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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp


19°22’27.0"S 13°9’0.8"E

Hoanib Skeleton Camp: gallery


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Hoanib Skeleton Camp: picture gallery


Hoanib is the 'successor camp' of Skeleton Coast Camp in Namibia,…
…and opened in northern Damaraland in mid 2014.
This dramatic area ...
... is characterised by sand dunes, ...
...gravel plains ...
...and rugged mountains,…
…traversed by the valley of the ephemeral Hoanib River.
Because of this remote location…
…the camp is only accessible by light aircraft,…
…a transfer which makes for a beautiful scenic flight at the same time.
After landing at the 'bush' airstrip ...
...you are transferred the short distance to camp.
The central area, with it's unique design ...
... is open plan ...
... having several seating areas ...
... with comfy chairs and sofas ...
...in muted desert tones.
The dining room is simply yet stylishly furnished ...
... and the bar area, where evening drinks can be enjoyed, ...
... also has a permanent tea and coffee station ...
... and is where afternoon tea is served.
Local artefacts adorn this space.
Natural pathways lead to the chalets ...
.. which are well spaced to afford some privacy.
Inside, twin or double beds sit centre stage ...
... with adequate storage either side.
There's seating to relax in ...
...and a writing desk ...
...with beverages available.
The en-suite bathroom has twin basins ...
...a large shower, with water saving bucket ...
and good quality toiletries are provided.
Outside you'll find a shady verandah ...
....with space to stretch out ...
... and enjoy a cool drink from the fridge.
The views around camp ...
...are pretty stunning too.
Evening nature drives head down the Hoanib riverbed ...
... ending in a scenic spot ...
... for a sociable sunset tipple.
The full day trip to the coast reveals many surprises - brown hyena if you are lucky ...
... oryx (or gemsbok)
... and desert adapted elephant in the Hoanib floodplains ...
... riverbed ...
... and dunes.
Suitable stops are made to stretch legs and have drinks and snacks before continuing ...
... into the extensive yellow dunes that are indicative of the Skeleton Coast ...
... to experience the 'roaring' dunes.
It's a long way down!
You'll also get to see oases that attract many species of bird ...
... before finally reaching the desolate coast.
Here you'll visit the Cape fur seal colony at Mowe Bay ...
... which is quite a sight (and smell!) ...
... and also spend some time in the small, very simple but interesting museum here.
Lunch is on a deserted, wind-swept beach ...
... followed by a chance to see the remnants of a shipwreck.
Finally you take a short but incredibly scenic flight back to camp ...
... back over the dunes ...
... the oases ...
... and Hoanib riverbed.
Walks in the vicinity of camp are a lovely way to feel close to nature ...
... and rounding off the day with a sundowner drink around the camp fire is always a must!
The 'muskateers' have been a big draw in the past ...
... and though only one remains, there is still a chance of seeing the elusive desert lion here.
After a memorable stay, fly out of camp ...
... and look back on your time here with fond memories.
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Hoanib is the 'successor camp' of Skeleton Coast Camp in Namibia,…
Hoanib is the 'successor camp' of Skeleton Coast Camp in Namibia,…
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…and opened in northern Damaraland in mid 2014.
…and opened in northern Damaraland in mid 2014.
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This dramatic area ...
This dramatic area ...
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... is characterised by sand dunes, ...
... is characterised by sand dunes, ...
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...gravel plains ...
...gravel plains ...
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...and rugged mountains,…
...and rugged mountains,…
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…traversed by the valley of the ephemeral Hoanib River.
…traversed by the valley of the ephemeral Hoanib River.
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Because of this remote location…
Because of this remote location…
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…the camp is only accessible by light aircraft,…
…the camp is only accessible by light aircraft,…
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…a transfer which makes for a beautiful scenic flight at the same time.
…a transfer which makes for a beautiful scenic flight at the same time.
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After landing at the 'bush' airstrip ...
After landing at the 'bush' airstrip ...
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...you are transferred the short distance to camp.
...you are transferred the short distance to camp.
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The central area, with it's unique design ...
The central area, with it's unique design ...
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... is open plan ...
... is open plan ...
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... having several seating areas ...
... having several seating areas ...
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... with comfy chairs and sofas ...
... with comfy chairs and sofas ...
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...in muted desert tones.
...in muted desert tones.
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The dining room is simply yet stylishly furnished ...
The dining room is simply yet stylishly furnished ...
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... and the bar area, where evening drinks can be enjoyed, ...
... and the bar area, where evening drinks can be enjoyed, ...
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... also has a permanent tea and coffee station ...
... also has a permanent tea and coffee station ...
21 of 66
... and is where afternoon tea is served.
... and is where afternoon tea is served.
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Local artefacts adorn this space.
Local artefacts adorn this space.
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Natural pathways lead to the chalets ...
