Desert Rhino Camp
Desert Rhino Camp is set in the private Palmwag Concession in the heart of Damaraland. Offering 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. There is a tranquil, minimalist beauty and a surprising amount of life in this concession including desert adapted elephants, strong populations of Hartmann's mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and ostrich.
Desert Rhino Camp offers 8 large, luxury Meru-style tents raised from the ground on a wooden deck. 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.
- Best location for viewing unique desert-adapted black rhino
- Stark, beautiful and remote
- Desert-adapted wildlife and special plants like welwitschia
- Sundowner drives, hiking trails, bush meals and stargazing
At a glance
- 8 Tents
- 6 years +
- Open All Year
- All Inclusive
"Desert Rhino Camp is run in conjunction with the local community and Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), so a portion of the camps revenue goes to the Trust and its conservation operations."
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Guided Walking Safari
Star Gazing/Star Bed
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Honeymoon to Namibia
This trip exceeded every expectation we had. Everything was perfectly organized for us from the lodges to the small aircraft and transfers, and the activities were also perfectly planned out without feeling like we were on a strict schedule.Read full review