Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Africa has many remote camps, but few can rival Serra Cafema for the sense of getting off the beaten track. Overlooking the Kunene River and the riverine forest of Angola, it’s set amidst the evocative mountain and desert of northwest Namibia, along the edge of the Skeleton Coast.
Landscapes collide up here and we’ve found that you really need a few days to explore while still enjoying the tranquility of the camp. You’re enjoying exclusive access to some of Africa’s most untouched ecosystems so the stay can’t be rushed. Drive or take quad bikes into spectacular sand dunes, cruise past crocodiles and water birds in a small river boat, drive or walk through the staggering Hartmann’s Mountains, or visit a traditional Himba tribe.
Serra Cafema offers a certain rusticity that complements the dramatic natural location. Yet you still have a high level of comfort, with suites that are built from thatch and canvas raised above the river. There’s a small pool plus a sunken lounge for savouring the views. We love how you have all the space and privacy that can be desired, yet also benefit from the insight of ebullient local guides.
Getting here can be challenge and you’ll really need to be on a fly-in safari in order to visit Serra Cafema. Those that venture up here are immediately spellbound by an area too untouched for words.
- All tents have a double bed
- Full board food and drink
- Wide variety of activities including drives, boat cruises, nature walks, and quad biking in the dunes
- Swimming pool
Open all year round, children over the age of six are welcome.
This camp can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £825 / €945 / $1155