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Serra Cafema Camp

A remote camp on the banks of the Kunene River

A remote camp on the banks of the Kunene River.

Nestled on the luscious banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the finest and most remote camps in all of Southern Africa.

The eight chalets and villas, crafted in wood, canvas and thatch, are set on elevated decks with superb panoramic views of the lunar-esque plains and river from their huge sliding glass doors. They provide an outstanding level of comfort, including large private lounge spaces, mosquito-netted beds, and indoor and outdoor showers. The tasteful communal areas include a sunken lounge, bar, dining areas and plunge pool. Serra Cafema Camp is located inland from the Skeleton Coast, so the cool Atlantic air helps to keep the place cool, even in summer.

Guests can truly relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life at Serra Cafema. Relax on the veranda with a glass of wine, listening to the flowing river, whilst trying to spot a Hartmann Mountain Zebra from your sunbed. If you're feeling energetic, head out into the desert on a quad-bike to track the local wildlife. Operated by Wilderness Safaris, Serra Cafema offers a level of privacy, seclusion and space rarely found in other African camps.

The camp celebrates the culture of the Himba people, one of the few remaining semi-nomadic people on the planet. Serra Cafema operates under a mutually beneficial partnership with the Marienfluss Conservancy (a 300,000 hectare area). This conservancy is primarily owned by the Himba people, providing income, employment and skill transfers, whilst protecting the natural habit.

The Landscape and wildlife

The Kunene river, a winding band of green stretching to the Serra Cafema mountain range in the north, is the only permanent water source in the Kunene region. It provides an oasis for plant and animal life in the moon-like landscape and dunes of one of the driest deserts in the world!

Due to the nature of the landscape, game viewing is comprised of small herds of gemsbok, springbok and Hartmann's mountain zebras. The Kunene River has a large population of Nile crocodiles - Africa’s largest crocodile species. Characteristic bird species in the area include the Burchell's courser and Benguela long-billed lark. This is also a number of endemic reptiles, including the desert plated lizard.

Activities Available:

  • Remote African wilderness experience
  • Guided game-drives and bush walks
  • Guided river boat safaris
  • Guided walks in remote desert valleys
  • Desert dune quad-bike safaris.
  • Stargazing and astronomy evening with laser guides
  • Meeting with the Kunene people and their conservancy
  • Special Olympus Photo Hub experience.

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