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, as well as 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 - December 2013
    Dec 30, 2013

    There is a rich biosphere of wildlife, surprising in this very harsh environment, and best of all, I felt alive, excited, and happy!

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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