Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Where Lions Roar

Visit Wilderness Hoanib for an intrepid adventure in a life-filled private wilderness area near the legendary Skeleton Coast.


Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Explore one of the world’s last great wildernesses.


Remote Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp rests in Namibia’s famed, ancient Kaokoveld. Search the rust-coloured crags and arid plains for desert-adapted wildlife. Take a thrilling drive to the wild, windswept Skeleton Coast.  Hike rocky outcrops, scramble down enormous sand dunes, marvel at desert oases, and dine under impossibly starry night skies.

Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Namibia Pool


At Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp eight pale olive, generously appointed, tented suites peak like whitecaps on an ocean of sand. Totally solar-powered, their open design and colour palette reflect the surrounding desert. A unique experience beckons for the intrepid traveller seeking chic luxury in a startlingly rugged and isolated, ancient landscape.
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Enjoy an alfresco lunch on a remote Skeleton Coast beach, feet on the pebbles and an uninterrupted view of the rugged Namibian coastline, with seals seemingly as far as the eye can see. Toast the sunset on a high dune overlooking the desert. Visit Hoanib's vegetable garden to pick the freshest greens. Indulge in traditional cuisine under the stars at the camp fire, as a jackal cries.
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Wilderness Hoanib Camp

Overlooking a wide desert valley that slopes down to the sporadically flowing Hoanib River, Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp looks out over a waterhole frequented by lions, elephants, giraffes, and brown hyenas. Amongst this unique desert wildlife and Namibia’s smaller creatures, discover relics of the Strandloper lifestyle from centuries past.


Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Namibia Impact Purpose

Desert conservation legacy

Human dignity, recovering wildlife, and other conservation gains. This is the expanding legacy of Namibia’s community ventures. At Wilderness Hoanib Camp we partner with three neighbouring conservancies, enabling you to come eye-to-eye with desert-adapted elephants, lions, hyenas and giraffes. Researchers study them, and community members benefit financially from their conservation.






Hoanib experiences

Conservation and community underpin the experience at Wilderness Hoanib. Gain an insight into the area when you linger at the in-camp Research Centre or engage with resident researchers. Learn from local staff about their culture and share in ancient stories and legends of the Skeleton Coast. Discover the area’s fascinating history and hear about the tragic Vanishing Kings lion coalition.


Explore camps in Kunene

Discover a wild stretch of the Atlantic where the desert meets the sea. A place of immense dunes and rocky mountains dotted with oases that offer an inviting respite from the dry surrounds of the desert. The chance to see wildlife coming to drink, as well as plenty of birdlife.

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Camp awards

Hoanib is a beacon of conservation tourism. Over decades of operation, its success has paved the way for many sustainable safaris to follow suit. The hard work of our teams on the ground and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through numerous awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
Sustainable Development Finalist 2022

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Namibia's leading tented camp


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The Hoanib experience is one-of-a-kind. But also take a moment to explore our other Wilderness camps. From riverside tented suites to vast desert wildernesses, we will take you to places you might only ever dreamed existed.




Hoanib featured stories

Many who visit Wilderness Hoanib think twice about sharing their adventures, content to keep this special piece of Africa to themselves. We think Hoanib’s majestic beauty and abundant wildlife experiences are simply too good not to share. Here are a few stories.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.