Serra Cafema Camp (Kaokoland Region) Namibia
Serra Cafema Camp is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia and has to be the most remote camp in Southern Africa. The Okavango Delta in Botswana is closer to Windhoek than Serra Cafema is to Windhoek. The camps Portuguese name comes from the mountains to the north that dominate the skyline.
We share this region with wonderful Himba people who are some of the last true nomadic people in Africa. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in the whole region and the river creates a lush oasis along it's banks surrounded by rugged mountains and sand dunes.
The small 16-bedded camp, whose only access is by aircraft, is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia and is further away from Namibia's capital city, Windhoek, than from Botswana's Okavango Delta.
The camp is situated under big shady Albida trees overlooking the Kunene River and comprises 8 canvas and thatched chalets that are raised off the ground, each with its own en-suite bathroom.
The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water and creates an oasis along its banks surrounded by rugged mountains and sand dunes. Other facilities include a small swimming pool, dining room and bar.
One falls asleep at night to the gurgling water sounds from the rapid just downstream from camp. In stark contrast, during the day guests spend their time exploring one of the planet's driest deserts.
The Ozonganda, or public homestead area, comprises indoor and outdoor dining areas, sunken lounge, river bar, library, shop and swimming pool. Perched on the cool waters of the Kunene River, this area is a celebration of Himba style. Serra Cafema shares this region with the wonderful and colorful Himba people who are some of the last true nomadic people of Africa.
Game Viewing / Activities:
Activities include enjoying the breathtaking landscape scenes with springbok, ostrich and gemsbok (oryx) dotted here and there, traversing the sand dunes in 4x4 Land Rovers and boating on the Kunene River where one can watch for the Kunene crocodiles.
Walking in the remote mountain and river valleys is also a highlight. Serra Cafema is often visited by the native Ovahimba families who live in the nearby vicinity, which gives guests the opportunity to learn about their lifestyle and traditions.
One of the highlights of Serra Cafema is the carefully guided quad-bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes, while allowing guests to experience a true desert. Guests will travel out in formation with a guide and head for the dunes. The excursions will be carefully controlled to ensure that there is no environmental damage – and will get guests into some wonderful areas while having a lot of fun.
• Nature drives in Hartmann’s Valley in open Land Rovers. • Environmentally-friendly quad-biking. • Boating on the Kunene River. • Walks in the valleys and at the waterfalls. • Visit to a working Himba settlement. • A full day outing can be arranged to Marienfluss Valley with a picnic lunch.
Guests will spend time in breath-taking landscape scenes in the Hartmann Valley, to the south of the camp, with herds of Springbok, Ostrich and even Leopard. Game drives amongst the sand dunes on 4x4 vehicles and boating on the Kunene River are the focus for the area. Walking trails in the remote mountain and river valleys will always be a highlight for those who enjoy foot safaris.
From $1,100 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.