Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge
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Unforgettable dunes and ballooning at Kulala
Again the hotel itself and our room were lovely and the staff friendly and helpful. Our trip to the dunes (Willem was an excellent guide) and the balloon flight were unforgettable.
The food was a little ordinairy for one meal. Much better for the other. But generally cold!
The swimming pool didn't look especially inviting when we arrived (there had been 10 oryx drinking from it the previous night!!) and there was some algae on the first day. It looked much cleaner the second day!
Kulala Desert Lodge
The overall experience of the camp was good. Our guide Franz was very accommodating & friendly - we were amazed that he had only been guiding for 4 months.
The trip into the dunes was excellent because Franz made it so.
The food was poor and cold when served.
The desert was the highligt
Lovely hotel - the visit to the sandunes was the highlight of my holidayRead more about the whole safari
Fantastic situation for visiting Sossusvlei
The welcome was reasonably friendly but this place is a less personal lodge than Zebra. We thought our chalet had a brilliant setting and the view from the main veranda was lovely at sunset.
The food was tasty but was delivered at great speed and dinner was not a relaxing affair! We would have preferred more time to finish our courses and between each one being brought!
The sunrise drive was wonderful. We stopped for sunset and were pretty much the first to arrive at dead vlei and watched the sun come over the dunes with great photographic opportunities. We then walked up to a ridge of Big Mama which had lovely views. Personally we would have liked to walk up further but the guide and some of the party stayed behind which perhaps restricted us.
A trip to the Sesriem Canyon was offered in the evening but we thought that this was a lot of money and chose to drive ourselves, which gave us opportunity to get petrol and a permit for the next day.
Fantastic place and great room / tent)
Arrived after dark so first sight of dunes from the tent doorway at sunrise the next morning was a wonderful experience.
It was a great place to stay, with an 'upmarket' feel to it, although the very nature of the camp and the number of guests inevitably gives it a slightly less 'personal' feel to it than a few of the other places we stayed at.
The trip to the Sossusvlei dunes was great, but there was some delay as the guide left with the wrong key for the gate padlock(!) then we got a puncture later on so arrival at Dead Vlei was a bit late and consequently not ideal for photography. The lunch in the desert was great though. Our guide, Christoph, was fairly new to the job but gave us a very good trip
Prime position for experiencing dunes
Warm welcome but over elaborate intro to comply with company rules.
Main areas pleasant but food , although good in patrs, did not live up to brochure.
Local walks interesting but very limited. Trip to dunes very well done.