Modern Zen with crisp angles and defined lines meets pared-back nature at Dead Valley, an elegant lodge in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. With clear views of Elim Dune, its unbeatable position gives you access to Sesriem Canyon (carved by the mighty Tsauchab River). The undeniable drawcard is proximity to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Dune 45 – all ‘must-dos’ on a classic Namibia safari. Being in the park means you can be among to arrive and depart, and photographers can take full advantage of golden hour.
Back at the lodge, expect to see oryx wandering through to enjoy afternoons at the pool. Rooms are very well appointed with stand-alone bathrooms housed in separate tents, both with spectacular vistas of this ancient landscape.