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Serra Cafema

An Ancient Wonderland

Journey to Namibia’s Serra Cafema, the home of the Himba, and explore one of the most remote, untouched places on Earth.


Wilderness Serra Cafema

Land of contrasts.


Retreat to Namibia’s extraordinary desert and discover an astonishing landscape in one of Earth’s most secluded safari destinations. Against the backdrop of the vast Hartmann's Valley and its spectacular geology, redefine your concept of natural beauty. Gaze upon the lush Kunene riverine vegetation and look out for a multitude of wildlife, from desert-adapted oryx, to tiny desert chameleons.

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Rest in your sublimely appointed suite, just one of eight, whose wood, canvas, thatch, and exquisite interior design pay homage to Himba culture.  Put your feet up and immerse yourself in the spectacular surrounds of Namibia’s Kunene Region, from your elevated deck. Wilderness Serra Cafema is a lodge where you can truly relax, the powerful silence of the desert restoring your soul.
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Serra Cafema’s food experience promises a feast for all senses. And supports Namibian farmers and artisans, and their local produce. Sample traditional Herero cuisine and culture with a village experience. Enjoy a delicious riverside breakfast on the Kunene, or retreat to your room for a tasting plate of African tapas overlooking the river.
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Wilderness Serra Cafema

Diverse and contrasting experiences abound at Serra Cafema, from dune-sensitive guided quad biking, nature drives, and walks amongst the fascinating geological formations, to seasonal boating on the Kunene. Respectful, authentic engagement with the Himba in one of their temporary villages is wondrous, a true privilege to spend time with people who live sustainably, as they have for centuries. 


Wilderness Serra Cafema Namibia Purpose Impact

Impact-focused tourism model

Rugged, remote, and wild. Like you, we’re guests in this spectacular landscape. Its custodians, the local Himba people, share their space, wildlife, and culture with us. In turn, we support them with their expressed needs. Educational programmes. A mobile medical clinic. Continuous nutritional aid. It is our responsibility and privilege to help protect one of the most untouched places on Earth.






Serra Cafema experiences

Experiences aplenty await at Wilderness Serra Cafema. Observe the fascinating lifestyle of the Himba. Hear their stories, share yours. Water levels permitting, boat on the river, with plenty of Nile crocs about. Travel the dunes on foot and by quad bike, spotting desert-adapted wildlife. Look out for an astonishing array of birds in and on the Kunene River. Discover stars you’ve never seen before.


Explore camps in Kunene

From the quaint German colonial town of Swakopmund north to the Angolan border, an untamed stretch of desert beckons. From Serra Cafema, gaze onto the Angolan mountain peaks in the distance from which the camp takes its name. Like the animals, the plants here are well adapted to the lack of rain, with unusual fauna and flora at every turn.

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The Serra Cafema experience is one of a kind. But also take a moment to explore our other Wilderness camps. From tented island suites to vast desert wildernesses, we will take you to places you only ever dreamed existed.




Serra Cafema featured stories

Many who visit Wilderness’ Serra Cafema lodge think twice about sharing their adventures, content to keep this special piece of Africa to themselves. We think Serra Cafema’s majestic beauty and abundant wildlife experiences are simply too good not to share. Here are a few stories.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.