- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Namib Desert
- Lodge size; 11 thatched suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
- Nature drives into the desert
- Walking trails, including the Tsauchab River Trail
- Visit to Sossusvlei and Sesriem
- Balloon safaris (additional cost, closed 15 January to 15 February)
- Horse riding safari (on request and at an additional cost)
- The scenic sundowner tour, one of the best scenic safaris in the Namib
Little Kulala Lodge the flagship of Namibia's extraordinary Sossusvlei area, has for several years been attracting informed travellers, who enjoy the first-rate facilities, charming hospitality and nearby proximity to the towering dunes.
This acclaimed desert retreat, in the only reserve with direct access to Sossusvlei, Little Kulala Lodge has climate-controlled villas and an elegant entertainment area that includes al fresco fine dining as a highlight.
Journey through the Namib in harmony with the environment and savour the personal and sumptuous style of Little Kulala, the gateway to Namibia's extraordinary Sossusvlei where the world's tallest dunes can be found. Set amongst ancient camelthorn trees on the dry Auab riverbed it offers first-rate facilities, charming hospitality, and proximity to the towering red dunes of the Namib Desert.
There is no better way to experience the famed "Sand Sea" other than in the flesh.
This Sossusvlei Luxury Lodge offers 11 climate-controlled, thatched "kulalas" (the word means 'to sleep') merge impeccably into the timeless desert landscape, with exquisite fittings and fixtures, innovative bleached decks each with a private plunge pool. Each kulala has a rooftop 'sky-bed' for romantic stargazing, with both indoor and outdoor showers.
Little Kulala Lodge offers an elegant entertainment area includes a library, wine cellar, craft boutique, lounge and dining areas; dining under the clear Namibian skies is a highlight. The interiors have been designed to provide an all-natural and unique experience in this most beautiful environment. The extensive use of neutral colours, gorgeous textures, and natural light reproduce the soothing pastel tones of the desert.
Pure linens, cotton, and mohair dyed with natural vegetable dyes all make for a very organic camp which takes its inspiration from its surroundings, notably from the magnificent Dead Vlei in the middle of Sossusvlei.
The overall mood and feel is cool, serene, organic and sheltering.
All meals are provided, and the elegant entertainment area is used for al fresco fine dining.
- Solar powered
- Main swimming pool
- Private plunge pools at each suite
Early morning guided game drives to the spectacular towering dunes of Sossusvlei are through a private gate into the reserve.
Sossusvlei is situated within the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, which itself is part of the Namib Naukluft National Park that stretches 400km south of Walvis Bay and is sandwiched between the west coast and the escarpment that runs parallel more than 100km inland.
Its huge red dunes and flat valley floors make up the archetypical view of the Namib that is world famous.
Guided drives and walks are also offered on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve with incredible views, desert-adapted wildlife, and plants.
A balloon safari at extra cost offers a unique experience soaring silently above the desert before landing for a champagne breakfast.
Massage treatments from a small menu are available on request.
Rates from NAD$ 8 315.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
- Park fees
- Laundry at camps which are able to provide this service
- Namibian VAT and Tourism Levy
- Local beverages
- Local and international flights
- Premium imported beverages and champagne
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional activities
- Travel insurance