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Desert Rhino Camp is set in a wide valley within the 450,000-hectare Palmwag Concession, home to a surprising array of wildlife which have adapted to the harsh arid environment.

Sitting amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees, the camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust Namibia (SRT). Today the population of black rhino here is growing in numbers and the area boasts the largest concentration of rhino anywhere on the planet outside of a national park.

Desert Rhino Camp offers eight large Meru-style tents with en suite bathrooms comprising of a 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.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Namibia’s Desert & Coast

This guided small group trip explores the wilderness environments of the arid Namib Desert and the scenically dramatic Skeleton Coast. These remarkable landscapes and the highly-adapted wildlife that inhabits these desolate areas distinguish Namibia from any of its neighbours in Southern Africa.

  • When to go: May-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,195 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Damaraland

Damaraland is an ancient area of arid plains, deep chasms and dramatic red, rocky peaks, dominated by the huge Brandberg Mountain. With the Atlantic coast nearby, sea mists drift inland providing sustenance to various desert life forms and natural laws of food and water dictate the movement of the desert elephant.

  • Where: Erongo Region
  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, desert elephant, springbok, white-tailed shrike, augur buzzard
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris