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Northern Region

Nestled in the rocks, with sweeping views across the Aba Huab valley, Camp Kipwe is full of surprises, starting when guests first arrive. The setting is one of intimacy and space. An inviting lounge area, where birds fly in to enjoy the water seeping from the rocks, a refreshing swimming pool nestled in the rocks and a scattering of bungalows complete this eco friendly camp. Enjoy an early morning game drive in search of elusive desert dwelling elephants, hike in the ancient surroundings of the Aba Huab River or travel back in time at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site. 

Highlights at Camp Kipwe  

  • Huddled in the rocks, CampKipweis a ecofriendly camp  
  • Inviting lounge area, where birds fly in to enjoy the water seeping from the rocks
  • Refreshing swimming pool nestled in the rocks
  • Early morning game drive in search of elusive desert dwelling elephants
  • Hike in the ancient surroundings of the AbaHuabRiver 

Number of rooms 10 

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Damaraland Camp is situated in the Huab River Valley in the Torra Conservancy, in the central Damaraland midway between Khorixas and Torra Bay. Accommodation at Damaraland Camp consists of 10 adobe-styled, thatched units each raised on individual wooden decking – part of which extends out to form a large viewing deck with magnificent vistas. Each unit has en-suite facilities and a walk-in dressing area

Activities at Damaraland Camp revolve around exploring the Huab River system in search for desert-adapted elephant. Gemsbok, greater kudu, springbok, and occasionally black rhino can be spotted. There are even lion and cheetah sometimes spotted in the river valley.

Highlights At Damaraland Camp :

  • The 352 200-hectare (870 274-acre) Torra Conservancy has a landscape characterised by hills interspersed with valleys and dry riverbeds.
  • Despite its aridity, the area supports a surprisingly high diversity of wildlife including a healthy number of desert-adapted elephant and good populations of giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, occasional cheetah and black rhino as well interesting flora like euphorbias, pachypodiums and shepherd’s trees
  • Birding is excellent with White-tailed Shrike and Benguela Long-billed Lark common finds.
  • The conservancy is the result of a successful partnership between Wilderness Safaris and the local Torra community that has become an inspiration for communities and conservationists throughout Africa
  • This is a wonderful area for enjoying the desert environment. There are no large concentrations of game as the desert cannot sustain the numbers. What makes this area fascinating is that this is the Africa of old with no fences, and local herdsmen with their livestock live side by side with the wildlife.
  • Day and night game drives (incl. sundowner drives)
  • Guided nature walks and scorpion walks (seasonal and subject to a qualified walking guide being available)
  • Cultural visits – Local farms at Fonteine Pos and DeRiet.
  • Back of house tours and camp chats on desert adapted elephants, the Torra conservancy, ecological and environmental info on Damaraland and adjacent areas.

Number of rooms: 10 adobe-styled, thatched units

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The 407 300-hectare (1 006 425-acre) Doro !Nawas Conservancy is a landscape ranging from boulder strewn plains to curious rock formations surrounded by sand dunes. Accommodation at Doro !Nawas consists of 16 Canvas tented rooms on raised decks, with rocky walkways on the ground. Each unit has en-suite facilities and roll out beds with mosquito nets. Activities at Doro !Nawas include; nature drives, excursions to Twyfelfontein including: San rock engravings, Living Museum, Burnt Mountain, and Organ Pipes, guided nature walks and scorpion walks (seasonal and subject to qualified walking guide being available) and a scenic drive ending with river lunch or scenic walk ending at “Little Table Mountain.” 

 Highlights at Doro Nawas 

The 407 300-hectare (1 006 425-acre) Doro !Nawas Conservancy is a landscape ranging from boulder strewn plains to curious rock formations surrounded by sand dunes. 

This is prime desert-adapted elephant territory, where herds traverse the Aba-Huab riverbed seasonally in search of water and vegetation 

Wildlife viewing concentrates along the riverbed and valleys. While there are no large concentrations of wildlife, this arid environment is home to gemsbok, springbok and variety of other species, including occasional black rhino and cheetah. Birdlife is excellent with several Namibian endemics such as Monteiro’s Hornbill and Rüpell’s Korhaan. 

Africa’s largest collection of petroglyphs (prehistoric rock engravings) and San rock art are to be found at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site. 

Excursion to Twyfelfontein including: San rock engravings, Living Museum, Burnt Mountain, and Organ Pipes 

Excursion to Petrified Forest. 

Guided nature walks and scorpion walks (seasonal and subject to qualified walking guide being available). 

