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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp named ‘Best Base Camp’ in OUTSIDE’s Best of Travel Awards

Mar 12, 2015 | Wilderness Safaris

March 2015 – Wilderness Safaris is excited to announce that Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in Namibia’s iconic north-west has been named ‘Best Base Camp’ in OUTSIDE magazine’s Best of Travel Awards 2015.

“We are thrilled that Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp has been recognised by OUTSIDE for this prestigious award”, says Keith Vincent, CEO of Wilderness Safaris. “The camp truly embodies a sense of place and offers travellers unparalleled luxury in one of the most remote areas of Africa, unlike anything that can be experienced elsewhere”.

From newly-revealed travel territories to the best deals, OUTSIDE’s Best of Travel 2015 celebrates the destinations and travel providers that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. The entire list of winners will appear in OUTSIDE’s April issue and online at

Located in the private Palmwag Concession, straddling the Koakoveld’s Palmwag area and Skeleton Coast National Park, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp boasts a low-impact design that is both sensitive to its fragile desert environment by operating on 100% solar energy, and beautifully designed to reflect its surroundings. The camp’s architecture flows into the desert landscape, with soaring canvas stretching into peaks and sweeping valleys over posts covering the living and sleeping areas.

Exclusivity is taken a step further at this Classic Camp, which is only accessible by light aircraft and consists of just seven twin-bedded tents and one family unit, each comprising stylish en-suite bedrooms with shaded outdoor decks. Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is the perfect home base from which to explore the Kaokoveld, with some of the best opportunities to view desert-adapted elephant, giraffe, jackal, springbok, and occasionally even lion and black rhino.  

Exceptional activities make the most of the diverse landscapes surrounding the camp, with guests exploring the area by foot, vehicle or air alongside expert Wilderness Safaris guides. Unique game-viewing opportunities include day trips to Klein Oase and Auses Spring for the opportunity to see wildlife coming to drink and plenty of birdlife, game drives and nature walks. Guests staying three nights or more can also visit the world-famous Skeleton Coast and its Cape fur seal colonies, pebble beaches, and shipwreck remains.