Trying to save rhinos in today’s slaughter-infested world is an ambitious project only the bold and the caring can undertake.
Desert Rhino Camp in Namibia has been doing that and its efforts have been finally rewarded with a prestigious award: the Authentic Travel Experience Award presented last week at the inaugural Amadeus and World Trade Market (WTM) Travel Experience Awards in London, UK.
Desert Rhino Camp is alive and kicking thanks to a collaborative effort between Wilderness Safaris and the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT).
Namibia is a Southern African nation, and the camp lies in the 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession in Damaraland – a region marked for its stark, minimalist beauty and surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife.
The camp offers an amazing wildlife experience to view Africa’s largest free-roaming black rhino population on foot and helps to contribute to its conservation.
Massively and recklessly slaughtered in the ’80s and ’90s across Africa, the black rhinos were rescued by SRT, an NGO that strove to double the animals’ population in recent years.
“We have an authentic conservation partnership with SRT, with a portion of every guest’s nightly rate going to the Trust and its conservation operations,” Dave Bennett, Wilderness Safaris Operations director, said in a statement.
“The Wilderness Wildlife Trust also funds specific projects such as individual rhino relocations to boost other population centres in Namibia.”