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Couples, Honeymooners & Adults.
In a private concession adjacent to the Skeleton Coast National Park, in the extreme north west of Namibia sits the 8 impressive suites of Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. This camp was opened in 2014 and it has one of the most impressive, modern designs of any camp in Namibia, far removed from the traditional “safari-style” design common to many camps across the continent. However, in a corner of the continent that is far from similar to any other area perhaps this is quite fitting.
This fascinating region is out of reach for most people and home to just a couple of fly-in only camps. The ephemeral riverbeds and gravel-strewn plains boast a rich diversity of wildlife, but it is the stark and isolated wilderness and the feeling of space that is most striking at Hoanib. During game drives in closed Land Cruisers with a pop-up roof you might be lucky enough to spot some of the more enigmatic animals that call this arid environment home, such as a elephants and giraffes and for those especially lucky desert lion and brown hyena.
For those staying three nights or more, which we highly recommend, an excursion to the coast is included. The logistics of this depend on the weather conditions of the day, however generally it involves a scenic drive along the dry Hoanib bed and through dune fields before visiting a shipwreck, seal colonies and a picnic lunch on the coast. The pièce de résistance is that instead of the lengthy drive back to camp it normally takes the form of a scenic flight over the stunning scenery back to camp.