After an environmentally-sensitive rebuild, Wilderness Safaris’ Serra Cafema Camp, in Namibia’s excessive north-west, has reopened.
Positioned in one of the vital distant areas in southern Africa, on the banks of the Kunene River within the Hartmann’s Valley, Serra Cafema gives journeys to this extraordinary desert location.
As a part of a three way partnership between Wilderness Safaris and the 300 000-hectare Marienfluss Conservancy – owned primarily by the Himba people who find themselves among the many final semi-nomadic peoples on the planet – Serra Cafema is strongly rooted in a core objective or motive for being.
“It’s not nearly luxurious lodging and superlative native hospitality – that’s a given; it’s about exploring and conserving the huge, wild area of the Kunene space, gaining perception into the traditional, but evolving tradition of the Himba folks, and searching inward, the place visitors are given the possibility to reconnect with the earth and themselves.
“These components outline the luxurious of area and the worth of distinctive experiences,” stated Alexandra Margull, Wilderness Safaris Namibia managing director.
Every incarnation of Serra Cafema has explored and enhanced its relationship with the spectacular pure world round it.
The brand new Serra Cafema takes this to the following stage, the place the idea for the camp is finished with reverence and respect for the Himba neighborhood.
The camp is snug, up to date and fashionable, incorporating recent components, whereas retaining the guts and soul of Serra Cafema.
It is usually 100 per cent photo voltaic powered, consistent with Wilderness Safaris’ dedication to working with as mild an eco-footprint as attainable.
Pure supplies that replicate the encircling panorama have been used all through the camp, with stone sourced from the adjoining valley used for function partitions and outstanding defining constructions.
Every of the eight luxuriously-spacious visitor rooms overlook the Kunene River and mountains of Angola past, and embrace a sunken seating space, an extra-large mattress with a cover and netting, indoor and out of doors showers, and a big personal deck for personal eating, and from which visitors can benefit from the surreal sight of a river within the midst of a desert.
The primary central space additionally overlooks the river and has a lower-level oval seated space that’s splendid for night-time star gazing.
“These are only a few examples of our dedication to rising native expertise and altering lives by offering help and encouragement to native suppliers, native artists and native tradition,” Alexandra added.
“Serra Cafema is a very distinctive vacation spot and we will’t wait to disclose the brand new camp to our companions and visitors.
“Namibia threw all her formidable energy at us throughout this rebuild, and we by no means faltered.
“I’m extraordinarily happy with the eagerness and dedication from our workforce who pulled collectively and pushed by means of to make sure that Serra Cafema will proceed to surpass our visitors’ expectations, while altering their perspective of the world, and their place in it,” concluded Alexandra.