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is located in the Damaraland North
area in the Northwest
region of Namibia
The prime Palmwag Conservancy is an upland area of remarkable and atmospheric red-rock basalt landscapes of the Etendeka Mountains.
This area is home to the only non-introduced population of free-roaming hooked-lipped (black) rhinos in Africa. The area also has good populations of other wildlife, notably including oryx, giraffes, springboks, kudus, zebras, giraffes and desert elephants, as well as more elusive lions, leopards, jackals and hyenas. It is the best area in Namibia for viewing wildife, although the densities are not to be compared with those in the fenced and far less wild Etosha National Park.
It is also an area of extremely low guest density, the Palmwag Conservancy extends over 4500 square kilometres and contains just three lodges. You are very unlikely to encounter a vehicle from another camp whilst out on safari.
It is very important to realise that your visit has an immediate impact on conservation here. This Palmwag Conservancy, with its critically endangered rhinos and other wildlife, is funded and maintained directly by the revenues generate by the three small lodges here. This is a prime example of conservation through tourism.
Set in the heart of the concession, Palmwag Bivouac is a simple mobile tented camp which can feature in private guided overland safari through the region.
Activities include vehicle safari in search of fabulous scenery and desert wildlife, including elusive rhinos.