Camp Kipwe is located in a superb position in Damaraland, making it a great base for exploring the southern region and all it has to offer whilst making the most of the panoramic views over the rocky kopjes, valleys and hills.
Desert Rhino Camp
Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland, Namibia
The Palmwag Concession area is nothing if not impressive, with flat topped mountains, huge yellow plains and wild river valleys stretching over an incredible one million acres.
There's a good free roaming population of black rhino, monitored by the Save The Rhino Trust who base their research here. In addition to the rhino, there are large populations of Hartman's mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx, ostrich, springbok and kudu. If you are lucky you may stumble across a member of the areas predator population, with lion, cheetah, leopard and brown and spotted hyena are present. Birdlife is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia's endemics present.
Desert Rhino Camp is a luxurious, small tented camp. There are eight large luxury tents set on wooden platforms, all of which afford superb views of the surrounding plains. Each tent includes double or twin beds, wardrobes, rugs on the floor and spacious en-suite bathrooms with copper twin basins, solar-heated shower and flush WC. The nearby dining room is also under canvas and has a large dining table where everybody eats together.
Activities at Desert Rhino Camp include tracking rhino on foot and in vehicles, guided walks, nature drives and sundowner drives.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Grootberg Lodge is the first conservancy-owned lodge in Namibia, empowering the local community and encouraging conservation over poaching. Set high on the hillside, it offers some of the finest views in the country and its rock and thatch chalets provide comfortable, rustic accommodation.
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Although large the lodge is excellent value for money and a good base from which to explore southern Damaraland.