Kulala Desert Lodge

At a glance

  • Tranquil and secluded
  • Borders Namib-Naukluft National Park
  • Rooftop sleeping areas for a night spent under the stars

Kulala Desert Lodge


An intimate desert lodge close to the Sossusvlei Dunes

Within the 67,000 private acres of the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, the Kulala Desert Lodge is a tranquil, secluded paradise in the arid Namib Desert. The closest point of access to the iconic Sossusvlei dunes, this is a fantastic base from which to explore the reserve, with various activities on offer including scenic drives, nature walks, and for those seeking a little more adventure, an early morning hot air balloon safari.

Thatched rooms with en-suite bathrooms offer beautiful views of the reserve, while a rooftop sleeping area allows for a night spent beneath a blanket of stars. In the main guest area, spend an afternoon relaxing by the pool or in the lounge and bar, or watch out for wildlife on the large wrap-around veranda overlooking the waterhole.

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Key information

Within the Namib-Naukluft National Park in the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, close to Sossusvlei

Airport transfer time: Approx. 5¼ hours from Windhoek airport
Rooms: 23

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Accommodation information

Each of the 23 thatched and canvas tents offer en suite bathrooms and outdoor verandahs. You can also take the ladder up to the roof where bedrolls are supplied so you can sleep beneath the stars.


• Head out on a nature drive* • Take a guided walk* • Enjoy the thrill of quad biking within the reserve* • Visit and climb the iconic Sossusvlei dunes* • Take an early morning hot air balloon flight with Champagne breakfast*


Dining area, bar, lounge

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*Denotes local charge