Desert Escape The Namib Desert is as dramatic as the landscape of the heart: flame-colored rolling dunes and expansive blue skies are punctuated only by a mysterious gemsbok or a lonely acacia tree. In the middle is a 450,000-acre nature reserve and Wolwedans, a tented camp on stilts. Accommodations are in tent-chalets with canvas blinds, overlooking grand terraces that pour out onto miles of empty sand. Begin your day watching the sunrise from your bed, take a safari drive or a hot-air balloon ride, and end with a four-course dinner. Splurge on a night in the Private Camp, pitched in a secluded valley two miles away, where your suite is the only man-made creation on the landscape.