Desert Rhino Camp (Damaraland Region) Namibia
Desert Rhino Camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees. Yet there is a tranquil, minimalist beauty and a surprising amount of life in this concession. The camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), an organization that has been has been singly responsible for helping to ensure that these rare, desert adapted black rhino survived the slaughter that went on throughout other parts of Africa in the '80s and '90s. Today this population of black rhino is growing in numbers and the area boasts the largest concentration of rhino anywhere on the planet outside of a national park.
Community game scouts who were employed by the Trust to help with the patrolling and monitoring all these years are now seconded to the camp and are its trackers and guides. Guests gain an amazing insight into the ecology and conservation of this area, while at the same time a portion of guest revenue contributes to the Trust and its rhino conservation projects. The area you will traverse whilst tracking Black Rhino and other wildlife is massive, over 450,000 hectares.
Desert Rhino Camp, set in a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, has eight large Meru-style tents with an en-suite bathroom comprising hand basin, flush toilet and a classic bucket shower that is filled with hot water whenever needed. A tented dining and living area offers uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains, while the extraordinary welwitschia plants dot the plain in front of camp.
Desert Rhino Camp has 8 tents comprising of: • 6 x twin tents. • 2 x honeymoon tents. • 1 x twin guides tent (not the same standard as a guest tent). • This camp can accommodate 16 guests.
Desert Rhino Tent details: • En-suite bathrooms with classic bucket shower (heated water). • Meru tents. • Comfortably appointed tents. • Safe in each tent.
Game Viewing / Activities:
There are large populations of Hartman’s mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu. The predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park with over 100 lions, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia’s endemics present.
This concession supports a healthy population of desert adapted black rhino and elephants. Some of the camp activities on offer are rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle, night drives and full day outings (with a picnic lunch) on the concession.
Accommodation Rates:- From $450 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary.