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Serra Cafema - Skeleton Coast National Park
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- Walking/Trekking - Boat Excursion - Swimming Pool
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8 Rooms | Children: yes 8+

Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia, on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. Serra Cafema is an intimate and peaceful camp with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements nestled amongst shady Albida trees. Rapids just below the camp provide a calming ambiance with guests often lulled into dreamland by the gurgling waters after a hard day exploring one of the driest and starkest regions in the world. Accommodation consists of 8 riverside Meru-style canvas and thatched chalets on spacious and elevated decks blended craftily into the picturesque surroundings. Each fully furnished tent features an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and mosquito nets as well as bug repellent. A Serra Cafena must: a late afternoon spent lounging in the hammock soaking up the breathtaking vistas of this incredible land.

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Himba People

The land on which Serra Cafema is constructed is leased from the 741,000 acres Marienfluss Conservancy, which is comprised primarily of the Himba people, who are amongst the last semi-nomadic people on the planet. Wilderness Safaris has undertaken to train and employ local community members, making Serra Cafema an eco-tourist venture wholly staffed an run by the Himba. With only the utmost respect for the Himba culture, Serra Cafema has been able to establish excellent relationships with the adjacent villages, and now guests are able to experience traditional culture.


Just north of the Kunene River, a group of sea turtles annually nest on Angolan beaches. These include the green, loggerhead and leatherback varieties. On the nesting beaches they are particularly vulnerable by local fishermen and tourists. In the interests of protecting this ecological wonder, cooperation between Namibia and Angola has become vital. To this end, Wilderness Safaris has begun a conservation initiative combining both countries with the aim of securing nesting beaches and the animals.