Desert Rhino Camp

Namibia's Legendary Guides: Meet Bons Roman

Cultures & Communities

Anton Kruger


"There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne - bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive. "

Being on safari with Bons Roman, expert guide at Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp, makes you feel as if you have drunk an entire bottle of champagne! He is a man with a contagious passion for the people and wildlife of northwest Namibia.

Bons explaining the difference between male and female welwitschias


I spent an incredible three days with him recently at Desert Rhino Camp, where we shared many laughs and enjoyed incredible sightings of the desert adapted wildlife.

Bons showing the "Save The Rhino Trust" trackers how to take photos


But Bons is more than just fun …


Listen to his story, told in his own words – you will be inspired. Not only for his work, but just how far your journey with Wilderness Safaris goes, by changing the lives of his community, just a stone’s throw from Desert Rhino Camp.

Bons inspecting the site where a spotted hyaena had been resting

Quality time with a desert-adapted black rhino bull

Just found fresh elephant spoor, let's start tracking!

The elephant tracks are this big!

The elephants went in that direction!

Bons looking cool after tracking down the elephants successfully!

Bons indicating the elephants are down below!


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.