Hoanib Skeleton Coast

If you’re ready for a key change from the run-of-the mill safari experience, Hoanib Skeleton Coast is it. Track desert lions and brown hyenas with wildlife researchers, explore caves, tumble down dunes, hunt scorpions and collapse into the comfort of one of just eight sprawling Bedouin tents at the end of it. Try and bag a day trip to the seductively hostile Skeleton Coast. A haunting collage of ship carcasses, squabbling seal colonies and rolling sea fog inspires hair-raising spookiness. You’ll bloody love it.

The Hoanib Skeleton Coast Experience

Remote and luxurious, the camp is in a private concession on the border of the Skeleton Coast National Park. It is situated close to the Hoanib River, which flows for only the briefest time each year. Its location gives you the opportunity to see unique desert adapted animals and to include a visit to the Skeleton Coast. The experience is centred on game drives during which you’re sure to see elephant, giraffe, gemsbok (oryx) and possibly lion too.

Stuff we love

Hair-raising spookiness

  • Getting into the real nitty-gritty of conservation with top wildlife experts at the research centre.
  • Trekking on foot in search of brown hyena and, if you’re very lucky, happening upon a den of pups.
  • Trying to master the throat-clearing ‘g’ in gemsbok with your guide – before giving up and pouring (another) G&T.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast in pictures

Lodge activities

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Bush Walk
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Camp pool
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Game Drive
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Night Drive

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