We departed from the Palmwag Lodge campsite to do a circular drive in the Palmwag Conservancy. We obtained a permit from the lodge office, this includes bushcamping in the conservancy area.
Palmwag Conservancy 'Eco Route'
Please take note that entry into the surrounding private concession area is by valid permit only, which should be obtained at the Palmwag Lodge reception before entry into the area (which includes the Hoanib River). The concession area boundaries are:
North: the northern Bank of the Hoanib River
West: Skeleton Coast Park boundary
East: Road D3706 to Sesfontein
South: road D3245 to Torra Bay
Short overnight camping tours into the concession area of Palmwag Lodge can be arranged but should be pre-arranged with the Swakopmund office.
The Palmwag Concession is an area of 4500 kmē in the Kunene Region of North West Namibia. This region provides habitat for a variety of rare species of plants and animals, including those adapted to the semi-desert conditions such as elephants, mountain zebra and giraffe. The Concession also supports nearly 70% of the world's largest free-ranging population of black rhinoceros and functions as the crucial core area in the region. The unique fauna and flora within the Concession also serve as a national, regional and global attraction.