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
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  • 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.

 

Activities and Facilities:

Rhino Tracking on Foot Game Drive (Day) Guided Walks Birding Pool Tented Camp Solar Power No Wi-Fi

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Latest News From Desert Rhino Camp

  • Desert Rhino Camp - April & May 2017
    May 24, 2017

    Long-awaited rains have fallen around Desert Rhino Camp: the large open plains now have a blanket of grass and flowers, becoming a verdant paradise…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp - February 2017
    Feb 2, 2017

    The beauty of a desert can only be fully appreciated in its driest state,” someone once said – and this is so true of Desert Rhino Camp, despite the welcome spot of rain in February…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp - September 2016
    Sep 7, 2016

    Two lionesses of the Agab Pride were immobilised by Dr Phillip Stander of the Desert Lion Conservation Project, to remove their old collars and to fit new ones. All the guests were there…

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“ I would visit Desert Rhino again. I'd even be prepared to miss seeing rhino, but would never tire of the landscapes on show. ”
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Reviewed by: NGPAT, 08 January 2017