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Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp

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Newport, Rhode Island
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 8 January 2017

What started as where are we going at turned out to be the best of our 12 day stay in this great country. Never seen such a hospitality, nice people who are really interested in what they are doing, what a great wildlife, what a great food. The tents are just fabulous, we woke up with the lion's morning call...

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

Dear Johan, Thank you for your beautiful review, we are delighted to read all your great memories of your stay with us and cannot wait to share your wonderful words with Denzel, Johan, Johannes, Freddie, Erwin, Whinnie and all the great staff in camp. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

United States
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Seeing the highly endangered black rhino will be the focus of your time at Desert Rhino. Go now, before it's too late. The scenery, the rooms, the food, the guiding, and the wildlife (as sparse as it is in the desert) are all simply amazing. It's not easy to get here, and your safari days may be long, hot, and...

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

Dear MisterGlobal888, Desert Rhino Camp is indeed a special place, even more so because of the rhino and the sterling work the Save the Rhino Trust do in taking care of these wonderful, yet highly endangered, creatures. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here and appreciated not only the opportunity to view rhino in their natural habitat, but...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

After a great trip with Wilderness to Botswana, we chose them again for our trip to Namibia. 12 years ago we had a bad experience at Ongava but the Botswana trip renewed my faith in WS. We stayed 2 nights at Little Kulala , 2 nights at Desert Rhino, 3 nights at Hoanib. DCR was the favorite of the 3...

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

Dear Chocolate74, Thank you for the amazing review and we will be sure to tell Bons you saw the brilliant squirrel :). We are delighted to hear this trip has reignited your love and faith in Wilderness Safaris and hope to see you at a couple more of our camps soon. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Bellegarde, France
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Wonderful camp in the middle of the desert. All the team is great and our guide, Johann, was just perfect. We could meet with the Save the Rhino Trust extremely dedicated people which are doing an excellent work for the preservation of the black rhino. The lodge is comfortable and the ambiance very good. We highly recommend a stay at...

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

Dear Sowhat32, We too hope you will visit us again soon. Thank you for your beautiful words - we will be sure to share them with all our great staff in camp. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Desert Rhino Camp Summary: Exactly what you expect from a Wilderness Safari's camp. Great staff. Comfortable accommodation. Tasty food. Interesting sights and a 90% chance of seeing Rhinoceros. Detail: Part of a Dune to Desert safari in we spent two nights and one full day at Desert Rhino camp. My tent was number 8 and I found it to be...

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

Dear DorothyMacaw, thank you for the wonderful review, we are glad to see how much you enjoyed your time tracking the rhino - this is a wonderful adventure thanks to the support of the Save the Rhino Trust. Our camp is open with no fences and wild life often wonder through camp, that is why we insist on guests being...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The staff at this camp were absolutely amazing! Led by the amazing Elfrieda, we have never had such an incredible welcome or farewell. It was very emotional leaving this camp and the staff. Johanne was a fantastic guide and was knowledgeable about absolutely everything. This is a unique partnership between tourism, the community and a conservation project (Save the Rhino...

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

Thank you Shivani, for your wonderful review and beautiful words for us and everyone at Wilderness Safaris. We too, hope to see you at many more Wilderness Camps so that we can share more of our passion for conservation with you. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

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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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“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
“Room no. 8, farthest away, enjoys most space and privacy.”
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 of 5 bubbles Feyziercin, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The tented accommodation is delightful, and fully equipped, even better than 'glamping'”
 of 5 bubbles cunliffe_6570, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
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