Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce the opening of Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in Namibia’s remote Kaokoveld. Located in the private Palmwag Concession straddling the Palmwag area and Skeleton Coast National Park, the camp boasts a low-impact design that is sensitive to its fragile desert environment, operating on 100% solar power.
“Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp adds a very different and special dimension to our north-west Namibian circuit”, says Mike Wassung, Wilderness Safaris Namibia CEO. “Its location in the isolated Kaokoveld makes it an ideal option for adventurous travellers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination and the opportunity to see a variety of desert-adapted species.”
This Classic Camp 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, library, fire pit, swimming pool and deck.
Activities make the most of the diverse landscapes, with guests exploring the area on foot, by vehicle and by air along with expert Wilderness Safaris guides. Unique attractions include true desert oases found in the Hoanib floodplains, as well as unique game-viewing opportunities. The area is home to desert-adapted elephant, as well as gemsbok, giraffe, springbok and occasionally lion and rhino. For itineraries of three nights or more, guests can enjoy a scenic flight to the world-famous Skeleton Coast and its seal colonies and pebble beaches (weather permitting).
In line with Wilderness Safaris’ ongoing commitment to Namibia’s Community-based Natural Resource Management policy, the 20-year concession is a joint venture with the neighbouring Community-based Conservancies of Anabeb, Torra and Sesfontein.
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 Rhino Camps to Serra Cafema in the far north.