Desert Rhino Camp - Experience
Desert Rhino Camp is situated in the vast Palmwag Concession which is over a million acres in size. It is home to the largest population of free-roaming Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis) in Africa; this is a stunning area of rolling rocky hills dotted with freshwater springs in hidden valleys which support an unusual array of desert fauna and flora.
There are 8 raised Meru-style canvas tents with ensuite facilities at Desert Rhino Camp with front verandas to take in the sweeping valley in front. The comfortable tented dining and lounge area is also elevated with a lounge area at one end and a dining area at the other though most evening meals are taken around the fire pit in front and there is also a swimming pool.
The main focus of the experience at Desert Rhino Camp is tracking the Black Rhino and it is an incredible experience but it is not just about the Black Rhino; the natural freshwater springs support populations of desert-adapted elephant, Hartmann's mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu and predators such as brown and spotted hyaena and, though rarely seen, lion, cheetah and leopard. There is a good range of birds and some fascinating plants and trees. The Entendeka Mountains dominate the scenery with their flat tops and dry river courses cut through the landscape dotted with Euphorbia, bottle tree, shepherd’s trees and ancient welwitschia.