Just came back from there..the experience was awful.
The camp is badly kept, badly mantained.
The jeep and equipment are old and not functioning. We had one day our jeep borke down and the radios di not work, so after being 5 hours out of the camo, there was no way to cummunicate with anyone,;luckily one fo the other jeeps passed by, so we had to get on that one all of us, plus the trackers, etc and go directly back to the lodge....so we lost a whole day after seeing nothing and the camo manager did not worried at all..they said, "bad luck".
The place has NO animals, there are 20 rhinos in 50000 hectares, so you drive for hours (literally 4 or 5) without seeing nothing.
The second day we stayed there, we had to dive for a whole day, 11 hours to see 10 mins of a pair of black rhinos....nothing more..
The rooms were dirty, the bathrooms not working, no hot water, etc..anything more??
to add to all this , it is so remote and is is such a pain to get there that after 2-3 planes and many many hours you arrive to a terrible EXPENSIVE experience...
I see some other reviews from years ago that are somehow fine, but this from last week....
Many other places in Namibia, much better to spend your time and money, save yourself the harrasment...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp Namibia/Damaraland