Overview

Huab Under Canvas is nestled in a grove of Mopane trees on the banks of a tributary of the //Huab River in the heart of Damaraland. Protected from all the prevailing winds and sun, the camp is virtually invisible from anywhere around and it carries arguably the lowest environmental footprint of any camp in Namibia. Tents are raised on mobile platforms and have basic infrastructure such as single beds, cupboards, solar power and some important comforts such as en suite flush toilets and bucket showers. However, the essence of the camp remains under canvas, mobile and experiential.   

At a glance

  • Only exclusive use 
  • Best sold for groups of 4 guests or more
  • 8 en-suite Meru tents
  • Family tents with attached kiddies tents as required
  • Open-air bathroom with flush toilet & hot water bucket shower
  • Stellar escapes
  • Day bed on deck
  • Plunge pool
  • Fully inclusive of all meals, local drinks and activities 
  • Spacious communal lounge, dining room, campfire circle and deck
  • Communal electrical charging facilities
  • Open April to November
  • Minimum 2 night stays (3 nights recommended)
  • Children very welcome
  • 100% solar powered
  • NO WIFI

Location

Huab Under Canvas is located on a private concession in the //Huab Conservancy. The area is largely sparse semi-arid mountainous savanna, with wooded ephemeral river valleys separating hills and plains and it boasts some of the most magnificent views in Damaraland. As it has a number of natural springs providing water throughout the year for desert-adapted wildlife, the area is home to desert-adapted elephant, black rhino and general plains game, including kudu, giraffe, springbok, oryx, klipspringer and steenbok, as well as predators such as cheetah, leopard, spotted and brown hyena.  

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Experiences

Desert-adapted black rhino tracking

Track some of the world’s last population of free-roaming black rhino on foot with master trackers.

Desert-adapted elephant tracking

Track members of one of only two populations of desert-adapted elephants in the world.

Stellar Escape

Sleep under a blanket of a billion stars in one of the most remote corners of Damaraland.

Rock art

View and learn about art of a bygone era, giving insight into our origins.

Nature Drives

Explore the area by vehicle, learning about the intricacies and complexities of this ecosystem.

Nature Walks

Explore the area by vehicle, learning about the intricacies and complexities of this ecosystem.

Trails Camp

Spend your time on a multi day walking trail exploring this area, sleeping out under the stars.

Trail Treats

Let us surprise you with the most amazing surprises as you explore this magnificent area.

Impact

Save the Rhino Trust (SRT)

Huab Under Canvas works in conjunction with SRT to support two Rhino Ranger teams ensuring crucial rhino monitoring.

//Huab Conservancy

Our partner operations in this area, which was previously devoid of any tourism presence, have brought about huge benefits to both the community and local conservation efforts through conservation levies and the support of the Conservation Travel Foundation.

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Wildlife Credits

Huab Under Canvas pays a wildlife ‘sightings fee’ to the conservancy, raising an addition US$ annually for conservation of the area

Pack for Conservation

A fantastic concept which is working towards ensuring that gear and uniform requirements for all Namibian Rhino Rangers are met

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Sustainable Management Practices

// Huab Under Canvas carries arguably the lightest environmental footprint of any camp in Namibia. Power, water and waste management are trendsetters.

Are you ready to start planning your // Huab Under Canvas Experience?

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