Reviews of Hoanib Skeleton Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
33 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Hoanib Skeleton Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Amazing place, loved it."
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." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"Fantastic safari to the coast"
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." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
"Dry riverbeds, ocean and desert"
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." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
"Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp review"
Modern and well appointed.
Good food and varied activities." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp"
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." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
"Hoanib was a highlight of our Namibian trip"
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" See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
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." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"Wow! Great experience at Hoanib."
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." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"The smartest of the camps"
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." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
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