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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Featured in US Travel + Leisure It List 2015

Feb 6, 2015 | Wilderness Safaris

February 2015 – Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce that its newest property, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in Namibia, has been included in the US Travel + Leisure It List 2015.

Hoanib Camp NamibiaHoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is set in a land of stark mountains, vast plains and dry riverbeds.

“We are thrilled that the editors of Travel + Leisure have included Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp amongst the world’s most exciting new properties. Since opening in August last year, we have been proud to share this truly off-the-beaten-track destination with adventurous travellers from across the globe and this esteemed recognition is a huge vote of confidence for the meaningful and life-changing experience we strive to deliver“, said Mike Wassung, CEO of Wilderness Safaris Namibia.

Describing Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, T+L says: “Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, named for the centuries of shipwrecks on its rugged shores, has traditionally been a place for only the most intrepid of safari-goers. Enter Wilderness Safaris’ Hoanib Camp, a desert oasis along the Hoanib River that is luring a new set of travellers to what feels like the end of the earth”.

The T+L It List is selected by Travel + Leisure editors who log thousands of miles in order to evaluate the year’s most exciting new openings. The 43 winners are those who, in T+L’s view, will have the greatest impact on the global landscape of hotels, lodges and camps. The full list will be published in the March issue of Travel + Leisure and is available online at

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is located in the remote Palmwag Concession, straddling the Palmwag area and the Skeleton Coast National Park. It combines luxurious comfort with a low-impact design that is sensitive to the fragile desert environment, operating on 100% solar power. It comprises eight stylish en-suite tents (including one family unit) each with a shaded outdoor lounge area where guests can relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding desert, while the main area includes a lounge, bar area, dining room, fire pit, swimming pool and deck. The area is home to desert-adapted elephant, as well as gemsbok, giraffe, springbok and occasionally lion.

Hoanib can be combined with Wilderness Safaris’ other exceptional offerings in the north-west region to create an authentic and evocative desert experience within Namibia, from Damaraland and Desert RhinoCamps to Serra Cafema in the far north.