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Kulala Desert Lodge - Namib Desert

Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, and is closest to the iconic dunes of the Sossusvlei. 

Overview

From ZAR 1,790 pppn
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Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, and is closest to the iconic dunes of the Sossusvlei. Accommodation at Kulala Desert Lodge comprises 15 thatched and canvas "kulalas" ("to sleep" in Oshiwambo) with en-suite bathrooms and verandas.

 

Each unit is built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breezes and has a deck on the flat rooftop where bedrolls are placed for guests to sleep under the myriad stars that Namibia's clear skies portray.

 

Kulala Desert Lodge has a main area with décor inspired by northern Africa, as well as a lounge, bar, dining area, plunge pool, and wrap-around veranda overlooking the waterhole - a perfect location to view and photograph the desert vista.

 

The overall setting is a true delight to the senses, bringing together the rhythm of Namibia, wholesome meals and intimacy. A waterhole in front of camp attracts a number of local wildlife (such as gemsbok, springbok, ostrich and jackal) and provides a perfect location to view and photograph the desert scenery.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities at Kulala Desert Lodge

VISIT SOSSUSVLEI AND DEADVLEI

World-famous Sossusvlei is both the name for the area in general as well as an enormous clay pan, flanked by the enormous sand dunes. Nearby, at the foot of some these dunes the skeletons of trees dominate the landscape, where once water flowed. This is known as Dead Vlei.

 

VISIT SESRIEM CANYON

This fascinating geographical formation is well worth a visit. The result of millions of years where water carved its way into the earth, Sesriem Canyon is today three kilometres long. Views from the top are breathtaking while walks through the canyon reveal distinct geographical layers which were laid down over aeons.

 

NATURE DRIVES

The 37 000-hectare private Kulala Nature Reserve offers visitors exclusive wildlife-viewing opportunities which include the likes of gemsbok (oryx), bat-eared fox, brown hyaena and birdlife. Enjoy a coffee or sunder stop in scenic parts of the reserve as a highlight.

 

GUIDED WALKING TRAILS

Walking trails focus on becoming immersed in this remote area, as well as its scenic beauty and the fascinating, and surprisingly, diverse array of insects, reptiles and rodents which make this dry and harsh region their home. The Tsauchab River Trail takes a stroll along the dry riverbed close by the camp.

 

SUNDOWNERS

Set out in the late afternoon for a nature drive and complete your excursion in a remote and dramatic spot on the reserve, sipping a gin and tonic while watching the sun set over the distant mountains or dunes.

 

STAR BED

Sleep out under the starry starry skies of the Namib and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa on the roof or your unit.

 

ECO QUAD BIKING

Eco-sensitive quad biking through the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve will allow you to take in those incredible views, feel the wind through your hair, and catch a glimpse of the denizens of the desert.* This activity is at additional cost.

 

HOT AIR BALLOONING

The balloon safari on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, with a champagne breakfast being served at your landing site. *This activity is at additional cost and is closed from 15 January to 15 February.

 

 

 

 

Rates 

11 Jan 2015 - 14 June 2015 (DBB)

ZAR 1,790 per person sharing

11 Jan 2015 - 14th June 2015 (FI)

ZAR 4,012 per person sharing

15 June 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 (DBB)

ZAR 2,592 per person sharing

15 June 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 (FI)

ZAR 5,062 per person sharing

1 Nov 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 (DBB)

ZAR 2,077 per person sharing

1 Nov 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 (FI)

ZAR 4,417 per person sharing

Child 3-16 sharing with parents (low season)

35% of adult rate

Child 3-16 sharing with parents (high season)

65% of adult rate

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All rates are inclusive of VAT and in South African Rand (ZAR) .

 

Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing.

 

Single Supplement: Applies all year

 

Children aged 0-2 yrs sharing with parents travel free.

What's Included (DBB Basis)

What's Included (FI Basis)

  • Accommodation

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast

  • Tourism Levy

  • VAT

  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

  • Accommodation

  • All meals

  • Scheduled camp activities included Sossusvlei excursions, game drives and nature walks

  • Local drinks

  • Laundry

  • Tourism levy

  • VAT

  • Transfers to and from Geluk airstrip