Hoanib, North West Namibia
The Hoanib Valley is a well known linear oasis of vegetation running through one of the most spectacularly beautiful deserts in Africa. Large game such as desert adapted elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion and rhino move freely through this vast, mountainous and wild landscape.
Hoanib Valley Camp sits on the bank of the Obias River, overlooking the Hoanib River Valley – a valley that fluctuates between seasonal river flows through grassy, springbok-dotted plains or dry sandy riverbeds with resident elephant. Hoanib Valley Camp is eco-friendly, leaving virtually no footprint on this fragile eco-system. The camp has been built in partnership with the Sesfontein community and the most successful long-term giraffe research organisation in the world, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Their research not only focuses on the desert-adapted giraffe of the Hoanib, but helps to monitor elephant and general game in the area.
Hoanib Valley Camp Information
- Getting There
To reach Hoanib Valley, there are 2 transport options you can take - Car or Plane.
By Car: Take the pre-arranged transfer from Windhoek or Swakopmund to the accommodation. The journey duration from Windhoek to Hoanib Valley is 8 hours long. The journey duration from Swakopmud to Hoanib Valley is 7 hours long.
By Plane: Fly to Windhoek and then switch to a light aircraft to fly to the airstrip at Hoanib Valley Camp
There are 6 tents, made up of 5 twin tents and 1 family tent on the property. Each tent comes with an ensuite bathroom with indoor & outdoor showers, WiFi, battery charging facilities and complimentary laundry service.
All meals, local drink and activities are included in the lodging.
Some of the activities offered at Hoanib Valley Camp:
- Game drives to track desert adapted lions, elephants and giraffes
- Nature walks
- Rhino tracking
- Cultural experiences with local Herero people
- Giraffe research and conservation educational programmes