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 – 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 – 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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  • Desert Rhino Camp – December 2014
    Jan 20, 2015

    This much-appreciated guest comment sums up Desert Rhino Camp: “Highlights: To see a baby rhino, the surprise Christmas lunch outside. Special thanks to Ali...”

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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