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.

Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has partnered with Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit organisation that provides travellers with up-to-date information about required supplies for community-based projects. Guests that would like to bring along a contribution can view the needs list for Desert Rhino’s community projects on the Pack for a Purpose website.

Latest News From Desert Rhino Camp

  • Desert Rhino Camp - November 2017
    Nov 9, 2017

    Good sightings of cheetah were reported around Desert Rhino Camp while general game was plentiful too…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp - October 2017
    Oct 17, 2017

    Rhino tracking is of course the highlight of all our Desert Rhino Camp guests’ visits, but what topped everything this month was a sighting of three cheetah…

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  • Desert Rhino Camp - September 2017
    Sep 13, 2017

    Even though a sighting of the Critically Endangered black rhino is always a highlight, guests at Desert Rhino Camp were delighted to have multiple sightings of cheetah, lion and spotted hyaena too…

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“ The guides did an excellent job in locating wildlife and providing information and context to the unique desert environment. Highly recommended. ”
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Reviewed by: JJJNYC34, 07 January 2018