Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland, Namibia

Desert Rhino Camp is a Classic Camp

The largest free-ranging population of black rhino in Africa

Desert Rhino Camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills of the 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession. This region is marked for its tranquil, minimalist beauty, surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife and the largest free-roaming black rhino population in Africa.

 Set in a wide valley, accommodation at Desert Rhino Camp consists of eight raised Meru-style canvas tents with front verandas to take in the sweeping views in front dotted with scattered euphorbia and ancient welwitschia plants, and the dramatic Etendeka Mountains. The comfortable tented dining and lounge area is also elevated with partially open sides offering those panoramic views while a swimming pool provides a refreshing respite during the midday heat. Evening meals are often taken around the fire pit under the starry skies, known for their clarity.

Highlights

  • Adventurous rhino tracking activities take place daily from camp
  • A surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife in this harsh but beautiful land
  • Collaborative effort between Wilderness Safaris and the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT)
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Some things to do at Desert Rhino Camp

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Track the Endangered black rhino on foot or by vehicle.

  • Take a guided nature walk and discover the smaller creatures of the desert.

  • Spend a full day observing desert-adapted wildlife, complete with a packed picnic lunch.

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Latest News From Desert Rhino Camp

  • Desert Rhino Camp – April 2015
    May 20, 2015

    April proved to be another wonderful month with 100% rhino tracking success. Dessy, the black rhino and her calf Daphne, provided us with many great sightings when we went tracking in the southern areas.

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  • Desert Rhino Camp – March 2015
    Apr 29, 2015

    Compliments for the guides as a very dry month at Desert Rhino Camp necessitates skilled wildlife tracking…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp – February 2015
    Mar 23, 2015

    We enjoyed a 100% success rate tracking black rhino with guests at Desert Rhino Camp this month…

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ Desert Rhino Camp is for those who want a wonderful experience in the bush and a sighting of the rare, free roaming black desert rhino. The staff are wonderful and clearly deeply committed to rhino conservation. ”
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Reviewed by: WHU2, 2013.07.30