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4 June 2012
Autumn seems to have arrived in the Kunene Valley. After the extra hot conditions we experienced in April, this is a welcome break from the heat. Still, daytime maximums for May reached 35° C once or twice… READ MORE
Serra Cafema Camp is one of the most remote camps in all of Southern Africa and offers one of the most memorable experiences in Namibia. The small 16 bedded camp, accessible only by aircraft, is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia.
Serra Cafema shares this region with the wonderful and colorful Himba people, some of the last true nomadic people of Africa. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water and creates an oasis along its banks surrounded by rugged mountains and sand dunes.
The camp is situated under big shady Albida trees overlooking the Kunene River and features 8 canvas and thatched chalets that are raised off the ground, each with its own en-suite bathroom. Other facilities include a small swimming pool, dining room and bar. One goes to sleep at night to the gurgling water sounds from the rapid just downstream from camp.
In stark contrast, during the day, guests spend their time exploring one of the planet’s driest deserts. Activities include enjoying the breathtaking landscape scenes with Springbok, Ostrich and Oryx dotted here and there, traversing the sand dunes in 4×4 Land Rovers and boating on the Kunene River where the Kunene crocodiles often make an appearance.
Walking in the remote mountain and river valleys are also a highlight. Serra Cafema is often visited by the native Ovahimba families who live in the nearby vicinity, which gives guests the opportunity to learn about their lifestyle and traditions. One of the highlights of Serra Cafema is the carefully guided quad-bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes.
Guests can get into some of the massive sand dunes to the west of the camp.
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Photos courtesy of Wilderness Safaris, Dana Allen and Michael Poliza