Overview of Hoanib Valley Camp

Hoanib Valley Camp is situated in the remote Sesfontein Community Conservation Area in Namibia’s Koakoveld – one Southern Africa’s last and greatest untouched wilderness areas. The camp overlooks the picturesque Hoanib River Valley, a dry riverbed and linear oasis of vegetation that runs through the oldest desert on earth, the magnificent Namib.

This wonderful eco-camp was built in partnership with the Sesfontein community and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation – the most successful, longest-running giraffe research organisation in the world. They are experts on the desert-adapted giraffe species of the Hoanib area, and monitor the region’s elephant and general game. Grab the opportunity to learn more about the foundation’s research into these long-legged giants.

The focus at Hoanib Valley Camp lies on the astonishing diversity of desert-adapted animals that survive in the Koakoveld’s demanding ecosystem. Spend your days tracking these giraffe, elephant, springbok, oryx and lion on desert game drives and guided nature walks. The Himba, Herero and Damara communities of the area have ingenious ways of thriving here and will teach you how to adapt to the desert environment.

The camp’s blockbuster, however, is the stargazing. Spend your evenings around the campfire after dining al fresco, and be dazzled by the jaw-droppingly sensational African night sky in a place with very little light or air pollution.

Leaving virtually no carbon footprint, Hoanib Valley Camp runs on solar power – enough to maintain low voltage charging points and Wi-Fi throughout the camp for your devices.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Remote and off-the-beaten-track tented camp in a magnificent setting
  • Overlooks the picturesque Hoanib River Valley
  • Track desert-adapted elephant, springbok, oryx and lion
  • Interact with the Himba, Herero and Damara communities
  • Phenomenal stargazing as Namibia is a Dark Sky Reserve
  • Track rhino on foot on a three night or more stay
Cultural visits

Cultural visits

Game drives

Game drives

Rooms at Hoanib Valley Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Sleep soundly, in the large spacious tented accommodation - perfect for families.
  • Your suite offers an exclusive African safari experience in the heart of  Namibia's Koakoveld.

    Standard Tent

    The camp has six raised tented suites that are set on spacious wooded decks. Sleep soundly in your large, comfortable bed after enjoying a nightcap your suite’s private veranda. Bathrooms are en suite and equipped with flush toilets.

    General Facilities

    Hoanib Valley Camp boasts an inviting and homely tented lounge, a great place to unwind and enjoy a good book or a tipple of your choice. When not out exploring the area, cool off in the swimming pool enjoying the incredible views.

    Solar power

    Solar power

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available


    Delicious and wholesome meals are prepared by expert chefs and dining pivots around enjoying meals in the open air.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Madelein Norval

    Madelein Norval

    Africa Safari Expert

    'It is hard to understand just how remote the location of this lodge is but you will be amazed by the genuine wilderness. The lodge is surrounded by the never-ending dunes of the Namib desert. It is one of the only locations in the world where you can look forward to spotting desert-adapted lions.'

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