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 Desert Lodge – April 2015
    May 16, 2015

    Were the extra-extraordinary sunrises and sunsets on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve this month a result of a volcanic eruption in Chile?

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  • Kulala Desert Lodge – February 2015
    Mar 31, 2015

    A crimson-breasted shrike was seen at the Kulala Desert Lodge waterhole, a bird we have not seen around the camp for some years…

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  • Kulala Desert Lodge – January 2015
    Feb 14, 2015

    Welcome rains and a ‘dust devil’ wind at Kulala Desert Lodge had guests and staff alike rapt with delight…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ This wonderful lodge has the most spectacular setting - the Namib-Naukluft dunes are a few hundred meters from the lodge and visible from one's room, and there are beautiful mountains on the other side. The Kulala Conservancy's location affords private access into the park which is fantastic. ”
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Reviewed by: MoscowLala, 2013.07.23