Desert Rhino Camp
Adventurous rhino tracking
The Kunene region, formerly known as the Kaokoveld, is situated in north-west Namibia and has one of the harshest environments on the planet with vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys, rugged peaks and desolate coastline. The vegetation that fringes the ephemeral rivers provides sustenance to a diverse array of desert adapted wildlife like black rhino, elephant, springbok, gemsbok, giraffe and Hartmanns’ mountain zebra. The most reliable source of water here is the fog created when the icy Atlantic waters meet the warm air of the coast.
Desert Rhino Camp, located in the Palmwag Conservancy offers an original and exclusive wilderness experience and the possibility of seeing some of the largest free-ranging population of desert adapted black rhino in Africa. The concession is made up of rolling, rocky hills, flat-topped mountains with scattered euphorbia, and plains with ancient welwitschia plants and isolated clumps of trees. The camp, set in a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, has eight large Meru-style tents with en-suite bathrooms. A tented dining and living area offers uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains.
Activities include rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle with Save the Rhino Trust trackers, full-day outings with a picnic lunch, birding and nature drives. Desert Rhino Camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust so in addition to gaining amazing insight into the ecology and conservation of this area, a portion of guest revenue goes to the Trust and its conservation operations.
Why we like it
- Welwitschia plants
- Desert adapted black rhino
- Desert scenery
- Save the Rhino Trust operation