Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland, Namibia

Desert Rhino Camp is a Classic Camp

Things to do at Desert Rhino Camp

Outings are geared at exploring this vast, miraculous ecosystem with some of the most knowledgeable guides in Namibia – and of course tracking the black rhino.


Rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle

We typically set out in the morning on game drive vehicles, behind the Save the Rhino trackers, who keep records on where and when previous rhino were seen. This enables them to track the rhino, although due to the vast terrain we sometimes drive long distances to view them. Once we have located an animal, tracking by foot can take place depending on the position or location of the rhino.


Game Drives

Game drives showcase the magnitude of the landscape and offer the best possibilities of seeing desert-adapted wildlife including rhino, elephant, giraffe, antelope, zebra and maybe even the area’s predators.


Guided nature walks

Learn more about the smaller flora and fauna that live in this incredibly harsh environment. Adaptation to the desert environment is the miracle of all that survives here.


Full day outings with picnic lunch

Travel amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees through the 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession and search out the fascinating desert-adapted wildlife of the region.


Birding

Birding enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the diverse avifauna found in the Palmwag Concession. Key species to look out for include Rüppell's Korhaan, Benguela Long-billed Lark and possibly Herero Chat with some focused searching. Verreauxs' Eagle is often sighted around rocky hillsides.

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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