Serra Cafema Camp

Serra Cafema, Kaokoland

Imagine a paradise in northern Namibia that is so remote that only a light aircraft or a hardy 4×4 vehicle can get to it? This is Serra Cafema Camp in the Kaokoland region of Namibia. Travel to this chic camp where 8 thatched villas feature a blend of rustic and luxury elements. Make the honeymoon suite your love nest and enjoy the best views in camp.

Set amongst shady trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa, its Portuguese name originating from the mountains that dominate the northern skyline. Guests fall asleep to the sound of rushing water, while by day they explore one of the driest deserts in the world.

Activities here are varied, including boating (water levels permitting), walking, viewing breathtaking landscapes, as well as carefully guided quad-bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes. In this isolated region, the Himba people continue their nomadic, traditional way of life and when in the area, guests have the opportunity to meet them and learn about their lifestyle and traditions.

INSIDER’S TIP: Most authentic Himba cultural experience in all of Namibia

Place: Set under trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa. Guests can truly disconnect, unwind and relax to the sound of rushing water, and explore one of the driest deserts in the world. Respectful interaction with the semi-nomadic Himba community, fascinating nature walks, boating (water levels permitting), and low-impact guided quad-bike excursions complete the experience.

Accommodation: The eight chalets are set on elevated decks and crafted in wood, canvas and thatch to create a unique camp that is at one with its surroundings and celebrates the culture of the Himba people. The Ozonganda (Herero, meaning “main area”) affords spectacular views over the Kunene River.

Purpose: We have a mutually-beneficial partnership with the Marienfluss Conservancy, which is owned primarily by the Himba people; the benefits include lease fees, employment and skills transfers.

Unique Selling Points

  • A luxurious desert retreat that is also the most remote camp in Namibia
  • Guests meet and interact with Himba people when they are in the area
  • Vast Hartmann’s Valley and spectacular geology contrast with riverine vegetation and crocodiles of the Kunene River

Serra Cafema Camp Gallery

Highlights

  • Explore diverse landscapes and ecosystems
  • Off the beaten track holiday experience
  • Luxury tented villa accommodation
  • Set above the rushing rapids of Kunene River
  • A luxurious desert retreat that is also the most remote camp in Namibia
  • Guests can interact with Himba as they go about their daily lives
  • Vast Hartmann’s Valley and spectacular geological formations contrast with riverine vegetation and enormous crocodiles of the Kunene River
Serra Cafema Camp Overview

Imagine a paradise in northern Namibia that is so remote that only a light aircraft or a hardy 4×4 vehicle can get to it? This is Serra Cafema Camp in the Kaokoland region of Namibia! Smooth whispering dunes and volcanic rocks entrance visitors from all over the world in the Hartmann Valley with the Kunene River running through it.
Travel to Serra Cafema Camp on the border between Angola and Namibia and let the desert take over. This chic camp boasts breath-taking views over the river and is proud of its luxury accommodation in only eight top class thatched tents. These comfortable raised tent chalets present elegance and solitude to all who dare venture across the Namib Desert to get there.
Bedrooms and lounges open out onto the patio with plenty of room or watch the river life from an attractive wooden bench. En-suite bathrooms and outside showers, fans and mosquito nets ensure true comfort in a hot place!
Honeymoon couples will love the adventure of getting to the only honeymoon suite across a rope bridge to a haven with the best views in Serra Cafema Camp.
Set amongst beautiful Albida Trees, this Kaokoland Camp draws its interior decor inspiration from the Himba people. The main sunken lounge has a library too and a river bar is the place to be to quench thirsts and watch the wildlife go by. Jump into the plunge pool in between ice cold beers.

Facilities
  • 8 Rooms
  • Indoor & outdoor dining areas
  • Library
  • Bar
  • Curio shop
  • Plunge pool
From ZAR 11 434

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


ACTIVITIES
  • Nature drives, quad biking excursion
  • Visits to a Himba Community
  • Boating trips on the Kunene River
  • Tours to Marienfluss Valley

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Scheduled camp activities
  • Park fees
  • All local drinks
  • Laundry

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