Serra Cafema is situated in the north west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River. This is probably one of the most remote camps in Southern Africa and is accessed by a three hour flight from Windhoek. The Kunene River is a permamnetly flowing river in this region, and is responsible for the lush oasis along its banks. This green vegetation is contrasted by the moon like landscape of the Namib Desert that surrounds it.

Accommodation at Serra Cafema

Serra Cafema is a small and intimate camp nestled in a shady grove of Albida trees. Accommodation at Serra Cafema consists of 8 riverside Meru-style canvas and thatched chalets on spacious, elevated decks blended craftily into the picturesque surroundings. Each unit is ensuite and also has a ceiling fan and mosquito nets for summer. A late afternoon spent lounging in the hammock on the front deck soaking up the breathtaking vistas of this contrasting wilderness is an absolute must.

Serra Cafema also has a intimate, luxurious honeymoon chalet, with possibly the best view of all. Early booking is essential owing to its popularity. Families can be accommodated by opening up adjoining chalets.

The Serra Cafema Ozonganda, or main area, comprises indoor and outdoor dining areas, sunken lounge, river bar, library, curio shop and swimming pool, all sharing views of the Kunene River. There are set daily menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee available throughout the day.

Activities at Serra Cafema

Activities at Serra Cafema revolve around the exploration of surrounding Namib Desert sands and the lush oases along the river, a journey of contrasts, to create memorable memories while on your African holiday. Informative nature drives and carefully guided quad bike excursions through the fragile dunes allow guests to experience the true Namib in its unbridled glory. The utmost care is taken to tread lightly on the dunes and preserve the unique and delicate habitats of this landscape. Boating on the Kunene River provides guests with the opportunity to venture through the lush riverside oases. Crocodiles and waterbirds seem out of place in this surreal, lunar-like landscape. Walking in the remote mountain and river valleys is also a highlight, as is a visit to a Himba settlement - one of the last true nomadic people in Africa. The fairy circle phenomenon is also best viewed in the Hartmann’s Valley.