Serra Cafema Camp - April & May 2017

May 16, 2017 Serra Cafema Camp
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Climate and Landscape
The weather is slowly changing at Serra Cafema. The days are slightly cooler but it is at night that the real change can be felt. The days are still very comfortable – in fact, for our northern hemisphere guests, it’s quite toasty!

Serra Cafema’s scenery takes everyone’s breath away – from landing at the Hartmann’s Valley Airstrip to descending down the rocky pass… and when one starts exploring the area, from Bogenfels to the waterfall and rapids, guests never experience a dull day when visiting Serra Cafema.

The Kunene River at Serra Cafema rose quite a bit during March, pushing through into the staff village.
    

Wildlife
A number of helmeted guineafowl young have hatched and the cute chicks can be seen running around the camp area.

Shaun, Serra Cafema’s new maintenance manager and an avid fisherman, went fishing to see what species he could find in this part of the Kunene. To his surprise he caught a baby crocodile! He safely removed the hook and after a few photos were taken, it was released into the river again.

 Camp Activities
Our Food and Beverage staff introduced a new “mocktail” called “The Himba” – while bush dinners and Himba excursions were naturally highlights of our guests’ stays.

Lunch at the rapids and surprise sundowners at the river were topped off by Easter treats for all our guests (and even staff received a little surprise).

One of Liffius’s guests was delighted when he taught her the Namibian hand sign!

Camp News
A veld fire had guides, maintenance and even a housekeeper joining forces with members of the Marienfluss community to help contain it. It was likely started by lightning as the weather had been quite heavy in the area the previous evening.

Guest Comments
“Our guide Timo was very knowledgeable and accommodating .The staff was exceptional, very friendly and attentive. The chef provided a wide selection of superb meals, which were all excellent. The camp manager, Jolindie was very personable, observant and creative, and a real pleasure to talk with. We had a fantastic time at Serra Cafema and we hope that upcoming renovations will maintain the character of this property.”

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