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Palmwag Rhino Camp, North Damaraland

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The rare black rhino that is found in the private Palmwag Reserve is famous for the fact that it is desert-adapted and is a highlight of a visit to this remote land. Up until 1981, Damaraland was unprotected, thus open to poachers, which put the black rhino population under threat. The Palmwag Rhino Camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust, so visiting the camp aids the protection of the rhinos, which can be viewed in healthy numbers on a game drive. The camp itself contains eight large Meru-style tents, each comfortably furnished with en-suite bathrooms, double beds and rustic fittings. The tents provide comfort in the desolate land, which is best explored in a 4x4. The east African dining tent has spectacular views over the desert and mountains providing a great place to unwind.

Aside from the famed rhinos, the other animals which populate the area include mountain zebras, giraffe springbok and predators such as lions and cheetahs. The Damaraland has fascinating terrain, including red hills and thousands of ancient rock paintings. Open all year long, for those not afraid to completely forget about civilization for a few days.

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Written by  Andrea Meyer.

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