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 - 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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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ 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