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Located in the extreme northwest of Namibia, right against the Angolan border in the region known as Kaokoland, Serra Cafema Camp offers a true escape into nature.
The camp is only accessible by a light aircraft and then a 4WD transfer into camp. It is the only camp for hundreds of miles, making this the perfect place to disconnect and recharge.
Perched on the banks of the Kunene River, and set deep in the Hartmann Valley among an incredible expanse of desert, Serra Cafema is an oasis amidst the striking sand dunes.
Although the surrounding landscapes are marked with harsh climates and barren terrain, this stunning camp is a lush haven overlooking the rushing rapids of the Kunene River.
Small and exclusive, Serra Cafema has just eight gorgeous villas made from canvas and thatch, all with breathtaking views of the river and the surrounding landscape.
Each villa is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, comfortable seating area, ceiling fans and beautiful design inspired by the Himba desert people, one of the last nomadic communities in Africa.
You can visit the nearby Himba settlements for a rare cultural interaction with the Himba people, learning how the tribes survive in such extreme conditions. Although there are some other Himba interactions available elsewhere in Namibia, we think that this is the best on offer.
The adventure continues with safari drives into the wilds of Koakoveld, boat trips along the Kunene River in search of Nile crocodiles, quad biking over the soaring sand dunes, stargazing with laser guides, and a special Olympus Photo Hub experience.
The Hartmann Valley sees few tourists, and you'll often have these incredible sights all to yourself, including the famous 'fairy circles', bizarre circular patterns formed on the sand in this wild land.
After an exhilarating day of exploration, you'll come home to private outdoor decks, perfect for enjoying a drink as you gaze out over one of the last untamed corners of the world.
Serra Cafema has eight spacious villas perched on the banks of the Kunene River, each with a large outdoor deck complete with a hammock. The rooms have king sized beds draped with mosquito nets, a long corner sofa, and a large sitting area with doors that open to a private deck with unobstructed riverside views. The bathrooms also offer stunning views over the river and desert, with 'his and hers' copper sinks and an outdoor shower encased with local reeds.
There's a special secluded Honeymoon Suite, reached only by a rope bridge, with the best views at Serra Cafema, and a private Family Suite with two bedrooms. The main area of the lodge has a cosy lounge with plush sofas, a library to learn more about the region and a small swimming pool where you can cool off after a day in the Namib Desert. You can also relax in the Bush Spa, which uses holistic therapies and sustainably-sourced products, made by the Himba women of Northern Namibia.
Serra Cafema features a Bush Spa, comfortable lounge, well-stocked library, curio shop and a swimming pool, all with their own spectacular views over the river and bushland.
Feast on delicious meals served in the shaded dining area, on the deck next to the Kunene River, or in your private villa. You can also enjoy picnic lunches and intimate dinners in the wine cellar.
Serra Cafema sits on leased land from the Himba tribespeople of northern Namibia, and great care has been taken to establish a responsible relationship with these nomadic tribes. The camp is committed to sustainable initiatives, running on a hybrid power system and partly powered by solar. Each guest tent also has a solar geyser that provides hot water. The camp offer a range of activities that are primarily based on exploration that leaves no trace in this delicate region, and they also partner with regional universities to conduct research on crocodiles in the area.
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