Desert Rhino Camp

Reviews of Desert Rhino Camp

Excellent(97%) From 99 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 99 of our travellers who have visited Desert Rhino Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs F from St Albans
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Our favourite camp

Wonderful welcome and departure with singing. The service was the friendliest and the best on our trip. The food was out of this world, including a barbeque. Wines of high quality. Amazing to get all this in such a remote location.

Finding black rhinos wasn't easy but it was a marvellous experience when we saw them. Walking up to the rhinos for a short distance made it even better.

Hot water: we found out that there was only enough hot water for one shower a day.

NB The instructions said that the transfer from our car to the camp would take 3-4 hours. This is wrong; it took an hour and a half, but it was still quite hard work. My recommendation would be to fly into this camp, even if the rest of the holiday is self-drive.

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Mrs F & Mrs G from Kent
Arrived on: 27-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful experience at Desert Rhino Camp

Quite wonderful location - we flew into the camp's airstrip from Windhoek via Doro Nawas Airstrip. Well worth doing. The camp is located quite literally in the middle of the desert.

We stayed for two nights, and wanted more. Had great day tracking black rhino. Everyone was so helpful, generous and fun. A special mention to Lloyd our guide, who was informative and a good companion.

It was good to see rhinos in their natural environment, as well as other animals. We did not expected the hills surrounding the camp and across the whole area to be so beautiful - they changed colour as the day went on, with hues of pink, purple and blue. We were also fortunate in that it had recently rained, and the desert was covered is silvery grass which also changed colour during the day.

Food was excellent and each night the staff explained the menu in local "click" language as well.as English. They are wonderful singers too. A fabulous stay - cannot recommend it highly enough. Will come back one day.

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Mr M from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 3-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Rhino Camp live up to expectations

We had the most amazing safari and were lucky to see three rhinos on foot and get within 10m of a cheetah (in the truck).

The scenery is beautiful. The guiding was exceptional. The area was just starting to get a game population back as the rains were late.

But we saw springbok giraffe oryx impala as well rhinos and cheetah - all in the most wonderful scenery. Plenty of birds too. Loved it!

Staff at the camp were fantastic and we particularly loved the singing.

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Mr T & Ms K from NL
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Rhino Camp review

Fantastic place with fantastic staff.

The Rhino Camp team does everything they can to make the visit worthwhile, and the scenery, wildlife, and lodge are amazing.

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Drs F & S from Oregon
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great experience

Only wish perhaps that we had flown in and rearranged our driving arrangements

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Ms M from Ottawa
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Rhino Camp review

It is very cold temperature during our stay and there was no area where you could warm up. The staff did their best to make us comfortable and provided with hot water bottles and blankets but with partial success.

The staff was absolutely wonderful. They were funny and caring. They sure know how to sing and dance!

The landscape is like nothing we saw before, looks more like the moon. We felt so far away from everything.

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Dr & Dr A from Cleveland
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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An amazing experience

From the minute we arrived to a sung welcome by the staff to the minute we left (to another song) this was a wonderful 3-night stay. The tents here are 'classic' safari, with all the comforts you need and well separated it's a bit of a walk from 1 or 7 back t the lounge area. Dining is at a 'family' table in the large lounge area and there is a welcoming boma in front in the evenings. Food was excellent throughout.

The main draw here is the rhino tracking activity - we went out on two drives, following the trackers and found rhino on both occasions (amazingly 4 on the first day, being able to approach reasonably close on foot). The second day gave a more fleeting view of a single rhino, but the experience of joining the trackers in an extended pursuit was itself fascinating. Of course we saw many other animals (including desert-adapted elephants and mating lions!) during the drives, as well as the stunning scenery reminiscent of Utah/Arizona. Our guide Bons was one of the best I've encountered.

A couple of points worth noting - for a couple of days that we were there it was very cold on the drives, partly due to the wind, so layers of clothing are needed. Also, the day on the van can be long - we were out from 7 until 3 - and bumpy. But worth every minute of it!

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Mrs J from Somerset
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Rhino

This is a lovely quite simple but very friendly camp. The little lodges are all private and nicely decorated in traditional safari style, good food , especially at the bush supper/BBQ. We enjoyed the communal meals.
Rhino trekking is the thing here, we may have had a good day but it was a doddle! Rhinos only 1 hours drive plus a 5 minute walk. Everyone has to walk in single file and behave, which nearly everyone managed. The work this camp and the associated trust are doing really deserves support.
Apart from the rhinos , we saw desert adapted elephants, giraffe, oryx, springbok, black backed jackets, amongst others.
The really special thing about this camp is the staff, they either love working there or are all talented actors. Singing was constant and seemed genuine! Just really lovely people.

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Mrs H from Leyburn
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Desert Rhino Camp review

Loved everybody who worked there, the Food and Beverage Manger, the girls who looked after us, and especially Liberty our guide, a lovely lad of 27 who really knew his stuff.

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Mrs & Mr P from Essex
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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My favourite Namibia scenery

On our rhino tracking outing, we were lucky to find the most docile of the local rhino population and were therefore able to spend quite some time walking very close to him and watching him browse.
Our visit was much enhanced by our exceptional guide, Bons, who made us feel that we were friends rather than customers and was a great fount of information.
Future visitors will have the benefit of a new airstrip which has just been built very near to the camp - we were on the last flight out of the old one.
One of the prettiest 'boma' dinner settings we have ever had.

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