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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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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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