Serra Cafema, Namib Desert, Namibia

Undoubtedly one of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. Serra Cafema is an intimate, peaceful camp inspired by the area’s Himba people, with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements, and nestled amongst shady albida trees.

Accommodation consists of eight riverside 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 sharing views of the Kunene River.

  • 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

Some things to do at Serra Cafema

  • First time to Africa

    • Enjoy a carefully guided quad bike eco-excursion through the fragile dunes.
    • Spend a late afternoon lounging on the camp’s front deck soaking up the contrasts of desert and water.
    • Visit a Himba settlement – one of the last true nomadic people on the planet.
  • Travelled to Africa

    • Explore the surrounding Namib Desert on a fascinating nature drive.
    • Boat on the Kunene River in search of crocodiles and waterbirds – surreal to see in the midst of the desert.
    • Spoil yourself with a sunrise breakfast in a vast arid valley watching the iconic Atlantic fog roll through.
  • Seasoned Traveller

    • Meet a fairy circle and try to discover how this phenomenon comes about – best viewed in the Hartmann’s Valley.
    • Sit atop an inselberg and take in the silence.
    • Take a walk into the remote Marienfluss Mountains in search of a Namaqua chameleon.



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