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Desert Rhino Camp

Walk With Giants

Desert Rhino Camp is a starkly beautiful, rocky wilderness. A desert dreamland where rhinos are the stars.


Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp

Feel your senses come alive in this Namib Desert wilderness.


Follow free-ranging populations of Critically Endangered desert-adapted black rhino across the Damaraland plains, finding a myriad of other wildlife along the way. Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp offers a rare and exclusive opportunity to track these extraordinary pachyderms, and learn about their unique survival skills in this harshly beautiful, boulder-strewn environment.

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Relax on the deck of your airy, Meru-style tent, just one of eight, and drink in the endless view of the rocky plains. Inside, hints of red, brown, and orange reflect the ancient desert, while Namibia’s extraordinarily clear skies seem to flow from the outside in, inviting endless evenings of sharing and storytelling.
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The food experience at Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp is a journey in itself. We use locally grown ingredients in traditional recipes, celebrating food and culture around the camp fire, at a picnic in the bush, with a romantic poolside dinner, or in camp under the light of a million stars.
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Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp

Breathless. Humbled. Proud. When you see one of the world’s last free-roaming black rhinos or a desert-adapted lion, you’ll feel it all at once. Your stay at Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp directly contributes to the ongoing quest for survival that this wildlife faces. It’s a safari experience with meaningful impact.


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Protecting black rhinos

Ever since we implemented the idea of impactful tourism back in 1983, each of our Wilderness locations has been chosen for a distinct purpose. At Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp, we’ve partnered with three local community conservancies and Save the Rhino Trust Namibia, to defend, preserve, and expand these iconic desert wilds. It’s why we’re here. And it’s why the wildlife here continues to thrive.






Desert Rhino Camp experiences

By day, track, walk and drive as you explore how desert adaptation is a necessity, and learn all about the life that survives in this arid land. Welcome the night, sitting around the camp fire sharing stories beneath the magic of an impossibly starry sky.  A truly authentic African adventure.


Explore camps in Damaraland

Eruptions 125 million years ago, when Africa and South America were joined as Gondwana, created the astonishing basalt landscape of Palmwag, stretching some 550,000 hectares. It’s a harsh, arid landscape that is bound to delight and surprise, with all the life it supports.

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Camp awards

Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp is a beacon of conservation tourism. Over decades of operation, its success has paved the way for many sustainable safaris to follow suit. The hard work of our teams on the ground and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through numerous awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
Sustainable Development Finalist 2022

Tripadvisor COE 2019

Experiential Travel Award 2014

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Desert Rhino Camp featured stories

Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp has many stories to share. And it’s no surprise with its unique wildlife, beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and community and culture at its core. We would love to share our tales from the Namib Desert with you and hope that one day you too will have your own stories to share.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.