Namibia, a state of vast open spaces serious contrasts of harsh, arid deserts and environmentally friendly palm fringed oases, of thorn bush savannah and rugged mountains, of frosty chilly wintertime evenings and sweltering incredibly hot summer time days. A state with European impact uncovered in the German architecture, the lifestyle and language of a lot of of the white population. A wealthy tribal population presents the traveller a special cultural expertise. Namibia is the driest state south of the Sahara, 5th major state in Africa and still has the smallest population.
Experiencing a harsh arid desert is not for everyone, but for me the expertise was overwhelmingly attractive. The peace and solitude reconnected me with mother nature, the abundance of place, the eerie stillness reminded me of the infinity of daily life in the universe. The contrasting colors of the landscape let amazing photographic options. The deep blue generally cloudless skies, rugged brown lunar landscape sparsely dotted with abnormal desert-like plant species, massive ever-changing earthy-orange sand dunes sculpted by winds of time. You will return house with a different viewpoint of daily life. This landscape leaves you with a sensation of peace and tranquillity.
As my intention here is to enlighten you on a true Namibian wilderness expertise, I would like to channel your attention to the far northwestern corner of Namibia to a distant luxurious wilderness camp positioned ideal on the banks of the perennial Kunene River. The Wilderness Safaris camp, Serra Cafema is a premier camp featuring you a true desert expertise in the lap of luxurious. A rather modest camp accommodating a greatest of 16 company in attractive chalets raised on wood platforms made of thatch, canvass and wooden mixing into their all-natural environment. Serra Cafema is a person of the most distant camps in southern Africa and getting there is best by using light-weight aircraft from Windhoek except you have a few of days to spare, a 4×4 and an adventurous spirit.
The moment you arrive at Serra Cafema camp after a 45min travel from the airstrip, you are pampered by gracious, most caring, satisfied, bubbly workers that increase to the expertise of this distant camp. All meals deliciously organized are involved as are the routines these types of as mother nature drives in the Hartmann’s Valley in open Land Rovers, boating visits on the Kunene River, mother nature walks in the valleys and visits to the functioning Himba village ought to the nomadic men and women be in the location. Professional, seasoned discipline guides accompany you on these routines. A single of the highlights is a guided quad biking tour that will allow you to expertise the untouched desert wilderness regions. The emphasis here is on offering data to you on the encompassing natural environment, on the endemic fauna and flora that mix so harmoniously into their natural environment and on a daily life of sustainable living within just this well balanced ecosystem.
Serra Cafema Camp is leased from the 300 000-hectare Marienfluss Conservancy, which is comprised primarily of community Himba men and women, a person of the very last semi-nomadic peoples on earth. Numbering close to 12 000 individuals, the Himba dwell an isolated existence that has authorized them to preserve their culturally wealthy lifestyle.
Like all Wilderness Safaris camps, Serra Cafema really embraces unity among the community men and women, like individuals located on the Angolan side. The Himba community visited not only added benefits in terms of direct work but are also getting supplied with staple foodstuff like maize meal from the camp. This lifestyle, so different from a lot of others’, is fascinating to site visitors and it is critical, when assembly the Himba, to keep the delicate stability needed to be able to share this perception devoid of impacting negatively on the men and women and their customs. Wilderness Safaris’ Serra Cafema and Skeleton Coastline Camp are both equally positioned within just Himba territory, and have approached the Himba men and women with respect, producing a constructive relationship among the camps and the community.
An all year spherical desired destination, Namibia’s temperature produces a variety of fascinating moods. Namibia receives the vast majority of its rain in February with an average of twenty five to thirty ml/a. The rains carry with it the most amazing transformation of stark desert into lush environmentally friendly grasslands and colourful bouquets that very last only a few of weeks and then return to hibernation until eventually the upcoming year.
Namibia has become a well-liked desired destination for its fly-in safaris and combining a few of days on a desert wilderness expertise with a significant five authentic video game viewing desired destination these types of as Kruger National Park in South Africa, would lead to a quite thrilling African experience.