Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Good(89%) From 175 travellers
Excellent
97
Good
61
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 175 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 M - Hemel Hempstead
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
Excellent
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Food:
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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
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Food:
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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
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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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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Mr S party of eight - South Africa
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Great Dune Experience

Very friendly staff and you are made to feel welcome.

Chalets and view are excellent and hospitality very good.

Food and beverage was very good.

Location relative to the dunes and Sossusvlei excellent.

Would have liked a bit more time to find the dune lark-bird sighting.

Guide to Sossusvlei was very good and friendly. Excursion a bit more expensive than one would expect for 8 people

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Mr L & Mrs H - Namibia in September
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Extraordinary location. Great room - v interesting night sleeping under the stars on the raised platform at the back, disturbed by oryx activity.

Morning trip to dunes exceptional, especially Dead Vlei.

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Prof. P & Prof S - Namibia highlights
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Stunning location and excellent standards

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Mr F and Ms C from Toronto, Canada
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
Average
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Kulala set in a beautiful location

Excellent location and night out under the stars.

The staff and specially the Manager were great and helped us out when we left our passports behind by sending them ahead to a future lodge.

The guide was more of a driver than a guide but was very knowledgeable if you asked a lot of questions.

For a lodge like this the food could be a lot better.

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Mrs B & Friends, Switzerland
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

It was not as comfortable as we had expected.
This was made worse by the cold weather . In the morning, we woke up with the temperature around 10° inside the tents!

The food was very disappointing -the worst of the holiday.
The staff was very helpful especially in managing the plane charter for the Mullaly family.
The guide was also very good.
No wifi

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Miss WM & Mr DS - Dublin
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Kulala Desert Lodge was really lovely.

Chalets are great and the reception/restaurant/main bar building is lovely also. It was the first place we'd seen any kind of Namibian singing and dancing and we really really enjoyed that! The manager there is lovely and treated us very very well.

We appreciated the opportunity to dine as a couple as well, which we welcomed from time to time, rather than having to eat in a group.

One thing which we felt was a real shame though is the fact that using their access to Namib-Naukluft Park is prohibited. We were getting a little fed up of driving at this point and the opportunity to use their access to the park would've been very much appreciated!, even if they'd wanted to charge a fee. I think they could meet people half-way and consider that their guests have paid money to stay there and some sort of deal would be worked out whereby guests can use the access to the N-N Park for a small fee, or no fee preferably!!

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Mr A and Dr H - Berkshire
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Kulala provided comfortable accomodation. However, we found that the Wilderness approach to presenting the menu for each meal was formulaic and as a result this made the staff appear to be insincere. This was just an impression and, in fact, we couldn't fault the service we received either during meals or elsewhere on the site.

The main course in all the meals we ate was always well cooked and full of flavour. Dessert was disappointing, though; cheesecake was still frozen and creme caramel (served with cinnamon replacing the caramel) was bland. This didn't spoil our experience. We enjoyed our time there and they helped us celibrate our wedding anniversary by presenting us with a bottle of sparkling wine.

This was a great place to see and photograph the stars, we were fortunate that the moon set early in the evening while we were there. As it is outside the park, it is not possible to be at the dunes at sunrise and photographers may be disappointed by the crowds that have beaten them to locations like Dead Vlei.

We thoroughly enjoyed the early morning balloon flight with its wonderful champagne breakfast. We were hoping to pass over the dunes but wind conditions meant that that was not possible. Even so, it was a great experience.

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