Kulala Desert Lodge is a Wilderness Safaris luxury lodge in the heart of the Namib Desert, in a large private reserve bordering the Namib-Naukluft Park.
It offers magnificent views of the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei as well as spectacular mountains and vast open plains. Kulala has 12 thatched and canvas chalets with en-suite bathrooms and showers. They are set on wooden platforms to provide maximum airflow. Mattresses can be moved to the rooftop to sleep under the stars on a private stargazing platform on top of the room – a popular option with outdoor enthusiasts! The main lodge has a lounge, pub, dining area and plunge pool.
The verandah overlooks a waterhole and provides the perfect location to view and photograph the desert sunset. Early morning guided game drives to the spectacular dunes are via a private gate on the Tsauchab River. Game drives and walks are also offered on the private reserve to search for desert game and smaller desert-adapted fauna and flora, and to marvel at the incredible scenery. Spotlit night-drives are a highlight.
is featured in the following itineraries:
This is Namibia at its very best: a wilderness destination of outstanding beauty at every turn, taking you north to the salt pans of Etosha National Park, the remote Kunene and its desert elephant, before heading down the Skeleton Coast to the awesome Namib Desert. Choose between self drive or guided.
When to go: Apr-Jan
Duration inc. flights: 18 days
Price inc. flights: From £4,745 pp
Tailor-made trip idea
This guided small group trip explores the wilderness environments of the arid Namib Desert and the scenically dramatic Skeleton Coast. These remarkable landscapes and the highly-adapted wildlife that inhabits these desolate areas distinguish Namibia from any of its neighbours in Southern Africa.
When to go: May-Nov
Duration inc. flights: 12 days
Price inc. flights: From £5,195 pp
Trip type: Group tour
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The Namib Desert is the oldest in the world and, with no light pollution and clear night skies virtually guaranteed, it is also one of southern Africa’s finest stargazing areas. However, the most remarkable sight is at Sossusvlei, where the world’s highest sand dunes tower more than 300 metres.
Where: Karas, Hardap & Erongo Regions
Ideal for viewing: aardwolf, cape fox, gemsbok, springbok, lanner falcon