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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Lodge
Why we like it
- Hoanib Lodge offers a convenient contrast between the nearby Skeleton Coast National Park and the Palmwag Nature Reserve
- Exclusive location only accessible by light aircraft
- Comprised of just seven luxury ensuite tents and one family unit
- Stay for three nights or more to enjoy a low level flight over the panoramic Skeleton Coast, giving you unparalleled views
- The opportunity to view desert adapted elephant and lions
- Activities include morning and afternoon game drives and nature walks with opportunity to view desert adapted elephant and lions
Take a morning nature walk and discover the stone circles of the original Strandlopers and the bewildering plant life that exists in this harsh environment, such as the Welwitschia plant.
The whole trip worked wonderfully smoothly and we felt it was simply the best holiday we have ever been on- which is high praise as we have travelled broadly all over the world.
- TA, Somerset
The Skeleton Coast is known for its haunting, raw beauty: the vast wilderness, shipwrecks and bleached whale skeletons make for an evocative and unforgettable experience - and a photographers dream destination. This harsh and hostile environment is still home to an abundance of wildlife, many species having adapted over time to survive in the desert. Hoanib Lodge is located in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld, perfectly primed for spotting desert-adapted elephants, lions and even the rare black rhino - the area is home to over 98% of the world's population.
Its location in pure isolation in a remote and private setting will expose you to some incredible experiences: go in search of the elusive shaggy brown hyena, the black-backed jackal or roaming elephants, oryx, giraffe and springbok, or pay a visit to the hundreds of noisy Cape fur seals which languish on the brutal Namibian coastline. The area is popular with researchers who may be on hand to answer any questions on the latest lion research.
All ensuite tents feature a private outdoor deck from which to view the eerie moonscape environment of the Namibian outback. The main area of the lodge will include a dining room and bar to while away the evenings, indoor and outdoor lounge areas to toast to your experiences under the stars, plus a library and a refreshing plunge pool.
12 hours 30 minutes via Johannesburg
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
April - October
The best time to visit Namibia is between April and October, the days are warm and sunny and rainfall at a minimum. The wet season arrives in December and generally runs through until March.
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