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.

Latest News From Desert Rhino Camp

  • Desert Rhino Camp - April 2016
    Apr 23, 2016

    Our most memorable sighting at Desert Rhino Camp was of rhinos mating – even some trackers, who have been monitoring these rhino for years, had never seen this before…

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  • 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 is truly a magical place! I have nothing but great things to say about the place and the staff there. ”
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Reviewed by: MrsSimbaonsafari, 09 April 2016