The brand new Hoanib (pronounced Hwa-Nib) Skeleton Coast Camp a gem amongst rugged, iconic, wildlife-filled terrain. Nestled in a valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the Hoanib River, the tranquility and stunning landscape is awe-inspiring. The camp is located in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld, between the Palmwag area and the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park in Namibia. It is only accessible by light aircraft, and the camp itself consists of seven tents with twin-sized beds and one family unit. Each tent features chic interior design and shaded outdoor decks. Bordered by rugged hills, the camp looks out over strikingly beautiful scenery. This, combined with the luxuries and amenities of the camp, make for an unforgettable safari vacation along the Skeleton Coast.

This extention trip is an amazing way to start a Namibian safari vacation as it puts you near major highlights of the country.  Our suggestion is that you turn this four day trip and customize it to a longer itinerary.  We are experts in Namibia safaris and are excited to create an adventure that fits your travel preferences.

Luxuri Camp Description:  This Classic camp consists of 8 stylish, well-insulated en-suite tents (7 twins and 1 family unit,) with free flow stretch canvas roofing and floating concrete foundations on stilts. Each unit comes with en suite bathroom and includes a private shaded outdoor lounge. The main area flows beautifully into the surrounding desert and looks out onto a small waterhole occasionally visited by oryx, elephants and other mammals. The main area comprises a lounge, bar area, dining room, library, fire pit and a deck where guests can cool off at the pool.

Crucially, its low-impact design is sensitive to the fragile desert environment, including being 100% solar (but backup generators there to support running the camp).  Located 1km south of the Hoanib Riverbed in a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries (and wildlife conduits) of the Hoanib, the camp has views north towards the Hoanib and flanked east and west by rugged hills.

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Day 1


Custom Trip Note: Below is a popular short extension to Hoanib, however, we can add this trip to any other adventure in Namibia.  We can also customize these trips at every turn to fit your availability, trip preference, activities, budget, lodging preferences or any other reason. Please call us at 800-451-6034 to customize this Hoanib Safari Camp trip.

Welcome to Hoanib and the Skeleton Coast!

After a morning flight from Doro Nawas Airstrip to Hoanib we check into the camp and have lunch.

Game drive to Hoanib Riverbed, Amspoort and possibly President’s Waterhole before sundowners and a night drive home. Wildlife that may be encountered includes elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok. An illustrated orientation talk on the Palmwag Concession and the Skeleton Coast with reference to the following morning’s flight route will accompany dinner.

Accommodations: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Day 2


We'll wake up in the morning to take a scenic Skeleton Coast flight to Möwe Bay, showcasing the dramatic landscape. From Möwe Bay, drive to the seal colony and then either to view shipwreck debris or south to Hoanib Mouth and Klein Oase. Wildlife that may be encountered includes gemsbok, black-backed jackal and potentially lion or brown hyena.

Following lunch, guests fly back to camp and see the seal colony, the Suiderkus wreck, the dune fields, Auses Spring and the Hoanib floodplains from the air.

Before dinner, we have a presentation on the unique desert-adapted lion and other research in the area.

Accommodations: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Day 3


The morning will treat us with an incredible game drive south over gravel plains to Mudorib Spring, taking in fascinating scenery and wildlife; return to camp for lunch.

In the afternoon, we search for big game! We head to Hoanib Riverbed and then downstream to Hoanib Floodplains in search of elephant and giraffe – and maybe even lion!

Accommodations: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Day 4


This final morning, guests can streatch their legs on a walk around camp viewing the local wildlife or take a final game drive in the vicinity of the Hoanib River before flying out.


Suggested Itinerary that Includes the Hoanib Camp Trip Above

The following itinerary includes this Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp trip. We are happy to create these Nambia safaris for you on a custom departure basis.  These trips will include the special pricing from Hoanib from August to January 10, 2015 too!  We custom quote each trip depending on season, number of guests etc. – they are completely tailor-made according to YOUR specifications. The below is provided for a sample option.  Travelers will not find a better value on a Namibia safari than with ROW Adventures.  Call 800-451-6034 and let's build a trip together.

Best of Namibia Sample Itinerary 

Days 1 & 2: From Windhoek, fly to Little Kulala for 2 nights in Sossusvlei
Days 3 & 4: Fly north to the Torra Conservancy for 2 nights at Damaraland Camp OR 2 nights at Desert Rhino Camp, Palmwag Concession
Days 5, 6 & 7: Fly to the Kaokoveld for 3 nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Day 8: Air transfer back to Windhoek
Recommended add-on: Include a stay in Ongava Game Reserve, adjacent to Etosha National Park OR enjoy a couple of nights at Serra Cafema in the Hartmann Valley!
All safaris have trained, professional guides. Accommodations have been hand-selected. Trip options can include walking/trekking safaris or jeep safaris and other activities. Call for more information.

Dates & Rates

Supplementary Information

Daily departures, year-round.
11 January 2017 to 31 May 2016  - $750 per person per night
1June 2017 to 31 October 2017 - $975 per person per night
01 November 2017 to 19 December 2017 - $750 per person per night
20 December 2017 to 10 January 2018 - $975 per person per night  


  • Accommodation as stated above.
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle. 
  • All meals as stated.  
  • Services of a registered and experienced naturalist English-speaking safari guide.
  • Entrance fees and excursions as described in itinerary.
  • Mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
  • Welcome pack.
  • International flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
  • Return airport transfers from Windhoek International Airport – Windhoek – Windhoek International Airport.
  •  Pre and post safari accommodation in Windhoek.
  • Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
  • All beverages with the exception of mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
  • Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost).
  • Gratuities.
  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).


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