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.

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

The Skeleton Coast is a year-round destination: moderate temperatures with mist, wind, and hardly any rain.

Hide Read more

Insider's View

Enjoy a full day excursion to track the elusive black rhino via game drive and on foot!

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Hoanib Valley Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Namibia


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.

Read more



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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Ultimate Namibia

    Damaraland, Skeleton Coast & Ongava

    from £10400 pp inc flights & transfers for 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 kilometre 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.

Speak to our specialists 020 3993 8860

    Why book with Scott Dunn?

  • 100% financial protection
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Firsthand knowledge
  • Renowned service
  • Award-winning tour operator

Plan your trip

1. Travel details
2. Guests
3. Contact details

Holiday Ideas

How to use our service

Browse our website for luxury travel ideas and holiday inspiration

Call us on +44 20 8682 5400 and speak to a destination specialist about what you want

Receive your bespoke holiday quote, then book online or over the phone

if (UV.officeOpen=="1") { $(".how-we-work span").html($('#header_message span').length ? $('#header_message span').html() : $('.office_open span').length ? $(".office_open span").html() : $(".how-we-work span").html()); } else { $(".how-we-work span").parent().html($(".how-we-work span").parent().html().replace(/Call us on/i, "Call us")); $(".how-we-work span").remove(); }

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Hoanib Valley Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Namibia

Start planning now Speak to our specialists on 020 3993 5269 or start planning now Plan your trip

It looks like you are in the USA

Would you like to: