Go there for the largest free-roaming rhino population in Africa. This lodge is an ideal base from which to track rhino on foot and its location in a game-rich concession affords guests some of the best wildlife encounters. Enjoy an exclusive Damaraland experience from the comfort of just 8 Meru-style canvas tents. For a wonderful bush experience and a sighting of the rare free roaming black desert rhino, head for Desert Rhino Safari Camp in Namibia’s Damaraland region.

Desert Rhino Camp offers an original, exclusive wilderness experience and the possibility of seeing some of the largest free-ranging population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa. The desert plains – transformed overnight by summer rains – are starkly scenic, and home to other unique species, from Hartmann’s zebra, lion and giraffe to the bizarre welwitschia plant. The camp consists of eight comfortable Meru-style tents with en-suite bathrooms, and shady main area with refreshing plunge pool. Run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust, Desert Rhino Camp offers rhino tracking by vehicle and on foot with experts from this conservation NGO. INSIDER TIP: Explore this extraordinary landscape in search of desert-adapted wildlife and gain amazing insight into the ecology and conservation of this area. A picnic lunch is the perfect complement to your day’s outing!

Desert Rhino Camp offers an original and exclusive wilderness experience and the possibility of seeing some of the largest free-ranging population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa. The camp, set in a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, has eight comfortable Meru-style tents with en-suite bathrooms. A tented dining and living area and plunge pool offers uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains, while extraordinary welwitschia plants dot the plain in front of camp.

Activities include rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle with Save the Rhino Trust trackers (an NGO responsible for the conservation of the black rhino in the area), full-day outings with a picnic lunch, birding and nature drives. Other species seen in the area include Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, elephant and lion. Desert Rhino Camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust so in addition to gaining amazing insight into the ecology and conservation of this area, a portion of guest revenue goes to the Trust and its conservation operations.

Unique Selling Points

  • Best location for tracking and viewing unique desert-adapted black rhino
  • Genuine conservation partnership with NGO, Save the Rhino Trust
  • Stark, beautiful and remote, with high concentrations of desert-adapted wildlife and special plants like welwitschia

Desert Rhino Camp Game Drive

For a wonderful bush experience and a sighting of the rare free roaming black desert rhino, head for Desert Rhino Camp in Namibia’s Damaraland region. The 450 000 hectare Palmwag Concession is the setting for this very remote camp where the largest population of rhino can be found outside of a national park.
The staff at Desert Rhino Camp are dedicated to conserving the rare black desert rhino – Namibia’s Save the Rhino Trust trained local people to patrol and monitor the rhino in this semi-desert ecosystem where the rare Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu come to drink and feed at several oases. Desert-dwelling elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, brown and spotted hyenas also roam Damaraland.
Luxury tented accommodation features en-suite bedrooms and quality linen. Raised on wooden decks with large verandas and comfy chairs, these Meru style tents let the breezes in and offer guests a bucket shower and complimentary toiletries. Grab an extra duvet for the chilly desert nights.
A raised open plan main tented area offers amazing views across the desert landscape where welwitschia plants lie – sit on a soft leather sofa and read a book about Namibia or wait for a communal meal at the large wooden table. Most guests gather around the fire pit to relax before eating wholesome food while guides share their stories.
The main activity at Desert Rhino Camp is rhino tracking – when trackers find a rhino they radio the 4x4 vehicle and guests go in on foot – very exciting!
Desert Rhino has been a joint venture between Namibia's Save the Rhino Trust and Wilderness for more than 20 years. A portion of every guest's revenue goes to the Trust.

Desert Rhino Camp

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