Natural pathways lead to the chalets ...
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.. which are well spaced to afford some privacy.
.. which are well spaced to afford some privacy.
25 of 66
Inside, twin or double beds sit centre stage ...
Inside, twin or double beds sit centre stage ...
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... with adequate storage either side.
... with adequate storage either side.
27 of 66
There's seating to relax in ...
There's seating to relax in ...
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...and a writing desk ...
...and a writing desk ...
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...with beverages available.
...with beverages available.
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The en-suite bathroom has twin basins ...
The en-suite bathroom has twin basins ...
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...a large shower, with water saving bucket ...
...a large shower, with water saving bucket ...
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and good quality toiletries are provided.
and good quality toiletries are provided.
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Outside you'll find a shady verandah ...
Outside you'll find a shady verandah ...
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....with space to stretch out ...
....with space to stretch out ...
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... and enjoy a cool drink from the fridge.
... and enjoy a cool drink from the fridge.
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The views around camp ...
The views around camp ...
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...are pretty stunning too.
...are pretty stunning too.
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Evening nature drives head down the Hoanib riverbed ...
Evening nature drives head down the Hoanib riverbed ...
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... ending in a scenic spot ...
... ending in a scenic spot ...
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... for a sociable sunset tipple.
... for a sociable sunset tipple.
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The full day trip to the coast reveals many surprises - brown hyena if you are lucky ...
The full day trip to the coast reveals many surprises - brown hyena if you are lucky ...
42 of 66
... oryx (or gemsbok)
... oryx (or gemsbok)
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... and desert adapted elephant in the Hoanib floodplains ...
... and desert adapted elephant in the Hoanib floodplains ...
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... riverbed ...
... riverbed ...
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... and dunes.
... and dunes.
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Suitable stops are made to stretch legs and have drinks and snacks before continuing ...
Suitable stops are made to stretch legs and have drinks and snacks before continuing ...
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... into the extensive yellow dunes that are indicative of the Skeleton Coast ...
... into the extensive yellow dunes that are indicative of the Skeleton Coast ...
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... to experience the 'roaring' dunes.
... to experience the 'roaring' dunes.
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It's a long way down!
It's a long way down!
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You'll also get to see oases that attract many species of bird ...
You'll also get to see oases that attract many species of bird ...
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... before finally reaching the desolate coast.
... before finally reaching the desolate coast.
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Here you'll visit the Cape fur seal colony at Mowe Bay ...
Here you'll visit the Cape fur seal colony at Mowe Bay ...
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... which is quite a sight (and smell!) ...
... which is quite a sight (and smell!) ...
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... and also spend some time in the small, very simple but interesting museum here.
... and also spend some time in the small, very simple but interesting museum here.
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Lunch is on a deserted, wind-swept beach ...
Lunch is on a deserted, wind-swept beach ...
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... followed by a chance to see the remnants of a shipwreck.
... followed by a chance to see the remnants of a shipwreck.
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Finally you take a short but incredibly scenic flight back to camp ...
Finally you take a short but incredibly scenic flight back to camp ...
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... back over the dunes ...
... back over the dunes ...
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... the oases ...
... the oases ...
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... and Hoanib riverbed.
... and Hoanib riverbed.
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Walks in the vicinity of camp are a lovely way to feel close to nature ...
Walks in the vicinity of camp are a lovely way to feel close to nature ...
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... and rounding off the day with a sundowner drink around the camp fire is always a must!
... and rounding off the day with a sundowner drink around the camp fire is always a must!
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The 'muskateers' have been a big draw in the past ...
The 'muskateers' have been a big draw in the past ...
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... and though only one remains, there is still a chance of seeing the elusive desert lion here.
... and though only one remains, there is still a chance of seeing the elusive desert lion here.
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After a memorable stay, fly out of camp ...
After a memorable stay, fly out of camp ...
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... and look back on your time here with fond memories.
... and look back on your time here with fond memories.

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