Old-fashioned, intimate and exclusive, this is an intimate camp that is simply brimming with character.
Remotely set amongst the scrubby vegetation, rocky hills and ancient welwitschia plants of the brilliant 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession. This is a great location for desert adapted game and a tranquil minimalist beauty only found here.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are just 8 Meru style canvas tents, sleeping up to 16 guests at a time, each of which is raised from the ground on a wooden deck with a veranda at the front. Rooms are simply laid out with crisp white bed linen and bedside tables, and each is en-suite. Rooms all have an alarm button for emergencies and insect spray/mosquito repellent, as well as an electronic safe for your belongings. The bathroom has a bucket shower and hot water is available, although you have to request it. There is also a flush toilet and some complimentary shampoo and soap.
The main area has a dining room and lounge with splendid views and a lapa with a fireplace to gather and tell stories in the evenings.
The food here is delicious, with breakfast, lunch and dinner provided either in the dining room or outside.
The main focus here, as you can imagine, is on rhino tracking which starts early in the morning. You will leave in a 4x4 and drive around in the search of wildlife whilst professional trackers search for the rhino and radio it in when they find them. You will then get as close as possible without disturbing the wildlife in the vehicle, before jumping out and carrying on your expedition by foot! It is also possible to spot lion, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena, desert elephant, giraffe and more.
Children under 12 years are not allowed at Desert Rhino Camp.