Serra Cafema, Kaokoland


Remote, unique and dramatic, Serra Cafema is one of Namibia’s top camps.

Undoubtedly one of the most far-flung camps in Africa, Serra Cafema has something otherworldly about it. Built on the banks of the Kunene River in Namibia’s extreme north west, with Kaokolands desolate beauty as its backdrop, this is a camp which delivers an exclusive safari experience as well as offering a remarkable chance to meet the local Himba people.

In such a hauntingly sparse and stark region, the camp feels like a luxurious hideaway.  There are eight enormous stone and thatch riverside villas, each with private veranda looking out over spectacular views of the river and mountains of Angola beyond. After a day exploring the beautiful desert landscapes, the villas are the perfect place to disconnect.

Head out on game drives and guided walks where oryx, springbok and ostrich are all a common sight, or boat down the river passing crocodiles, and looking out for the many bird species in the area such as the Goliath heron. The highlight of any stay though, has to be the opportunity to meet the wonderful Himba community – some of the last true nomadic people of Africa.

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Accessible by a 3-hour light aircraft flight from Windhoek to Hartmann’s Valley Airstrip, followed by a 1-hour drive, Serra Cafema is one of Namibia's remotest camps.

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