Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge provides guests with unrivalled access to the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei. This exclusive, family-friendly property sits on 67,000 acres of private wilderness in the ancient Namib Desert, providing plenty of wonderful locations to view and photograph iconic, arid Namibian landscapes.

Accommodation at Kulala Desert Lodge is in 23 thatch-and-canvas “kulalas”, essentially comfortable chalets containing ensuite bathrooms and verandas. All are elevated on wooden platforms to catch natural breezes,  and have flat rooftops for sleepouts beneath the stars. Three of the tents can be converted to accommodate families of four.

The main lodge has a bar, dining area, lounge, sundeck and plunge pool – offering generous convivial spaces for guests to stay cool on warm afternoons and share stories of their Namibian adventures. Activities that can be arranged at Kulala Desert Lodge include hot air ballooning at dawn over Sossusvlei – a truly memorable experience. You can also go on nature walks by day and at night in search of bat-eared foxes and scorpions or enjoy scenic drives and refreshing sundowner drinks. Of course, excursions to the celebrated Dead Vlei and towering dunes of Sossusvlei are not to be missed.

Location

How to get to Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge can be reached by scheduled light aircraft flight from Windhoek or Swakopmund.

Activities at Kulala Desert Lodge

  • Excursions to Deadvlei, Sossusvlei dunes and Sesreim Canyon
  • Stargazing and sleepouts under the stars
  • Guided nature walks and drives on Kulala Wilderness Reserve
  • Sundowner drinks
  • Hot air ballooning

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Kulala Desert Lodge Highlights

  • A relaxed, welcoming lodge offering unrivalled access to Sossusvlei’s red dunes
  • Family-friendly accommodation with flat roofs for stargazing and sleepouts
  • Convivial shared spaces including a large veranda and refreshing plunge pool
  • Explore the exclusive and very scenic Kulala Wilderness Reserve
  • Enjoy incredible desert vistas and inspiring landscape photography opportunities

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Desert Rhino Camp

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Little Kulala

Little Kulala is a luxurious retreat which enjoys unparalleled proximity and private access to the famously large red dunes of Sossusvlei.  

Little Ongava

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Ongava Lodge

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Ongava Tented Camp

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Serra Cafema Camp

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Namibia Overview

Why should I travel to Namibia?
This land of deserts has some of the most photogenic landscapes in all of Africa. Although Namibia is not as famous for wildlife as some other southern African countries, it has many uniquely adapted and fascinating species that are well worth looking for. The country also has some fine wilderness lodges providing comfortable accommodation and excellent service in some of Namibia’s most remote areas.

When is the best time to go to Namibia?
Best during the dry season (May-Oct). Etosha is Namibia’s premier wildlife park. In the desert areas, you will not see large numbers of animals, but there are rare and interesting species to be found.

What is the culture of Namibia?
Herero, Baster, Himba, Bushmen and many other tribal groups with distinct individual cultures.

What is the climate in Namibia?
The cold Benguela current keeps the coast cool and rain-less. Rain falls inland during the summer (Oct-Apr) in thunderstorms. Summer days are hot and the nights cool, whilst winters are sunny and cold.

What can I combine Namibia with?
A big game wildlife safari in South Africa, Botswana or Zimbabwe, and the Victoria Falls.

How to get to Namibia?
The main gateway to Namibia is through Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. Flights to Windhoek depart daily from Johannesburg, the city where most visitors begin their Namibia itineraries.

Do I need a Visa for Namibia? Please call us on 1300 363 302

Do I need vaccinations for Namiba? Please call us on 1300 363 302

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