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 – October 2014
    Nov 19, 2014

    The eight Aub Pride cubs seen at Desert Rhino Camp are turning into impressive sub-adults with the males starting to count down the days to their nomadic adulthood…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp – July 2014
    Jul 31, 2014

    Hyaena pup at Desert Rhino Camp works out that springbok skin is tastier than hooves and horns…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp – June 2014
    Jun 30, 2014

    Wildlife sightings have been great this month with a number of new rhino moving into the area from neighbouring conservancies…

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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