Boutique Luxury

Serra Cafema Camp

Serra Cafema Camp is hidden within the enormous Hartmann Valley, overlooking the bubbling rapids of the Kunene River and yet surrounded by the lunar-like infinity of the Namib Desert - one of the remotest camps in the whole of the African continent!

Kunene River, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Serra Cafema Camp
  • Quad biking over the dunes

  • Explore the Kunene River by boat

  • Landing at the airstrip in the Hartmann's Valley canyon makes you feel as though you have arrived at the most remote place on earth

  • Stunning family cottage


Serra Cafema is a camp located in the extreme northwest of Namibia and is probably the most remote camp in Southern Africa. The camp is located just inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast meaning that the cool winds that blow from the Atlantic help to keep the camp cool, even in summer. For those who appreciate truly wild places, the journey to Serra Cafema is one of the most exciting in all of Africa - the flight in takes guests over stunning red desert landscapes. The Portuguese name comes from the mountains to the north that dominate the skyline. The region is shared with wonderful Himba people who are some of the last truly nomadic people in Africa. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in the whole region and the river creates a lush oasis along its banks surrounded by rugged mountains and sand dunes.

The small, rustic and peaceful camp stands within an island of ancient, shady Albida trees on the banks of the Kunene River. The six fully-furnished tents, with en-suite bathroom facilities, are raised off the ground. There is a small swimming pool, dining room and bar.

Spend time in breathtaking landscape scenes in the Hartmann Valley with herds of springbok, ostrich and even leopard. Traverse sand dunes on 4x4 safaris and boat on the Kunene River watching Kunene crocodiles basking the riverbanks. Walking trails in the remote mountain and river valleys will always be a highlight for those who enjoy foot safaris. The native Ovahimba families, who live in the nearby vicinity and often visit Serra Cafema, give guests the chance to learn all about their lifestyles and traditions.

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Quad biking around Serra Cafema is so much fun and a great way to explore the area – take the quad down the huge dune near camp; it's heart stopping but so exhilarating.

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Kunene River, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. Serra Cafema Camp is undoubtedly the most remote camp in Southern Africa, it is just inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast.


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