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Desert Rhino Camp - Package USD 4,400 - 4 Nights

Desert Rhino Camp offers an original and exclusive wilderness experience and the possibility of seeing some of the largest free-ranging population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa. The camp, set in a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, has eight large Meru-style tents with en-suite bathrooms. A tented dining and living area offers uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains, while extraordinary welwitschia plants dot the plain in front of camp.


The Camp     
Desert Rhino Camp functions as a collaborative effort between Wilderness Safaris and the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) - an NGO that has been has been instrumental in the preservation of these rare, desert adapted black rhino. Having barely survived the slaughter of '80s and '90s throughout other parts of Africa, the black rhino population has doubled since the formation of the SRT.

Set in a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, accommodation at Desert Rhino Camp is in the form of 8 Meru-style canvas tents that sleep up to 16 guests. Raised from the ground on a wooden deck, each tent features an en-suite bathroom with a hand basin, flush toilet and shower. Beds are made up with crisp, white linen and have two dark wood bedside tables with wicker reading lamps. An extension of the deck functions as a front veranda where guests can relax in director's chairs to take in the magnificent vistas of the surrounding desert and Etendeka Mountains. Extra duvets are available for the sometimes frosty nights.

The tented dining and lounge area of Desert Rhino Camp is also raised on a wooden deck in a single tent which is open plan and has partially open sides offering panoramic views. To one side there are couches and to the other a large, simple dining table. Evening meals are taken around the fire pit, in front of the lapa, where guests can relax and socialise.

Activities    
Activities at Desert Rhino Camp obviously include rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle. Other 4x4 outings are geared at exploring this vast, miraculous ecosystem with some of the most knowledgeable guides in Namibia.

Palmwag Concession's freshwater springs also support healthy populations of desert-adapted elephant, Hartmann's mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu and predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyaena. Bird life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia's endemics present.

Activities include rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle with Save the Rhino Trust trackers, full-day outings with a picnic lunch, birding and nature drives. Other species in the area include Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe and lion. Desert Rhino Camp is run in conjunction with Save the Rhino Trust (an NGO responsible for the conservation of the black rhino in the area) so in addition to gaining amazing insight into the ecology and conservation of this area, a portion of guest revenue goes to the Trust and its conservation operations.

Nature walks with a guide (for safety reasons, children under the age of 12 years will not be allowed on walks and children between 12 and 16 years will only be allowed on walks at the discretion of the guide). The guide is not armed as we do not place guests in any dangerous or compromising positions on walks and we have a zero disturbance policy where we will not go closer to rhino for a better photograph etc - the rhino are not to be disturbed at all by guests on the walks.

Full day outings with picnic lunch.

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Price Range and Payments PRICE
Price Range: from ± USD 4400, 4 nights all inclusive
Single Room Supplement from ± USD 998
Child sharing rates from ± USD 3350 (children 6-12 years)
Currency: Rands and USD
Mode of Payment: Bank Transfer,
Deposit: 30% deposit to confirm reservation.
Balance: due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

PAYMENT
Payment instructions to follow on accept of the Offer.

CANCELLATION
-More than 8 weeks, 100% of the deposit;
-Less than 8 weeks, 55% of the tour price;
-Less than 4 weeks, 70% of the tour price;
-Less than 3 weeks, 80% of the tour price;
-Less than 2 weeks, 100% of the tour price.
Services Included in the Price INCLUDED
- Air Transfers to and from Windhoek
- All accommodation on a shared basis
- All meals
- Excursions and transfers as included in the quote
- 2 game activities per day one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
- Services of the lodge guides and staff;
- Relevant park fees and entrance fees as specified in the quote;
- Local drinks and soft drinks
- Laundry
- Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST).
How to get to us. You need only arrive at Windhoek International ariport at a pre-arranged time and your Lodge Representative will meet you there, and look after you from there on.
High / Low Seasons Low Season - Mid January to mid June
High Season - Mid June to November
Low Season - November to mid December
Medium - Mid December to mid January
Facilities Available Bar Service is available. Barbeque can be organized. Families are welcome. Game Drive can be booked. Hiking Tours can be booked. International Calls can be made. Laundry Service is available on request. Local or Private Airstrip is available. Mosquito Net is available. Secure Parking is available. Small Aircrafts can be booked.
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About Us

Tresso Travel

Tresso Travel is a small travel operator located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Graham Green is the co/owner and manager and will be your point of contact at all times.

The owners of this lodge/camp have a policy that the general public are not able to book directly with them, and thus have to book through an agent. As such, we have placed ourselves in this capacity to give you the opportunity to book directly through us for the services of this lodge/camp.

Tresso Travel has a great relationship with the owners here and will offer you the best services possible in this regard.

We also specialise in setting up Safari packages around Southern Africa, and are heavily involved with wildlife conservation which gives you the opportunity to become involved in wildlife conservation as a mere supporter or as a hands on assistant in some cases.

We trust you will enjoy your stay, and take wonderful memories home with you.

Assuring you of our best services at all times.

Graham Green

Terms & Conditions
TERMS & CONDITIONS

Between Tresso Travel (Schaefer Green Trading CC ) and the Client.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT POLICY
- Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have paid the non-refundable deposit of 30%.
- Full payment is due eight weeks prior to arrival date, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.

CANCELLATION
Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.
- If cancellation is prior to 8 weeks before departure your deposit is forfeited.
- If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare,
charges will be levied.

The scale of charges, expressed as a percentage of the tour prices, is as follows:
- More than 8 weeks notice ~ Deposit forfeited.
- Less than 8 weeks notice ~ 55%.
- Less than 4 weeks notice ~ 70%
- Less than 3 weeks notice ~ 80%.
- Less than 2 weeks notice ~ 100%.
Should you fail to join a safari or join it after departure or leave it prior to its completion, no safari fare refund can be made.

CHANGE OF BOOKING
After your booking has been confirmed, should you wish to change to an earlier departure date, you may do so subject to availability by paying a transfer fee of US$25. Normal cancellation fees apply if you wish to postpone your departure.

PLEASE NOTE
Please ensure that you are aware of our booking conditions. Taking this journey with us implies your acceptance of these conditions.
Prior to confirming the booking, each guest must take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance for the duration of their trip.
Due to the remote areas in which we operate, it is vital that all guests are covered for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. We will not be held responsible for any guest travelling without insurance.
The relevant cancellation policy applies should the guest fail to join or start their safari/journey for any reason, including airline delays or missed connections. Please ensure adequate travel insurance is in place for this eventuality.
Due to the logistics of travelling on a safari to remote areas, we strongly recommend that all guests read the literature provided. Should there be any further queries, please feel free to contact your journey specialist.

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