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.
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).
If conservation’s your thing, you’ll love it at Hoanib Valley Camp. Hoanib Valley Camp is ‘’clean and green’’, leaving virtually no footprint on this fragile eco-system. The camp has been built in partnership with the Sesfontein community and the most successful long-term giraffe research organisation in the world, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Their research not only focuses on the desert-adapted giraffe of the Hoanib, but helps to monitor elephant and general game in the area.
Guests may be able to meet the researchers and learn how they monitor the individual giraffes in the area.