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Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp

Functioning in collaboration with the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), Desert Rhino Camp has played its part in the preservation of rare desert-adapted black rhino in Namibia’s Damaraland region. Lying among the rocky hills and vegetative scrub of the Palmwag Concession, the camp is privy to an environment of minimalist beauty that is home to a surprising variety of wildlife including the largest free roaming black rhino population in Africa.

The camp is set in a wide valley that transforms into grassland when there is enough rain. The resident tents are Meru-style, and each is built on a raised deck that extends to create a veranda. En-suite bathrooms including hand basin, flush toilet, and shower combine with the well-appointed beds and sitting areas to provide comfort and relaxation after days of adventure. From the expansive viewing deck surrounding the common dining and lounge area, one can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding desert and Etendeka Mountains while socializing around the open fire pit.

Rhino tracking both in 4x4 and on foot is obviously the primary activity at the camp. After barely surviving extinction two decades ago, the rhino population has doubled since the formation of the SRT. Freshwater springs with the concession also support healthy herds of desert elephant, zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, and kudu as well as smaller populations of lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyeana.

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