Kulala Desert Lodge
Place: Kulala Desert Lodge is situated at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei Dunes and is the closest location to Sossusvlei (via a private gate exclusive to Wilderness Safaris vehicles). Scenic nature drives and guided nature walks are available; guided electric powered fat-wheeled bike excursions (at extra cost on a DB1 rate basis, however, included on a FI rate basis - subject to availability on either rate basis) are a fun way to explore the spectacular open plains. A highlight is to experience the area on a hot air balloon safari (weather permitting and at extra cost).
Accommodation: The camp comprises twenty three thatched and canvas tents (including two family units), each built on a raised wooden platform, with a flat rooftop area for sleep-outs under the stars. The main area includes a pool and wraparound veranda overlooking a waterhole.
Purpose: Once farmland used for subsistence goat farming, the Kulala Wilderness Reserve had very little indigenous wildlife. In 1996 Wilderness Safaris stepped in to rehabilitate the area and today the land and its wildlife have returned to their former glory.
NOTE: Ballooning closed on 25 December and 01 January, and from mid-January to mid-February.
Unique Selling Points
- Closest camp and private gate access to the Sossusvlei dunes
- Suited to self-drives, families and larger groups
- Varied activities in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve from guided electric powered fat-wheeled bike excursions (at extra cost on a DB1 rate basis, however, included on a FI rate basis - subject to availability on either rate basis) to hot air ballooning (weather permitting and at extra cost)