Hoanib Skeleton Coast, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Hoanib Skeleton Coast is a Classic Camp

Wildlife at Hoanib Skeleton Coast

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp’s location – close to the Skeleton Coast and within the true Namib Desert – is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, boasting the Kaokoveld’s best viewing of desert-adapted wildlife and access to vast, remote and isolated wilderness.

Almost miraculously it seems, in this stark environment, enormous elephant thrive along with giraffe, lion and brown hyaena. Gemsbok (oryx), springbok, steenbok, scrub hare, and inquisitive ground squirrel are also seen. Entirely different to the rugged mountains and valleys inland, the Skeleton Coast hosts Cape fur seals in their thousands along with black-backed jackals and brown hyaena.

Birds are equally diverse, with regular endemics like Rüppell's korhaan, Benguela long-billed lark and lark-like bunting. Towards the coast, the bird community changes and tractrac chat can be seen, as well as jaegers and skuas found around the seal colonies.


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Latest News From Hoanib Skeleton Coast

  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - April & May 2017
    May 20, 2017

    Guests have the opportunity to get out of the car and find great angles to get the right shots of the elephants in Hoanib’s epic environment; and now that the rains have gone new life has appeared out of nowhere and we even saw the odd...

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - February 2017
    Feb 1, 2017

    There has been much excitement at Hoanib about the weather. Serious rain fell in the catchment areas – all in all, 8 mm fell in three days!

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - January 2017
    Jan 17, 2017

    Two ancient discoveries around Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp this month top the list of January highlights…

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“ Without a doubt, one of the highlights of our trip to Namibia. The location is stunning, remote, epic, beautiful and unique. ”
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Reviewed by: Electricsparky, 22 January 2017