Hoanib Valley Camp
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.
And that’s exactly why we’ve decided to build Hoanib Valley Camp. 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. The six rooms blend seamlessly with the environment, offering a simple aesthetic that matches the rugged landscape down to a tee. Days are spent tracking endangered rhino, desert-adapted elephant, and of course desert-adapted giraffe, before retiring to your private veranda to marvel at the magnitude of your surroundings (G&T in hand).
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. True to the ethos of Natural Selection, we’ve sourced materials locally, and you’ll find furniture shaped by the local Rundu carpenters and Himba carvers, and baskets weaved by the people of the Omba Project in Windhoek. 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.
Upon reaching Sesfontein one drives through this small village on the D3707. There are two 4x4 routes that can be used to reach the camp if you are on a self-drive tour of Namibia. A 4x4 is recommended. Alternatively guests can leave their vehicle at Fort Sesfontein and be collected by our game drive transfer. Hoanib Valley Camp can also be reached by Fly-in safari.
Amenities of Hoanib Valley Camp:
6 Luxury Tents
- Battery Charging Facilities
- Children of all ages welcome
- En-Suite Bathroom with indoor shower
- Complimentary Laundry Service
Food & Drink
- On-site Restaurant
- All meals & local drinks included
- Premium beverage brands not included
- Game drives to view desert Elephants, Lions & Rhinos
- Guided nature walks
- Cultural experience with Himbas
- Rhino tracking
Media & Technology
- Wi-Fi available
- Lodge is entirely solar powered
- No Pets Allowed