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Wilderness Safaris Little Kulala
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Stayed here two nights in August. Beautiful room and setting with your own patio and plunge pool
If you wish you can sleep on the rooftop although it was chilly at night when we were there.
The staff is outstanding in service. Food was excellent. Enjoyed the 4 wheelers !
Guide was very good. Nothing but nice things to say.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

This 5-star accommodation is pure luxury. In the middle of the desert, it gives you a wonderful view to the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei.
The chalets are with much space n between them so that you feel like being alone here, you do not hear a sound except the silence of the desert.
The large private terrace and large panoramic windows allow you to see the kudus and ostriches passing from the big XXL-king size bed. The chalets are spacious and tasteful, the aircon works perfectly and so does the fridge / minibar which is refilled every day. Even bath, shower and toilets are so spacious and built in African style. What was really funny was the second shower outside. From there, one could see the animals while taking a shower. On the roof top, they arranged for outside beds, so that we could do wonderful star-gazing. Room service is a couple of times a day and generally, staff anticipates our every wish. Overall, staff could not be more friendly and courteous as they are. Anyways, the real luxury here is the fact the low number of chalets that only allows a low number of guests and therefore the service is more than excellent. They give you the feeling that you are the only and most important guest in the whole facility.

Food is excellent and is served on a terrace with wonderful view to the desert and the water hole.
Apart from breakfast, supper und dinner in the afternoon a light always very delicious snack is served.
The guides are very well educated and trained and have a very good knowledge of the nature. Thus each little trip in the morning or in the afternoon was delighting.
One of the things that I keep in mind as one of the nicest memories of Namibia at all is the bush dinner.
Overall, this place is paradise pure and I am glad that I could be there.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Janet8000
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Wow thank you everyone at Little Kulala for a trully special stay. Little Kulala is a gem in the middle of the desert. A must stay when in Namibia and the only place to stay in the Sossussvlei area. This is a little oasis - superb staff, superb food, superb acccomodation. From the moment you arrive, everyone tries to make your stay here a trully memorable one. From the rooms that all have their own private plunge pool, to the view which every room looks out onto, to the excellent food you get at breakfast, lunch and dinner.This is certainly not the place to come if you are watching your weight .The magnificent candle lit braai/ barbeque al fresco dinner on the dry riverbed that the staff went to great pains to organise and surprise their guests with was trully a unique experience. A big thank you to Willem our guide who was tireless in his effort to take us everywhere and to make every day a special one for us.He was very knowledgeable and gave us much info about the area, he took us to the most perfect spots for sundowdoners and perfect sunsets THANK YOU Willem for having given us SUCH special memories of this wonderful magnificent place. To trully appreciate all the surrounding sights, one should stay here at least 3 nights as there is much to see and do - do it all, the dunes, the nature trail, the canyon and especially the hot air balloon flight. FANTASTIC!!!.Thank you all at Little Kulala for such special memories.

Room Tip: All the rooms have stunnimg views as your bed faces this beautful landscape with wall to wall window...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

We recently spent our honeymoon in Namibia and as our first stop we stayed in Little Kulala. The site is stunning, exclusive and genuine.
From the moment we arrived the staff bent over backwards to be welcoming, helpful and to accommodate our needs. Special mention to Raymond - we love your sense of humour.
We loved the isolation of the site and the privacy of our room, complete with a plunge pool to cool off from the desert heat.
Our room was very comfortable, the A/C coped ok and the rustic bathrooms were great.
They never stopped feeding us - the food and variety was excellent.
There was no wifi, which I actually loved because it just added to the feeling of isolation and experiencing this truly unique part of the world.
Our guide Nikki was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable and always conscious of making sure we were having a good experience.
There were plenty of activities e.g. visiting the dunes, quadbiking (accompanied by ostriches, oryx and springbok etc), drinking sundowners in a beautiful location up in the hills, nature walks, or just relaxing. The sunsets are magnificent.
There's an option to sleep under the stars - which is a must.
There is a little watering hole in front of the dining area which is frequented by a diverse range of animals.
The managers Lynette, Heinrich and Elisabeth were always around and were very down-to-earth people.

