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Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland

Sensational as that is, there is another, greater reward on offer at Desert Rhino Camp. Not only will you see desert-adapted black rhinos, you’ll be contributing to their continued survival. Desert Rhino Camp operates in collaboration with the Save The Rhino Trust (SRT) and has succeeded in doubling the native population of this decimated species.

You’ll find the Camp is worth visiting for other reasons too. You’ll sleep in genuine, Meru-style canvas tents raised above the bush on wooden platforms. You’ll dine outdoors, gathered around the fire pit and you’ll adventure out into the bush to meet rhino, desert-adapted elephants, mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu, lion, leopard, hyena and any numbers of birds.

Desert Rhino Camp, at a glance

  • Set amongst rolling hills on a 450,000 hectare private reserve
  • Conservation work with Save The Rhino
  • Catering for just 16 guests in eight Meru-style tents on raised platforms
  • En suites and front verandas with grand panoramics of the desert and Etendeka Mountains
  • Outdoor, safari-style meals around the fire pit

For leisure and pleasure

  • Rhino tracking on foot or vehicle
  • Game drives to see a range of desert-adapted wildlife
  • Walking safaris with some of Namibia’s most intuitive guides
  • Great bird watching
  • Ecosystem exploration by 4WD vehicle
  • Excursions to freshwater springs for excellent game viewing

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  • We have travelled with TUTC six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. We had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble.

    DN, August 2020