A warm and characterful lodge at the foot of the Sossusvlei dunes
Kulala Desert Lodge is located on the 37.000 ha Kulala Wilderness Reserve in the Namib Desert and offers comfortable thatched and canvas rooms with expansive desert views. Gravel pathways lead to the inviting main area that features living and dining areas, a pool, and a wraparound veranda overlooking a waterhole. Guests can access the Sossusvlei dunes through an exclusive gate and explore the long-lived surroundings with game drives, biking, and guided walks. The camp is powered by a hybrid system of solar energy and a diesel-powered generator, and each tent has its own solar geyser. Kulala Desert Lodge also prioritises conserving and reducing through water-efficient devices and energy-efficient lights and appliances.
Best time to go to Namibia
Namibia is best visited between May and October when safari viewing is at its best. Between the winter months of May and July, daytime temperatures are moderate, while nights can get quite cold, so remember to pack a warm jacket. The veld fills with baby animals during the summer months of November and December. This is also an excellent time for birders as many migrant bird species have returned. The rainy season is from November to April, resulting in dramatic thundershowers and even desert flooding.
The 23 Kulala tents offer en-suite facilities and can accommodate 2 people per unit, while 2 of the units can accommodate a group of 4 people in 2 bedrooms with their own en-suite facilities. Elevated on wooden platforms, these thatched and canvas units boast magnificent views and have flat rooftops allowing starry-night sleep-outs.