De Riet and Fonteine cultural village visits (if staying three nights). 

Scenic drive ending with river lunch or scenic walk ending at “”Little Table Mountain.”” 

Back of house tours, and camp chats on the Doro !Nawas Conservancy, the Damara/Nama language and traditions. 

Number of rooms:  16 Canvas tented rooms that can accommodate 32 guests and 02 children plus 06 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and/or concession availability 

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Tap toes to an African beat in the novel Oshebeena Bar and relax at this friendly Camp, 10 kilometres from Etosha National Park. 50 chalets, shaded by mopane trees, and a grassy campsite provide a comfortable home from which to explore the abundant animal kingdom. Legendary. 

Number of Rooms50  

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Situated only 2km from the Okaukuejo entrance gate to Etosha National Park, Etosha Village uniquely combines comfort, style and exquisite African cuisine for the perfect safari experience. The exclusively designed rooms are nestled in an indigenous Mopani forest with facilities including sparkling pools, fully stocked bar, restaurant, shop and intriguing walking trails to spot various small game on our reserve. Other activities include sundowner drives, stargazing and game drives to Etosha.

and life-style!

Highlights at Etosha Village

  • Situated only 2km from the Okaukuejo entrance
  • Game Drives into Etosha National Park in open vehicle
  • Exquisite African cuisine for the perfect safari experience
  • Intriguing walking trails to spot various small game on the reserve
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Number of Rooms: 45 Exclusive Rooms with unique en-suite bathrooms

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Perched on the rim of the Etendeka Plateau, the Grootberg Lodge stands sentinel over the Klip River Valley.12 000 hectares have been set aside by the #Khoadi//Hoas community for conservation and tourism and it is through this pristine wilderness that you meander either on foot or by car to encounter the inhabitants of this remote biosphere. Grootberg Lodge is a landmark in Namibia for the tourism industry as it is the first middle-market establishment in the country that is 100% owned by the conservancy. For travellers making the journey between Etosha and Swakopmund, this lodge provides the ideal midway stopover, whilst allowing guests to experience the true wilderness that is Damaraland. Just 25 km from Grootberg lodge, hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopani trees, Hoada (pronounce Waada) Campsite offers travellers a serene home in the wilderness. 

Number of Rooms: 12 twin rooms, 2 triple rooms and 2 family rock and thatched chalets. 

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Hobatere Lodge is strategically located 65 km north of Kamanjab on the western border of the Etosha National Park. The lodge has an airstrip and is situated in a concession area of 8,808 ha which is home to a wide selection of game, including elephant, giraffe, eland, and Hartmann’s zebra. If you are lucky, you can spot the lions from your breakfast table. The lodge offers the visitor the opportunity to experience game drives in open vehicles with experienced and knowledgeable rangers. Early morning and night drives are part of the activities on offer. Many nocturnal animals, such as aardvark, cape fox, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, genet and many more can be encountered.

Number of rooms: 14 rooms

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Kunene River Lodge is situated in Kaokoland, the wild and remote north-western corner of Namibia, overlooking the mighty Kunene River. Unlike most of the country, water is plentiful here all year round, so the lodge is surrounded by lush undergrowth and shaded by magnificent Leadwood and Jackalberry trees. We have accommodation to suit any budget and our wide variety of facilities and activities allow guests to do as little or as much as they like whether it is sighting our endemic birds, testing their strength against the white water rapids in the  nearby Ondorusu Gorge or a gentle dip in the pool. Whatever you require, you can be certain of the warmest welcome, and you will leave one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas with a multitude of unforgettable memories 

Number of Rooms:  8 Deluxe Rooms and 4  Bungalow, 12 Campsites 

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Discover Namibias most welcoming oasis  

Beautifully appointed on its own 4 000 hectare private nature reserve and sharing a common border with the legendary Etosha National Park, Mokuti envelopes its guests in a lush green oasis in this barren Namibian landscape. Situated a mere four minutes drive from Etosha’s eastern gate, Mokuti is the perfect home base for excursions into the park. Ideal for weekend getaways or relaxing stays Mokutis warm Namibian welcome awaits guests at this intimate lodge with its charming thatched architecture and lush inviting gardens. With its extensive facilities, delightful cuisine, swimming pools and spa, Mokuti ensures that every guest is pampered and spoilt.  

