Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Kulala Desert Lodge is an Adventures Camp

Things to do at Kulala Desert Lodge

Activities revolve around early morning guided drives to the dunes of Sossusvlei through the private gate on the Tsauchab River, as well as nature drives and walks on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve.

Visit Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei

World-famous Sossusvlei is both the name for the area in general as well as an enormous clay pan, flanked by the enormous sand dunes. Nearby, at the foot of some these dunes the skeletons of trees dominate the landscape, where once water flowed. This is known as Dead Vlei.

Visit Sesriem Canyon

This fascinating geographical formation is well worth a visit. The result of millions of years where water carved its way into the earth, Sesriem Canyon is today three kilometres long. Views from the top are breathtaking while walks through the canyon reveal distinct geographical layers which were laid down over aeons.

Nature drives

The 37 000-hectare private Kulala Nature Reserve offers visitors exclusive wildlife-viewing opportunities which include the likes of gemsbok (oryx), bat-eared fox, brown hyaena and birdlife. Enjoy a coffee or sunder stop in scenic parts of the reserve as a highlight.

Walking trails

Walking trails focus on becoming immersed in this remote area, as well as its scenic beauty and the fascinating, and surprisingly, diverse array of insects, reptiles and rodents which make this dry and harsh region their home. The Tsauchab River Trail takes a stroll along the dry riverbed close by the camp.

The sundowner tour

Set out in the late afternoon for a nature drive and complete your excursion in a remote and dramatic spot on the reserve, sipping a gin and tonic while watching the sun set over the distant mountains or dunes.

Star bed

Sleep out under the starry starry skies of the Namib and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa on the roof or your unit.

Hot air balloon safari*

The balloon safari on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, with a champagne breakfast being served at your landing site. *This activity is at additional cost and is closed from 15 January to 15 February.

Horse riding safari*

Ride through some of the most spectacular and unusual scenery on the planet on well-schooled horses. Watch the sun go down at a beautiful spot while sipping a drink and then canter back under the stars in time for dinner. *This activity is at additional cost and on request.

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Latest News From Kulala Desert Lodge

  • Kulala Wilderness Reserve - September 2016
    Sep 22, 2016

    The desert comes alive at night on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve and the guides have had very successful evening walks finding scorpions and different species of geckos, while stargazing is always a hit with guests too…

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  • 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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“ 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