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Serra Cafema

Sossusvlei and The Namib Desert, Namibia

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Luxury Holidays At Serra Cafema

Those who like truly wild places will love Serra Cafema, the most remote camp in Southern Africa, which is named after the mountains that dominate the skyline. Situated in the extreme northwest of Namibia, perched on the lush banks of the Kunene River, this peaceful, rustic camp takes its inspiration from the area's pioneering spirit and has been built beneath the shade of ancient Albida trees. It’s an unexpected oasis of luxury, with guest accommodation comprising just eight private meru-style luxury tents set on spacious, private elevated wooden decks alongside the river and boasting rustic decor inspired by nature - think wooden floors, natural linens, canvas and thatched roofs. The main guest area - Ozonganda - boasts indoor and outdoor dining areas, a sunken lounge, library, curio shop and plunge pool.

This isolated region is shared with the Himba people, some of the last true nomads in Africa, providing guests with the unique opportunity to visit nearby families and learn about their lifestyle and traditions, should they be in the area at the time. Other activities include 4x4 Land Rover excursions, boating on the Kunene River and guided quad-biking excursions across the dunes.

*Please note that the camp will be closed from 15 January to 15 June 2018 for refurbishment.

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  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: An unexpected oasis of luxury in the Namib Desert
  • Feature: Visit a village populated by the nomadic Himba tribe
  • Rooms: 8 riverside meru-style canvas and thatch villas
  • Nearest airport: Windhoek Airport
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Location and transfer

3 hours from Windhoek Airport by light aircraft transfer. NB: Visas are required for Namibia. 

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Wildlife Encounters

Serra Cafema is the most remote safari camp in Africa and the nearest permanent residence is at least a twelve-hour drive away. It is this isolation that makes each safari experience so remarkable. Guests at Serra Cafema can enjoy numerous nature-drives and environmentally friendly quad-bike excursions through the sand dunes. Boating trips down the Kunene River (home to a large population of Nile Crocodiles) are second-to-none, especially as you pass congregations of Kunene Crocodiles - an abstract sight, considering you are in the desert. Friendly and enthusiastic Guides will also take you to remote mountain villages to meet genuine African nomads and, if you're really astute to your surroundings, you may even spot the elusive Desert Chameleon.


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Culture & History

As part of your Serra Cafema experience, expert Guides will lead you to a unique Himba settlement to observe the lifestyle of a nomadic tribe, should they be in the area during your visit. The Himba people are fiercely proud and exceedingly friendly - you will feel instantly welcome here. Members are characterised by their elaborate jewellery, intricate hairstyles and traditional clothing, although, as ever, western influences continue to seep through. Nevertheless, there is something very humbling about the Himba way of life and, because they constantly move across the terrain in order to breed cattle and goats, the energy they bestow is positively infectious.


Luxury Family Holidays

Children over six years old are welcome. All parties with children of twelve years old and younger are required to book and pay for private activities (at an extra cost) unless they have booked the camp on an exclusive-use basis or have filled a vehicle (6 guests) and would, thus, have had sole-use of the vehicle. The following age restrictions apply (where these activities are applicable to each lodge/camp): For boat trips, children must be six years of age or over, twelve years old for safari walks and at least sixteen years old for quad-biking.


 

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