Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Good(89%) From 171 travellers
Excellent
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 171 of our travellers who have visited Kulala Desert Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs E - Perth
Arrived on: 11-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location

Very friendly staff and manager very helpful. Food was not up to expected standard.

If sleeping out under the stars, remember to take mozzie spray!!

Hot air balloon ride is a must.

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Dr D. from Parker
Arrived on: 28-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge

This is a spectacular setting for a desert camp with mountains on all side and a dry river bed wandering through the property in front of our tent. My wife loved everything about this place and I came to appreciate the attraction of a lodge set in the desert. We went for a walk on our first night -- about an hour along the river bed and an encounter with an oryx where we both looked at each other in surprise and then he wandered off while we took photos. The next morning 6AM trip to the dunes was a high point and Kalala's direct access to the park is a big plus. We loved climbing the dunes, seeing the animals and the intense scenery.

It was very hot (42 C) in the afternoon and we did a late afternoon drive that included a small canyon which was, in our opinion, of not much scenic value or interest. Given the long drive to get there and a long drive to our next destination, the drive around options were not attractive.

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Family P from London
Arrived on: 24-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good

Kulala Desert Lodge review

Cheerful, helpful and efficient staff. All in deal for guide, meals, drinks etc makes it simple. Relaxed ambience, comfortable rooms. Only negative observation would be that the guide's English was sometimes hard to understand.

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Mr D & Ms T - Ontario
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Please see my comments on previous mail. Most importantly please include park passes AT Kulala for access to private road to park. If we were able to accomplish that surely you can provide your self drivers with that convenience. Staff was morose and unmotivated.

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Expert Africa comments

These travellers raised an interesting question about allowing self-drive travellers through the Kulala private gate. When the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) awarded Kulala the rights to the private entry gate they stipulated that the gate only be accessed by the Kulala guides in the lodge vehicles

Wilderness Safaris have had to report this incident to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) because if found out, this could get Kulala into serious trouble.

Expert Africa must stress here that no self-drive travellers are allowed to use this private gate.

Dr & Mrs M - Newcastle upon Tyne
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Such a lovely place, again superb service. Cannot fault it.

We did not use their tours but drove ourselves everywhere which was fine.

Lovely pool.

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Mr G and Miss R from Kent
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic stay at Kulala Desert Lodge

We were well looked after at Kulala and really enjoyed our early morning visit to the dunes with the advantage of using their own gate to access the park.

We went quad-biking with one of the guides in the afternoon which was great fun, enjoying sundowners at sunset.

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Mr A & Ms M - Sante Fe, USA
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Another spectacular location. Very different from Wolwedans. Not quite as isolated. We encountered many other groups around Dean Vlei and Soussesvlei.

It was very hot (up to 45C) so the pool was a great relief.

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Mr & Mrs M - Hemel Hempstead
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great base for exploring the dunes

Very comfortable, and the views as the sun set were fantastic.

it is well worth taking the guided trip into Sossusvlei is a very good idea, i wouldn't want to do it on my own. it is well worth getting up early to see the sun rise.

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Prof K party - 8 to Namibia
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent stay at Kulala

This lodge was excellent from all points of view with well-trained and attentive staff. Our trip to the dunes, organized through Kulala was outstanding.

The chalets were beautifully designed with very scenic views.

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Dr J party of 8 - Namibia holiday
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Service:
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Kulala Desert Lodge was great

Good accommodation, good guide, good food, great all-round experience. Smoking area on veranda should be restricted - we found it a bit off-putting.

The dune trip was good but a bit costly.

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