Little Kulala Lodge
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Accommodation Namibia - Southern Region

Little Kulala Lodge is a luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 37 000-hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve - the gateway to Namibia's Sand Sea with its towering dunes and clear starry skies.

YouTube video: Sossusvlei:


Accommodation at Little Kulala Lodge consists of 11 climate-controlled, thatched "kulalas" (the word means 'to sleep') which merge impeccably into the timeless desert landscape, with exquisite fittings and fixtures, and innovative bleached decks - each with a private plunge pool. Each kulala has a rooftop 'skybed' for romantic stargazing, with both indoor and outdoor showers.

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Little Kulala features an elegant entertainment area which includes a library, wine cellar, craft boutique, lounge and dining areas. Dining under the clear Namibian skies is a highlight. The interiors have been designed to provide an all-natural and unique experience in this most beautiful environment. The extensive use of neutral colours, gorgeous textures and natural light reproduce the soothing pastel tones of the desert. Pure linens, cottons and mohair dyed with natural vegetable dyes all make for a very organic camp which takes its inspiration from its surroundings, notably from the magnificent Dead Vlei in the middle of Sossusvlei. The overall mood and feel is cool, serene, organic and sheltering.

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Desert-adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok eke out an existence and are sparsely distributed around Little Kulala. Smaller creatures such as bat-eared fox and aardwolf can be seen at night in the cool desert air. One bird, the aptly named dune lark, has its entire global distribution limited to the area, so dependent is it on the area's characteristic sands.

YouTube video: red sand dunes at Sossusvlei:

Activities at Little Kulala start with morning guided drives to the spectacular towering dunes of Sossusvlei, through a private gate into the reserve. Sossusvlei is situated within the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, which itself is part of the Namib Naukluft National Park that stretches 400km south of Walvis Bay and is sandwiched between the west coast and the escarpment that runs parallel more than 100km inland. Its huge dunes and flat valley floors make up the archetypical view of the Namib that is world famous.

Guided drives and walks are also offered on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve with incredible views, desert-adapted wildlife and plants.

Another option, at an extra cost, is early morning ballooning, beginning at first light. The balloon safari 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.

YouTube video: hot air balloon flights above red sand dunes at Sossusvlei:


Directions to Little Kulala Lodge: by charter flight: Geluk airstrip, by road: the same entrance as Kulala Desert Lodge (C27) and follow the signs. Little Kulala is approximately 7 kilometres from Kulala Desert Lodge).

Rates per night per person - FI: on request


Sossusvlei Morning Excursion & Afternoon Property Excursion

Wake-up call 05h00
Light breakfast - consisting of cereals, yoghurt, muffins, croissants, bread, fruit, juice, coffee, tea. Depart from camp at 05h45 through the private gate situated +/- 45km away from Sossusvlei. Not many animals will be encountered while driving through this section of the Namib Naukluft Park. Stunning landscapes, dry river beds and contrasting sand dunes reflecting the morning sun rays capture the eye while driving towards Sossusvlei Pan where the seasonal Tsauchab River meets the ever encroaching barrier of red sand.

Guests will have the opportunity to walk to Dead Vlei which is 1,1km from the parking area. Almost all our guests prefer scaling the Big Daddy dune +/- 345ft high to take Photographs of this fascinating landscape. This activity alone can take up to two hours. Guest who prefers to take it easy can explore the dry pans and surrounding sand dunes in the area. A hearty brunch with beverages is served round about 10h00 at the picnic tables in Sossusvlei consisting of, cold meats, chicken drumsticks, mini sausage rolls, samoosas, spring rolls, cheese platter, salads, breads, juice, coffee, tea and fruit platter.

Guests arrive back at the lodge between 12h00 - 13h00.

Afternoon Property Excursion including Sundowners

This activity starts with beverages, savoury and cakes in the main area where everybody meets at 17h00, departing at 17h30. The drive is conducted on our 30 000ha property with the possibility of seeing Oryx, Springbok, Ostrich, Jackal and Hyena but, sightings are not guaranteed. The main focus is the scenic landscape and the panoramic vista of the Namib Desert. The vehicle will stop at a suitable spot where sundowner's drinks and snacks can be enjoyed while the sun sets over the red dunes Guests will return to Camp between 20h00 and 20h30 to freshen up and have dinner.

Sossusvlei trips wake-up call 04h30
Depart 05h15
Return 12h00-13h00

Scenic Nature Drive
Depart 16h30
Return round about 19h00

All Wilderness Safaris' establishments: due to a high demand the full balance is due strictly not later than 10 weeks prior to arrival!
Special meals can be booked in advance. Rates are subject to change without prior notice should tax be increased or Government levies introduced. Rates include Value Added Tax.







Contact & reservations:

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

Map of all three Kulalas and Wilderness camp (Kulala Wilderness Reserve), Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy



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