Serra Cafema Camp
Place: Set under verdant 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 guided nature walks, boating (water levels permitting) and low-impact eco-sensitive guided quad-bike excursions complete the experience.
Accommodation: The eight luxury canvas tented accommodations (seven twins and one family unit) 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: The land on which Serra Cafema is constructed is leased from the 300 000-hectare (741 316-acre) Marienfluss Conservancy, which is owned primarily by the Himba people, who are amongst the last semi-nomadic peoples on the planet. This mutually-beneficial partnership includes lease fees, employment and skills transfers.
Unique Selling Points
- An extraordinary desert retreat, and one of the most remote in Namibia
- Guests meet and interact with the Himba people when they are in the area
- Vast Hartmann’s Valley and spectacular geology contrast with riverine vegetation, birds and crocodiles of the Kunene River