Desert Rhino Camp blends into its semi-desert environment in Namibia’s vast 5 000km² Palmwag concession, located between Etosha National Park and the Skeleton Coast. This camp is also home to Africa’s largest population of black rhino, found outside of a national park. Operated in close conjunction with the local community and the Save The Rhino Trust, this reserve has the core aim of preserving the desert-adapted black rhino, and is one of only two places on earth where you may get to see these rare creatures. Here you will find just 8 luxury safari tents, assuring you of exclusive wildlife experiences in the heart of the Namibian wilderness.
Constructed to blend seamlessly with their surroundings and raised on decks for minimal environmental impact, these large Meru-style tents feature private wooden decks with views of the waterhole and mountains, mesh windows, luxury linen and comfortable furnishings.
A small desk, coffee and tea making facilities are provided, as well as a shower and flush toilet. All electricity is supplied by solar power, and the camp uses an eco-friendly waste-disposal system, in an effort to maintain high standards of responsible ecotourism while supporting wildlife conservation.
Meals are enjoyed together in a communal dining tent and you can expect either a continental or cooked breakfast, home-made bakes for afternoon tea, and three course dinners. Lunch is usually served out while on your game drive and consists of gourmet salads, cold meats, cheese and freshly-baked bread. The dining and lounge area overlooks a plunge pool and waterhole, which is floodlit at night.
Game drives and walks set out daily under the guidance of trained and experienced local trackers, who will share the many intricacies of this fragile environment while in search of the elephant and rhino which roam these parts. Ancient Welwitschia mirabilis plants, bottle trees, small animals, reptiles and birds are common. You can also expect to see giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu, lion, cheetah, leopard, and both brown and spotted hyena.
Whether you are a newcomer to Africa or a seasoned safari traveller, you will find something to pique your interest on these many forays among the hills and plains around Desert Rhino Camp.