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      Serra Cafema

      A Remote Oasis in the expansive Namib Desert

      Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in this region, the river creating a lush oasis along its banks - a winding band of green surrounded by the lunar like landscape of the Namib Desert which stretches to the Serra Cafema mountain range in the north. 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 Serra Cafema 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. Serra Cafema also has an intimate, luxurious honeymoon villa, with possibly the best view of all. Early booking is essential owing to its popularity. Families can be accommodated by opening up adjoining units. The Serra Cafema Ozonganda, or main area, is comprised of indoor and outdoor dining areas, sunken lounge, library, curio shop and swimming pool, all sharing views of the Kunene River. Activities at Serra Cafema revolve around the exploration of the surrounding Namib Desert sands and the lush oases along the river, a journey of contrasts. Informative nature drives and carefully guided quad-bike excursions through the fragile dunes allow guests to experience the true Namib in its unbridled glory. The utmost care is taken to tread lightly on the dunes and preserve the unique and delicate habitats of this landscape. Boating on the Kunene River provides guests with the opportunity to venture through the lush riverside oases. Crocodiles and waterbirds seem out of place in this surreal, lunar-like landscape. Walking in the remote mountain and river valleys is also a highlight, as is a visit to a Himba settlement - one of the last true nomadic people in Africa. The fairy circle phenomenon is also best viewed in the Hartmann's Valley.

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $1,461 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Namibia
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      • Age Minimum: 6 years old
      • # of Beds: 18 beds
      • Amenities: Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Recharge Facilities
      • Type: Permanent Tented
      • Includes: Rates include: accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities: quad biking excursion, boating trips, game drives, off-road game viewing, nature walks, visits to the Himba community, full day outing to Marienfluss Valley, with a picnic lunch, outdoor dining, stargazing, laundry, park fees, all house drinks (premium exported brands excluded)
      • Special

        Six Countries Summer Special

        Available

        01 Nov 14 - 31 Mar 15

        Ever increasing in popularity, the summer months in Southern Africa (November – March) offer a different safari experience as short showers green the dry grasslands and clean the bright blue skies. Photographers delight in the clear light, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and rare bird sightings. Because the resident wildlife disperses to many abundant water sources, you may have to work a bit harder to see the animals, but you will have the added benefit of seeing many babies who arrive at this time of year. read more

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Cultural Connection

        A True Taste of Local Culture

        Get a better understanding with another culture. You're invited in to connect with a completely different lifestyle…a rare opportunity in life.

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        Curios/Fine Art Shopping

        Bring a Little of Africa Home

        Bring home a piece of Africa, whether it's a small momento or an incredible piece of art that captures how you feel in this incredible environment.

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        Educational Excursion

        Learn fascinating facts and understand the bigger picture. Knowledge can make safari viewing even more enthralling.

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        Family Friendly Activities

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        Game Drive

        Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.

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        Game Viewing by Boat

        Ride along the rivers edge to see which animals stop by for a drink.

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        Off-Road Game Viewing

        In national parks and some other reserves, rules prohibit leaving the designated safari paths. But the wildlife are not always considerate enough to stay nearby. Get better vantages (and better photos) by heading off-road.

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        Outdoor Dining

        A lunch or dinner out in nature is one of the hallmarks of a luxury African experience. Your connection to the landscape is undisturbed and the food tastes even more special in this most wonderful of settings.

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        Scenic Helicopter Flight

        Buzz above the scenic landscape and get a bird's-eye view of wildlife. A scenic helicopter flight is a unparalleled way to experience Africa.

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        Spa Service

        Treat yourself to a spa service. It's a great way to feel civilized in between wild experiences.

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        Stargazing

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        Sundowner

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        Walking Safari

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