Serra Cafema, Namib Desert, Namibia

Serra Cafema Camp is a Classic Camp

Rushing rapids in the desert - a surreal experience

Undoubtedly one of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. Serra Cafema is an intimate, peaceful camp inspired by the area’s Himba people, with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements, and nestled amongst shady albida trees.

Accommodation consists of eight riverside wood, canvas and thatched villas on spacious, elevated decks blended smoothly into the picturesque surroundings. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and mosquito nets. One of these rooms is an intimate, luxurious honeymoon villa with exceptional views, while another accommodates a family. The Ozonganda, or main area, comprises indoor and outdoor dining areas, sunken lounge, library, curio shop and swimming pool, all sharing views of the Kunene River.


  • Rushing rapids just below camp lull you into dreamland after a day of desert exploration
  • Most authentic Himba cultural experience in all of Namibia
  • Explore this fascinating unexplored landscape by quad bike
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Some things to do at Serra Cafema Camp

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Enjoy a carefully guided quad bike eco-excursion through the fragile dunes.

  • Spend a late afternoon lounging on the camp’s front deck soaking up the contrasts of desert and water.

  • Visit a Himba settlement – one of the last true nomadic people on the planet.


Activities and Facilities:

Game Drive (Day) Game Drive (Night) Boating (Seasonal) Cultural Experiences Guided Walks Quad Biking Birding Pool Family Room Solar Power

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Latest News From Serra Cafema Camp

  • Serra Cafema Camp – June 2015
    Sep 4, 2015

    A popular activity Serra Cafema is undoubtedly the boat cruise on the Kunene River. Following the river upstream is an amazing chance to observe the birdlife and other nature that depends on the life-giving water…

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  • Serra Cafema Camp – May 2015
    Jul 2, 2015

    A most welcome gift for the local Himba women while early-season fog lends drama and beauty to the Serra Cafema landscapes…

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  • Serra Cafema Camp – February 2015
    Apr 7, 2015

    Endemic freshwater crab spotted at Serra Cafema for the first time and our Valentine’s dinner a resoundingly stylish and romantic success…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ Our three days at Serra Cafema were absolutely wonderful. A wild and different destination with a fast flowing big river and riverine bush, desert sands of beautiful varying colours and vast valleys with grand mountains. ”
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Reviewed by: Caroline P, 2015.04.29