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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
- Birding

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Rooms and Units Available:

Canvas tents with front veranda
Amount of similar units: 8
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Laundry Service
Dining room
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of your booking must be in writing. Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification. If prior to 8 weeks before departure your deposit is forfeited. If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare, charges will be levied. The scale of charges, expressed as a percentage of the tour prices, is as follows :-

-More than 8 weeks notice - Deposit forfeited
-Less than 8 weeks notice - Deposit plus 25 %
-Less than 4 weeks notice - 50 %
-Less than 3 weeks notice - 60 %
-Less than 2 weeks notice - 100%

Should you fail to join a safari, or join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no tour refund can be made. (Please note that if the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy that you hold, then, subject to the terms of the insurance policy, you will normally be refunded any such charges.)


Palmwag Rhino Camp can be accessed by driving or flying to the Palmwag airstrip, followed by a 1.5 hour 4x4 vehicle transfer.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM