• Serra Cafema, Namibia

About Serra Cafema

About Serra Cafema

In absolutely splendid isolation, Serra Cafema is one of Africa’s most endearing and magical areas, offering one of the most memorable experiences on the continent. Perhaps the most remote of all the camps in southern Africa, it is perched on the southern bank of the bubbling Kunene River, the areas only water source.

A stay here, at this luxurious oasis in the desert, is a true privilege as you share it with the Himba people, the last true nomadic people of Africa. 

lodge details


A small and rustic, yet luxurious remote private camp.


Within an island of Albida trees on the southern banks of the Kunene River. Access is via a flight into Hartman’s Valley airstrip.

Accommodation & Facilities

The camp is rustic and peaceful, with all the comforts you would need. There are just 8 Meru style thatched tents, each sat on the riverbanks so you can relax to the sounds of the Kunene Rapids. Tents are all en-suite and fully furnished and have a fan, as well as mosquito nets. Elevated on a wooden platform, this extends out to become a nice decking area for you to absorb your isolation. There is also a honeymoon unit, with arguably the best views of them all…

The main area has both indoor and outdoor dining areas, a library, sunken lounge, swimming pool and curio shop. The views from everywhere are of this breathtaking area of contrasting landscapes.


You can dine both indoors and outdoors, and a stay here is full board – with delicious food.


Whilst here you will traverse the sand dunes in a 4x4, you can go boating on the Kunene river and watch for the Kunene crocodiles and walk in the remote mountain and river valleys. There are environmentally friendly quad bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes and the Ovahimba families often visit, giving you the opportunity to learn about their culture and history. A full day out can be organised to Marienfluss Valley with a picnic lunch, or you can stay and admire the outstanding landscapes that are often dotted with ostrich, springbok and gemsbok – it may even be possible to spot a leopard.

Child Policy

No children under 8 years are allowed. Families can be accommodated by opening up adjoining units.

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