Serra Cafema, Namib Desert, Namibia

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Things to do at Serra Cafema Camp

Activities at Serra Cafema revolve around the exploration of the surrounding Namib Desert sands contrasting with the lush oases along the river, as well as authentic cultural Himba experiences.

Nature drives and walks in Hartmann's Valley

Informative nature drives in open Land Rovers allow guests to experience the true Namib in its unbridled glory, while walking provides unique opportunities to see the smaller denizens of the desert, from the famous fairy circles to the desert chameleon.

Quad biking Excursion

One of our highlights, guided quad bike excursions through the fragile environs, is done with utmost care along specifically allocated pathways, so as to tread lightly on the dunes and preserve the unique and delicate habitats of this landscape.

Visits to a Himba Community

In this isolated area, the Himba people continue their traditional semi-nomadic way of life and, when they are in the area, guests have an opportunity to learn about their lifestyle and customs.

Boating trips on the Kunene River

Boating on the Kunene River (water levels permitting) provides our guests with the opportunity to venture through the lush riverside oases. Crocodiles and waterbirds seem out of place in this surreal, lunar-like landscape.

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  • Serra Cafema Camp – June 2015
    Jun 1, 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
    May 1, 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
    Feb 9, 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