Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland
Desert Rhino Camp, situated in the 400,000 hectare (1 million acre) private Palmwag Reserve, offers an original and exclusive wilderness experience. The reserve’s freshwater springs support healthy populations of the famous desert-adapted black rhino, elephant, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu, as well as large numbers of predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and brown and spotted hyena. The camp has eight meru-styled tents with ensuite 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. Activities include rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle, full day outings with a picnic lunch, and day and night nature drives. Desert Rhino Camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust, an organization that has been responsible for the survival of the rare black rhino in the area. 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 rhino conservation operations.