Desert Rhino Camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills of the 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession. This region is marked for its tranquil, minimalist beauty, surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife and the largest free-roaming black rhino population in Africa.
Highlights of Desert Rhino Camp:
- Adventurous rhino tracking activities take place daily from camp
- A surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife in this harsh but beautiful land
- Collaborative effort between Wilderness Safaris and the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT)
Accommodation at Desert Rhino Camp - Classic Camp:
These camps are designed in traditional safari style and are mostly stylish canvas constructions, often raised off the ground on wooden decks. Located in exceptional wildlife and wilderness areas, all offer superb facilities and accommodation. The camps range in size from 3 to 12 tents.
Set in a wide valley, accommodation at Desert Rhino Camp consists of eight raised Meru-style canvas tents with front verandas to take in the sweeping views in front dotted with scattered euphorbia and ancient welwitschia plants, and the dramatic Etendeka Mountains. The comfortable tented dining and lounge area is also elevated with partially open sides offering those panoramic views while a swimming pool provides a refreshing respite during the midday heat. Evening meals are often taken around the fire pit under the starry skies, known for their clarity.
This camp combines well with Damaraland Camp, Serra Cafema Camp and Little Kulala.
Wildlife at Desert Rhino Camp:
Aside from the desert-adapted black rhino to be found in the area, Palmwag Concession`s freshwater springs also support healthy populations of desert-adapted elephant, Hartmann`s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu and predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and brown and spotted hyaena. Birdlife is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia`s endemics present.
Things to do at Desert Rhino Camp:
Outings are geared at exploring this vast, miraculous ecosystem with some of the most knowledgeable guides in Namibia and of course tracking the black rhino.
- Rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle
- Game Drives
- Guided nature walks
- Full day outings with picnic lunch
Read more about Namibia Visitors Information.
Palmwag Rhino Camp can be accessed by driving or flying to the Palmwag airstrip, followed by a 1.5 hour 4x4 vehicle transfer.