• Location: Namibia, Damaraland
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Set in the private Palmwag area of rugged, beautiful Damaraland, Desert Rhino Camp is a luxury tented camp run in conjunction with the Save the Rhino Trust. The camp contributes directly to the Trust, a lifeline for the region's endangered black rhino and is ultimately an important contributor to the sustainability of this vulnerable area and its surprisingly diverse wildlife.

You will share Desert Rhino Camp with dedicated conservationists and local trackers for a unique game viewing experience. The morning and afternoon game drives centre around tracking rhino although there are also healthy populations of antelope, and the predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park with over 100 lion, cheetah, leopard, and brown and spotted hyena resident. Moreover, birding enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the prolific and diverse birdlife in the Palmwag area.


  • Pristine & remote Damaraland wilderness location
  • Track black rhino & desert-adapted elephant
  • Run in conjunction with Save the Rhino
  • Prolific & diverse birdlife
  • Excellent photographic opportunities

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The L-shaped main tent hugs the open campfire and consists of a comfortable lounge area on one side and a long dining table on the other.

All areas have sweeping views of Damaraland's stark but beautiful scenery.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service


At Desert Rhino Camp a breakfast buffet, including a cooked breakfast, is available to keep you going during your morning game viewing activities, while lunch is usually a picnic surrounded by desert scenery.

Late afternoon tea with sweet and savoury options is available in camp before your afternoon drive and in the evening a variety of delicious dishes are enjoyed outside and under the stars around the open-air fireplace.

Standard Tent

The camp's eight canvas tents are raised on wooden decks that extend into private verandas with endless views of Damaraland's magical landscapes. The simple en suite bathrooms have a flush toilet, a basin with hot and cold water provided and a bucket shower with hot water on demand.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Outdoor area


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Full-day safaris
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Picnics
  • Bush dining
  • Guided walks
  • 4x4 Drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $665 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $380 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 $535 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 11 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $355 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018 $485 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $735 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $415 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019 $590 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We had great tented accommodations and was very well conceived. The trekking black rhinos on foot was exciting and great exercise. The staff here (led by Daphne) were top notch.

    Memos Amphitrion Holidays S.A., January 2010
  • At Desert Rhino we finally spot a rhino and were able to track him, there is a 50% chance of finding one on their vast reserve. Animal viewing there was very limited but the landscape was beautiful!

    Connie Blome, June 2009
  • One of the highlights : it was interesting to stay in a tented camp after our very 'comfortable' stay in Purros.. On the second day we went alone with the rhino trackers (since we were the only guests in the camp) a very good experience. In total we saw 5 black rhinos! its worth to stay at least 2 days to give you a chance to see the rhinos. We liked the tented camp experience, and this is where staff and guides were the most friendly during whole trip.

    Jean Setlakwe, January 2008

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Bonita Cronje

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

"Set amongst rocky hills in the Damaraland region of Namibia, this camp offers a home away from home with management that will look after your every need."



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We had great tented accommodations and was very well conceived. The trekking black rhinos on foot was exciting and great exercise. The staff here (led by Daphne) were top notch.

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