Little Kulala is a must!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Little Kuala proved to be the perfect place to stay in the desert. Fantastic rooms with great privacy and all facilities you can possibly need! In particular sleeping on the roof is a great option. The location of this small camp is perfect; close enough to the public camp gate to avoid too much driving, and at the same time remote enough to feel that you are in the wilderness.

The food was great and all staff was visibile and service minded in every way.

January proved to be a good time to visit Even though temperature was high. Few tourists joining us for big daddy and perfect conditions for sleeping outside were some of the pros.

Little Kuala is highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

You cannot believe the location, the staff, the guides, who all make this place so special. Cannot find anything to be negative about and would recommend anyone to stay here for the experience and the luxury of the suites, getting up early for the dune drives was a bind but the sights soon made up for it and the surprise evening dinner under the stars was the highlight of our stay.
Do not miss this lodge or you will regret it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

My husband and I recently spent two nights at the Little Kulala safari camp. Unfortunately, it was 41 degrees celsius with a horribly hot wind blowing every afternoon and evening. As well, having gotten up at 4:30 in the morning to be able to get to the base of Sand Dune #45 in time to climb it for the sunrise, there was far too much cloud in the sky that morning to be able to really see the true colours. Having said that, the landscape and colours of that part of the desert are truly remarkable.

As for the accommodation, again, it would have been far more enjoyable if it had been slightly cooler and without the winds in the afternoon and evening as each of the "cabins" has a large private outdoor area including a lovely little plunge pool. Even with the ever diligent staff cleaning the pool out regularly, it was impossible to keep the sand out of it.

The interior of the individual cottages were very beautiful. Large, bright, spacious with very clean modern furnishings. Huge windows let in the seemingly endless desert views. Good closet storage and counter space and the bathroom was very large and well designed including an oversized double vanity, closed in wc and large double shower. There was also a very private outdoor shower.

Staff were friendly and very accommodating and our guide was, though quite new to the job, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Before we left on this trip I had read one tripadvisor comment about the "invisibility" of the camp directors - in fact we found they were always around, always available and very helpful so either the other reviewer was just unlucky or they have addressed this issue effectively.

Food was good but not fabulous. Loved the artificial watering hole a few hundred yards in front of the lodge so that you could enjoy watching the springboks, oryx and ostriches pretty much any time of day or night.

Little Kulala is a unique experience for anyone interested in amazing geological formations and for people interested in photography. I would suggest that the Namibian summer time is not the best time to go but otherwise it is worth a trip if you are in the southern part of Africa.

Room Tip: they are all the same - all very beautiful.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wilderness Safaris Little Kulala

Address: Sossusvlei - Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Namib-Naukluft Park > Sossusvlei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Sossusvlei
Price Range: £102 - £866 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Wilderness Safaris Little Kulala 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The closest luxury camp to the remarkable Sossusvlei dunes, Little Kulala's exquisite fittings, pastel tones and use of natural light merge into the timeless desert landscape. Aside from excursions to the dunes, the unadorned beauty of the Namib is explored via game drives and walks on Kulala Wilderness Reserve, providing sightings of desertadapted wildlife and plants, from ungainly ostrich to charismatic bat-eared fox. Scenic sundowners take in awe-inspiring views that stretch endlessly to a distant horizon, while a "star-bed" offers slumber under some of Africa's clearest skies. • 11 rooms (1 family) • nature drives and walks • Sossusvlei excursion (via private gate) • Sesriem visit • sleep out deck • quad biking • massage treatments • hot air balloon ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Little Kulala Hotel Sossusvlei
Wilderness Safaris Little Kulala Namibia/Sossusvlei

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