biologists dedicated to conserving desert-adapted carnivores in this harsh region. This commitment allows guests to come face-to-face with these incredible creatures while supporting their conservation and benefiting local communities financially.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is an icon for intrepid travellers seeking luxury and exceptional hospitality in a rugged, ancient landscape and overlooking a desert valley that slopes down to the Hoanib River. The camp's tented accommodation is designed to blend seamlessly with the surroundings, allowing guests to witness desert-adapted species from the comfort of their tents.

The accommodation at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp includes:

  • Standard Twin/Double Tents (7 rooms): These well-insulated tented suites feature free-flow stretch canvas roofing, floating concrete foundations on stilts, en-suite facilities, and spacious private decks. They provide a perfect escape for guests after their day's excursions, with gravel pathways linking the tents to the main area.
  • Family Accommodation (1 room): The stylish family unit has two bedrooms, each with two three-quarter beds and en-suite facilities. Separate entrances lead to each bedroom, while a shared spacious outdoor deck offers shaded seating for relaxation and taking in the spectacular desert views.


The camp offers a luxurious and tranquil retreat in harmony with its desert surroundings.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Main Area
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Guest Tent
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Guest Tent Interior
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Activities Ocean
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Elephants
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Wildlife and Activities

The camp offers exceptional opportunities for wildlife viewing in this true desert environment. In addition to desert-adapted creatures, you can expect to see elephants, giraffes, lions, brown hyenas, oryx, springbok, and more. As you head towards the coast, the wildlife changes to include Cape fur seals, black-backed jackals, and various bird species, including endemics.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp offers a range of activities that allow guests to immerse themselves in this remote and diverse environment. Highlights include:

  • Guided Nature Drives: Thrilling guided nature drives through the vast desert terrain provide opportunities to spot rare desert-adapted wildlife. Expect to see desert elephants, giraffes, lions, brown hyenas, oryx, springbok, steenbok, scrub hare, and curious ground squirrels.
  • Day Trips to the Skeleton Coast: Unforgettable day trips take guests on an adrenaline-packed drive over towering dunes to the mysterious and beautiful Skeleton Coast. There, you'll discover shipwreck remnants and colonies of Cape fur seals. The return journey is by light aircraft, weather permitting.
  • Research Center: The camp's Research Center offers profound insights into the area and its wildlife. Guests can engage with researchers who are often present at the camp, providing valuable information about this astonishing wilderness.


If you’re ready to experience the ruggedness and unique experiences of Namibia's  Skeleton Coast and Kaokoveld contact Safari Guru for rates and availability. We will also share more information on other luxury destinations and safari lodges in Namibia, including trips to iconic places like Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, and the private reserves that share the incredible wildlife of Northern Namibia's Etosha National Park.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Property Details

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Location
In the isolated Kaokoveld, close to the Skeleton Coast and within the Greater Namib Desert.
7 x Standard Twin/Double Tents & 1 Family Tent
Guest Room Facilities
Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Camp Facilities
Bar, Library, Pool
Family Policy
Children of 06 years and older are accommodated. For families travelling with children between 06 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for. Children between 06 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.
Bird Watching, Game Drives, Walks (Guided)
Available Services
Credit Card
All Meals, Onsite Activities, Some Beverages
Not Included
Gratuities, Premium Beverages, Items of a Personal Nature
Why Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp?
Arguably one of the most remote lodges on Earth, giving access to the dramatic Skeleton Coast, a 500 km long, desolate stretch of coastline in Namibia

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