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It is one of our greatest projects to date…
This year we are celebrating our ‘Reasons to Believe’ – the reasons for our existence and the achievements over the last 35 years of which we are most proud. We began by sharing our video of the inspiring Torra Conservancy and Damaraland Camp partnership … Today we move to Desert Rhino Camp (DRC) – another one of our Namibian camps with an important conservation success story behind its name.
Desert Rhino Camp is situated within the 580 000-hectare (1.4 million acre) Palmwag Concession in Namibia’s remote and rugged north-west Kunene Region. It was here, in 2003, after the camp opened, that Wilderness Safaris joined forces with Save the Rhino Trust Namibia (SRT) and local conservancies, Torra, Sesfontein and Anabeb, to ensure the survival of Africa’s most threatened wildlife species.
The video captures the story of Desert Rhino Camp and the conservation coalition that has enabled the growth of Namibia’s black rhino population.
Guests at Desert Rhino Camp have the opportunity of not only tracking rhino on foot or by vehicle with SRT trackers, but also of playing a meaningful role in the ongoing preservation of this Critically Endangered species. A portion of guests’ nightly rates directly funds black rhino monitoring and various other conservation activities in the region.
Why do we believe?
The timeline below provides an outline of the partnership and its achievements:
Scientific Name: Diceros bicornis bicornis
Taxonomy: Forms part of the south-western subspecies of the black rhino Diceros bicornis.
Range: Desert-adapted black rhino were historically found across Namibia and into western South Africa. Today, 90% occur in north-west Namibia, with the remainder limited primarily to a few locations in South Africa.
Size: Larger than the two other existing subspecies D.b. minor and D.B. michaeli.