Kulala Desert Lodge

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Kulala Desert Lodge is situated on a private wilderness area with spectacular Sossusvlei views.

Top-class accommodation by Wilderness Safaris at the gorgeous Kulala Desert Lodge adds flavour to your dream holiday in the magical Sossusvlei region of Namibia, place of huge red dunes, enormous golden sunsets and photographic opportunities second to none. Choose to stay in chalets (kulalas) that reflect the golden glow of the scenery and are built to merge into the desert landscape, not intrude in any way. 

Find 23 thatched and canvas chalets raised on wooden decks where plenty of air and light breezes in and a very apt rooftop area offers the best sleep-outs under the stars in the Sossusvlei region. Spend your lazy afternoons around the dazzling swimming pool for relief from the heat or sit awhile with a cup of tea on the wraparound veranda at the main area and watch animals at the active waterhole. 

Enjoy the lodge but most of all, enjoy the beauty of the Namib Naukluft area in the popular Sossusvlei region, making Kulala Desert Lodge your ideal base, situated within the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve south of Sesriem. 

We think that Kulala Desert Lodge’s location at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei dunes is perfect for all those 360-degree mesmerising views you want to save on film and its total privacy and direct entry to the Namib Naukluft National Park makes it the closest location to Sossusvlei. 

The camp is ideal for self-drives and groups and you can set off too on a private tour of the dunes for that ultimate Sossusvlei experience. You simply have to try the guided fat bike outing on electric-powered fat bikes across the open plains in the sand or take off into the skies at dawn on an unforgettable hot air balloon safari. 

Kulala Desert Lodge shelters on rehabilitated farmland where once livestock and fences covered the region – now, a wild conservation region harbouring wildlife and healthy ecosystems, it has recovered and is giving back to the land.

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Travellers into Africa with a dream to view the famous Namib-Naukluft Dune Sea in the Sossusvlei region of Namibia should choose Kulala Desert Lodge as their ideal base, a luxury Namibian destination situated within the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve south of Sesriem.

Kulala Desert Lodge gets its name from the local Oshiwambo word meaning ‘to sleep’ yet it seems awake as the only lodge with direct views over this natural desert phenomenon – huge red dunes carved by the wind into smooth, moving shapes, the sun causing shadows on one side all through the day. 

Kulalas (chalets) have been ingeniously created facing this view, raised on wooden decks to take in the perfect sunrises and sunsets, without impacting the dry, sensitive environment. Breezes blow through the chalets and each one boasts a top deck outside star bed for those unforgettable starry nights. Deluxe facilities include neat shiny wooden floors, ensuite clay showers, large beds with sunrise views and elegant décor. This is a family-friendly lodge so features three large tents made for families of four each. 

Situated in the heart of the desert close to Naukluft Mountain Park, Sossusvlei and Sesriem, this Namibian holiday destination promotes outdoor activities such as walking trails – the Tsauchab River Trail – horse riding safaris, bird watching, balloon safaris and sundowner tours. Self-drive excursions are a good bet, visitors taking their own time to explore this splendid photogenic region.

The main areas at Kulula Desert Lodge peep out from under thatched roofs which mimic the dunes – enjoy the restaurant, bar and lounge, spilling out onto the veranda outside. Stone floors keep the area cool while in winter, fires light up the atmosphere. An inviting swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers is perfect for a dip in the heat of the day.

The best part of the day is the game viewing out in the extraordinary landscape of the Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Look out for desert-adapted animals such as the ostrich, springbok, gemsbok, spotted hyaena, occasional brown hyaena and smaller creatures such as bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal, porcupine, Cape fox and aardwolf. Voyage2Africa organises top tours in Namibia that take in the Sossusvlei, the best of Damaraland and the wildlife in Etosha National Park.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Kulala Desert Lodge

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Activities

  • Visits to Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei
  • Visits to Sesriem Canyon
  • Nature drives, walking trail, birding
  • Quad biking, horse riding safaris, stargazing
  • Hot air ballooning (Ballooning closed 15 January to 15 February)

Included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Namibian VAT & Tourism Levy

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Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Private stargazing decks
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Private Covered Decks
  • In-room tea & coffee station

Highlights

  • Perfect location to view and photograph Namib Desert scenery, the closest camp with private access to the Sossusvlei dunes 
  • Your own star-bed situated on the roof of your tent for all-night star gazing
  • Amazing views, a swimming pool and excursions battery-powered fat bikes into the desert.
  • Photograph the dunes at dawn and at dusk for a whole new experience in the desert.


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