(8 twin-bed tents) contact via Namib Wilderness Safaris, PO Box 5048, Windhoek; tel: 061 225178/234793; fax: 061 239455
This small, tented camp stands in the Palmwag Concession and usually takes a maximum of just twelve guests. Although the tents are large, walk-in Meru-style tents, and each has an en-suite flush toilet and simple bucket shower (hot water available on request, by the bucket!), the camp's location can be fairly easily moved.
Activities will major on rhino-tracking excursions – usually with one of the Save the Rhino Trust team guiding the party. These usually involve driving around while tracking from the vehicle, and then following a set of tracks on foot when an animal is located. It's an excellent option if you are moderately fit and want to do some serious rhino-tracking.
However, note that the dangers inherent in approaching big game at close quarters can be thrown into sharp contrast on rhino-tracking trips. No trip to Africa (or indeed anywhere) can be guaranteed as totally safe, and this is no different. If you don't follow your guide's instructions precisely, then you're quite likely to have 1,000kg of nimble-footed, sharp-horned rhino heading at you very rapidly. These activities are not for the faint-hearted, so don't book in here unless you fully accept that you may be placing yourself far out of your comfort zone – and potentially in some danger.