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.


Guided quad-biking*

Eco-sensitive quad biking through the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve will allow you to take in those incredible views, feel the wind through your hair, and catch a glimpse of the denizens of the desert.* This activity is at additional cost.


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 Desert Lodge – January 2014
    Jan 31, 2014

    A Cape fox has joined the Kulala Desert Lodge team…

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  • Kulala Desert Lodge - September 2013
    Oct 29, 2013

    Camp NewsAs part of a competition to really take our guest experience to a new level, the Wilderness Training Team launched the “Set up Competition” in August. All Wilderness Camps in Namibia are encouraged to find new and...

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  • Kulala Desert Lodge - May 2013
    Jun 24, 2013

    The Kulala Desert Lodge team is a little more vigilant at night because a one-horned oryx has made the camp its home base giving a few individuals a bit of a fright.
    Small predators like bat-eared foxes and Cape foxes are sighted...

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ 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