Desert Rhino Camp is in the Palmwag Concession between Etosha National Park and the Skeleton Coast of Namibia. Covering a staggering 400,000ha, the community-owned nature reserve has an intricate ecosystem supporting desert-adapted wildlife including elephants and the world's largest population of black free-roaming rhino.
The luxurious accommodation at the Palmwag Desert Rhino Camp is enhanced by its remote and precarious existence. The camp has eight walk-in Meru-style safari tents on elevated platforms with en suite bathrooms and delightful hot-water bucket showers; the living area has enormous sofas that look out through open sides at the remarkable Damaraland landscape. Mealtimes are a cause for yet more surprises as first-class food is whipped up from what seems like the bare earth.
Full board accommodation; eight large East African-style tents; en-suite bathroom; bucket shower; tented dining room; airstrip
Rhino tracking; game drives; birdwatching; nature excursions; full day outings with lunch in the bush; camp run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust
The camp is run in conjunction with Save The Rhino Trust and activities include coordinated rhino tracking safaris, nature drives and night drives with local trackers and experienced wildlife safari guides.
Natural springs in the reserve support an astonishing array of plants, animals and birds. Some of the more exciting finds will include the welwitschia mirabilis, rhino, elephant, Hartmann's mountain zebra, spotted hyena, gemsbok, white-tailed shrike, Herero chat and white-backed mousebird. Though rare, sightings of predator include lion, cheetah, leopard and the brown hyena.