Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Kulala Desert Lodge is an Adventures Camp

Unrivalled access to the red dunes of Sossusvlei

Family-friendly Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 27 000-hectare (67 000-acre) private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Comprising 23 thatched and canvas "kulalas" 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 for sleep-outs under the stars. There are also three tents which can accommodate a family of four each.

The convivial main area includes a lounge, bar, dining area, plunge pool, and wrap-around veranda overlooking the riverbed – a perfect location to view and photograph the desert vista and to contemplate the day’s exciting activities.


  • This is the closest point of access to the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Explore the dramatic Kulala Wilderness Reserve by quad bike, hot air balloon, nature drive or on foot
  • The perfect location to view and photograph Namib Desert scenery
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Some things to do at Kulala Desert Lodge

  • First time to Africa
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  • Visit the red sand sea of Sossusvlei and climb Big Daddy, a dune rising 300 metres above the valley floor.

  • Get to Deadvlei at first light to put your camera to the test: the enormous clay pan is flanked by sand dunes that stand out stark against the blue sky and flush red in the early morning sun.

  • Spend the night on the star bed of your unit and enjoy one of the clearest skies in the world.


Activities and Facilities:

Game Drive (Night) Game Drive (Day) Quad Biking Guided Walks Hot Air Ballooning Birding Pool Family Room Solar Power Sleep-Out Deck Wi-Fi

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Submitted by: Wessel Landman, Jan 28, 2016

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Latest News From Kulala Desert Lodge

  • Kulala Wilderness Reserve - July 2016
    Jul 18, 2016

    A few guests were lucky enough to see aardwolf while on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve this month!

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  • Kulala Wilderness Reserve - June 2016
    Jun 22, 2016

    Explorations guide Franco Morao visited the Kulala Wilderness Reserve with a group and they were thrilled to see bat-eared foxes…

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  • Kulala Wilderness Reserve - April 2016
    Apr 26, 2016

    Guide trainer Johan Fourie visited Little Kulala and took guests on a night walk looking for the interesting life forms that emerge from the dunes at night…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ What really makes it great is the level of service, the friendly staff, the delicious food, and the amazing panoramic view of the dunes. ”
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Reviewed by: Urban_Pollyanna, 13 February 2016