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.
Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia