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Kulala Wilderness Lodge and it’s upmarket sister lodge Little Kulala are the only two lodges within the 37,000 hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. This borders the famous Namib-Naukluft National Park which is home to Namibia’s iconic highlights such as Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Dune 45 and Big Daddy.
Each of Kulala’s 23 thatched tents, as well as the comfortable main area make the most of the view as they face towards the sea of apricot-coloured dunes.
As well as accessing the Namib-Naukluft National Park on guided tours through the private gate, guided and un-guided walking trails and nature drives on the concession are also on offer. “Fat bikes” are also available which are particularly popular for families. It is also just a short distance from the hot air balloon departure point so it is a great lodge for those looking to experience this unique flight over the desert scenery.
It is a fascinating and beguiling area and along with the famous landmarks there is some great wildlife to be seen. Although, as you would expect in such an arid environment populations exist in a low density in this area and any sighting should be savoured. Ostrich, gemsbok and springbok can be found and black-backed jackals, Cape foxes, aardwolves, spotted hyena and also brown hyena are sometimes seen. The dune lark is Namibia’s only true endemic bird and can be found in this area.
The décor of the spacious main area and the individual rooms echo the surrounding landscape with shades of sandy browns, reds and pops of colour with orange and yellow soft fabrics. The main area spills onto a wrap-around veranda where dinner is often served by candlelight during good weather and inside an open fireplace is welcome during the chilly winter nights. There is also a bar and lounge, a curio shop and a good sized pool considering the desert habitat.
Inside the canvas rooms twin or double beds can be found and they are raised off the ground to give an increased flow of air during the hot summer months. There is no air-conditioning but a large ceiling fan does help to keep the rooms cool. A favourite aspects of the room are actually found outside the confines of the room itself, a private deck with a table and chairs is the perfect spot to enjoy the view and then at the back of each tent a ladder leads to a private roof terrace. Guests can sleep out on the deck in comfortable bedrolls, under a blanket of spectacular blanket of stars.
Include a swimming pool, curio shop, lounge, bar, large verandah and private sleep out decks.
Individual dining is possible both inside and outside, depending on weather conditions.
Kulala Desert Lodge is operated by Wilderness Safaris, one of the leading safari operators in Africa. Up until 1996 the area which is now the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve was used for subsistence goat farming and very little indigenous wildlife remained. After taking over the area Wilderness Safari’s have worked to return the area to as natural a state as possible and lot of the native wildlife has returned.
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