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Desert Rhino Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Rare Rhino tracking
- High concentration of desert adapted wildlife
- Remote and secluded
- Stunning views

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Overview

Desert Rhino Camp is a specialist rhino tracking camp in the north Damaraland, in the North west region of Namibia. Located in the vast Palmwag conservancy, a semi- desert reserve, this exclusive resort is one of the best available in the area.

A large, open tent makes up the main structure of the camp and includes a comfortable lounge and dining area with sweeping views across landscape. Evening meals are often taken under the stars sat around the fire pit; a real safari experience. A modest swimming pool and outdoor area provide a pleasant place to relax in between activities and spot wildlife on the plains.

Rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle are the most popular activities in an area that is home to the largest free ranging population of black rhinos in Africa. Trackers from Save the Rhino lead groups to where rhinos are thought to be; the vastness of the conservancy means this can sometimes be a considerable drive and on other occasions, only a short walk away. Twice daily game drives give guests ample opportunity to witness these impressive creatures in addition to other desert wildlife including giraffe, elephant,lion, zebra and antelope. Guided nature walks and birding are also offered to get a closer look at the flora and fauna. Guests can also choose to arrange a full day outing and enjoy a picnic lunch out in the conservancy.

The accommodation is split into eight Meru-style canvas tents, raised above the hillside and with private front verandahs to take in the dramatic mountain landscape. The spacious tents are traditionally furnished with ensuite bathrooms and his and hers wash facilities.

The minimum age for children visiting camp is twelve years, although this is lowered to six years if a private vehicle is booked. Younger children can only be accommodated if the whole camp is booked which could be an option for large groups of families. There are no specific programmes for children but the staff will do their best to tailor visits to the family and there is plenty to do.

This simple camp is renowned within the area and gives guests a rare opportunity to track black rhino in addition to experiencing a good safari. High quality hosting and the possibility for a more private safari experience makes this a good choice for couples.

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Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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