Natural Selection opens two new camps in remote, northwestern Namibia

Natural Selection have opened their first properties in Namibia. Hoanib Valley Camp and Shipwreck Lodge are situated in the rugged and remote northwestern region of the country and both opened in June 2018. Combining the two camps offers safari goers an in-depth experience in one of the most startling landscapes on the continent, far from the normal tourist track.

Towering granite mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to Hoanib Valley Camp. Just six canvas tents are raised on decks and all have views of the Hoanib River delta in the distance. Designed by Cate Simpson of Reflecting Africa, best known for her work on North Island, Seychelles, the camp is understated and beautifully subtle: the earthy colour palette is inspired by the landscape and bespoke cushions and furniture are unique and sophisticated.

To the west of Hoanib Valley Camp, on the mist-enshrouded Skeleton Coast, is Shipwreck Lodge. The two camps may be combined with a spectacular full day scenic drive through riverbeds that teem with game, over sand dunes and across wide gravel plains. Equally spectacular is combining them with a short scenic flight for a chance to view the incredible scenery from the air. Shipwreck Lodge is a joint venture with Natural Selection and local Namibian companies Trip Travel and Journeys Namibia and the local communities that border the park.

Designed to resemble the shipwrecks that line Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, the brand-new Shipwreck Lodge is one of the most dramatic and architecturally interesting lodges on the continent.

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