Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Kulala Desert Lodge is an Adventures Camp

4Cs Projects at Kulala Desert Lodge

Back in 1996 Wilderness Safaris set up an operation on land close to the spectacular Sossusvlei. As this locale had previously been used for subsistence goat farming, precious little indigenous wildlife remained. Today, with careful rehabilitation, the land and its wildlife is back to its former glory.


Kulala Wilderness Reserve

When Wilderness began operating on the reserve, a massive programme to remove internal fences and livestock was undertaken and the recovering health of the ecosystem brought the wildlife back. Then, the fence that divided the Kulala Wilderness Reserve (KWR) and the Namib Rand Nature Reserve was dropped, and while those between KWR and the adjacent Namib-Naukluft National Park remain, they are no impediment to the movement of wildlife.

Small Carnivore Research Project

With the creation of the Kulala Wilderness Reserve an opportunity arose to study the rehabilitation of this area after years of subsistence farming. The Small Carnivore Research Project ran in 2000, when bat-eared fox were studied as an indicator species for land rehabilitation, followed by studies on aardwolf, black-backed jackal, Cape fox and African wildcat.

Energy-saving initiatives

Kulala Desert Lodge is powered by a hybrid system, combining solar energy and a diesel-powered generator. Thanks to the solar energy the generator only needs to operate for eight hours a day as opposed to 24 hours. In addition, each guest tent has its own small solar geyser that provides hot water.

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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