Having just opened its doors in August of 2014, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp straddles the remote and wild Palmwag area and Skeleton Coast National Park.
Accessible only by light aircraft and with just eight guest tents, the camp is exclusive in the extreme. Seven of the tents come with twin-beds. Each tent features an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The shaded veranda is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the rugged valley. For families and groups, there is one family tent. The two-bedroom tent includes a spacious master bedroom with two three-quarter beds that can be converted into a king and a smaller bedroom with two singles, each room has its own bathroom too. Running completely on solar power, the camp was constructed to meld seamlessly into the surrounding terrain, with ivory-colored canvas tents and muted earth-tone interiors.
Deep in the Kaokoveld, the camp’s situation is particularly scenic, having been constructed in a valley where two tributaries of the perpetually dry Hoanib River meet. While Namibia is well known for its unique landscapes and stark terrain, this location in the “true” Namib Desert is the prime spot for encountering Namibia’s distinctive desert-adapted wildlife including elephant, giraffe, lion, and brown hyena, not to mention the gemsbok, springbok, steenbok, and more. The nearby Skeleton Coast consists of desolate rocky coastline, noisy colonies of Cape fur seals, and the remains of shipwrecks.