Located in the Palmwag Reserve between Etosha and Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, as the camp’s name suggests, this is one of the best places to see endangered desert-adapted black rhino. Guests staying here also report plentiful sightings of lions, cheetah, hyena and the rare Hartmanns mountain zebra.
The harsh desert environment means the comfort of the camp is even more welcome. It has been running for twenty years and is managed by a reliable and experienced team jointly put together by Namibia’s Save the Rhino Trust and Wilderness Safaris.
There are 8 large walk-in Meru style tents, raised on wooden decks with verandas for reading and animal spotting. Each tent has en-suite facilities with flush toilets and flasks of hot and cold water. Hot water for bucket showers is brought to your tent on request. Since it can get chilly at night, extra duvets are provided.
There is a central tented area housing a dining room and lounge with firepit, leather sofas, internet access and sweeping views across the plain.
Buffet breakfasts offer a wide range of nourishment to set you up for day’s animal tracking. Lunches are mostly bush picnics and in the evenings, guests enjoy sociable three course meals shared with others around one large table.
Activities are focussed on rhino tracking – in 4×4 vehicles and once rhino have been spotted, approaching at a safe distance on foot. The uneven terrain means sturdy footwear is recommended. Other activities include birdwatching and game drives.
As well as exciting animal encounters, guests praise the warm spirit of this camp and the spectacular scenery.
Desert Rhino Camp can accommodate 16 guests.
Sorry, no children under 12yrs, and please note, those guests wanting to track rhino on foot must be 16yrs or older.
We recommend a stay of 2-3 nights.
A portion of every guest fee goes to the Save the Rhino Trust.