Namibia safari camps are unique in their arid landscape and desert-adapted wildlife and the Wilderness Safaris group has created a true oasis in the Namibian desert with their classic Hoanib Camp. The camp lies in the northwest of Namibia, in the region of the Hoanib Skeleton Coast, and along the Hoanib River within the Palmwag Concession. With the many myths of lost sailors wandering the Skeleton Coast in the morning fog, and the endless view of the sharp desert, there is an eerie magic about this place that cannot help but be felt. Named as one of ‘The Best New Hotels’ of 2015 by Travel and Leisure, as well as the ‘Most Out Of This World’ Tatler Travel Award of 2015, the Hoanib Camp is becoming a distinguished site within the travel industry. Accessed by light aircraft, the camp has eight luxury tents in this remote area and is thus exclusively isolated and intimately private.
Hoanib Camp Luxury Tents
The Hoanib Camp tents are the height of luxury. The spacious en-suite rooms open up onto an outside deck that allows an endless view of the desert, and an open-plan ensures that one can see the earth from all angles. A romantically-designed tent that swoops to the ground, and African textiles combined with a neutral palette creates an atmosphere of serenity and deep connection to the habitat.
Namibia Safari Camps’ Activities
With its nearness to the Skeleton Coast National Park and the Hoanib Skeleton Coast, the camp offers a range of activities for the adventurous and the romantic. Despite the harsh climate and rolling dunes, the wild animals have adapted to survive and thrive in this environment. Game drives and nature walks allow guests to get close to elephants, giraffe, oryx, and springbok, and as one drives deeper into the desert there is the opportunity to see lions, hyenas, and jackals. Scenic flights can be arranged to fly guests over the Skeleton Coast which borders the Atlantic Ocean. Famed for its shipwrecks, the coast was once a place of mystery. Although it is now known that the cause of the many accidents was as a result of regular fog and strong tides, the place has maintained its beautiful sense of mystery – likely because of the ancient shipwrecks that can be seen along the shore. With the lack of obstructed roadways and hordes of people – this is the desert! – Namibia safari camps also allow for longer day trips that are uninterrupted by crowds. Klein Oase and Auses Spring are oases whereby one can relax close to the riverbeds, eating lunch and enjoying a chilled drink while the animals stop by the water. The full-day trips also ensure a greater likelihood of witnessing the most remote game of the region.
Sustainability of Namibia Safari Camps
As with the other Namibia Safari Camps designed by the Wilderness group, there is an effort to conserve the wild habitat with sustainable tourism practices. Their Namibia safari camps use solar power and aim to benefit the closest local communities. A special commitment to the conservation of the desert-adapted lions draws lion researchers to the Hoanib Camp, and guests are given the chance to interact with the wildlife researchers when they are on-site.
The luxury of the beautiful Hoanib Camp is unparalleled, and the many wild beings that roam this vast landscape are unforgettable.