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 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 - July 2015
    Aug 24, 2015

    A sighting of a lioness with cubs was only the start of an amazing month at Desert Rhino Camp, along with youngsters of all types: oryx, zebra, honey badger and hyaena cubs at their den...

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  • Desert Rhino Camp - June 2015
    Jul 22, 2015

    Three rhino bulls have moved into the area close to Desert Rhino Camp, providing incredible rhino sightings half an hour into the drive on some mornings…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp – May 2015
    Jun 30, 2015

    A highlight at Desert Rhino Camp this month was the return visit of desert-adapted lionesses which made a kill at Salvadora Junction …

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“ I must start by raving about the staff at Desert Rhino Camp! The warmth that they provide is tremendous, they are very accommodating and they add to the experience through sharing personal customs and stories. ”
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Reviewed by: Wendystarkriemer, 13 August 2015