Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp (Skeleton Coast Park) Namibia
Namibia's Skeleton Coast is one of our planet's most beautiful places and hosts one of our finest safaris. Over much of the past decade, access to this private area within the National Park has been restricted. From April 2000, however, our 10~bedded, luxury tented camp is open and we can now offer superb 4 or 5 day fly-in safaris to this incredible area, with guaranteed departures every Wednesday and Saturday.
This is a safari that will rival anything in Africa for those who enjoy the excitement of wild and remote places! Close on 300,000 hectares (660,000 acres) of the National Park has been set aside as an exclusive safari experience for those who want to really get away! It is wild, desolate and uninhabited ~ and stunningly beautiful.
The Benguela Current brings cool, plankton and fish-rich waters all the way from Antarctica and moderates the temperatures in the region. Mean temperatures year round vary from a high of 28° C (82°F) to a low of 10°C (50°F). Summers are incredibly mild, even though we are in the desert! The cool ocean air meets the warm desert air and nearly every morning mists cover the coastline, bringing life-sustaining moisture to the desert's fauna and flora.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the Hoanib River in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession. Its location thus straddles the Palmwag area and the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park, in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld.
Exclusivity is taken a step further as camp is only accessible by light aircraft and the camp itself consists of only seven twin-bedded tents and one family unit, each comprising stylish en-suite bedrooms with shaded outdoors decks. Flanked to the east and west by rugged hills, the camp looks out over stunning, starkly beautiful scenery and offers guests all the luxuries and amenities for an unforgettable stay.
Skeleton Coast Camp is a 10-bedded camp. We have five luxury tented rooms with the en suite bathroom providing flush toilets, a shower and hot and cold running water.
We have an open-air dining room under an ancient Leadwood tree, or indoors for those chilly days.
Game Viewing / Activities:
This is not a pure game viewing safari. Freshwater springs permeate through the barren sands to create rare oases in the desert that sustain pockets of wildlife.
Springbok, Gemsbok (Oryx), the rare desert Elephant, Cape Fur Seals, Brown Hyaena, Jackal, Ostrich and occasionally even Cheetah eke out an existence in this rugged terrain, alongside desert-adapted vegetation such as Welwitschia and Lithops, the succulent "flowering stones".
Our routine here is quite different from that of our other safari camps. There is an incredible amount to see and do. Breakfast is enjoyed in camp and then we head out all day into the Park. We take along a picnic lunch and only return at sunset.
The days are full, rewarding and enriching. This area has everything…from soaring sand dunes that roar, wonderful, vast, pastel-colored plains, towering canyons and mountains, salt pans to seal colonies and shipwrecks.
Add to that the game viewing! We are also able to visit authentic Himba settlements, just outside the park, for an incredible cultural experience.
Accommodation Rates:- From $750 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.