Where the desert elephant roam


Facilities & services

  • Six tents
  • Main tent with lounge, dining area and bar


  • Game drives
  • Black rhino tracking
  • Cultural experiences
  • Nature walks
  • Visit the Giraffe Conservation Foundation

A particularly remote corner of one of the wildest countries in Africa, Kaokoland is a mix of mountains, sand dunes and desert, home unique wildlife, a scattering of nomadic Himba settlements and the Hoanib Valley Camp. A joint venture between local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, this intimate luxury is a excellent spot from which to explore the great wilderness that surrounds it.

There are six elegant tents that blend into the rugged environment, with design elements inspired by the landscape and furniture created by local Rundu carpenters and Himba carvers. Intended to leave virtually no footprint on this fragile eco-system, tents sit on decks made of wood and are entirely solar powered.

Days here are spent tracking endangered rhino, desert-adapted elephant, giraffe and, with luck, roving prides desert lion. It’s a great spot for birders and you can also explore on nature walks, visit the Giraffe Conservation Foundation field-base and meet the people that call the desert home.

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