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The Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

A luxurious tented camp

Remote living, hidden in the desert with superb activities

Placed at the confluence of two tributaries in a broad valley of the Kaokoveld Desert, the camp offers an unforgettable gateway from which to experience both the thrillingly desolate Skeleton Coast and the private Palmwag Concession, alive with desert-adapted wildlife.

You’ll get a feel for the exclusivity and wonderful remoteness of your accommodation as you fly in by light aircraft – the only way to access the camp. The imitate, luxury tented camp consists of just seven twin-bedded suites and one family unit, each complete with shaded outdoors decks from which to contemplate the valley’s starkly stunning, moon-like landscape.

Scenic flights over desert shores reveal lonely shipwrecks, massive dunefields, floodplains and the Auses Spring.

Explore the Hoanib Riverbed for sightings of elephant, lion, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok, shaggy brown hyaena and opportunistic black-backed jackal, or head to the rocky shoreline to get an earful of the noisy Cape fur seal colony.

Unravel the mysterious history of the original ancient Strandloper people and the enigmatic stone circles they left behind and encounter the Welwitschia on a nature walk – one of the oldest and strangest plants on the planet.


Seven twin-bedded suites and one family unit

Shaded, private outdoor decks

Laundry services

Wildlife activities on foot and by jeep

Cultural experiences

The impact of your stay:

  • Wilderness Hoanib Camp collaborates with three neighbouring conservancies. Within these conservancies, land is leased from the local community under a sustainable conservation agreement. This provides a unique and exclusive setting for incredible animal sightings while simultaneously fostering social and environmental benefits.
  • In rural areas of Namibia, like the Skeleton Coast, poaching is frequently tied to poverty. To address the underlying causes of poaching, Wilderness has established programmes for empowerment, enterprise, and skills training. These encompass initiatives such as small-scale farmer development, business training, mentorship, and school scholarships.
  • Wilderness’s impact in Namibia spans a cumulative area of around 167,310 hectares. Under the Namibia Large Fauna Programme, they conduct continuous conservation initiatives for desert-adapted wildlife species, encompassing large predators such as lions, leopards, brown and spotted hyenas, as well as desert-adapted elephants, black rhinos, giraffes and other ungulates.
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