Hoanib Valley Camp
Hoanib, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
At a Glance
Guests can pre-book a day in the field with the camps resident giraffe researches, affiliated with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
Track the resident desert adapted wildlife, such as rhino, giraffe, elephant and lion.
Meet the fascinating local Himba people and learn more about their interesting culture.
Hoanib Valley Camp is an intimate camp with only six tents including one family tent, children from the age of six years old are welcome.
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The Skeleton Coast is a year-round destination: moderate temperatures with mist, wind, and hardly any rain.
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Introducing Namibia's newest luxury camp, Hoanib Valley Camp. This eco friendly camp is small and intimate with only six luxury tents and is in a prime spot for wildlife viewing with a key interest in conservation.
With an emphasis on "clean and green" this brand new eco camp based in the skeleton coast is a welcome addition to this region. Sitting on the bank of the Obias River, Hoanib Valley Camp looks out over a linear oasis of vegetation, running through a large expanse of stunning African desert.
In Partnership with the local Sesfontein Community and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation the Hoanib Valley Camp focuses heavily on supporting its local community and the on going conservation of the area with a particular focus on its resident giraffe population. The camp also aims to leave virtually no footprint on its environment and will run entirely on solar power.
Six luxury tents are raised on decks with en suite bathrooms and a private veranda. Decorated in a contemporary style with a neutral palette, these tents are stylish but also in keeping with its environment. The camp is able to cater to families with one family room and takes children from age six onwards.
The main lounge area has been designed to feel homely and welcoming and is the ideal spot to rest with a drink in hand or to enjoy delicious sociable dinners in the evenings. The area is a prime spot for star gazing so there is a big focus on dining under the stars and sitting around the camp fire at the end of each day exchanging stories.
During your stay guests will take part in a variety of different activities such as, nature walks with the camps fantastic guides, visiting the local Himba and Damara communities where you can learn more about desert living, desert drives to track elephant, rhino, giraffe and lion, and the chance to spend some time along side the giraffe conservation research team.
Meg Shepro (Staff)
Hoanib Valley Camp is a lovely oasis set deep in the desert of northern Namibia. During my stay I enjoyed game drives in search of ostrich, oryx, springbok and deserted adapted elephant and giraffe, a magnificent site in the harsh desert surroundings. The staff are all local to the area and are incredibly kind and welcoming, ensuring a truly pleasant stay in the desert.
Wild Northern Namibia & Skeleton Coast
Damaraland, Skeleton Coast & Ongava
from $12500 pp 10 nights
- Get off the beaten track and discover Namibia's stark scenery and incredible wildlife experiences
- Stay in two of Namibia's most talked about new properties - Hoanib Valley Camp and Shipwreck Lodge both located in the Skeleton Coast
- Meet local himba tribes and learn about their nomadic lifestyle and local traditions
Location & directions
Hoanib, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Hoanib Valley camp is located in the Sesfontein Community Conservancy on the banks of the Obias River, just outside the private 500 square kilometer Palmwag Concession.
How to get there
There are direct flights to Windhoek from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Frankfurt and Doha with Qatar. Fly to Windhoek and then switch to a light aircraft and fly to the camp's airstrip. Alternatively pick up a 4x4 and self drive to Hoanib Valley Camp.