Serra Cafema

One of the most remote camps, not only in Southern Africa, but in the world

Get the chance to meet the semi-nomadic Himba people

Spectacular scenery and a huge amount to do and see

Facilities at Serra Cafema

Boutique Shop
Game Drives
Swimming Pool

When to go to Serra Cafema



Accommodation at Serra Cafema is in wooden and canvas riverside villas, each set on an elevated deck with spacious outdoor area. The tents are decorated with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements, and have en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. There is a luxurious honeymoon suite and also a two bedroom family suite.


The main part of the camp also overlooks the Kunene River below it. There are both indoor and outdoor dining areas, a spacious lounge, library, curio shop and a swimming pool for cooling off in.


As well as enjoying the spectacular scenery around you, there is a huge amount for guests to do at Serra Cafema. Activities revolve around the exploration of the surrounding Namib Desert and the lush oases along the river. You can also experience incredible, authentic cultural Himba experiences here and learn about their semi-nomadic way of life. Exploring can be done by game drives, nature walks, quad biking, and boating trips, ensuring no two days need be the same.

Serra Cafema is situated on the southern bank of the Kunene River in the extreme north-west Namibia, at the foot of the Hartmann’s Valley, just across the border from Angola. Here the sounds of the river will lull you to sleep at night after exciting days exploring this remarkable barely discovered landscape. The lodge itself is nestled in a lush belt of riverine forest, completely contrasting with the surrounding arid landscape of desert and mountains. 

Serra Cafema is an extraordinary camp, in an even more extraordinary part of Africa. The Kunene Rive is the only permenant source of water in the region, creating a beautiful oasis along it’s banks in an otherwise arid landscape. Game here is limited to plains game and Nile crocodiles mainly but activities are more focused on exploring the area and meeting the Himba people and learning about their culture and the region than looking for wildlife. In our opinion this is one of the most beautiful spots in the world and we haven’t come across anything like it anywhere else.

Serra Cafema works on a fully inclusive board basis. 

Children over the age of 6 are welcome here. For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for. Children between 6 and 16 years must share a room with an adult. The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years and for quad biking 16 years. 

Game drives are in shared vehicles. If you wish to pay an additional charge for a private vehicle these are availability dependant and must be pre-booked. 

The camp can only be reached by charter flights. Flying times are 3hr20m from Windhoek, or 2hr30m from Swakopmund. 

In-room massages can be arranged at an additional cost.

Day and night game drives
Boating (seasonal)
Cultural excursions
Quad biking
Fishing (seasonal) 
Guided walks
Visit a Himba village