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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights and found the people very,very friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the lodges, the view, the quiet, the meals. On one of the nights, the staff performed some dancing and singing. I would have stayed longer if I could! We went on the trip to the Sand Dunes. Absolutely amazing. A lovely place!

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were met on arrival by an engaging and friendly member of staff called Anna. She set the scene for what was a very enjoyable 2 day sejorn. The Lodge is set in a stunning location and the rooms were everything we could have hoped for and more, but what really made the stay was the genuine hopitality afforded to... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you ZororoRetreat for your beautiful review and kind words for Anna and all the great staff in camp. We are overjoyed to see that your time spent with us was everything you expected and even more in some cases. With regards to the private gate; this has unfortunately been something we have not been able to change due to... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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136 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little Kulala Desert Lodge os nothing short of fantastic. We were there for one single night to visit the dunes in Sossusvlei, and chose this place since they have an own entrance into the park, which gives them the possibility to get to the dunes before the visitors from the main gate do. We were welcomed and introduced in a... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Dear swede1102, Thank you for your wonderful review we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us, especially that the long drive was well worth it – even if it was just for the one night. Climbing Big Daddy is a great achievement and the sights from up there are beyond words. We are glad you... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stop in Namibia, and we loved it. Staff were friendly and helpful, food was good, and the lodge itself was clean and comfortable. The views from the lodge and surrounding area are amazing - perfect for sundowners, and the trips / guides fantastic. Thank you!

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, We are glad to read all your great memories of your stay with us and glad to see it was such a successful start to your Namibian adventure. The views truly are fantastic and nothing better than a nice refreshing sundowner while enjoying the sun set. Thank you Wilderness Safaris More 

Modena, Italia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Main highlight is the position, facing the dunes and 5 mins driving from private gate. Highly recommended to take the FI option which includes all meals with drinks and 2 activities since this is the only way to have access to the private gate. Even though the price is high, the private gate guarantees to be on the dunes before... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pinky1306, We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us, and we agree the beautiful dunes are the best part of our camp and are very lucky to have such magnificent views right on our door step. We will be sure to share your beautiful words with Michael and all the great staff in camp.... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous time here at Kulala desert lodge. The staff made us feel so welcome, special mention to Stella, Rosalia, the boss and Matthew who took us on a hugely fun and informative trip to the dunes and a rather windy but fabulous sundowner. The Oryx fillet was fabby, you will get a lot of this in Namibia... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Dear BPGers, Thank you for sharing your recent experiences at Kulala Desert Lodge. We are delighted that despite windy conditions and a rather erratic wifi signal (which can happen in these out of the way places), you had such a marvelous stay with us. We will definitely pass on your very kind words about Stella, Matthew and team - they... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5,123 reviews
166 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10,973 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We recently visited Namibia for two weeks, staying at three high end resorts including two nights at Kulala Desert Lodge in Sossusvlei during our holiday. Our reservation was made many months in advance through Discover Namibia Safari & Tours, who recommended this property. Sadly, while this was the most expensive of the luxury properties we tried, it was also the... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Dear BradJill. Thank you for your kind and detailed review, we are glad to see that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and your much anticipated adventure to the sand dunes was as wonderful as you had hoped. We are truly grateful to receive all your constructive criticisms and hope that none of these elements had a negative effect... More 

Mechelen, Belgium
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great location, great view. This was our first lodge in Namibia and we stayed 3 nights : we enjoyed every moment, from looking to the stars, the beer(s) during our eveninig drive to 'big daddy'. If it's true what they say about looking at the stars makes you happy .... you can only be happy in this place

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Patrick J, Thanks for this lovely feedback - so glad you enjoyed your stay at Kulala Desert Lodge. The beautiful night skies in the desert are certainly a key feature of the area and you are quite right about them making you happy! We will be sure to share your thoughts with the team in camp. Kind regards Wilderness... More 

San Mateo
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162 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Kulala Desert Lodge This lodge is a busy one! The "tented" units are stretched on each side of the main building. A stony pathway leads to the units. Each unit is spartan but comfortable with great views of the Desert. The hot water is solar heated so the best time for a shower is in the early evening. If you... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fulldistance, Thank you for your beautiful review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and all our other guests. when the camp is full it can get quite busy however, the private Wilderness Safaris gate allowing us easy access to the dunes is a big plus. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

It's a long drive to Kulala Desert Lodge on dirt roads, no matter what direction you come from, so be prepared for what the staff call "a natural massage" on the gravel roads. Once you're there, you realise just how remote you are - but it is the perfect location if you want to be off the grid, slow down,... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Dear IlseB630, Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing your birthday with us, we are glad to hear it was a special one for you. We will look into the point you raised about the available activities, but glad to hear how much you enjoyed the activities you did take part in. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With vistas directly onto majestic red dunes, Kulala Desert Lodge is the closest location to Sossusvlei, and perhaps the lodge with the most spectacular views. The lodge's accessibility, and its large, friendly lounge and dining area with wrap-around veranda make this oasis in the desert perfect for families and friends. Visits to the dunes and vleis of Sossusvlei are highlights, along with fascinating desert wildlife and the overwhelming magnitude, and sense of adventure on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve. • 23 kulalas (3 family) • nature drives and walks • Sossusvlei excursion (via private gate) • Sesriem visit • sleep out deck • horse riding • hot air balloon ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge

Address: Sossusvlei - Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Namib-Naukluft Park > Sossusvlei
Price Range: £199 - £398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Kulala Desert Hotel Namib-Naukluft Park
Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge Namibia/Sossusvlei
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“Room 12 & 13 are close to the Lodge but excellent views of the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles ZororoRetreat, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are independant part canvas with permanent bathroom and a patio with views onto the dunes”
 of 5 bubbles radish20, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms closest to the main building have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles SandRKent, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1 to 4, farther away, are better for privacy”
 of 5 bubbles Feyziercin, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had no. 10, which is ok, better cabins from no. 14 - ... Nice terrace, but rooms could have a bit more atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles Jasperia, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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