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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Submitted by: Liz Hart, Apr 22, 2016

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Latest News From Hoanib Skeleton Coast

  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - April 2016
    Apr 26, 2016

    Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp manager Clement Lawrence managed to photograph the three young Floodplain Pride cubs drinking at the camp waterhole one night…

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - February 2016
    Feb 17, 2016

    Birding was amazing at Hoanib in February with augur buzzards seen regularly along the riverbed and the floodplain…

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - January 2016
    Jan 30, 2016

    Rainfall in the surrounding mountains caused the Hoanib River to flow, inundating areas that have not seen water for 10 to 15 years…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ Though at most times there is plenty of wildlife about, this camp is about much more than that. Morning walks, watching the light and colours change, good company and such a unique place. I would go again in a heartbeat. ”
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Reviewed by: Diverdoc, 14 February 2016