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Desert Rhino Camp

From: $355.00

Desert Rhino Camp lies in the enormous Palmwag Concession, home to Africa’s largest free-ranging population of critically endangered black rhino. The camp has eight comfortable Meru-style tents with a main area that overlooks a sweeping plain.


Desert Rhino Camp

Palmwag Concession

Desert Rhino Camp is a unique experience of what appears to be a camp in an utterly desolate area. The Palmwag concession is over 5000 square kilometers and home to an incredible array of wildlife. The area has a number of fresh- water springs that support good populations of the rare Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu. It is also one of the best places to see desert-dwelling black rhino and elephants. Predators including lion, cheetah, leopard, and brown and spotted hyena are also quite common.

Desert Rhino Camp has eight tents ensuring a small intimate lodge atmosphere. The Meru-style tents are constructed on wooden decks each with a deck at the front entrance. Double doors lead into the tent where a double or single tent set up is made for guests. The tent flaps open to mosquito proofing mesh, this lets the wind through – but not the insects. Extra linen or blankets are available on request if the nights are cold.

Sandy pathways lead from the tents to the main area that has a lounge to one side A dining table and a small, intimate bar grace the other side of the main lodge. Raised up on a low wooden deck this area is laid out with space in mind and fantastic views of the waterhole. With floodlights on at night its possible to dine and game watch at the same time. There is a lot of game that rely on this water so its likely you will see some nocturnal activity.

Experience the vastness of Namibia and truly connect with the Earth sleeping out under the star studded skies and immersing yourself into the landscape.

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How to get there

Fly In

Fly to Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, capital of Namibia with Qatar Airways, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, South African Airlines or Ethiopian Airlines.

On arrival your safari representative will assist you onto a light aircraft for your onward flight to the lodge airstrip.

For ground arrangements and domestic flight advice, get in touch, we’ll ensure your safari arrangements are seamless.

Includes / Excludes


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily activities
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • Tourism levy
  • Local drinks


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


  • Nature drives in 05 x 10-seater open Land Cruisers. During cooler weather conditions hot water bottles, lined ponchos and blankets are provided on game drives.
    Private activities available on request (subject to availability and at an additional cost).
  • Rhino tracking by vehicle and on foot (due to “Save the Rhino Trust” regulations, rhino tracking on foot will be on a shared basis in a group). Please note that on any day there is only one approach on foot permitted per rhino tracking activity. While the activity begins in the morning, the duration is solely dependent on rhino behaviour at the time, as well as the distances covered by the rhino and the tracking thereof so there is a possibility that it may continue into the afternoon.
  • Guided nature and scorpion walks (seasonal and subject to a qualified walking guide being available).
  • Full day outings with a picnic lunch.
  • Stargazing with a laser pointer, weather permitting and according to moon phases (not available around the full moon).
  • Camp chats on the different cultures of Namibia, the community, the black rhino and the “Save the Rhino Trust”.

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