Undoubtedly one of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema Camp is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann`s Valley. Serra Cafema Camp is an intimate, peaceful camp inspired by the areas Himba people, with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements, and nestled amongst shady albida trees.
Highlights of Serra Cafema Camp:
- Rushing rapids just below camp lull you into dreamland after a day of desert exploration
- Most authentic Himba cultural experience in all of Namibia
- Explore this fascinating unexplored landscape by quad bike
Accommodation at Serra Cafema Camp - Classic Camp:
These camps are designed in traditional safari style and are mostly stylish canvas constructions, often raised off the ground on wooden decks. Located in exceptional wildlife and wilderness areas, all offer superb facilities and accommodation. The camps range in size from 3 to 12 tents.
Accommodation consists of eight wood, canvas and thatched villas on spacious, elevated decks blended smoothly into the picturesque surroundings. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and mosquito nets. One of these rooms is an intimate, luxurious honeymoon villa with exceptional views, while another accommodates a family. The Ozonganda, or main area, comprises indoor and outdoor dining areas, sunken lounge, library, curio shop and swimming pool, all with their own spectacular views.
This camp combines well with Damaraland Camp, Desert Rhino Camp and Little Kulala.
Wildlife at Serra Cafema Camp:
The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in this region, the river creating an oasis along its banks a winding band of green surrounded by the lunar-like landscape of the Namib Desert which stretches to the Serra Cafema mountain range in the north.
Game viewing in this area is limited to small herds of gemsbok, springbok and Hartmann`s mountain zebra. The Kunene River has a large population of Nile crocodiles. Burchell`s courser and Benguela long-billed lark are among the characteristic bird species to be found in this area. There are also a number of endemic reptiles, the desert plated lizard being a particular speciality.
Things to do at Serra Cafema Camp:
Activities at Serra Cafema revolve around the exploration of the surrounding Namib Desert sands contrasting with the lush oases along the river, as well as authentic cultural Himba experiences.
- Nature drives and walks in Hartmann`s Valley
- Quad biking Excursion
- Visits to a Himba Community
- Boating trips on the Kunene River
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Situated on the southern bank of the Kunene River at the foot of the Hartman's valley. Access is by road or by air into Hartmans Valley airstrip with transfers from there.