more than 20 years, the Save the Rhino Trust has worked ceaselessly to
protect the last free-ranging rhino population on Earth: the rare desert-adapted
In the remote,
rugged Palmwag Concession, teams of local trackers use camel trains to
help with the research and monitoring of this animal.
On this original
and exciting Exploration, guests join the “ships of the desert” on a
great adventure: an eight-day walk (little time is spent actually on the
camels) deep into the heart of the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world,
where a camel train and a team of Save the Rhino trackers take us in search of
this rare and endangered species. Guests thus gain access to some of the most
remote and almost inaccessible regions of the Concession
quality serviced camping safari offers a unique adventure for the traveler seeking an
authentic African experience and a means to join skilled rhino trackers in their
conservation, research and custodian work.
Explorations remote campsites on this itinerary provide 2.4 x 2.4m dome tents,
designed for comfort in remote wilderness areas. Cotton linen and bedrolls (with
duvets) with a lantern complement the atmosphere in this pristine and wild area.
Separate short-drop toilet and shower 'bathrooms' with old-style bucket showers
create simple serviced comfort.
By means of lively campfires, hurricane lanterns and a warm atmosphere
permeating the camp (and its simplicity), Adventurer camping brings the guest
closer to nature. Such camps are specifically outfitted to create that sense of
wilderness with a clear emphasis on essential camp comforts and maximum
Day 1-2: Ongava Homestead, Etosha Region
Day 3-4: Palmwag Adventurer Camp, Damaraland
Day 5: Damaraland Camp, Damaraland
Day 6: Beach Lodge, Swakopmund
Day 7: Transfer to Windhoek
After an early breakfast, you drive southwards to Walvis Bay Lagoon. Here
in a protected bay, many flamingos, pelicans and other waterfowl amass. On
the calm waters of the bay, you embark on a sea kayak trip, a spectacular
activity that allows you to approach the water birds and their habitat and
allows for some unique photographic opportunities of birds flying low over
the bay. You bid farewell to the adventure and your journey ends with a
transfer by road to Windhoek.