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, Namibia - 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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  • 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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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