Remote and exclusive, Desert Rhino Camp is one of the best places in Africa to see desert-dwelling black rhinos and elephants. Located in the private Palmwag Concession, between Etosha and the Skeleton Coast, it’s a camp that’s packed with local character and the surreal ambience of the desert.
You really need two to three nights to get the most from this luxury camp. Freshwater springs are dotted across the reserve and there’s plenty of wildlife to find, from rare mountain zebra to good populations of giraffe, oryx, spotted hyena, and springbok. But the main reasons to visit are the two giants. There’s nowhere in the world where you can encounter desert-adapted black rhinos and elephants so easily.
There are only eight tents and they’re fitted out in the classic safari style, with wooden decks, raised double beds, and an en-suite bathroom with shower and flushing toilet. We’re continually amazed at how much comfort the camp provides, despite being in such a wild and remote location.
Most days revolve around black rhino tracking, starting in four-wheel drive vehicles then continuing on foot. Along the way you’ll see lots of other wildlife such as the desert-adapted elephant, mountain zebra, giraffe, predators and even spotted hyaena. Birdlife here is prolific and diverse not to mention there’s always a beautiful vista in this remote desert.
- All tents have a double bed
- Full board food and drink
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Rhino tracking
- Swimming pool
- Park fees
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
Open all year round, children over the age of 12 are welcome. Those over 16 can track rhinos on foot.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £565 / €635 / $785