Serra Cafema Camp is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia, and is probably the most remote camp in Southern Africa. The camp's Portuguese name comes from the mountains to the north that dominate the skyline.
The camp is built within an island of ancient albida trees on the banks of the Kunene River. The river is the only permanent source of water in the whole region, and creates a lush oasis along its banks, surrounded by rugged mountains and sand dunes. This small camp is ideal for those who appreciate or who want to experience truly wild places.
The surrounding open grasslands and high mountains are home to springbok and ostrich, and the Kunene River is home to one of Southern Africa's rarest birds - the Cinderella waxbill, a beautiful bird that inhabits the reed banks.
One of the cultural highlights is that guests can interact with the Himba people, some of the last true nomadic people in Africa, who share the area with the camp.
Other activities include nature drives, guided walks, quad biking, boating and fishing.
The flight to the camp takes in incredible scenery. The drive from the airstrip, which is to the south, culminates in a dramatic and breath-taking descent to the camp.
The camp accommodation consists of 8 magnificent tents which are raised off the ground with en-suite facilities.
The main camp has a relaxed lounge and bar area, and the dining room has a 'family' style table where all meals are served. There is also a swimming pool.
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All meals; twice daily scheduled shared camp activities; Park fees; all local branded drinks; and a laundry service are included. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
As malaria is endemic to the area, it is essential to ensure that anti-malarial precautions be taken. Please consult your doctor prior to travel.
We would like to recommend a few items that we suggest you take along
:Cotton clothing in neutral colours is recommended and keep whites to a minimum, as white attracts certain bugs at night. Shorts are ideal for walks and the warm midday periods.
Comfortable walking shoes, track shoes or boots are advisable if you want to go on a bush walk - otherwise sandals are ideal to wear at meals and within the lodge area.
Sun block / sun hat / sunglasses / lip balm are a good idea when out on game drives in the sun. Insect repellent ? Peaceful Sleep is a recommended brand which can be purchased in South Africa.
Cameras, binoculars and your favourite film - the lodge does sell all types of film so if you run out, it?s not serious, but prices may be high. Video camera and a spare battery (batteries can be recharged in your room or at Reception).
It is customary to tip your guide and tracker when you leave, and also leave something for the housekeeping staff, especially if they have done an exceptional job of looking after you. What you leave is totally at your own discretion, but the Lodge Manager will generally give you a guideline if you ask him / her.
SUGGESTED DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
:Below is only a suggestion as to what may happen in camp - as daily wildlife sightings tend to throw the schedule right out of schedule.
06h00 - Wake up::07h00 - Full breakfast::07h30 - Depart on full day outing which can include walking, visiting a nearby village, quad biking or boating on the Kunene River. A picnic lunch is included::19h00 - A three course dinner is served in camp::Stargazing