The Palmwag Concession covers a staggering 450,000 hectares – that's an area twice the size of Mauritius. The private reserve is situated part way between Etosha National Park and the Skeleton Coast in a region known as Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast. Desert Rhino Camp is a rustic mobile-style game camp that moves with the far-roaming rhino and desert-adapted elephants – the stars of this remote and fascinating land and the feature of this exclusive camp.
Seven East African tents with en suite bathroom and bucket-shower facilities make up the camp. The living area has the same style and comfort with semi-permanent tents overlooking the bewildering vastness of the Damaraland plains. The camp is run in conjunction with Save The Rhino Trust and activities include rhino tracking in 4WD game drive vehicles and on foot; and game drives and night drives with local trackers and experienced rangers.Guests must be warned that rhino sightings are still few and far between and may require you to travel long distances before you spot one of these rare creatures.
Rhino Africa advises all guests to Desert Rhino Camp to fly in to one of the nearby airstrips. Flights are common from Windhoek and other popular destinations allowing guests to maximize the time they spend at the camp enjoying the magnificent views. Road access to the camp is very poor. We advise that only experienced travellers in Africa with a fully equiped 4x4 attempt this journey.
Desert Rhino Camp: rhino and elephant in the desert
The rhino and elephant that roam freely in this vast region have adapted to the desert-like conditions both physically and behaviourally. Guides and local trackers at Desert Rhino Camp take you on day and night game drives and walking safaris in search of these prehistoric beasts. Several natural springs in the reserve support a surprising diversity of plants, animals and birds and some of the more exciting finds will include the welwitschia plant, rhino, elephant, Hartmann's mountain zebra, spotted hyena, gemsbok, white-tailed shrike, Herero chat and white-backed mousebird. Plains game and predators are prolific with possible sightings of lion, cheetah, leopard and the brown hyena.