Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Reviews of Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

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Below are independent comments from 33 of our travellers who have visited Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs B from Swindon
Arrived on: 17-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing place, loved it.

We felt we were on the moon, landscape spectacular. Very clean and comfortable accommodation, food excellent and staff very pleasant and helpful.

Really good guide and enjoyed our safari trips, especially the one down to the Atlantic coast where we had lunch on the beach.

Lots of elephants, giraffe, oryx etc. No lions as not in the area.

Loved it.

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Mr and Mrs A. from Chobham
Arrived on: 18-Dec-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic safari to the coast

Loved the whole experience.

We set off on the 4 hour safari with trepidation due to the the length of time but absolutely loved the trip with the diversity of the land and the wildlife seen. Very special.

Having come from a Wilderness Camp we were disappointed to be eating the same menu as the last camp.

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Peter from Stockton
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Dry riverbeds, ocean and desert

The landscape is stark, but the lodge and rooms are far from that. This is the most striking Wilderness Safaris camp we have stayed at. The camp design is other worldly and accommodations luxurious. Rooms are very large and comfortable with views over a wide valley. En-suite bathroom includes double sinks, large open shower and separate toilet. Each "tent" includes a large, raised, covered stating area that includes a sofa, table and chairs and an outdoor refrigerator.

A highlight of this trip is a drive along the Hoanib River bed to the Skeleton Coast. The landscape changes constantly during the several-hour drive. The ocean along the skeleton coast is spectacular. I could have done without the stinky visit to the fur seal colony.

Evening and morning game drives along the Hoanib River bed were really beautiful and we saw many more animals than we expected. We saw all three of the resident elephant families, many oryx, a large tower of giraffe (that happened to amble by during one sundowner) and steenbok. We also enjoyed a presentation by a local brown hyena researcher. This camp has so much to offer.

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Mr & Mrs E from Herts
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp review

Very luxurious.

Modern and well appointed.

Good food and varied activities.

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Mr & Mrs R from Hants
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is stylish and luxurious but in my opinion lacked the atmosphere and hosting of the smaller bush camps.

However the location is wonderful and the activities really gave an insight into the arid, harsh landscape.

The day trip to the coast was excellent. It was amazing to see so much wildlife in such an environment.

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Mr & Mrs R from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoanib was a highlight of our Namibian trip

We could not fault Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.The flights too and from where great. Very friendly staff All activities were in a comfortable vehicle with just one other couple. Our tent which was very luxurious and food was really good food, Harunga was a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide.

Our day trip drive to the coast was amazing as you went along the river bed to the marshes, then the sand dunes with the oasis coming out to the coast with its ship wreck, museum and seal colony. this was followed by a good lunch before a low level flight back to the camp.

The game viewing was far better than expected with desert lion, desert elephant, numerous giraffes (Including two fighting) and lots of jackals made better by having Harunga with us who was a great guide

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The G's from London
Arrived on: 7-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing Place

Simply stunning location, accommodation and public areas. the one thing that let them down greatly was the food.

Breakfast was fine but lunch and dinner were poor comparison with previous lodges we had stayed at.
We were not only ones who felt that way.

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Expert Africa comments

We were disappointed to hear this feedback regarding the quality of the food at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and that this prevented what could have been a near perfect stay. After forwarding these comments to the lodge, they have told us that the food and beverage manager is in the process of implementing new measures and new training of the kitchen team with the aim of improving the food standard and quality on a daily basis.

J & K from London
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wow! Great experience at Hoanib.

What a fantastic lodge, cleverly built into the rocks. We were upgraded to the only suite for the one night we were there, which was a wonderful treat. Elevated accommodation with a vast bedroom and lounge area, outside bath with a private view and large decking area. We were hot and tired after a long drive and decided to postpone sightseeing to make the most of it (plus the all inclusive bar) .

The food was delicious, as we found throughout our visit to Namibia. The only thing we would have liked in hindsight was a mosquito net. The mosquitos were a bit pesky despite the insect repellant and 'Doom' spray, and I got quite badly bitten. That aside we would have loved to have stayed longer.

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Ms M from Ottawa
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp review

Absolutely beautiful camp.

The day trip to the coast is well worth.

We also enjoyed that we could go on walks at this camp.

It was very busy and the staff looked a bit stressed.

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Mr P M from Derbyshire
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The smartest of the camps

The camp is the best equipped of those I stayed in, being the newest, and there was an excellent range of wildlife seen on the game drives. However, I was disappointed to find that an excursion to the Skeleton Coast (described as a highlight by people I spoke to) was only offered as an optional (and expensive) extra to guests not staying three nights. As a result, and since I refused, on principle, to pay the extra amount, I found myself on a final game drive which closely resembled a previous one and which meant that my overall level of satisfaction was a little below earlier expectations.

This arose because the couple I had been with chose not to go out on the final afternoon and this, in turn, triggered a sudden, (strategic?) illness in our guide, leaving me to join a newly-arrived couple, without any advance notice. This was the only time in the Wilderness camps that my status as a single traveller left me feeling slightly spare, possibly not unrelated to the fact that the (excellent and very enthusiastic) camp manager and her husband had earlier left, on their leave.

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