Served by its own dedicated airstrip, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is a brand new luxury camp situated within the 16 400km ² of Nambia’s coastline that makes up the Skeleton Coast National Park.
Sitting on an island in the dry Khumib river bed, The Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is primed to make the most of the opening up of the previously restricted Hoanib floodplains, whose fresh water upwellings produce a series of oases in the shifting Namib Desert. From roaring sand dunes and windswept plains to canyons and saltpans, this unique landscape supports a surprisingly varied flora and fauna.
Open in the summer of 2014, the exceptionally remote camp will consist of a main camp and six spacious Meru-style tents. The main shared areas will be characterised by a large open plan lounge with sofas and armchairs and a separate bar and dining area. There is also a large decked terrace, built under an old leadwood tree, where meals can be served alfresco.
The sleeping tents are something else. Interiors are sumptuous. Beds of white linen lay on heavy wooden frames and are complimented by dark stained furniture and floors. The bedrooms are en suite and open to a canopied veranda with views straight out onto the dunes.
Possible excursions include full-day nature drives, visits to the clay castles of the Hoarusib River, Rocky Point, the roaring dunes, lichen fields, Cape fur seal colonies, Himba villages and birding. Expeditions to view the shipwrecks, which scatter the coastline, can also be organized on request.