The six guest tents blend almost perfectly into the rugged environment. The colours, textures and patterns are inspired by the experience of the Hoanib; the rich ochre of the dunes, the geometric patterns of the Himba people and, of course, the giraffe that inspired the project.
The camp is a joint venture with the local community and with the NGO the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF).
The area is part of the Kaokoveld, a land of rugged scenery, mountains, vast plains, and dry riverbeds inhabited by incredible desert-adapted plant and animal life.
Self-Drivers can either drive to the camp from Sesfontein (4 x 4 required) or leave the vehcile at Sesfontein at a secure parking. The camp organizes transfers, leaving Sesfontein at 3pm and departing from camp at 09 am.
Flights are planned from Windhoek to Fort Sesfontein, and down to Shipwreck Lodge.
Finding one of the rare desert lions will be a highlight of your stay at Hoanib Valley. These wonderful animals are closely monitored and protected by Dr. Philip (Flip) Stander.
Scheduled transfers are offered to Skeleton Coast via the northern Hoarusib Valley in order to combine Hoanib Valley with Shipwreck Lodge. It is a long transfer but very rewarding.