Serra Cafema

One of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema sits on the banks of the Kunene River in Namibia’s extreme northwest. Peaceful and scenic, the camp combines modern luxury with rustic elements inspired by its natural surroundings and the nomadic Himba people who live in this austere desert environment.

There are just 8 timber, canvas and thatched chalets at Serra Cafema, elevated for maximum air-flow and to take advantage of views over the rushing rapids below. All have ensuite bathrooms, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. One suite is designed for honeymooners, whilst another can be converted to accommodate a family.

The Ozonganda or main area comprises of a sunken lounge, library, boutique, dining areas and a swimming pool. From here, you can plan your days in style and comfort. Experience some of the most authentic Himba cultural interactions in all of Namibia, explore the dunes by quad bike, cruise the surreal Kunene River and search for Namaqua chameleons in the Marienfluss Mountains. Drink in the profound silence of northern Namibia’s stark landscapes, whilst having breakfast on an escarpment or sipping sundowner drinks on a rocky inselberg.

How to get to Serra Cafema

Serra Cafema can be reached by scheduled light aircraft flight from Windhoek or Swakopmund.

Activities at Serra-Cafema

  • Boating on the Kunene River
  • Dining and sleepouts under the stars
  • Guided nature walks and drives in Hartmann’s Valley
  • Quad biking
  • Himba community visits

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Sera Cafema Highlights

  • An intimate, luxurious desert retreat, ideal for solo travellers or couples
  • With private access to the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Rooftop star beds and private plunge pools in every guest suite
  • Opportunities for hot air balloon safaris, quad biking and nature walks
  • Incredible landscapes and unique desert experiences

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Kulala Desert Lodge

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Little Ongava

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Ongava Lodge

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Ongava Tented Camp

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Serra Cafema Camp

One of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema combines modern luxury with rustic elements inspired by its natural surroundings and the nomadic Himba people who live in this

Namibia Overview

Why should I travel to Namibia?
This land of deserts has some of the most photogenic landscapes in all of Africa. Although Namibia is not as famous for wildlife as some other southern African countries, it has many uniquely adapted and fascinating species that are well worth looking for. The country also has some fine wilderness lodges providing comfortable accommodation and excellent service in some of Namibia’s most remote areas.

When is the best time to go to Namibia?
Best during the dry season (May-Oct). Etosha is Namibia’s premier wildlife park. In the desert areas, you will not see large numbers of animals, but there are rare and interesting species to be found.

What is the culture of Namibia?
Herero, Baster, Himba, Bushmen and many other tribal groups with distinct individual cultures.

What is the climate in Namibia?
The cold Benguela current keeps the coast cool and rain-less. Rain falls inland during the summer (Oct-Apr) in thunderstorms. Summer days are hot and the nights cool, whilst winters are sunny and cold.

What can I combine Namibia with?
A big game wildlife safari in South Africa, Botswana or Zimbabwe, and the Victoria Falls.

How to get to Namibia?
The main gateway to Namibia is through Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. Flights to Windhoek depart daily from Johannesburg, the city where most visitors begin their Namibia itineraries.

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