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 - September 2016
    Sep 10, 2016

    The female cheetah and her cubs were seen often on drives from Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and guests loved watching the interaction. The young ones are getting feisty and were seen chasing off jackals from their prey…

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - August 2016
    Aug 21, 2016

    A Hoanib guest said it best this month: “… every single member of staff was friendly and welcoming as well as knowledgeable, whether about the wildlife or conservation.”

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  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast - July 2016
    Jul 17, 2016

    A female cheetah with two cubs was seen several times exploring the river near Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, searching for prey and patrolling the banks …

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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