Climate and Landscape
As winter comes to a close, dramatic sunsets and picturesque sunrises were commonplace here in the desert. There was an astonishing and beautiful lightning display in the sand dunes early one morning, to the delight of guests and staff alike.
The fog comes in regularly and dawn is the coldest part of the day. It then warms up and is quite pleasant for all. The gusting winds have also died down, giving the housekeeping department some respite, with excursions to the dunes a lot more enjoyable.
The animals are making their way back to the Kulala Wilderness Reserve and gemsbok (oryx), ostrich and springbok have been seen moving back to the area as the green graze further north dries out.
Springbok and gemsbok were seen at the Kulala Desert Lodge waterhole while black-backed jackals as well as brown hyaena were spotted often in the area too. Cape fox as well as African wildcat were regular visitors to the main area.
During a Sossusvlei trip, one of the guides came across a sidewinder burrowing itself into the sand.
No excursion to Sossusvlei is complete without brunch under the trees at this world-famous natural phenomenon. In fact, guests were suitably impressed with their al fresco setups all month.
“The people! They were friendly and attentive. They listened and remembered our suggestions and requests.” – Little Kulala
“This was the most luxury tent/cabin we have ever been to and experienced. It was adequately lit and offered at least four outlets/adapters. We had plenty of hot water 24/7 with a ceiling fan, a safe and a door which locked with a key. The food, especially the wines, was quite good. The view of the dunes was beautiful; from our deck we saw some oryx as well as ostriches, jackals and numerous birds. The bush pilots were professional and experts in their jobs. We really enjoyed flying with them. We wish to return some day as well as try some of Wilderness Safaris’ other locations throughout Africa. YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF YOUR ENTIRE STAFF.” – Kulala Desert Lodge