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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights in chalet that was well equipped and comfortable. The common area is rather simple and needs a bit of maintenance but the staff is super, professional and very accomodating. Enjoyed the (long) drives to spot rare black rhino's with help of the Safe Tthe Rhino Trust (operates in the concession). Nice food with good vegetarian options. Highly...

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rustic raised canvas tents with front porches set in and around the Palmwag Concession. There is a main common tent which is a bit colonial in décor with seating area, bar, eating area and pool. Each tent was nicely decorated with an ensuite bathroom. The camp’s greatest asset is definitely its staff. They expertly host their guests to very exacting...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Tania H for the spectacular review, we are overjoyed to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and thrilled to hear how much fun you had with our amazing staff. More so we are happy to hear the kitchen team were able to accommodate your dietary requirements properly and will be sure to share your praises...

Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The camp is remote and beautiful, with well-appointed safari-style rooms and an open plan lapa/lounge area with a wonderful view of the surrounding desert landscape. What ultimately defined this camp for me was the ambience, and the staff. Training (and as an understandable result of lack of training, lack of enthusiasm) can sometimes be an issue in Namibia; but not...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, responded to this review

Dear LibertyV, We are delighted to hear what a wonderful stay you had in camp and what a positive impact the staff had on a memorable stay. We look forward to sharing your high praises with all the staff in camp and hope you will visit our family again soon. Thank you, Wilderness Safaris

Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The moment you arrive you feel welcomed like no other place, their welcome song is fantastic along with a cold lemonade beverage after a 60-minute drive into the concession with the final leg being Hyena Road. The accommodations are excellent with individual tents spread throughout the property, the main lodge is the hub of all activity, dinner, breakfast and afternoon...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guylangevin, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are glad to see how much your whole family enjoyed your stay with us and thrilled to hear about your amazing lion sighting - we hope you were able to get some great photos of this too. Singing is a big part of the local culture and as most of our...

Falls Church, VA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as you land at DRC you know you're in for an adventure. The terrain is rocky, the vegetation in sparse and it's just totally cool. The camp is rustic but somehow absolutely perfect for where you are and what you want to see and do. The tents are very comfortable and if you have time, sitting on the...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, responded to this review

Thank you malbec-lover53 for your amazing review, and it is because of you that we are able make an impact in saving the rhino population. Wilderness Safaris works closely with the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), a highly respected NGO almost single-handedly responsible for the preservation of desert-adapted black rhino in the area. The SRT focuses on the protection, monitoring...

Ware, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first port of call in Namibia and it is just the most amazing place. We flew up from Windhoek in a caravan to Doro Nawas then the last leg on a Cessna (not to be recommended) but it was worth it. Bons met us at the airstrip, dispatched the Cessna and then drove us to camp. No...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, responded to this review

Dear paula1756, Thank you for your amazing review and with your help (proceeds from every guests stay with us is donated to the ongoing endeavour to save our rhinos) we will continue to do everything we can to to save these great animals. It was a privilege for us too, to have such wonderful guests as yourself stay with us...

Newport, Rhode Island
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This place is lovely with comfortable rooms surrounded by breathe taking scenery . The staff were exceptional - warm and gracious. Would do anything for their guests. And that includes the guide. A must visit if you are in the area !!!

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, responded to this review

Dear DJE0210, Thank you for the amazing review we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay in camp with us and delighted to see that everything was able to live up to your expectations. We hope you will visit us again so that we may show you even more of the wonder this great area has to...

The Hague
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed at DRC for 2 nights in November 2015 (so this review is long overdue!). DRC is a fabulously remote camp in the Palmwag Concession, a stunningly beautiful place in Northern Damaraland. While DRC is famous for its black rhino tracking experience – which we successfully completed and very much enjoyed – the camp and area have much more...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, responded to this review

Dear hague_trav, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us as well as your adventures with Erwin and the Save the Rhino Trust trackers - we will be sure to share your kind words with everyone in camp. We hope you will visit us again soon as there is...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A fantastic three night stay at the Desert Rhino Camp. The staff are amazing! The trackers and the guides found magic wildlife sightings every day - the sightings of the critically endangered white rhino were particularly special. The camp facilities are excellent, with individual tents (really well equipped rooms), good common areas and even a plunge pool to cool off....

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, responded to this review

Dear Zena, We are glad to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us - even with the mid-summer temperatures of December. We are delighted to read that despite this the staff and rhino tracking experience was worth it. Thank you again. Wilderness Safaris

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It's all there in previous 5 star excellent reviews and I find it hard to think of anything new to say. Having already stayed at 3 Wilderness Safari Camps in Namibia we came to Desert Rhino. It proved yet another different type of camp. We didn't fly in to this one, but rather parked at the pick-up point by the...

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Thank you NGPAT for your wonderful review, we are thrilled to read what a wonderful experience you had with us and more so that the rhino excursion although very long the first day was with the hours tracking them down. A time lapse photo of the night sky would be amazing, but the local hyaenas can be terrible menaces at...

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Desert Rhino Camp offers an original and exclusive wilderness experience and the possibility of seeing some of the largest free-ranging population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa. The camp set in a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, has eight large meru-style tents with en-suite bathrooms. A tented dining and living area and plunge pool offers uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains, while extraordinary welwitschia plants dot the plain in front of camp. Activities include rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle with Save the Rhino Trust trackers (an NGO responsible for the conservation of the black rhino in the area), full-day outings with a picnic lunch, birding and nature drives. Other species seen in the area include Hartmann's mountain zebra, giraffe and lion. Desert Rhino Camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust so in addition to gaining amazing insight into the ecology and conservation of this area, a portion of guest revenure goes to the Trust and its conservation operations. ... more   less 

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Address: Palmwag Concession - South, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Otjozondjupa Region > Damaraland
Hotel Class:3 star — Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Ask for the tent farthest away from the lodge, you will get to experience the sounds of the night animals”
 of 5 bubbles Guylangevin, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“only 8 tents, all lovely”
 of 5 bubbles paula1756, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the tents are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles ZenaH819, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Away from main tent”
 of 5 bubbles Chocolate74, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All 8 rooms are equally amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles zhatton, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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