Travel with Purpose: Black Rhino Tracking

Travel with Purpose

Valid for Departures: 16 Jun 2019 – 21 Jun 2019

On this purposeful journey we invite you to join us in Namibia’s untamed Damaraland region to participate in the conservation initiatives that we support here. Together with our partners Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) we have managed to dramatically and sustainably increase the range of desert-adapted black rhino in Namibia, as well as the overall population, such that the Namibian north-west is now indisputably home to Africa’s most important population of black rhino to have survived outside a formally-protected park.

On this journey, guests will gain first-hand exposure to the remote rural communities of this world-leading Namibian community conservancy system. Track Critically Endangered black rhino on foot across the parched rocky desert of northwestern Namibia accompanied by community and rhino conservation experts. Witness the impact of community-based conservation and see how it has saved the black rhino and many other desert-adapted species.

All funds raised from this itinerary go directly to the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) NGO.

To inquire, please send me a message or email me at [email protected]

Travel with Purpose

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

16 June: Fly to Damaraland Camp from Windhoek. Damaraland Camp is situated in one of the best wilderness areas of Namibia. The camp offers endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and a stunning ochre-purple mountain backdrop. Enjoy an afternoon game drive, followed by an evening presentation on Wilderness Safaris’ and our partners’ north-west Namibia conservancy system. Overnight at Damaraland Camp.

Day 2

17 June: Start the day with a morning game drive to the Huab River. Gain first-hand exposure to the remote rural communities of this world-leading Namibian community conservancy system Interact with community members at De Riet and partake in a discussion on Riemvasmakers, water and elephants. Witness the impact of community-based conservation and see how it has saved the black rhino and many other desert-adapted species.

Lunch in camp and then spend the afternoon with Oom Jantjie Rhyn, followed by sundowners at Lovebird Roost.

Overnight at Damaraland Camp.

Day 3

18 June: Day trip to Desert Rhino Camp via Bergsig, Dopsteek and Wêreldsend. Desert Rhino Camp is the best location for viewing unique desert-adapted black rhino.

Rigorous scientific monitoring of tourism activities proves that there is no behavioural or other negative impact on this black rhino population.

Overnight at Damaraland Camp

Day 4

19 June: After a planned morning activity, enjoy a picnic lunch with Save the Rhino Trust (SRT).

SRT operates in a remote, rugged area of more than a million hectares, with few fences, no national park status and no controls over who goes in or out. Working closely with Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), local communities, ecotourism entities like Wilderness Safaris, and NGOs, dedicated teams of trackers go out on daily patrols to monitor this last truly free-ranging population of black rhino in the world.

Overnight at Desert Rhino Camp.

Day 5

20 June: Experience a day trip of rhino tracking and a picnic with SRT.

For almost four decades Save the Rhino Trust Namibia has worked tirelessly to protect the desert-adapted black rhino of the Kunene and Erongo regions, and from a point of near-extinction the rhino population has rebounded, a remarkable success SRT is proud to be part of.

Rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle with these dedicated people is an original and exclusive wilderness experience.

Overnight at Desert Rhino Camp

Day 6

21 June: On your last morning experience a final game drive in this stark, beautiful environment before your return flight to Windhoek and onward travel arrangements.

To inquire, please send me a message or email me at [email protected]

*images supplied by Wilderness Safaris and Virtuoso

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