Hoanib Valley Camp




Deep in the north-western corner of Namibia, Kaokoland is one of the most remote, wild and unique areas of the country. It’s a land characterized by rolling dunes, rocky mountains and desert plains all criss-crossed by ancient dry riverbeds. Temporary Himba settlements dot the landscape and scattered herds of desert-adapted elephant and giraffe are a common sight.


Discover the true magnitude and magic of Namibia and visit a place that not many will ever have the chance to explore. Sip a G&T on your private veranda and contemplate the stark beauty of the landscape spread out all around you, embark on a guided nature walk and uncover the smaller flora and fauna of the desert, spend time with local Herero people to learn about their fascinating way of life in such a harsh climate and discover the ground-breaking giraffe research that is being conducted in this remote corner of Namibia.


Hoanib Valley Camp is located in the Sesfontein Community Conservancy, set back in a hidden valley and surrounded by a range of jagged mountains, just outside the private 500 square kilometre Palmwag Concession. Views are of the ephemeral Hoanib River that teems with resident elephant, giraffe, oryx and springbok. Although parts of the land have been designated ‘concession areas’ tourism is still limited, making a visit to this unspoiled corner even more memorable.

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Hoanib Vally Camp Tents

Hoanib Valley’s six guest tents, composed of five twin and one family tent, blend almost perfectly into the rugged environment. The colours, textures and patterns are inspired by the experience of the Hoanib; the rich ochre of the dunes, the geometric patterns of the Himba people and the giraffe. Within the tents you will find furniture shaped by the local Rundu carpenters and Himba carvers, and baskets weaved by the people of the Omba Project in Windhoek. All of the materials have been sourced locally. The whole camp is clean and green, leaving virtually no footprint on the ecosystem of the Namib Desert. The camp is entirely solar powered to ensure carbon emissions are kept to a minimum, and the tents sit on decks made of wood, bamboo and 70% recycled-material composite.


Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area