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.

Latest News From Desert Rhino Camp

  • Desert Rhino Camp - February 2016
    Feb 15, 2016

    Ben, one of the black rhino males, has mated with a young female called Tuta – hopefully there will be a new calf for Desert Rhino Camp soon…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp - January 2016
    Jan 27, 2016

    The camera trap we mounted at Main Axab Spring near Desert Rhino Camp captured an image of a big male lion that regularly uses the spring on his patrols…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp - November 2015
    Nov 2, 2015

    November was the month of the elephant at Desert Rhino Camp...

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Reviewed by: MrsSimbaonsafari, 09 April 2016