Without a doubt, one of the highlights of our trip to Namibia. From the moment we were collected from the Airstrip the warm welcome that we received from all of the Hoanib staff was a large part of the reason that this camp is one of the best we have ever stayed at. The location is stunning, remote, epic, beautiful and unique. The rooms are luxurious, chic and extremely comfortable. But what really stands out is the professionalism and friendliness of all of the staff. Led from the front by the General Manager – Clement, who is a fantastic host, the team ensure that your every wish is catered for and it is all done with a friendly smile. It’s impossible to ask for much more! Each group of guests is assigned a guide for the duration of their stay, we were lucky enough to get Charles who was part of the team who set up the camp 2 and half years ago. Charles took us on drives in the dry river bed where we saw a desert lion, giraffe, elephants and baboons. We also had a fantastic day trip to the coast with a drive through the river bed and flood plains, through the dunes and ending up at the Skeleton Coast. On the way we had some fantastic spots including honey badgers, spotted eagle owl and a porcupine. Charles was an excellent and knowledgeable guide with the perfect balance of professionalism, friendliness and humour. I was genuinely gutted when it was time to leave the camp and hope to visit again really soon. Thanks so much to Imagine Africa for organising our fantastic trip to Namibia and ensuring that we were able to stay at this extremely popular camp. With only 8 rooms it is definitely advisable to book well in advance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rugged, iconic, startlingly life-filled Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the Hoanib River in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession. Its location thus straddles the Palmwag area and the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park, in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld. Exclusivity is taken a step further as camp is only accessible by light aircraft and the camp itself consists of only seven twin-bedded tents and one family unit, each comprising stylish en-suite bedrooms with shaded outdoors decks. Flanked to the east and west by rugged hills, the camp looks out over stunning, starkly beautiful scenery and offers guests all the luxuries and amenities for an unforgettable stay. ... more less