Climate and Landscape
A few cold fronts came through the Sossusvlei area and the Kulalas experienced some rather chilly weather during September. This is a relief for guests going to Sossusvlei, however, since they don’t have to deal with the extreme heat that this area often has. A few light rain showers surprised everyone as rainy season in this area is only February/March. It seems like winter will last a bit longer in the south of Namibia this year.
Oryx, springbok and ostrich are common sightings around the waterholes though the hyaenas remained more elusive; black-backed jackals and Cape foxes were seen and heard at night.
Trees in Sossusvlei are scarce and guests and animals compete for time in the shade, so when an oryx annexes one of the better trees the guide dutifully heads off to find another spot to set up lunch.
Uncle Ronny is a relief manager at Little Kulala and has been such a valuable addition; he brings with him years of experience and his cheerful and jolly personality have been very infectious, lifting the team’s spirits. Meanwhile, guide Anton was thrilled with a bandana he received from his guests as a gift.
“Our guide Abner added so much to our trip. Helpful knowledge he always made sure we were comfortable and taken care of. He has a great sense of humour and made the long trips joyful.”
Well done Abner on such great feedback!
“Running down the dunes and the spectacular scenery, everything. Our guide Michael on the canyon trip was such a nice man and told us so much. The management team were so kind and helpful.”
– Kulala Desert Lodge
“Everything exceeded our expectations, thanks to all the Little Kulala team for an unforgettable experience and truly wonderful start to our journey through Namibia, Thank you!”
– Little Kulala