Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari
We explore one of more remote areas of the Kaokoveld with rugged dramatic landscapes, long cold coastlines, shipwrecks and seals on this Hoanib Skeleton Coast safari.
- Hoanib valley in the Kaokoveld
- Skeleton Coast National Park
- 5 days/4 nights
Highlights of the Skeleton Coast safari
The exclusive 5* Hoanib Camp is in a broad valley along two Hoanib River tributaries. Privacy is utmost so we access the camp by light aircraft.
- We stay for 4 nights in one of seven stylish en-suite tents with shaded outdoor lounges. There’s one family unit which sleeps four
- Contemporary bedrooms are beautifully furnished with draped beds, crisp fresh linens, club chairs and rush matting
- main camp area with lounge, bar area, dining room, library, fire pit and deck with swimming pool. Its low impact design reflects the fragile desert environment
- five day itinerary includes one of the highlights of Namibia – a scenic Skeleton Coastal flight over the Namib landscape to Mowe Bay.
- visit a seal colony
- We view shipwreck debris and head south to the Hoanib mouth and Klein Oase on the look out for gemsbok, black-backed jackal and the odd lion or brown hyena.
- You take game drives along dry riverbeds in search of giraffe, gemsbok, springbok and the legendary desert-adapted elephants.
- We explore a series of phenomenal oases which provide sustenance to the adapted wildlife surviving in this arid environment.
This safari suits seasoned travellers.
When’s the best time to do the Skeleton Coast safari?
- May to October – cool dry season, days are cool, clear and sunny. Temperatures can drop to around freezing during the night time. The weather warms up dramatically by the end of the dry season. As a result temperatures can be uncomfortably hot in the Kaokoveld and Etosha National Park. So this is the best time of year for game viewing
- October to December – ‘little’ rains with high temperatures and sporadic showers
- January to April – main rainy season
- It gets extremely hot in Mid-summer with often violent thunderstorms and flash floods especially in the north
- November to March – is best for bird watching.
|Day 1 - Arrival||Transfer to camp. Drive to Hoanib Riverbed, Amspoort and possibly visit the President's waterhole. Sundowners night drive home to spot elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok.|
|Day 2 - Skeleton Coast flight||Scenic Skeleton Coast flight to Mowe Bay, visit the seal colony and view shipwreck or go south to Hoanib Mouth and Klein Oase. Evening presentation on the unique desert adapted lion.|
|Day 3 - Mudorib Spring and Hoanib||Drive to Mudorib Spring, afternoon game drive to Hoanib Riverbed then downstream to Hoanib Floodplains in search of elephant and giraffe.|
|Day 4 - Skeleton Coast||Take a morning walk or game drive, lunch at the camp, sundowners on the dunes followed by night drive back to camp.|
|Day 5 - Departure||Breakfast then transfer to the camp airstrip for your onward flight to Windhoek.|