Serra Cafema

Kunene River, Namibia

Far away remote adventure camp

Named after the mountains that dominate the northern skyline, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa.

The camp is set amongst shady trees on the banks of the Kunene River that forms the border between Namibia and Angola in the extreme north of Namibia, and is the only permanent water source in the region. Eight riverside wood, canvas and thatched villas have been built on spacious, elevated decks blending smoothly into the picturesque surroundings. Each is spacious and stylish with luxurious en suite bathrooms, photographic murals and design-led furnishings. 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.

By day you will explore one of the driest deserts in the world and informative nature drives in open Land Rovers will allow you to experience the true Namib in its unbridled glory. Walking provides unique opportunities to see the smaller denizens of the desert, from the famous fairy circles to the desert chameleon, while boating on the Kunene River (water level permitting) will see you venturing through the lush riverside oases teeming with crocodiles and water birds, seemingly out of place in this surreal, lunar-like landscape. Carefully guided quad-bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes complete the adventure. In this isolated region, the Himba people continue their semi-nomadic, traditional way of life and you will have the opportunity to learn about their lifestyle and traditions during respectful interactions with the community.

Serra Cafema is a unique and wildly beautiful destination combining cultural intrigue, desert adventure and pure escapism.

You will love

  • One of Africa‘s most remote and remarkable camps
  • Perennial Kunene River
  • Stunning scenery
  • Quad biking & Himba interaction
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