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Fast Facts

Rating: Classic Camp
Type: Tented Camp
No. Rooms: 8

Why stay here?

Place: Set under trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa. Guests can truly disconnect, unwind and relax to the sound of rushing water, and explore one of the driest deserts in the world. Respectful interaction with the semi-nomadic Himba community, fascinating nature walks, boating (water levels permitting), and low-impact guided quad-bike excursions complete the experience.

Accommodation: The eight chalets are set on elevated decks and crafted in wood, canvas and thatch to create a unique camp that is at one with its surroundings and celebrates the culture of the Himba people. The Ozonganda (Herero, meaning “main area”) affords spectacular views over the Kunene River.

Purpose: We have a mutually-beneficial partnership with the Marienfluss Conservancy, which is owned primarily by the Himba people; the benefits include lease fees, employment and skills transfers.

Serra Cafema is undergoing a rebuild, to be completed by 1 September 2018.

Unique Selling Points

  • A luxurious desert retreat that is also the most remote camp in Namibia
  • Guests meet and interact with Himba people when they are in the area 
  • Vast Hartmann’s Valley and spectacular geology contrast with riverine vegetation and crocodiles of the Kunene River