The kulalas (chalets) are built to cleverly make the most of the pristine landscape. Enjoy the lodge but most of all, enjoy the beauty of the Namib Naukluft area in the popular Sossusvlei region. The Kulala Desert Lodge is the ideal base, situated within the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve south of Sesriem.

Kulala Desert Lodge’s location at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei dunes allows for stunning views in every direction, while its private entrance to the Namib Naukluft National Park makes it the closest location to Sossusvlei. The camp is ideal for self-drives and groups.

Twenty-three thatched and canvas tents (including two family units), each built on raised wooden platforms make for airy, comfortable accommodation, with a rooftop area for sleep-outs under the stars. Afternoons around the pool provide relief from the heat, while the wraparound veranda at the main area overlooks a waterhole, and private tours of the dunes provide the ultimate Sossusvlei experience.

INSIDER'S TIP: Try your hand at desert photography – whether capturing the red colour of the dunes in the early morning light or the otherworldly tree skeletons standing starkly across the floor of Dead Vlei.

Place: Kulala Desert Lodge is situated at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei Dunes and is the closest location to Sossusvlei (via a private gate exclusive to Wilderness Safaris vehicles). Scenic nature drives and walks are available; guided electric powered ‘fat bikes’ are a fun way to explore the spectacular open plains. A highlight is to experience the area on a hot air balloon safari (weather permitting and at extra cost).

Accommodation: The camp comprises 23 thatched and canvas tents (including two family units), each built on a raised wooden platform, with a rooftop area for sleep-outs under the stars. The main area includes a pool and wraparound veranda overlooking a waterhole.

Purpose: Our programme to remove internal fences and livestock has resulted in the recovery of this ecosystem and its wildlife. 

NOTE: Ballooning closed on 25 December and 01 January, and from mid-January to mid-February.

Unique Selling Points

  • Closest camp and private gate access to the Sossusvlei dunes
  • Suited to self-drives, families and larger groups
  • Varied activities in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve from guided electric powered 'fat bikes' (included in the FI Rate Basis) to hot air ballooning (weather permitting and at extra cost)

Kulala Desert Lodge

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