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.

What You Could See at Hoanib Skeleton Coast

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Latest News From Hoanib Skeleton Coast

  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - July 2015
    Sep 10, 2015

    We bid the legendary elephant Papa G a sad farewell and welcome a rare cheetah to the area around Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp…

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - June 2015
    Sep 3, 2015

    The lions in the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp area are possibly moving into a difficult situation…

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  • 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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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