Serra Cafema Camp, one of the remotest destinations in all of Africa, offers one of the most memorable experiences. Perched on the banks of the Kunene River, we share this region with the wonderful and colourful Himba people, some of the last true nomadic people of Africa. The camp has 9 canvas and thatched chalets on decks, each with its own en-suite bathroom. One falls asleep to the gurgling water sounds from the cataract downstream from camp.
The variety of activities to explore the breathtaking landscape dotted all about with Springbok, Ostrich and Oryx, include traversing the sand dunes on carefully guided quad-bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes and boating on the Kunene River. Walking in the remote mountain and river valleys are also a highlight.
The scenery was unbelievable and the camp and services provided were excellent. We spent three nights at Serra Cafema and two at three other camps run by Wilderness Safaris in Namibia. We felt two nights were enough at the other camps, but were especially happy we had three here. We thoroughly enjoyed each outing – one on the Kumee river and others to see very varied scenery. The time with the Himba people was interesting. A two night stay would not have been enough. One night we had a private dining experience in the wine cellar and one day had a private lunch set up in a most beautiful spot overlooking the river. While flying to this camp takes some time and the expense is high for one’s stay, for us it was well worth it. It is an experience not to be missed if one is visiting Namibia.
Serra Cafema Camp Game Viewing
Game viewing in this area is limited to large herds of Oryx and springbok in the Hartman’s valley. The Kunene River has a large population of Nile Crocodiles. Cinderella Waxbills, Rufous Bellied Palmtrush and Grey Kestrels are three species of bird not seen anywhere else in southern Africa, Palm nut vultures are seen occasionally as well as a number of the Namibian endemics. There are also a number of endemic reptiles.