Hoanib Skeleton Coast, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Hoanib Skeleton Coast is a Classic Camp

Things to do at Hoanib Skeleton Coast

A diverse range of activities showcase the fascinating landscapes of the northern Palmwag Concession and the Skeleton Coast – including the wildlife within these areas.


Game drives

Game drives showcase the magnitude of the landscape and offer the best possibilities of seeing desert-adapted wildlife. Morning or afternoon drives are available as well as full-day excursions.


Nature walks

Nature walks from camp are an exciting way to get up close and personal with desert-wildlife. As well as the possibility of spotting big game, it is also a good opportunity to study the smaller creatures and the fascinating plant life of the concession.


Skeleton Coast excursion with scenic flight

On a stay of three nights (or more) full-day excursions to the Skeleton Coast are offered. The fascinating 4x4 trip to the coast takes you via the wilderness and wildlife of the Hoanib River and floodplain, the dune fields and Klein Oasis, while the Skeleton Coast itself reveals a rocky coastline with its huge Cape fur seal colony and shipwreck remains. Weather dependent, a scenic flight back to camp offers a magnificent perspective of your journey from the air.


Day trips to Desert Oases

Day trips to Klein Oase and Auses Spring can be organised. These oases are a fascinating respite from the dry surrounds of the desert and offer the chance of seeing wildlife coming to drink as well as plenty of birdlife. These full-day trips are done in our semi-closed game drive vehicles, with a stop for a picnic at a scenic spot along the way.


Interaction with wildlife researchers

Presentations and interaction with wildlife researchers are planned when researchers are in camp, or nearby. These include all current research, in particular the good work being done by Dr Flip Stander and his team on the unique desert-adapted lion.

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Latest News From Hoanib Skeleton Coast

  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - February 2015
    Mar 27, 2015

    Thanks to some much-needed rain, elephant spent more than three weeks in the floodplain near Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - January 2015
    Feb 13, 2015

    “A beautiful and tasteful camp, kind and attentive staff and unique animals in a matchless landscape”… What more could you want from your Hoanib Skeleton Coast desert safari?

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - September 2014
    Feb 11, 2015

    The elephants have moved to the vegetated floodplain at Hoanib Skeleton Coast to find the last of the green grass, and climb the hills to reach the delicious commiphora (African myrrh) that they are so fond of…

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ It’s so difficult to put to words exactly why after just 3 nights, it has become one of my top favourite places in Namibia and why I can’t wait to get back. ”

Reviewed by: Birgit B, 20/01.2014