Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is located in a remote area of the Kaokoveld, with gravel-covered plains and dry river beds that attract large numbers of wildlife. Fully solar-powered, Hoanib Skeleton Coast is a joint venture with the nearby reserves of Anabeb, Torra and Sesfontein and a research camp for the study and conservation of animals that have adapted to the desert. The tented camp consists of eight large en-suite tents with bathrooms, a main area and swimming pool overlooking a wide, rugged valley that descends to the Hoanib River. Game drives explore this isolated area, travel along the riverbed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, where a high concentration of desert-adapted wildlife can be encountered. During your stay you can reach the Skeleton Coast by car or by plane.
Morning or afternoon nature drives or full day excursions are the most exciting experience to explore the magnificence of this land and its extraordinary desert adapted fauna. Real desert oases in the heart of Hoanib floodplains, desert adapted elephants in all their majesty, giraffes, springboks and gazelles will fill your heart nad soul for a lifetime memory.
For minimum 3 nights stays at Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton the full day excursion to the rugged Skeleton Coast is included. Experience an amazing drive by 4x4 through the wilderness floodplains of Hoanib River, Klein Oases Spring and desert dunes until reaching the impressive cliffs of Skeleton Coast and the Cape covered by fur seals colonies and relics of ships sanked in these turbolent waters. After the pic-nic lunch return to the camp by flight to end your day with the astonishing air view of this magnificent land of supreme beauty.
At the Hoanib Research Centre, presentations by, and interactions with, wildlife researchers are possible. Learn all about the current research supported by Hoanib, especially Dr Philip Stander's vital work who, together with his team, studies the unique desert-adapted lion. You will hear about the tragic Vanishing Kings lion coalition, as well as the ancient stories and legends of the Skeleton Coast. The excursion is abject to the availability of researchers when in camp.