Hoanib Valley Camp


  • See desert-adapted giraffe, lion and elephant
  • Spend time with researchers at the Giraffe Conservation Foundation
  • Track black rhino
  • Al fresco dining
  • Drinks by the campfire 
  • Remote and beautiful location

Open: Hoanib Valley Camp first opened in 2018 and is open year round.

Location: The lodge is in the Hoanib River Valley, Kaokoland, in the north west of the country. The closest airstrip is Sesfontein, although there are plans to build the camp’s own airstrip.

Rooms: There are 6 guest tents including 1 family tent. Each has a private veranda looking out over the valley. Every tent has an en-suite bathroom, separate toilet and an outdoor shower. There are battery charging points in the bedroom.

Activities: Take game drives in search of giraffe, elephant and lion, track black rhino, join a guide on a nature and bird watching walk and meet tribal Himba and Herero people. You can visit the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, and it is possible to spend an entire day with the field researchers, to be booked and paid for in advance.

Facilities: There is a mess tent with lounge and dining areas and a bar. Outside is an additional dining area and campfire. There are charging points in the lounge. There is a free laundry service.

Dining: Meals are eaten in the mess tent and al fresco.

Children: Children aged 6 years and over are welcome. There is 1 family tent.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.

Notes: The camp is a joint venture with the Sesfontein community and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

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