Desert Rhino Camp (Damaraland
Desert Rhino Camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills with
scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby
vegetation and isolated clumps of trees. Yet there is a
tranquil, minimalist beauty and a surprising amount of life
in this concession. The camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust
(SRT), an organization that has been has been singly
responsible for helping to ensure that these rare, desert
adapted black rhino survived the slaughter that went on
throughout other parts of Africa in the '80s and '90s. Today
this population of black rhino is growing in numbers and the
area boasts the largest concentration of rhino anywhere on
the planet outside of a national park.
Community game scouts who were employed by the Trust to
help with the patrolling and monitoring all these years are
now seconded to the camp and are its trackers and guides.
Guests gain an amazing insight into the ecology and
conservation of this area, while at the same time a portion
of guest revenue contributes to the Trust and its rhino
conservation projects. The area you will traverse whilst
tracking Black Rhino and other wildlife is massive, over
Desert Rhino Camp, set in a wide valley sometimes flush
with grass, has eight large Meru-style tents with an
en-suite bathroom comprising hand basin, flush toilet and a
classic bucket shower that is filled with hot water whenever
needed. A tented dining and living area offers uninterrupted
views of the desert and mountains, while the extraordinary
welwitschia plants dot the plain in front of camp.
Desert Rhino Camp has 8 tents comprising of: • 6 x twin
tents. • 2 x honeymoon tents. • 1 x twin guides tent (not
the same standard as a guest tent). • This camp can
accommodate 16 guests.
Desert Rhino Tent details: • En-suite bathrooms with
classic bucket shower (heated water). • Meru tents. •
Comfortably appointed tents. • Safe in each tent.
Game Viewing / Activities:
There are large populations of Hartman’s mountain zebra,
giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu. The predator population
is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park with over
100 lions, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird
life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia’s endemics
This concession supports a healthy population of desert
adapted black rhino and elephants. Some of the camp
activities on offer are rhino tracking on foot or by
vehicle, night drives and full day outings (with a picnic
lunch) on the concession.
Accommodation Rates:- From $450 per
person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and