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Kulala Desert Lodge

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- Hot air ballooning
- Lots of desert activities
- Myriad of game

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Kulala Desert Lodge is located in the Sossusvlei in the southwest region of Namibia. The surrounding 67,000-acre Kulala Wilderness Reserve is home to a variety of animals, and provides a great location for guests to try out unique activities such as ballooning and quad-biking.

Guest accommodation consists of 23 timber suites (the ‘kulalas’). Each is fitted with stone bathrooms and an upper deck that allows guests to sleep under the stars. The main stone-under-thatch lodge houses a number of communal facilities including a restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, and wrap-around veranda overlooking the scenic red dunes.

Activities here centre on the lodge’s location in the expansive desert. Guests can explore the iconic red Sossusvlei dunes on foot, on nature or sundowner drives, by quad bike, by horse, or by hot air balloon, which is particularly attractive to photographers looking to get some snaps of the famous Namibian desert. There are also a number of other places to see hidden in the desert, including the Sesriem Canyon or Dead Vlei, home to fossilised trees. Animals commonly spotted include gemsbok, ostriches, black-backed jackals, dune larks, and springboks.

Children of all ages are welcome. Two of the suites combine to create a family unit, with a shared bathroom suitable for families with younger children. An additional four rooms pair up with shared decks, suitable for families with older children.

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  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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