Serra Cafema is a luxury safari camp run by Wilderness Safaris. Located in the vast Hartmann Valley on the banks of the scenic Kunene River in a remote part of northern Namibia in southern Africa the camp is surrounded by the Namib Desert, one of the driest deserts in the world.
In Africa, rebuilding lodges is challenging. There is the expectation of surpassing high standards while maintaining the original feel that drew guests from all over the world to the lodge. That’s the aesthetic. Add in the physical – floods, fire, thousands of kilometres of treacherous tracks between the lodge and building suppliers, plus building a lodge in an extremely remote location, and it becomes even more difficult.
Wilderness Safaris took on the challenge of rebuilding their Serra Cafema Camp this year to create a new look and new experiences at the camp. Each incarnation of Serra Cafema has explored and enhanced its relationships with the spectacular natural world around it. The new Serra Cafema takes this to a new level, where the concept for the camp is expressed with reverence and respect for the Himba community, their partners in Serra Cafema.
The camp is comfortable, up-to-date and modern, incorporating fresh elements, while retaining the heart and soul of Serra Cafema. Natural materials that reflect the surrounding landscape ground the lodge in the earth. Stone sourced from the adjacent valley are used for feature walls and prominent defining structures, creating texture and a direct connection with the landscape and the guest’s experience.
The newly-rebuilt Serra Cafema Camp is now open and recently welcomed its first guests on18th September 2018.
Outposts Travel Africa can tailormake your holiday to Namibia. If you are interested in combining a visit to Serra Cafema with other locations in Namibia, simply contact us and we’ll put together an itinerary to suit you.