Climate and Landscape
Hoanib is the only place in Namibia that seems to have winter nearly all year round. The camp staff get quite excited if the day heats up, and the curio shop constantly runs out of jackets for guests. The mornings are particularly chilly from the fog, and while the days can heat up to the mid-twenties Celsius, most of the time the temperature is really mild.
It was an exciting month for wildlife sightings, with lion, plenty of elephant, cheetah and brown hyaena, as well as the usual game spotted by the guides.
Imagine your surprise when you are about to leave your tent to head to the main area and two lionesses are literarily blocking your path … ask staff member Ruby, as it happened to her. We found out afterwards that Selma and Vanessa were also stuck that morning!
The coastal excursion is always a highlight for the guests; whether they are flying or driving, there is plenty to see, from the air and on the ground.
“The whole team is very friendly and gives you a warm welcome with the feeling you are coming home."
Welcome, Selma, to the Hoanib team! Selma completed her induction in Windhoek and joined the Hoanib team in mid-November. She is a highly experienced manager who left her home at Wolwedans in the south of Namibia to come and work for Wilderness Safaris. Wishing you many more years with us, Selma!
Everyone in our business knows that when you make a lasting impression on a guest, they will put your name on their evaluation sheet and mention you in comments. Every quarter, we tally those names and Chris Matamolo is our latest Hoanib champion. We salute you, Chris!