Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp — Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Landlocked by the fog and the shipwrecks of the Skeleton Coast to the west, the harsh rocky terrain and drifting sand dunes of Namibia’s Kaokoveld desert is home to a slick new camp courtesy of ecotourism specialists, Wilderness Safaris. Catering to the fragile local environment, a series of eight en-suite tents boast a low-impact design that operates completely on solar power. The exterior and dramatic canvas canopies are by Durban-based Joy Brasler architects, while inside, South African designer Sharon Milstead installed cooling concrete floors and natural materials, keeping in mind the extreme exterior environment. Despite its location, each tent features a shaded outdoor area and a library, swimming pool, fire pit and lounge to cosset guests after exploring some of the Hoanib floodplain’s true desert oases.