Ugab River Rhino Camp | Established Campground

Namibia

Details

Verified:
about 2 months ago
Altitude:
204.9 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
smg310165

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

If your to remote areas, then this is the place to go. Between Ruf mountain you’ll find a small oasis of green where you wouldn’t expect any life at all. You need a 4x4 to get there.
You have to have all your stuff as food, water and firewood with you.
There are shady camp sites with straw fences. For two days ago the elephant was here and two weeks ago the lion passed by. So that’s a part of it.
There is drop toilet and shower arrears but now water that you have to have with you.
Wee payed 100 N$pppn. The price is a sponsorship and you choose your self how much you give.

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4x4 required to get there. herd of 12 elephants were in the camp when we arrived, very welcoming 😉 as advised by the tenant, we followed them a bit in the dry river and could observe them for a while. place is great, some windscreen exists in some sites, but we were lucky and no wind at all after sunset. shower exists also with cold water. no lions and no rhino for quite a while apparently, they moved north. Twyfelfontain is only 75km away with the dry river, BUT what a scary part ! 4x4 absolutely required, divorce pass is a hell !

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Still a beautiful place, a must visit when I’m traveling in Namibia 🤗

This year it was water in the shower and well maintained.

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We were here for 1night and this is our second visit here (first in November 2019). Since then a few things seemed to happen, so we were a bit nervous what we will expect. We were welcomed by a very friendly guy and found a clean and well maintained Campsite beside the riverbed of the Ugab. The wind in the evening was a bit challenging due all the sand and dust, but it got quiet after Sunset. We were the only ones and this was one of the most quiet nights in Namibia. There are three dogs "checking out" the campsites once in a while but are very friendly.
The Campsites are quite big with a fireplace, some with big trees, some with shade, sharing basic toilets and bush showers (with cold water).
The price is on donation basis, we gave 400 NAD for 2.

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... exciting night ... we had the teeth and the trunk on the back of our hard top. nice place , showers are good. nice landscape

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A nice, quiet place just beside the Ugab riverbed. Fireplaces at sites, but the guys had no firewood to sell, so we could collect some fom the riverbed. We paid/gave N$150/pppn (because rhinos :) Nice bush shower, the water was running again. Exhibition is pretty old but interesting. We drove in the dry riverbed, but didn’t see any animals. Road here was pretty rocky and narrow, maybe wouldn’t try it with a big (wide) rig. Riverbed tracks to coasts’ direction ends only in about ~2.5 km away to a swamp. To right side you can drive pretty long way. You can also drive from here to Twyfelfontein on the 4x4 tracks. They also have some merchandise, like t-shirts, caps, etc. for reasonable price (we bought t-shirt for N$250). Please, consider maybe buying smth and supporting the SRT.

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Our first vist here. The camping is in operation again and has been cleand up. There is a little exibition in a (new) building. It seems that at least 2 guys living here now. A nice place.

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Forget it. Once the camp was really nice and maintained, but now the Camp is totally run down. Yes, there was a flood taking away a lot, but it would be no problem to rebuild or renew the sites. Nobody takes care anymore, it's a shame. Not recommendable at all! We went on and camped somewhere in the bush.

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In spite of the prior Info this place is open (again?). We have just passed the river and camp without camping - so no idea about the latest prices. But some different parties stayed there.

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Hello,
The last information seems very strange to me.
We were in Ugab Rhino Camp in november last year.
The camp was no longer operational, inhibited by mineworkers, and a big mess.
We were told that the camp was bougt by the mine and that we were welcome to camp in the ugab, which we did not.

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Hello,
The last information seems very strange to me.
We were in Ugab Rhino Camp in september last year.
The camp was no longer operational, inhibited by mineworkers, and a big mess.
We were told that the camp was bougt by the mine and that we were welcome to camp in the ugab, which we did not.

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Be aware that this beautiful camp has been reported to be closed until further notice due to unfortunate incidents with lions in the camp as well as in the near vicinity. Contact Safe the Rhino Trust for first hand information.

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Excellent basic campsite in the Ugab river bed. Stunning views. All described before remains the same. Very quiet, very beautiful. Much recommended!

