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Desert Rhino Camp

The Palmwag Concession of Damaraland in north-west Namibia is a stunning wilderness of red, rocky desert hills studded with poisonous euphorbia bushes and 1000 year-old Welwitschia plants. The sheer amount of big game and large species such as elephant, lion black rhino, giraffe Springbok and oryx here is astounding considering this is an arid desert interspersed with water sources. The open nature of the wilderness allows sweeping vistas of shimmering desert giraffe bounding across the horizon and exciting scans with the binoculars for roaming predators. There are even cheetah and good numbers of leopard in the region.

The black rhino are considered the only non-introduced, remaining population in Africa and this population is adapted to feeding and living in this vast landscape. Therefore it makes sightings of the skittish animals feel even more raw and satisfying. What’s also gratifying is that the lodge is intricately tied into the saving and protecting of the last desert rhinos, with the tourism project supporting Save the Rhino trust scout operations, and guests go out with SRT representatives as well as their guides.

As the most authentic wildlife experience in the country, Desert Rhino Camp is where guests track the black rhino on foot and get one of the most wonderful experiences in Africa. The area is pristine around the camp as it is located right in the middle of the enormous protected area. The lovely canvas and wooden decking tents are just 8 in number, and the main campfire area has a traditional, convivial atmosphere to it. The camp is also home to legendary guide Chris Baccus (pictured with me in the About page) who manages the concessions, and can sometimes be seen walking over the horizon with his lovely little one-eyed dog who survived a leopard attack. Guests always leave a 3 or 4 night stay here fabulously refreshed in body and spirit.







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