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Hoanib SC Camp

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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp


... is located in the Damaraland North area in the Northwest region of Namibia.

Upsides ...

This lodge is one of the very best in the country. Set in a remarkably remote location, it offers an unusually rich range of wildlife, notably including desert elephants and lions. Guests are also able to access the Skeleton Coast, to view sea lion colonies and remote desert oases. The camp itself is small but very elegant and the quality of guiding here is extremely good.

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Downsides ...

The main potential downsides are the high prices, the subtle nature of the safari, the potentially arduous nature of the activities and the fact that the upmarket camp build may attract the wrong sort of guests.

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When to visit ...

May/Nov ... is the dry season in this area, so there is extremely little chance of encountering any substantial rainfall or even much in the way of cloud.

Dec/Apr ... is the green season, although in this particular area the chances of any really significant rainfall is pretty low. Having said that, the odd shower can really transform the landscape and cause wildlife to converge from a huge dry hinterland. The biggest issue for travellers is the chance of encountering rivers which have been swollen by rainfall further inland, making fording difficult, although these floods tend to subside after just a few hours.

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A few words about prices ...

We are specialists in helping our guests to build the very best and most suitable safaris for the lowest possible prices. A safari can be a very expensive undertaking and we always do everything we can to meet your target budget.

Further up this page you will see our guide price for this place. This is the high season rate per person per night sharing a double room. For most people this should represent a worst case scenario, since various discounts usually apply at other times of year.

We guarantee that the prices we charge will be the same or, more often than not, considerably less than if you were to book directly with the owner. We also guarantee to match or beat any legitimate competitive quotations. Additionally, all our itineraries have fully itemised pricing, so that you can see exactly how much each element costs, which should provide you with great reassurance and help you to make decisions when fine-tuning your trip.

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How we like to include this camp in trips ...

Since the demise of the famous Skeleton Coast Camp in 2012, the owners have been fighting to come up with an alternative way to access these remote wildernesses. Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is intended to be that alternative, but in truth it is a very different place.

We most often include this camp in high-end flying safaris, for guests who really want to experience this wonderful part of the world whilst maintaining reasonable levels of comfort. The usual stay duration is 3 to 4 nights, although we would usually lean towards a longer stay, it is a long way to come to simply dip in and out, the place has a more subtle appeal which takes time to soak in.

We love to combine it with Rhino Camp in a very different landscape further south on this enormous concession and with the outrageously located Serra Cafema Camp up on the border with Angola, making 10 to 12 nights in this fabulous northwest corner of the country.

More hardy guests may like to consider one of our Skeleton Coast expeditions, which usually spend their first night at Mowe Bay Bivouac and spend 5 to 7 days exploring the even more wild areas further north.

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