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About Hoanib Valley Camp

Discover Namibia's profound allure and enchantment, embarking on a journey few will ever have the privilege to experience. This region stands as an exceptional destination to witness the resilience of desert-adapted wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, mountain zebras, and oryx.

The six guest tents in Hoanib Valley seamlessly integrate with the rugged landscape, mirroring the hues, textures, and designs inspired by the Hoanib experience itself. The palette draws from the dunes' vivid ochre tones, the Himba people's intricate geometric motifs, and, of course, the majestic giraffes that served as the muse for this project.

In keeping with Natural Selection's core principles, we've prioritized local sourcing of materials. You'll discover furniture crafted by skilled Rundu carpenters and Himba artisans, alongside beautifully woven baskets created by the talented individuals of the Omba Project in Windhoek.

Our entire camp operates in harmony with its environment, leaving an almost imperceptible impact on this delicate ecosystem. Powered entirely by solar energy to minimize carbon emissions, the tents rest upon decks constructed from a blend of wood, bamboo, and a composite material incorporating 70% recycled content.

Hoanib Valley Camp Setting

Indulge in the simple pleasure of sipping a refreshing G&T on your exclusive veranda while contemplating the austere yet captivating beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Delve into the pioneering research efforts focused on giraffes taking place in this secluded corner of Namibia. Immerse yourself in the company of the local Herero people, gaining insights into their captivating way of life within such a harsh environment. Embark on a guided nature walk to unveil the intricate world of the desert's smaller plant life and wildlife.

What's included

The Rates Include:

Accommodation, all meals, guest laundry, daily activities, expert guiding, park entry fees & VAT

The Rates Exclude:

Soft and alcoholic drinks (local & premium), guest laundry, transfers to/from the lodge and fully comprehensive personal travel insurance


  • Everything Amazing

    Absolutely spectacular setting - this camp is very unique. Staff were outstanding. Food was good, not great. Rooms closer together than expected - recommend requesting a room far away from the generator and mess tent. This is a really special place

    Conservio.com review

    T. Singh

  • Perfect!

    Just amazing! The Hoanib valley is clearly one of the best kept secrets in Namibia. Worth spending three nights! Also possible to drive to the Camp with your own 4x4 vehicle and being escorted over to their sister camp Shipwreck Lodge at the Skeleton Coast.

    Conservio.com review

    L. Green

Hoanib Valley Camp impact highlights

Hoanib Valley Camp is a joint venture between local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. The camp was established to ensure low impact on the surrounding natural environemnt and leave almost no footprint on this fragile eco-system. The camp is entirely solar powered to make sure that carbon emissions are kept to a minimum, and the infrastructure is made of recycled materials. Most importantly, benefits in the form of profit share flow to local communities.

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