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Damaraland, Namibia

Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp

Learn everything about the critically endangered black rhino

An exclusive opportunity to track desert-adapted black rhino across the Damaraland plains

You’ll find Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp in a wide valley, nestled amid the undulating hills of the 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession. This tranquil area is recognised for its minimalist beauty and the large range of desert-adapted wildlife that call the area their home, most noticeably for its free-roaming black rhino population, the largest in Africa.

Lodging at the camp is divided between eight raised Meru-style canvas tents with front verandas that take in expansive landscape of the dramatic Etendeka Mountains and the plains scattered with euphorbia and ancient welwitschia plants. The tented dining and lounge areas have also been elevated to provide panoramic views during meal times and moments of relaxation. There’s also an attractive pool to cool off in and a fire pit for enjoying nights spent stargazing and swapping tales.

During your stay, you can take part in daily rhino tracking activities on foot and by vehicle and learn about the Save the Rhino Trust with whom the lodge collaborates.


Eight Meru-style tents with views of the rocky plains

Romantic poolside dinner

Bush lunch

A safari experience with meaningful impact on the conservation of black rhinos

The impact of your stay:

  • Wilderness has left an indelible impact in Namibia, spanning a cumulative area of approximately 1,673,100 hectares. Through the Namibia Large Fauna Programme, they actively spearhead ongoing conservation initiatives for desert-adapted wildlife species. This includes a focus on large predators such as lions, leopards, brown and spotted hyenas, as well as the desert-adapted elephant and black rhinos, giraffes, and other ungulates.
  • Children in the Wilderness Namibia is a testament to Wilderness’s dedication to community engagement and education. This impactful program is designed to promote sustainable conservation through leadership development and education for children in Africa. The approach is diverse, ranging from hosting Eco-Club programs at local schools to organising annual camps for children within rural communities residing on the fringes of Africa’s wild areas.
  • With camps strategically positioned across the continent, Wilderness has successfully conserved over 2.3 million hectares of land. Their ambitious goal is to expand this conservation effort to 5 million hectares by 2030, reflecting their steadfast commitment to preserving and protecting vast natural landscapes for future generations.
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