Wolwedans Dune Camp

Namib Naukluft Park, Erongo, Namibia

For seclusion and green, conscience-free travel in a ridiculously pretty setting, Wolwedans Dune Camp is unbeatable. Set against an 820-foot-high sand dune facing a mountain that turns different shades of pink in the setting sun, this is an intimate camp. Guests, who've included Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and their brood, sit around one long communal table for breakfast and dinner prepared by alumni of Wolwedans' excellent Desert Academy. Take a game drive with the well-informed guides and learn about the unique desert fauna and flora of the NamibRand, from the heat-adapted oryx and tok-tok beetles to Pale Chanting Goshawks and the remarkable camelthorn tree. Progressive in their long-term approach to conservation and energy, the Wolwedans group recycles, grows as much of their own produce as possible, and runs their camps on a solar-hybrid system, which saves you from having to hear a diesel generator all night.

PROS

  • privacy or company as you want it
  • excellent service
  • a clean conscience thanks to Wolwedans's in-depth greening efforts
  • outstanding lunch and dinner menus

CONS

  • there's only one honeymoon table for couples who aren't in the mood to socialize over dinner
  • if your time is limited a trip to the Sossusvlei Dunes takes the better part of a day

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 061-230–616

HOTEL DETAILS

Rate Includes: Dec.–Feb. (except Christmas to New Year)6 tents All-inclusive

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