Situated in the private 37,000-hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve, this luxurious desert retreat consists of eleven thatched, climate-controlled kulalas (the word means to sleep), which merge impeccably into the timeless landscape,
Kulalas are equipped with both indoor and outdoor showers, exquisite fittings and fixtures, and innovative bleached decks. Each has its own plunge pool and a rooftop skybed for romantic stargazing. The elegant lounge and dining areas use neutral colours, varied textures and natural light inspired by the soothing pastel tones of the desert. There is also a library, wine cellar and boutique.
The lodge is situated in an ideal location, bordering the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Activities begin with an early morning drive via a private gate on the Tsauchab River into the spectacular towering dunes of Sossusvlei and Sesriem. Guided drives and wildlife walks - including the Black Mountain Trail and a scorpion walk - on the private reserve reveal incredible scenery and desert-adapted flora and fauna. The sundowner drive is the most scenic of all.
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This flying safari encompasses the finest attributes of Namibia: the dramatic dunes of Sossusvlei, the fascinating rockscape of Damaraland with its diverse compliment of desert adapted wildlife, and the enormous hidden Hartmann Valley in the far north. Experience beauty and solitude at every turn.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 9 days
Price inc. flights: From £5,795 pp
Tailor-made trip idea
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
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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