‘Contrasting Landscapes; Riverside Villas’
Set on the banks of the Kunene River, in the north-west of Namibia in the Hartmann Valley, Serra Cafema Camp offers a remote lodge in a tranquil setting. Inspired by the area’s Himba people, the camp combines a mix of rustic and luxury elements; comprising a main area, sunken lounge, library, curio shop, dining areas and swimming pool all overlooking the peaceful Kunene River. The riverside villas are set on spacious, elevated decks with seating areas and hammocks. Boating trips take you along the river and offer up sightings of wildlife such as waterbirds and crocodiles, whilst the contrasting Namib Desert sands can be covered by quad bike, open vehicle or foot. Excursions to the Himba community allow you to learn about their traditional way of life and you can also depart on a full-day activity to the picturesque Marienfluss Valley.
In Our Opinion‘Spend your day on a fast-paced quad bike excursion or slowly glide along the calm river, with a comfortable lodge awaiting your return.’
Built out of wood, canvas and thatch, eight villas sit on top of spacious elevated decks with seating areas and hammocks. Features include one double bed or twin beds as well as an en-suite bathroom.
Guests at Little Ongava can take part in nature drives and walks, boating trips, quad biking excursions, community visits and outings to Marienfluss Valley.
Nature drives and walks
Nature drives in open Land Rovers allow you to experience vast areas of the Namib, whilst walks offer unique opportunities to see the smaller animals of the desert.
Glide through the Kunene River and as you look out for wildlife such as crocodiles and waterbirds.
Quad biking excursions
Set off on a quad bike excursion and follow set paths, taking care to tread lightly on the dunes and preserve the delicate habitats of the landscape.
Visits to a Himbia community
When in the area, you will have the opportunity to learn about the traditional semi-nomadic way of life of the Himbia community.
Outings to Marienfluss Valley
This full-day activity takes place across the vast area of the Marienfluss Valley, stretching picturesquely between the Otijhipa mountains in the east and the Hartmann mountains in the west
Animals you may see:
• Cape fox
• Hartmann’s mountain zebra
• Small-spotted genet
Reptiles you may see:
• Desert chameleon
• Nile monitor
• Desert plated lizard
• Horned adder snake
Birds you may see:
• Pririt batis
• Burchell’s courser
• Banguela long-billed lark
• Lesser masked weaver
• Black-crowned night-heron
• Goliath heron
• Rüppell’s korhaan
Ongava Tented Camp operates on an all-inclusive basis; for full details see below.
• All meals
• All local drinks
• Scheduled camp activities
• Park fees
Serra Cafema Camp is located in the north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley.
• Nearest airport – Walvis Bay Airport