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Kunene River, Namibia

Wilderness Serra Cafema

Luxury desert lodge, paying homage to Himba culture

Raw natural beauty in one of the most remote places on Earth

Wilderness Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. Undoubtedly amongst the most remote camps in Southern Africa, Serra Cafema is only reachable by light aircraft which adds to the exclusivity of this beautiful property.

Wilderness Serra Cafema is an intimate, peaceful camp with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements nestled amongst the shady Albida trees on the banks of the Kunene. Rapids just below camp provide a calming ambiance with guests often lulled into dreamland by the gurgling waters after a day exploring one of the driest, starkly beautiful regions in the world.

Accommodation at here consists of eight riverside Meru-style canvas and thatched villas on spacious, elevated decks blended smoothly into the picturesque surroundings. Each fully furnished tent has an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and mosquito nets. A late afternoon spent lounging on the front deck soaking up the breathtaking vistas of this contrasting wilderness is an absolute must.


Seven luxury canvas tents

One luxury canvas family unit

Ceiling fans in each tent

In-room massage


Nature drives in open Land Rovers

The impact of your stay:

  • Serra Cafema is located in the Marienfluss Conservancy, an area leased from the Himba community, a semi-nomadic tribe rooted in this region for centuries. These conservancies serve as protective shields, preserving the land and environment from threats like industrial farming while ensuring the well-being of local communities. The strong bond with the Himba led to continuous pandemic support, funding a community garden, providing seeds, and installing a solar borehole.
  • Wilderness has established Children in the Wilderness Namibia, a programme focused on community engagement and educational impact. The initiative promotes sustainable conservation through the leadership development and education of children in Africa. This goal is achieved through activities like eco-club programmes at local schools and annual camps for children in rural communities on the outskirts of Africa’s wild areas.
  • Wilderness’s impact in Namibia spans a cumulative area of around 167,310 hectares. Operating under the Namibia Large Fauna Programme, they engage in continuous conservation efforts for desert-adapted wildlife species. These initiatives encompass large predators such as lions, leopards, brown and spotted hyenas, as well as desert-adapted elephants, black rhinos, giraffes and other ungulates.
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