Splendid isolation in Namibia's remote Kaokoland

In a country jam-packed with vast, spectacularly beautiful landscapes, Kaokoland may just be the most incredible of them all. Deep in north-western Namibia, the area is a melee of towering mountains, sand dunes, and huge expanses of desert, scattered with unique wildlife and nomadic Himba settlements. It’s also one of Namibia’s most remote and wild environments, and one that not many will get the chance to discover in a lifetime.

A joint venture between the local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the world’s only Africa-wide giraffe conservation organisation, the camp is an elegant, intimate affair that immerses you into the wilds of the desert.

Hoanib Valley’s six guest tents 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, of course, the giraffe that inspired the project.

The whole camp is a clean and green sort of place, leaving virtually no footprint on this fragile eco-system. It’s entirely solar powered to ensure carbon emissions are kept to a minimum, and the tents sit on decks made of a wood, bamboo and 70% recycled-material composite.

What to do?

  • Morning and Afternoon game drives
  • Learn about Giraffe conservation research carried out in the area
  • Nature walks
  • Meet the Herero and Himba communities

When to go?

Hoanib Valley Camp is open all year. From April to September the desert is dry and cooler, and from November to March lush new vegetation carpets the land.

Getting there

There are direct flights to Windhoek from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Frankfurt, Addis Ababa and Doha. We suggest that you fly to Windhoek, and then switch to a light aircraft to fly to the airstrip at Hoanib Valley Camp, Fort Sesfontein.

Alternatively, road transfers in air-conditioned vehicles are available from Windhoek (8 hours) or Swakopmund (7 hours). If you are self-driving to camp, you may leave your vehicle at Fort Sesfontein and continue to camp on a game drive transfer.

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Speak to our team:

+44 1491 575 987


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Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

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