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Desert Rhino Camp

Discover 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.

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Expert View

  • 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

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"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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