Kaokoland & the Kunene River

Kaokoland is located in the far north-eastern corner of Namibia, a lost world of dramatic dunes, mountains, rivers and plains and home to the semi-nomadic Himba people.

Why visit Kaokoland & the Kunene River ?

  • Try and find the desert chameleon in the Hartmann’s Valley
  • Explore this unique and remote desert habitat by quad bike
  • Spend time visiting the semi-nomadic Himba community
  • Cruise along the Kunene River by speedboat to spot crocs and waterbirds
  • Head out on a night walk to spot the rarely seen genet cats

Kaokoland is an adventurous destination best visited on a private mobile camping safari, with Skeleton Coast Safaris or by staying at Serra Cafema Camp on the banks of the Kunene River. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in the region and lush oases of trees, bushes, reeds and other vegetation are to be found along its banks, which inevitably attracts a wide variety of animals and birdlife. The Cinderella waxbill, one of Southern Africa’s rarest birds lives here, as well as a variety of other wildlife such as springbok, gemsbok and ostrich. Activities are hugely varied with the opportunity for walking, game drives, quad biking, bird walks, boating and fishing.




No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT +2 Hours

Flight Time

13 Hours Indirect


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