Number of rooms : 106 rooms (90 Standard rooms 8 luxury rooms and 8 luxury family rooms) 

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In the local Herero language, Ohange means “Peace”, which is exactly what you will find here in the beautiful mountainous surrounding 30 kilometres north of Otavi enroute to Tsumeb, the lodge is the perfect stopover to or from Etosha National Park,but also serves as the perfect destination to relax for a few days in total serenity. In the foreground many different species of wildlife wander slowly in and out throughout the day and night to satisfy their thirst at the waterhole. The accommodation is a pleasantly random group of ten stone-built thatched African Style Bungalows, well separated for privacy, but still within close reach of the central facilities. Each Bungalow is equipped with comfortable twin beds and a large en-suite shower room with open plan WC and washbasin. Wi-Fi access is also available in communal areas.Come and join us on an “Ohange” discovery. 

Number of Rooms:  

  • 10 Twin Bungalows with en-suite bathrooms,  
  • 6 Self-Catering Rooms (stables)  
  • 5 Campsites with Communal ablution. 
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Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Placed at the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the lodge offers impressive vantage point from the main lounge and dining area, overlooking a waterhole and the plains beyond. 

Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets and an inviting pool at the main area to cool off in the heat of the day. Nature and wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides overlooking waterholes, walks and rhino approaching with experienced guides can all be enjoyed on the private Ongava Game Reserve. Game drives and day trips into nearby Etosha National Park are also offered. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving overnight Ongava guests the opportunity to see both species. 

Highlights at Ongava Lodge: 

  • Set on a hill with a beautiful vantage point overlooking miles of African scenery,
  • Game drives on 30 000 hectare privatereserve 
  • convenient access and game drives into Etosha National Park 
  • Well-placed hide to look onto the productive waterhole near camp
  • Monitoring the black-faced impala, and reserve has high densities of big game including lion, white and black rhino and plains game
  • Rhino Approaching on theOngava Game Reserve 

Number of rooms:  14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets 

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Situated in the heart of Owamboland, a stone throw from Ondangwa north of Etosha National Park, you are invited to experience our local traditions! Built alongside a live homestead, 5 luxury Rondawels (African-style round huts) accommodates 12 guests offering exclusivity and the luxury of home, while participating in local chores, delighting in local culinary dishes and drinks and learning local arts and crafts. This is your introduction to our world and life-style! 

 Number of Rooms:  5 Luxury Rondawels, 5 Campsites • 2 Volunteer Yurts 

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Family-run Guest Farm close to Etosha National Park’s Anderson Gate. Located on a working cattle and sheep farm. Offering a warm Namibian welcome, and friendly, personal service. Comfortable, affordable accommodation, surrounded by a large, shady garden. Renowned for delicious Namibian farm cuisine. Guided Etosha-drives and Farm-drives available on request. 

Number of Rooms :  7 

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Built in a labyrinth design, this innovative lodge has 55 chalets, each with its own vegetable garden. Savour the charm from your stoep where sunflowers peep over walls, refresh in the pool, visit the Twyfelfontein rock engravings 100km away and watch the sun sink into mopane woodland. 

Highlights at Damara Mopane Lodge 

  • Self Guided Hiking Trail 
  • Sundowner Walk 

Number of rooms :  55 

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Desert Rhino Camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient Welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees of the 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession. 

Accommodation at Desert Rhino Camp is in the form of 8 Meru-style canvas tents, raised from the ground on a wooden deck, with en-suite facilities.  The main activities at Desert Rhino Camp include rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle, depending on the location of the black rhino, working in conjunction with Save the Rhino trackers. Other 4×4 outings are geared at exploring this vast, miraculous ecosystem. Palmwag Concession’s freshwater springs also support healthy populations of desert-adapted elephant, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok and kudu. Predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena are found in the area, though are rarely seen in this vast private concession. 

Desert Rhino Camp functions as a collaborative effort between Wilderness Safaris and the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), an NGO involved in protecting the rare desert-adapted black rhino. 

Highlights at Desert Rhino Camp: 

  • 450 000 hectares (1.2 million acres); rolling, rocky hills, flat-topped mountains with scattered euphorbia; stark plains with ancient welwitschia plants and flowing grasses in years of good rainfall 
  • Key mammal species: desert-adapted black rhino, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, lion, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyaena.  
  • Key bird species: bokmakierie, Benguela long-billed lark, Verreauxs’ eagle, Rüppell’s korhaan. 
  • Rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle (due to “Save The Rhino Trust” regulations, rhino tracking on foot will be on a shared basis in a group). For safety reasons, children under the age of 13 years will not be allowed on walks and children between 13 and 16 years are allowed on walks, but only at the discretion of the guide.  
  • Full day outings with picnic lunch. 
  • Stargazing with a laser pointer. 
  • Sundowner drives and hiking trails. 
  • Bush dinners. 