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Everything as said before. We were the only ones for two nights and Covid 19 is a real challenge for them. We talked a lot to the Save the rhino trust employee, please rethink the following things:
1) If you see persons/ a walking patrol in the surrounded area: offer drinks/food whatever you can. They would usual not ask for anything, but do walking patrols for quite a far distance and can't carry a lot supply.
2) Don't drop your clothes into the long drops. Sounds weird to me, but they said, that they have found clothes in long drops occassionally. Rather place them in the donation box in the info center.
3) Wild camping and especially the evening fire of a wild camp will disturbe and chase rhinos away and as long as they can smell the fire, they will not return. Rethink your evening fire twice.

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We stayed one night, basic but nice campsite.
Very quiet at night. Interesting information about the save the rhino trust, they definitely do a good job here!
We heard people drove from the coast towards the camp in the Ugab riverbed. They got stuck twice(also black cotton soil). Nobody informed them about the bad road conditions, I think if you do this you definitely have to be with two cars.

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Nice campsite surrounded by mountains. There are a couple of toilets and showers. (Donkey). Toilets and showers get cleaned twice a day. There is firewood for sale. You must bring everything by yourself. Paying is by donation. Also nice informationcentre telling a lot over Save The Rhino trust and information about area.

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What a nice place! The water is slightly salty but cyclists can count on the help of the nice lady who runs the place. She gave me good water for the next two days. All the food and drinking water for her and her family has to be brought by car. If you have a car she will for sure appreciate some refill. No mobile phone signal.

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Ugab River Camp

Set deep in the Ugab River bed this camp site is by far one of the most beautiful we have visited. Despite the rocky track leading up to it (4x4 essential) and the slightly neglected facilities, we found a haven there. It is in the middle of nowhere and exactly what you want of a reclusive site. Running water, showers, taps, basic toilets - everything you would need. Camp sites well spaced and well equipped; braais and trees at each site. The perfect location and surprisingly we were the only ones there! Definitely worth the detour from Skeleton Coast. Cost is a donation of your choice (we paid R300 for one night). Do. It take Twyfontien route when leaving, it is through a rocky riverbed and impassible.

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Camp in the middle of nowhere, beautiful place surrounded by the mountains. It’s green, full of trees and different plants. Lots of birds in the morning. There are three campsites with shadow and fence, pit toilets, solar shower. We paid 250 N$ donation for two of us. Last 5 km of the road was really bad even for high suspended car 4x4- full of big stones under the wheels.

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Beautiful place. Didn't see any animals because there is no water now. But nice to walk in the dry riverbed. Dogs are allowed if they are friendly. And the road to the campsite is possible with 2x4. Not difficult. The last 5 km you have 2 options to reach the campsite. If you follow the signs you take the main road which is perfectly doable by 2x4. Don't forget to bring a visit to the small museum at the campsite. Very impressive.
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Basic campsite (around eight spots), sympathetically run by Save the Rhino Trust. Braai place for every camp stand, several pit toilets and donkey showers where you can get water as well. No electricity and the last 5km to get there from Hentie's Bay are rather bumpy. Camping is free but a donation is expected. We paid NAD 240 for two persons.

Not for the faint hearted! There is an animal drinking place next to the Save the Rhino office (adjacent the camping spots) and around ten elephants came for a zip at night. Two came round to check out the tree that we parked under with our rooftop tent. Absolutely breathtaking (and extremely scary).

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Basic campsite in the beautiful mountainous area near Brandberg Mine. Large spots with braai stands, some have a big tree/shade and a reed fence. Hot showers (donkey) and pit toilets. No electricity. Price is by donation. Fire wood available NAD 50 per bundle.

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If your to remote areas, then this is the place to go. Between Ruf mountain you’ll find a small oasis of green where you wouldn’t expect any life at all. You need a 4x4 to get there.
You have to have all your stuff as food, water and firewood with you.
There are shady camp sites with straw fences. For two days ago the elephant was here and two weeks ago the lion passed by. So that’s a part of it.
There is drop toilet and shower arrears but now water that you have to have with you.
Wee payed 100 N$pppn. The price is a sponsorship and you choose your self how much you give.

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