Review of Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland

Interesting black rhino tracking in beautiful landscape & newly refurbished camp

Our two families (each with a teen) stayed at this “classic” Wilderness camp two nights for viewing the endangered black rhino (not to confuse with the rather common white rhino …) at the occasion of our brilliant

Botswana, Namibia and Victoria Falls fly-in safari guided expertly by Ultimate Safaris (sightings included the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog and sitatunga).

The camp is situated on a windy (at least during our stay) plane amongst rocky hills far away from any civilisation. The tents (total of eight) have been refurbished recently and shall satisfy also the demanding travellers as we are ourselves. There is a tented restaurant (one long table) and a lounge area, apart from that there is no public space. All meals are included in the rate, i.e. (simple) breakfast, lunch (we had a delicious picnic during a drive), (good) cake in the afternoon and a served dinner (we had twice tasty meat). 

We considered service as good, the staff usually was helpful and courteous. Activities in this camp are (of course) focused on tracking the endangered black rhino by vehicle (and when tracked) on foot. As these animals are more aggressive than their counterpart (the black rhino) you cannot go really close to them but it was nevertheless quite something!

The bottom line is a good camp in beautiful surroundings (when you like rocks) with a different game viewing (focused on black rhinos).

Date of stay: October 2010

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