Number of rooms:  8 canvas-and-thatch villas 

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Eagle Tented Lodge is situated 1km from the Epacha Game Lodge and on the Epacha Game Reserve. The main building consists of a dining room and separate bar with views over the Epacha Game Reserve, as well as a beautiful and relaxing pool area. There are sixteen comfortable tents in the hills that offer an amazing view and an unforgettable stay close to nature! Activities included are visits to Etosha National Park, 4×4 Day & Nights Drives on Epacha Private Game Reserve, Clay pigeon shooting and a visit to local Himba village! After a long adventurous day, you can enjoy one of our spa treatments at Epacha Game Lodge. 

Number of Rooms:  16 

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Epacha Game Lodge is located on top of the hill of a 21 000 ha Epacha Wildlife Reserve near Etosha National Park. The lodge is known for its unique Victorian decor and high quality service. Epach offers game drives and night drives on the Epacha Reserve. Game drives to Etosha National Park is also offered. A well equipped Spa is available for the those seeking wellness in the bush. The main Lodge also houses a cosy Library, Cognac  Cigar room and an exquisite wine cellar directly below the restaurant. The stunning infinity pool and pool-bar offers free WI-FI for guests. 

 Highlights at Epacha Game Lodge 

  • Etosha National Park,  
  • Epacha Game Reserve,  
  • Game viewing,  
  • Birding, Spa & wellness, 
  • Bush dinners, wine cellar 

 Number of rooms: 18 

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Sip on a drink while watching the ruby sun dip into the mopane woodland. Perched on a hill with expansive views, this stylish lodge offers 65 chalets that provide a peaceful base from which to explore the animal bounty of Etosha National Park. 

Number of Rooms: 65 

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The Ghaub lodge appears like an idyllic oasis in the rugged Otavi mountains: Rustic farm walls, tall palm trees, thick bush and a lush lawn surround the lovingly restored historic buildings of the former mission station (1895). The 120 km² area of Ghaub houses a game-rich nature reserve and a farm with livestock and fields. 

Guests can encounter game such as white rhino, eland and impala on a “”Rhino drive”” or on a rhino tracking tour, explore the Ghaub cave (Namibia’s third-largest cave) or undertake a farm tour (game, livestock, cultivation). There are also well demarcated walking trails through the mountainous landscape with its diverse birdlife (250 species) 

Highlights at Ghaub Nature Reserve and Farm : 

  • Nature reserve with white rhinos and other game
  • Exceptional rock engravings (elephant)
  • GhaubCave (2.5 km long, third-largest cave in Namibia)  
  • Farm operation (game, livestock, cultivation)
  • Diversebirdlife (250 species)  
  • History (Mission station 1895)
  • Attractions nearby: Tiger gorge,Hobameteorite, Tsumeb museum 

Number of Rooms: 12 

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Experience the breathtaking scenery and friendly ambience of Huab Lodge in its 8000 ha in the middle of a private reserve halfway between Kamanjab and Khorixas in Damaraland. This is a charming and unpretentious lodge with multiple awards for Namibia’s Best Lodge Category since 1995 for its excellent food and caring hosts. Space for the desert-adapted elephants and rehabilitation of the land are the major conservation goals. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded of which 9 are endemic. A natural thermal spring is tucked away under a granite kopje and professional wellness therapists will ease your aches and pains. This is an ideal retreat to collect yourself, spoil yourself and relax at the mid-point of your Namibian safari. 

Number of rooms:  8 bungalows  

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Kashana is a word from the Owambo language and translates as “wide open plain”. It appears that previous inhabitants have been inspired by the bush savannah that surrounds the country house in choosing this name.

Built in 1907 during the German colonial rule, the main building originally served as a casino for mine workers. Over the years it was used for different purposes, but unfortunately it became ever more dilapidated.

The new owners restored the building to its former architectural glory and in August 2007 Kashana Country House was reopened.

The main building now houses the restaurant (incorporating a number of rooms), the kitchen and storage rooms as well as an inviting bar.
Kashana also offers a number of luxurious thatched bungalows and an Art and Craft Centre. 

Today, the lovely old house accommodates a rustic bar and a cosy restaurant. The courtyard houses a number of shops, amongst them the ever-popular Nawa-Nawa Art Centre. Kashana’s overnight guests stay over in newly-built rooms. Very recently, a swimming pool and a lapa area were also added. 

