Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp is set in private Palmwag Concession in the heart of Damaraland and offers an original and exclusive wilderness experience, a good dose of tranquillity and the largest free-ranging population of black rhino in Africa. The camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees. Yet there is a tranquil, minimalist beauty and a surprising amount of life in this concession including desert adapted elephants, good populations of Hartmann's mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and ostrich.

Desert Rhino Camp offers 8 large Meru-style tents raised from the ground on a wooden deck with an en-suite bathroom comprising hand basin, flush toilet and shower. Enjoy the magnificent vistas of the surrounding desert and Etendeka Mountains from director's chairs on your front veranda.

Also raised on a wooden deck, is the tented dining and lounge area housing couches and a large yet simple dining table. It is open plan and has partially open sides offering panoramic views.

The camp functions as a collaborative effort between Wilderness Safaris and the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) - an NGO that has been has been instrumental in the preservation of these rare, desert adapted black rhino.

How to get to Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp is approximately 1hr 40 min flight from Windhoek and a 20 min flight from Damaraland Camp. Rhino Camp airstrip is located approximately 45 minutes from camp.

Activities at Desert Rhino Camp

Game drives, rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle, guided walks, full-day outings with picnic lunch, sundowner drives, hiking trails, bush dinners and camp chats on star watching, the different cultures of Namibia and the Safe the Rhino Trust.

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Desert Rhino Camp



Again wow! Felt like we belonged!! The rhino tracking I'll never forget!!! Very sad to leave

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Desert Rhino Camp

Ann and Deryck Braun


For us, the stay at Desert Rhino Camp was the highlight of the holiday. The Wilderness Safaris staff were, without exception, fantastic and the experience of going with the trackers from Save the Rhino was unforgettable. It was definitely a good decision to fly to the camps as it gave us an incredible impression of the fascinating geology and vastness of Namibia and also the remoteness of the camp when seen from the air. The accommodation in the tents was superb and the meals were delicious. Even the meals when we were on game drives were beautifully presented -- I'll never forget the canvas 'wash hand basin' for freshening up before lunch in the middle of nowhere, and those deliciously ice-cold towels and glasses of sherry that awaited us after our sundowner drive!

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Cost Per Person
From $9,790 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Maun