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Serra Cafema Camp

An unforgettable desert safari experience

Serra Cafema Camp

Serra Cafema is undergoing a rebuild and will be closed from the 15th of January to the 15th of June. We can't wait to see the upgrades! Perched on the banks of the Kunene River with Kaokaoland’s desolate beauty as its backdrop, Serra Cafema Camp provides an exclusive safari experience in one of Namibia’s most remote locations. Visitors can look forward to five-star luxury, outstanding service, magnificent scenery and wildlife viewing, and intriguing encounters with the semi-nomadic Himba people, who have retained their traditional lifestyle over centuries.

At the lodge

The hotel

This serene safari camp is exceptional for its stunning riverside setting in the heart of the secluded region of Kaokaoland. Shaded by trees to soothe the heat of scorching African days, the main lodge area has indoor and al fresco restaurants, a swimming pool, souvenir shop, library and luxurious lounge area. Nights in this remote part of the world offer toasty fireside conversation sessions, breathtaking star-studded skies, and the evocative calls of the African wild.

The rooms

Accommodation consists of eight riverside tents sheltered by wood and thatch structures, and opening onto large elevated viewing decks offering exquisite views of the Kunene River, as well as the surrounding mountain and desert scenery. All rooms are equipped with adjoining bathrooms, mosquito nets and ceiling fans, but they range in size and function, from a roomy family villa to an uber-cozy and intimate honeymoon cottage overlooking the river rapids. All, however, share the element of rustic elegance and authentic African safari style.

On safari

Experiences

Take a boat cruise on the Kunene River to enjoy rose-hued sunset views and for the chance to see crocodiles, baboons and other wildlife; take a nature drive or walk through in the Hartmann’s valley for the chance to experience some of its shyer and more reclusive inhabitants, such as the chameleon. You can visit a Himba village; go walking or quad biking through the desert dunes; or simply relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the phenomenal views from the camp’s front deck.

When to go

Kaokoland by month

January

Season: Wet

February

Season: Wet

March

Season: Wet

April

Season: Dry

May

Season: Dry

June

Season: Dry

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Wet

December

Season: Wet

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