Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge is one of Namibia's best situated lodges in terms of its proximity to the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. A sunrise excursion into the dunes leaves a few minutes before sunrise, with breakfast eaten under a camelthorn tree near Sossusvlei.

 

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Kulala Desert Lodge is one of Namibia's best situated lodges in terms of its proximity to the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. A sunrise excursion into the dunes leaves a few minutes before sunrise, with breakfast eaten under a camelthorn tree near Sossusvlei. As Kulala Lodge has a private entrance to the park the Sossuvlei excurison can by-bass the main park entrance at Sesriem.

The Kulala Desert Lodge is situated on a 21 000 hectare private property, bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, it offers splendid views of the Sossusvlei Dunes as well as spectacular mountain scenery. The lodge itself is built in an African style using a combination of clay and thatch. Accommodation at Kulala Desert Lodge is in one of twelve thatched and canvas chalets or "Kulalas" (Kulala in the Namibian language "oshiwambo" means "to sleep") with en-suite bathrooms and showers. These are set on wooden platforms to provide maximum airflow.

For outdoor enthusiasts, mattresses can be moved to the rooftop to sleep under the stars from a private star gazing platform. Kulala Desert Lodge has a lounge, bar dining area and small pool. A veranda overlooks the waterhole allowing views of wildlife and the wide open spaces of the Namib Desert.

Although Kulala lodge is not the cheapest lodge in the area, its unique position makes it an essential on any Namibian itinerary. Early morning guided game drives to the spectacular Sossusvlei dunes are via a private gate on the Tsauchab River.

Game drives and walks are also offered on the private reserve with incredible scenery, desert game and smaller desert-adapted fauna and flora. Spotlit night drives are a highlight. On the edge of the oldest desert in the world, this is not a game rich area, however, whatever game we see is interesting and dramatised by the contrast between the Namib Desert and animals like Springbok, Gemsbok (Oryx) and Ostrich who manage to survive in these harsh conditions. Night drives using spotlights often encounter small mammals such as Aardwolf, Bat Eared Fox, Hares and sometimes Spotted Hyenas

Accommodation: Chalet details: Each "kulala" is especially adapted to the unique desert conditions, built on a platform to ensure maximum airflow; a thatch roof provides a cool respite from the sun Ceiling fans ensure a breeze at all times En-suite with shower, flush toilet and hand basin. Each room has a private veranda with view of the majestic dunes without seeing the neighbours A private rooftop area on top of the bathroom gives guests the opportunity of spending a night under the magnificent night sky for which luxury bedrolls are available any time.

Camp description: The main lodge has been built entirely of clay bricks in an African desert style Reception Lounge and pub Dining room Veranda Thatch roofed There is a swimming pool with shaded area if guests want to relax during the heat of the day. Game viewing: A water hole in front of the main building gives the opportunity to see Oryx, Springbok, Bat Eared Fox, Aardwolf, Ostrich and Jackals. Some Spotted Hyenas can be heard at night.

Activities: Activities will be at an additional cost if guests are not booked on the Fully Inclusive rate. Nature drives into the desert in 3 x 10 seater and 1 x 6 seater 4 x 4 vehicles Walking Trails Visits to Bushman painting sites Visit to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Balloon safaris over Sossusvlei Horse riding safari The Scenic sundowner tour is one of the best scenic safaris in the Namib. This exclusive tour is ended with a Champagne sundowner.

 

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