Located on the Magical Kunene River in the far North of the country Serra Cafema is nestled on the banks of the river itself, the far side being Angola. The area here is outrageously beautiful and the camps location makes best use of the surrounding areas attractions. We would actually go so far as to say that Serra Cafema is not just one of Namibia’s finest camps but is one of the very best camps in the whole of Africa - the scenery here is absolutely out of this world.
Serra Cafema - The Details
Serra Cafema is one of Africa’s remotest camps and offers one of the most memorable experiences in Namibia. Serra Cafema is inland, on the Kunene River and is one of our most popular locations for African honeymoons. The camp itself is small, secluded and personal. Situated under shady Albida trees overlooking the Kunene River, at the foot of Hartman's Valley, this 16-bed camp is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia. The camp is actually closer to Botswana's Okavango Delta than Namibia's capital city. It is only accessible by ‘plane.
The accommodation is made up of 8 canvas and thatched chalets raised off the ground, each with its own en-suite bathroom. Other facilities include a small swimming pool, dining room and bar. At night the sounds of the running rapids just downstream from camp lull you to sleep, but by day guests spend their time exploring one of the driest deserts on the planet.
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 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.
Serra Cafema shares this region with the wonderful and colourful Himba people who are some of the last true nomadic people of Africa. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water here and is subsequently a centre of their lives.