Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

The Misty Hoanib – A Poem by Brecit Hebach

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Brecit Hebach


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.


Let your mind wander all the way to Namibia’s Skeleton Coast with this evocative poem from Wilderness’ staff member Brecit Hebach.


The Misty Hoanib


Glancing into the abyss, a blanket of cold murky haze obscuring sunrays
Fog hangs low and heavy, creating a fine mist on the hills and in the valley.


A step further into the dew cloth drapery, the feeling of damp strands on long yellow grass, as thick as morning tears.


Whisking against your face, microscopic particles of water dance wildly through the air.


Taking a deep breath, lungs filled with the dreamy scents of fragrance pass, bearing only perfumes and scents of healing herbs.


In the far horizon twilight fades against the soft glowing light from the sky
To uncover the beauty of Hoanib coming to life on a winter’s morning.

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