Serra Cafema, Namib Desert, Namibia

Serra Cafema Camp is a Premier Camp

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.


Full-day outing to Marienfluss Valley with a packed picnic lunch

The vast expanse of the Marienfluss Valley offers a much-needed sense of space and enables new interpretation of the concept of beauty.

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Latest News From Serra Cafema Camp

  • 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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  • Serra Cafema Camp – January 2015
    Feb 13, 2015

    Numerous pied kingfishers have been seen close to Serra Cafema as receding river water trapped fish in the drying channels …

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  • Serra Cafema Camp – September 2014
    Feb 9, 2015

    These two Himba ladies walked an extraordinarily long way from their village to visit the camp that they heard pays homage to their culture…

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ Serra Cafema Camp is one of the most isolated safari camps in Africa which was reason enough for me to want to visit. Set on the banks of the Kunene river on the border with Angola, this luxury camp is a delightful oasis.A visit to a local Himba family was quite interesting. ”
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Reviewed by: marnman, 2013.07.29