The sublime Kunene region, often referred to as Kaokoland, is one of the remotest places in which we operate safaris. It is an absolutely magical part of Africa, the setting to some of our finest trips.
Running down to the sea, the Kunene River brings life to an area dominated by sand dunes and rocky sand-covered mountains. The northern bank of the Kunene stretches into Angola. It is an extremely dramatic, harsh environment that is home to absolutely jaw-dropping scenery.
Kunene is home to the Himba, a nomadic people and one of Africa’s most interesting tribes. The river is the lifeblood of the region and supports an amazing diversity of wildlife.
There are very few lodges up here. However, as with the Skeleton Coast National Park, those that operate in Kunene are some of the very best we recommend.
Serra Cafema is the most luxurious option, whereas the Schoemans’ Skeleton Coast Safaris are for the more adventurous at heart. Both companies are very high end, but rewards for paying some of the highest prices in the country are reaped through enjoying some of the continent’s best experiences.
Kunene is one of the last true wilderness areas – words do not do it justice.
What you really need to know
We have designed many trips up to the Kunene region over the years, and we can report in all honesty that each and every client has been blown away by the area. You may not see anyone else while exploring this truly unique environment. Without any doubt, this is one of the finest experiences in Africa.