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Desert Rhino Camp

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

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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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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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