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Namibia’s Hoanib River

Welcome to the Hoanib River – where Kaokoland meets the Skeleton Coast

The rugged mountains and canyons of the Hoanib River provide a last refuge for some of the continent’s most unique wildlife; this is the home to the greatest concentration of the legendary desert-adapted elephant and lion and the last free roaming rhino population on earth. In fact seventy five per cent of Namibia’s endemic species inhabit this last fortress of the wilderness.

With a length of 270 km, the Hoanib is one of the 12 fleeting seasonal rivers in the west of Namibia, where it was the border between northern Damaraland and Kaokoland. With the low population density, the oasis character of the river valley and the relatively high wildlife population of Hoanib, together with the Hoarusib its valley is one of the last true wilderness areas in Namibia.

Why not experience it for yourself? 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 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.

Amazing Historic coastline, endless horizons and friendly, fascinating people.

Diverse activities showcase awesome scenic wonders and the unique wildlife found here.