Location: On the banks of the Kunene River in northernmost Namibia. The camp is intimate and peaceful with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements nestled amongst the shady albida trees on the banks of the Kunene.
Rooms: 8 riverside canvas & thatched villas on spacious, elevated decks blending into the picturesque surroundings. Each fully furnished tent has an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and mosquito nets. A late afternoon spent relaxing on the front deck soaking up the breathtaking vistas of this amazing wilderness is an absolute must.
Facilities: The ozonganda (main area) comprises indoor and outdoor dining areas, a sunken lounge, a library, curio shop and swimming pool all looking out over the river.
Activities: Activities revolve around the exploration of surrounding Namib Desert sands and the lush oases along the river, a journey of contrasts. Informative nature drives and carefully guided quad bike excursions through the fragile dunes allow you to experience the true Namib in its unbridled glory. Boating on the Kunene River provides the opportunity to venture through the lush riverside oases. Crocodiles and waterbirds seem out of place in this surreal, lunar-like landscape. Walking in the remote mountain and river valleys is also a highlight, as is a visit to a Himba settlement should the tribespeople be in the area.
Children: Children over the age of 8 are welcome.
Our Opinion: Hidden within the enormous Hartmann Valley, overlooking the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote and surreal destinations in all of Africa. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in this region creating a lush oasis along its banks surrounded by the lunar like landscape of the Namib Desert which stretches to the Serra Cafema mountain range in the north, from which the camp gets its Portuguese name. This camp offers you the opportunity to enjoy a truly remote and pristine wilderness experience set amidst some of the country’s most dramatic scenery.