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 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 www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/it-list-the-best-new-hotels.
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.