Destinations

Desert Rhino Camp

About Desert Rhino Camp

A remote, characteristic and adventurous lodge for the intrepid Africa traveller; this is one of our favourites and with good reason. The exclusive Desert Rhino Camp has been running for about 20 years and offers you an incredible opportunity to track black rhino in the Namibia desert.

With just 8 tents, this refreshingly old-fashioned camp is intimate, the staff are friendly and genuine, and you are amongst the pristine upland scenery. 

This is possibly the best place in Namibia for game safaris, and Desert Rhino Camp is an amazing place to come back to…

lodge Details

Style

Old-fashioned, intimate and exclusive, this is an intimate camp that is simply brimming with character.

Setting

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.

Dining

The food here is delicious, with breakfast, lunch and dinner provided either in the dining room or outside.

Activities

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.

Child Policy

Children under 12 years are not allowed at Desert Rhino Camp.

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