Camp And Activity Highlights
- Game drives in Hartmann Valley
- Kunene River cruise options
- Nature walks in the valleys and at the waterfalls
- Visit a working Himba village
- Optional full-day outing to Marienfluss Valley
- A swimming pool with magnificent views
General Camp Information
- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Camp
- Location; Marienfluss Conservancy
- Lodge size; 8 Thatched suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
One Of The Most Remote Safari Camp Options In Southern Africa, Serra Cafema In The Marienfluss Conservancy
Serra Cafema Camp is an exclusive safari camp located on the Kunene River in northwest Namibia. The camp is situated in a 300,000-hectare wilderness area that is owned by the Himba people.
Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa, a place where guests can truly disconnect and unwind to the sound of rushing water and beyond, to the powerful silence of the Namib Desert.
The Marienfluss Conservancy and Hartmann Valley are home to a variety of wildlife, including desert-adapted oryx, springbok, Hartmann's mountain zebras, chameleons, Nile crocodiles, and myriad birds.
Diverse and contrasting experiences abound, from dune-sensitive guided quad biking and nature drives and walks in the dunes and amongst the fascinating geological formations to seasonal boating on the Kunene River.
Eight thatched and private safari chalets are set on elevated decks with uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape. Each chalet is exquisitely furnished and features private en-suite bathrooms, a lounge area, a private viewing deck with an outdoor sala with loungers.
Serra Cafema Camp is an ideal destination for those who want to experience the beauty and wildlife of Namibia.
The only way of getting to the camp is via a light aircraft transfer.
Rooms And Suites
The camp has eight safari chalets with exceptional attention to detail, elevated decks and simple structures of wood, canvas, and thatch to create a camp that is at one with its surroundings.
Serra Cafema pays homage to the Himba culture, and its eight exquisitely furnished canvas guest suites (including one family unit) are set on elevated decks where guests are effortlessly immersed in the spectacular surroundings.
Guests can also enjoy an indoor lounge area, a private viewing deck with an outdoor sala with loungers.
Each of the spacious chalets offers guests private en-suite facilities with a separate toilet, double vanity basin, indoor shower and outdoor shower.
There are also a luggage rack, ceiling fans, mosquito net, electronic safe, hairdryer, writing desk and chair, mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities.
Cuisine And Wine
The cuisine and wine at Serra Cafema Camp offer a unique glimpse into African culture and landscape. Visitors to the camp will enjoy authentic, regional dishes and wines that reflect the beauty and diversity of Namibia.
There is something for everyone here, and no one will leave hungry.
In addition to the outstanding cuisine, Serra Cafema also offers an excellent selection of wine. Guests can choose from a variety of South African and international options, all of which pair perfectly with the delicious cuisine on offer.
Whether you're looking for a light white wine to enjoy with lunch or a full-bodied red to accompany your dinner, Serra Cafema and her numerous dining areas have you covered.
Serra Cafema Camp is situated in the heart of the Kunene Region, on the banks of the pristine Kunene River.
The camp offers guests an unforgettable African experience, complete with all of the modern amenities one would expect for a Wilderness Safaris camp of this nature.
The central guest comprises a large thatched dining room, a sunken lounge, a river bar, a library, and a curio shop, where guests can relax after a day of exploring this beautiful corner of Africa.
There is also a swimming pool, perfect for cooling off on those hot Namibian days.
Serra Cafema is the perfect place to unwind and experience Africa at its best.
Serra Cafema Camp is a great place for safari enthusiasts to explore the natural beauty of Africa and remote northern Namib Desert. There are many different activities available, including nature drives, boating on the Kunene River, and guided quad bike excursions.
The camp also offers visitors the opportunity to walk in the remote mountain and river valleys, visit a Himba settlement, and view the fairy circle phenomenon in Hartmann's Valley.
Serra Cafema Camp in the Marienfluss Conservancy is a great place for families to visit. There are many activities available for families to enjoy, including game drives, stargazing, Himba culture and for older children, quad biking. A more private family unit with two en-suite bedrooms accommodated a family of four, all under the same roof.
This makes it a great safari destination for parents to relax and enjoy their time together with the family.
Please note that Serra Cafema is more suited to older children from 12 years and older.
Serra Cafema is the perfect place to experience Africa at its best. The camp offers guests an unforgettable African experience, complete with all of the modern amenities one would expect for a Wilderness Safaris camp of this nature.
Each of the eight safari chalets offers private en-suite facilities, as well as indoor and outdoor showers, an indoor lounge area, a private viewing deck, and an outdoor sala with loungers.
There are many different activities available, including nature drives, stargazing, boating on the Kunene River, culture excursions and guided quad bike excursions.
Whether you're exploring the natural beauty of Africa on a nature drive or relaxing by the pool, Serra Cafema Camp is sure to impress.
Rates from NAD$ 13 027.00 per person
Serra Cafema Camp Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
- Park fees
- Laundry at camps which are able to provide this service
- Namibian VAT and Tourism Levy
- Local beverages
- Local and international flights
- Premium imported beverages and champagne
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional activities
- Travel insurance
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