An unexpected cold front hit Kulala Desert Lodge towards the end of the month and the temperatures dropped dramatically. This, together with strong winds, had guests sitting in front of the fire in the main area until lunchtime - a cosy option instead of going out in the storm.
Widlife and Landscape
Kulala Desert Lodge and the area is more well known for its spectacular scenery than an abundance of wildlife. Having said this, we did manage to find a pale chanting goshawk directing guests to the lodge and a grey heron feeding on a grass snake close by. If you look hard enough, however, there are always many interesting critters in and around the place.
As part of a competition to really take our guest experience to a new level, the Wilderness Training Team launched the “Set up Competition” in August. All Wilderness Camps in Namibia are encouraged to find new and exciting ideas for dining in the “bush” and send pictures of the event to the Training Team. This month Kulala Desert Lodge won for our huge effort in setting up a bush dinner under the stars.
“Dead vlei! The birds and animals, singing and dancing, drumming and the food! Hooray for the bucket in the shower! Just like we do at home. Nice touch with the cold cloths and greeting drinks much appreciated. We notice how happy the staff are, delightful. Love your Manager Atisari! We love you and want to move in permanently.”