The central part of the camp compromises a big tent with bar, lounge, library and dining area. A second lounge and the swimmingpool area are located on either side of the main building. The fire pit in front of camp is the meeting point for pre-dinner drinks and early breakfasts.
The camp has views north towards the Hoanib river and is flanked east and west by rugged hills. The camp looks out onto a small waterhole that is often visited by elephant, oryx and other mammals.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is located on a private concession available only to the guests of the lodge. This huge area includes the Hoanib riverbed and its banks from Amspoort down to the ocean. Only guests of Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp are allowed to use this area on scenic drives and excursions.
The Hoanib river remains dry for most time of the year. However, once the first rains fall, usually not before November, the Hoanib can temporarily turn into a wild river.
The rare desert lions are also roaming the area. These wonderful animals are closely monitored and protected by Dr. Philip (Flip) Stander, a well know researcher who is based at Hoanib Skeleton Coast camp. His studies are supported by Wilderness Safaris. More information can be found here: http://www.desertlion.info
A 3-nights stay includes a trip to the Atlantic Ocean. It is mostly conducted as a scenic drive in the Hoanib riverbed to the coast combined with a flight back to camp, showcasing the dramatic landscape from the air. Once you arrive at Moewe Bay, a tiny ranger post within the National Park, you will be driven to an impressive seal colony and then either to view an old shipwreck or south to Hoanib Mouth and Klein Oase. Lunch will be served on a beautiful spot along the coast.
Your return flight will take you across the dune fields towards the springs of Auses and along the Hoanib valley back to camp.