Serra Cafema

One of the most remote camps in southern Africa

Serra Cafema combines modern luxury with rustic elements inspired by its natural surroundings and the nomadic Himba people who live in this austere desert environment. One of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema sits on the banks of the Kunene River in Namibia’s extreme northwest. Peaceful and scenic, the camp combines modern luxury with rustic elements inspired by its natural surroundings and the nomadic Himba people who live in this austere desert environment.

There are just 8 timber, canvas and thatched chalets at Serra Cafema, elevated for maximum air-flow and to take advantage of views over the rushing rapids below. All have ensuite bathrooms, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. One suite is designed for honeymooners, whilst another can be converted to accommodate a family.

The Ozonganda or main area comprises of a sunken lounge, library, boutique, dining areas and a swimming pool. From here, you can plan your days in style and comfort. Experience some of the most authentic Himba cultural interactions in all of Namibia, explore the dunes by quad bike, cruise the surreal Kunene River and search for Namaqua chameleons in the Marienfluss Mountains. Drink in the profound silence of northern Namibia’s stark landscapes, whilst having breakfast on an escarpment or sipping sundowner drinks on a rocky inselberg.

  • An intimate, luxurious desert retreat, ideal for solo travellers or couples
  • With private access to the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Rooftop star beds and private plunge pools in every guest suite
  • Opportunities for hot air balloon safaris, quad biking and nature walks
  • Incredible landscapes and unique desert experiences
  • Boating on the Kunene River
  • Dining and sleepouts under the stars
  • Guided nature walks and drives in Hartmann’s Valley
  • Quad biking
  • Himba community visits

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Serra Cafema can be reached by scheduled light aircraft flight from Windhoek or Swakopmund.

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