Desert Rhino Camp | Palmwag
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Your Stay2 Nights Fully Inclusive Drinks (Local Brands) Included
Fast FactsSafari Lodge No. Rooms: 8 Special Interests: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Desert Rhino Camp - Standard Tents
There are eight standard tents which are made up of six twin bedded tents and two double bedded tents. There is one twin guide/pilot room which smaller than a standard tent.
We typically set out in the morning on game drive vehicles, behind the Save the Rhino trackers, who keep records on where and when previous rhino were seen. This enables them to track the rhino, although due to the vast terrain we sometimes drive long distances to view them. Once we have located an animal, tracking by foot can take place depending on the position or location of the rhino.
Game drives showcase the magnitude of the landscape and offer the best possibilities of seeing desert-adapted wildlife including rhino, elephant, giraffe, antelope, zebra and maybe even the area’s predators.
Learn more about the smaller flora and fauna that live in this incredibly harsh environment. Adaptation to the desert environment is the miracle of all that survives here.
Travel amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees through the 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession and search out the fascinating desert-adapted wildlife of the region.
Birding enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the diverse avifauna found in the Palmwag Concession. Key species to look out for include Rüppell's korhaan, Benguela long-billed lark and possibly Herero chat with some focused searching. Verreauxs' eagle is often sighted around rocky hillsides.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp | Skeleton Coast
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Your Stay3 Nights Fully Inclusive Drinks (Local Brands) Included
Fast FactsSafari Lodge No. Rooms: 8 Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Wildlife
7 x twin-bedded units with two three quarter beds, en-suite bathroom and shaded deck.
1 x family unit consisting of 2 rooms, each with their own bathroom. Main bedroom has two three quarter beds which can be converted into king-size bed on request; 2nd bedroom with two three quarter beds.
Bar, Eco Friendly, Pool
Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Shower
Game drives showcase the magnitude of the landscape and offer the best possibilities of seeing desert-adapted wildlife. Morning or afternoon drives are available as well as full-day excursions.
Nature walks from camp are an exciting way to get up close and personal with desert-wildlife. As well as the possibility of spotting big game, it is also a good opportunity to study the smaller creatures and the fascinating plant life of the concession.
On a stay of three nights (or more) full-day excursions to the Skeleton Coast are offered. The fascinating 4x4 trip to the coast takes you via the wilderness and wildlife of the Hoanib River and floodplain, the dune fields and Klein Oasis, while the Skeleton Coast itself reveals a rocky coastline with its huge Cape fur seal colony and shipwreck remains. Weather dependent, a scenic flight back to camp offers a magnificent perspective of your journey from the air.
Day trips to Klein Oase and Auses Spring can be organised. These oases are a fascinating respite from the dry surrounds of the desert and offer the chance of seeing wildlife coming to drink as well as plenty of birdlife. These full-day trips are done in our semi-closed game drive vehicles, with a stop for a picnic at a scenic spot along the way.
Presentations and interaction with wildlife researchers are planned when researchers are in camp, or nearby. These include all current research, in particular the good work being done by Dr Flip Stander and his team on the unique desert-adapted lion.
Serra Cafema Camp | Kunene
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Your Stay3 Nights Fully Inclusive Drinks (Soft Drinks) Included
Fast FactsTented Camp No. Rooms: 8
There are seven twin bed tents. The beds can be moved together to make a double bed. There is two twin bedded guide/pilot room which are smaller than the standard tents.
There is one family unit which sleeps four in two adjacent rooms connected with a door.
Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Safe
In this isolated area, the Himba people continue their traditional semi-nomadic way of life and, when they are in the area, guests have an opportunity to learn about their lifestyle and customs.
One of our highlights, guided quad bike excursions through the fragile environs, is done with utmost care along specifically allocated pathways, so as to tread lightly on the dunes and preserve the unique and delicate habitats of this landscape.
Boating on the Kunene River provides our guests with the opportunity to venture through the lush riverside oases. Crocodiles and waterbirds seem out of place in this surreal, lunar-like landscape.
Informative nature drives in open Land Rovers allow guests to experience the true Namib in its unbridled glory, while walking provides unique opportunities to see the smaller denizens of the desert, from the famous fairy circles to the desert chameleon.
The vast expanse of the Marienfluss Valley offers a much-needed sense of space and enables new interpretation of the concept of beauty.