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.
Accommodations at the camp consist of eight Meru-style built on a raised deck. There are six twin-bedded tents and two double bedded tents to choose from. Each tent features an en-suite bathroom including a hand basin, a flush toilet, and a shower. For added privacy and relaxation, guests can sit on their front veranda to enjoy the sweeping views of scattered euphorbia and ancient welwitschia plants with the dramatic Etendeka Mountains in the background.
Lying among the rocky hills and vegetative scrub of the 3,417-square mile 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 Concession’s freshwater springs also support healthy populations of desert-adapted elephant, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu and predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and brown and spotted hyena. There are also a large variety of bird species living here too.