Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland, Namibia

Desert Rhino Camp is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp works in partnership with the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), as well as local communities and the Palmwag Conservancy in developing responsible ecotourism and thereby supporting wildlife conservation in the area.


The Save the Rhino Trust (SRT)

In the Palmwag Concession, Wilderness Safaris works closely with the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), a highly respected NGO almost single-handedly responsible for the preservation of desert-adapted black rhino in the area. The SRT focuses on the protection, monitoring and understanding of the local black rhino population and is funded by both donations and partnerships. Thanks to its work, population numbers have quintupled over the past 30 years. The challenge that the SRT faces now is increased poaching in the subregion.

Community Partnership

In what is known as a public-private-community partnership, Wilderness Safaris has partnered with the three communities that administer the Palmwag Concession where a percentage of turnover of Desert Rhino Camp as well as a minimum annual fee is paid to the conservancies. The conservancies involved, known as the Big Three, are Torra, Anabeb and Sesfontein.

Eco-friendly Practices

Desert Rhino Camp is set in a fragile ecosystem, and therefore has been built with the aim of minimal impact on the environment. Solar-heated water is used for the showers and we make use of innovative eco-friendly systems to break down waste water.

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Latest News From Desert Rhino Camp

  • Desert Rhino Camp - June 2015
    Jul 22, 2015

    Three rhino bulls have moved into the area close to Desert Rhino Camp, providing incredible rhino sightings half an hour into the drive on some mornings…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp – May 2015
    Jun 30, 2015

    A highlight at Desert Rhino Camp this month was the return visit of desert-adapted lionesses which made a kill at Salvadora Junction …

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  • 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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