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

Nature 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 take in the magnificent surrounds as well as glimpse the vestiges of who dwelt here hundreds of years ago: the Strandlopers (Beachcombers). It is also a good opportunity to study the smaller creatures and the fascinating plant life of the concession.


Skeleton Coast excursion

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 a few 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 at the Hoanib Research Centre are on offer when researchers are in camp. These cover all current research being supported at Hoanib, in particular the vital 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 - May 2015
    Jul 1, 2015

    Our standard proviso for our Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp guests is that there is no guarantee of seeing desert-adapted lion – which only makes the sightings we do record all the more thrilling ...

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - March 2015
    May 28, 2015

    Showers to the east of Hoanib Skeleton Coast changed the entire ecosystem around camp, not to mention the animal behaviour, with elephants moving down to the floodplains to take advantage of the lush vegetation…

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  • 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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“ I had always wanted to travel to the Skeleton Coast in Namibia but it was impossible to get to and there was nowhere to stay in a luxurious way! When I read that Wilderness Safari opened a new camp in Hoanib in August last year, I was determined to make a visit. ”
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Reviewed by: Florencelim, 13 June 2015