• Set in a wide valley in the the rocky 450 000-hectare (1.2 million-acre) Palmwag Concession in Northern Namibia, Desert Rhino Camp is one of the most remote luxury camps in Namibia.
  • Desert Rhino Camp offers Meru-style canvas tents, each with front verandas to take in the sweeping views of the dramatic surrounds. These tented rooms are en-suite and on raised decks with a shady outside lounge area.
  • The comfortable tented dining and lounge area is also on raised decks with partially-open sides to give you the best possible views. An inviting pool is perfect to escape from the midday heat. Evening meals are often enjoyed around the open fire pit, beneath unbelievably clear, starry skies.
  • Aside from the famous desert-adapted black rhino which it’s named for, the area’s freshwater springs sustain an incredible diversity of wildlife – desert-adapted elephant, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok (oryx), springbok, kudu and predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, brown hyena and spotted hyena. Birdlife is abundant and most of Namibia’s endemics are evident.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


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Desert Rhino Camp Sundowners

Desert Rhino Camp lies in a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, in the midst of north-west Namibia’s enormous Palmwag Concession. The Palmwag’s 550 000 hectares offer an otherworldly basalt landscape created by eruptions roughly 125 million years ago, when Africa and South America were still joined as the landmass Gondwana. The camp has eight comfortable Meru-style tents and a main area that overlooks a sweeping plain dotted with Namibia’s national plant, the welwitschia. Earthy colours predominate, with hints of red – a warm, welcoming space, airy and open to the ancient desert.

Cherish the chance to track one of Africa’s largest free-ranging populations of Critically Endangered desert-adapted black rhino. On foot or by vehicle, led by seasoned Save the Rhino Trust monitors, follow these majestic creatures across the rocky plains, finding other wildlife along the way. On game drives look for desert-adapted lions; elephants; zebras; spotted hyaenas; giraffes; and antelopes such as oryx and springbok. Key species for birding enthusiasts include Ruppell’s korhaan; Benguela long-billed lark; Herero chat; Verreaux’s eagle. Join a guided nature walk and better understand how life survives in this arid land. Welcome the night, sitting around the campfire sharing stories; marvel at the magic of the impossibly starry sky.

The Dining

The camp features a swimming pool at the main area, indoor and outdoor lounge areas overlooking a waterhole. Meals are served in the main dining area, with a bar nearby. The fire pit is a central focal point in the evenings for before and after dinner, where you can mingle with other guests sharing stories.


Camp features a swimming pool at the main area, a pool where you can cool off after a day in the desert.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Damaraland, Namibia
Nearest Airport
Hosea Kutako International Airport, Namibia
Local Currency
Namibian Dollar (NAD)
Time Change
GMT +1
Best time to go
The weather is good all year round

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