Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland, Namibia

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.

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.

  • 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)

Some things to do at Desert Rhino Camp

  • First time to Africa

    • Track the Endangered black rhino on foot or by vehicle.
    • Take a guided nature walk and discover the smaller creatures of the desert.
    • Spend a full day observing desert-adapted wildlife, complete with a packed picnic lunch.
  • Travelled to Africa

    • Delve into the geological wonders of this stark area of the world.
    • Have a dinner on your veranda enveloped by an incredible night sky.
    • Meet the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) trackers and team.
  • Seasoned Traveller

    • Learn more about the unique coastal fog that provides precious water to the area.
    • Look out for Hartmann’s mountain zebra, bat-eared fox and suricates – all unique to the area.
    • Investigate the ‘Fairy Circle’ phenomenon.



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