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Little Ongava is perched on the crest of a hill commanding magnificent vistas of the plains stretching for miles to the horizon.  This intimate camp has only three spacious suites each with its own plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, “sala”, and outdoor shower. The lounge and dining areas have wonderful views of a productive waterhole below the camp, the open deck allowing for relaxed, stylish dining under the African sky. Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and vehicle, ensuring the best possible nature experience at one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations, the Etosha National Park. Day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides overlooking waterholes, walks and rhino approaching with experienced guides can all be enjoyed exclusively on the private Ongava Game Reserve. 

Highlights at Little Ongava: 

  • Set on a hill with a beautiful vantage point overlooking miles of African scenery,
  • Most luxurious and exclusive camp in Namibia
  • High densities of big game including lion, white and black rhino and plains game
  • Game drives on 30 000 hectare private reserve
  • Convenient access and game drives into Etosha National Park
  • Rhino Approaching on the Ongava Game Reserve 

Number of rooms:  3 Luxury Villas 

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In the heat, dust and stunning landscapes of Damaraland, there is a sanctuary – Mowani Mountain Camp.  Dwarfed by massive ochre boulders, the camp is absorbed into the landscape, making it one with our shared history of life in this prehistoric land.   

Game drives along ancient dry riverbeds reveal life that in its sparseness reminds us just how special it is.  Rare, desert dwelling elephants, springbok, gemsbok and jackal roam these plains, while their images are found etched in the rocks at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.  

Relax in a sparkling pool, enjoy a sundowner, and pause, breathe in and know that this is luxury as nature intended it.   

Highlights at Mowani Mountain Camp  

  • Mowani Mountain Camp – a sanctuary in the stunning landscape of Damaraland 
  • Game drives along ancient dry riverbeds reveal life that in its sparseness reminds us just how special it is 
  • Search for rare, desert dwelling elephants, springbok, gemsbok and jackal  
  • Situated near Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site. 
  • The Sundowner spot at Mowani Mountain Camp is a very special place with spectacular views  

 

Number of rooms: 12 tented rooms plus 2 suites = 15 

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Immersed in the African Mopani bush, Ongava Tented Camp is tucked into a hidden valley at the foot of a dolomite hill in Ongava Game Reserve bordering Etosha National Park. Eight large comfortable Meru-style tents all have en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas; the family unit sleeps four. The main area, built of stone, canvas and thatch, fronts onto a much-frequented waterhole; watching wildlife coming to drink from here or from the swimming pool is a favourite pastime.   

Ongava’s proximity to Etosha allows for game drives in the National Park and on the Ongava Reserve itself. Other possibilities include guided walks and rhino approaching, birding and visiting hides. Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government in the country and is one of the few private game reserves in southern Africa where guests can see both black and white rhino. 

Highlights at Ongava Lodge: 

  • Charming, classic Wilderness-style camp  
  • Game drives on 30 000 hectare private reserve 
  • Convenient access and game drives into Etosha National Park 
  • Productive waterhole in front of camp with multitudes coming to drink 
  •  High densities of big game including lion, white and black rhino and plains game 
  • Rhino Approaching on the Ongava Game Reserve 
  •  Immersed in the African Mopani bush, Ongava Tented Camp is tucked into a hidden valley at the foot of a dolomite 

Number of rooms:  Eight large comfortable Meru-style tents all have en-suite facilities 

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Serra Cafema is an intimate, peaceful camp with a unique mix of natural and luxury elements nestled amongst the shady albida trees on the banks of the Kunene. Accommodation at Serra Cafema consists of 8 canvas-and-thatch villas on spacious, elevated decks, some overlooking the Kunene River and some the magnificent dunes surrounding the river valley. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and mosquito nets, as well as both indoor and outdoor private showers. A late afternoon spent lounging on the front deck of each private room, soaking up the breathtaking vistas of this contrasting wilderness is an absolute must. 

Highlights at Serra Cafema 

  •  Nature drives in Hartmann’s Valley
  • Guided quad biking (subject to availability).
  • Boating on the Kunene River (water levels permitting)
  • Engaging with the Himba people – a group of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in the Kaokoveld area.
  • Stargazing with a laser pointer.
  • Camp chats on area geology, Children in the Wilderness, the Kunene people and the conservancy.
  • There are also a number of endemic reptiles
  • The fairy circle phenomenon is best viewed in the Hartmann’s Valley 

Number of Rooms: 8 canvas-and-thatch villas 

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