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Hoanib Valley Camp

Deep in north-western Namibia lies Hoanib Valley Camp, amongst a melee of towering mountains, sand dunes, and huge expanses of desert, scattered with unique wildlife and nomadic Himba settlements. This is called Kaokoland, and it's one of Namibia’s most remote and wild environments and one that not many will get the chance to discover in a lifetime.

This is where you will find Hoanib Valley Camp, a joint venture between the local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the world’s only Africa-wide giraffe conservation organisation. The camp is an elegant, intimate affair that immerses you into the wilds of the desert.

The camp blends seamlessly with the environment, offering a simple aesthetic that matches the rugged landscape down to a tee. Days are spent tracking endangered rhino, desert-adapted elephant, and of course desert-adapted giraffe, before retiring to your private veranda to marvel at the magnitude of your surroundings (G&T in hand).

Hoanib Valley’s six guest tents fit perfectly into the rugged environment. The colours, textures and patterns are inspired by the experience of the Hoanib; the rich ochre of the dunes, the geometric patterns of the Himba people and, of course, the giraffe that inspired the project. All materials sourced locally, and you’ll find furniture shaped by the local Rundu carpenters and Himba carvers, and baskets weaved by the people of the Omba Project in Windhoek.

The whole camp is a clean and green sort of place, leaving virtually no footprint on this fragile eco-system. It’s entirely solar powered to ensure carbon emissions are kept to a minimum, and the tents sit on decks made of wood, bamboo and 70% recycled-material composite.


The wildlife of the Hoanib Valley is perfectly at home in the arid environment, and learning about their survival techniques is fascinating. Game drives will reveal desert-adapted elephant, as well as stately desert-adapted giraffe, and, if you’re very lucky, desert lion. Zebra, klipspringer and kudu move freely through the mountains, and you’ll find hardy herds of springbok and oryx, as well as steenbok picking their way across the dust-blown landscapes. The region is home to the largest population of free-ranging black rhino, and a day (or even a morning or an afternoon) tracking the magnificent beasts is an absolute must.

Hoanib Valley Camp

Property Details

Hoanib Valley Kaokoland, Namibia
6 Twin Tents - Including 1 Double Family room
Guest Room Facilities
Safe, Charging Points, Deck
Lodge Facilities
Bar, Internet
Family Policy
All Ages Welcome
Rhino Tracking, Game drives to track desert adapted lion, elephant and giraffe, Culteral Experiences with Herero people, Guided Walks
Available Services
Laundry Service Complimentary
Guided Safaris, All Meals and Drinks (excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included
Why hoanib-valley Lodge?
Unique Environment & Species, Maleria Free, Family Friendly

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