Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Good(89%) From 175 travellers
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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 - Newbridge
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely lodge in a beautiful location

We arrived tired and dusty to the warmest of welcomes. Staff could not have been more helpful

Accommodation - best tent I have ever stayed in! Nights were cold but climbing into a very comfortable bed where staff had placed hot water bottles was wonderful.

The views from the veranda are amazing and so peaceful

Special mention for our guide Ambrose who took us to the dunes at sunrise. Lovely, friendly and knowledgable man who made our trip

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Ms. W and Dr. F from San Francisco
Arrived on: 1-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Convenient for Sossusvlei

We chose this lodge for it's private gate access to Sossusvlei, and we were within the park within ten minutes of hopping in the Land Rover. The dunes at sunrise are stunning.

The lodge is a bit larger than we'd expected and very busy, but it all flowed beautifully, and in the end the experience felt quite personal.

The entire staff does a bit of singing and dancing during dinner, which was lively, and at times, hilarious. Great fun.

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Mr M & Ms J - Lancashire
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great camp for visiting the dunes

Good camp but feels like it needs a little TLC as regards maintenance. Staff are very friendly and helpful and the food was good.

The only real downside is the cost of the trips - you have to do the morning drive to the dunes because that is why you go there but the afternoon drive to the Canyon is very poor value, particularly if you are self drive.

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Amigos de Espana
Arrived on: 30-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

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Mr & Mrs K - Germany
Arrived on: 4-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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great lodge in sossusvlei

great lodge (chalets, pool, view, activites) competent, helpful and friendly staff

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Mr W & Miss W - Rochdale
Arrived on: 5-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Perfect Desert Location

Perfect location for visiting the desert dunes.

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Mr & Mrs E - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A good lodge in a remote area

A very good, remote lodge in an area of stark beauty. We had an excellent guided half day trip to the desert dunes.

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Mr & Mrs M - Germany
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Remote location. Friendly staff. Very good welcome. Everything included (including laundry service!) Good food.
Edward the guide excellent.

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Mr & Mrs M - Suffolk
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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One night not enough at Kulala Desert Lodge

We arrived as a group were leaving for an evening tour of Sesriem and although we were asked if we wanted to go, after the seven hour drive from Windhoek we just wanted to unwind. We had chosen to drive the C26 partly so that could see the view at the top of the Spreetshoogte Pass. Frequent stops to look at the views and the wealth of bird life along the route meant that it took longer than planned. The view was a little disappointing as the famous Namibia fog / mist had rolled in though we did get a good impression of the vastness of the Namibia desert.

The accommodation at Kulala is in individual chalets which are large tents overlooking the river bed and the distant dunes with a more permanent section housing the bathroom. The evening meal was a buffet with a wide choice of meats and vegetables including an excellent ratatouille. The lodge was not full and we were a little worried as they wanted us to go out the next morning with a family who wanted to be out all day. We could not do that as we had to leave by about mid day for our next destination. However they quickly found another guide so we were able to set off at day brake with just the very knowledgeable guide and ourselves.

Although we had seen many photographs of the dunes the actual sight of them up close in the early morning takes one's breath away. This is a must see experience on any Namibian visit. Kulala's location with its own entrance means that you can get to Sossusvlei in advance of most other groups though we were a little delayed as we stopped to look at birds en route. Do not stay here though if you want to explore with your own vehicle. It is along way back to the entrance and then it is 60 km from the entrance to Sossusvlei itself. You won't be at the dunes at the best time of day. Better still to go with the tour from the lodge.

The only minus point is that we were booked in for only one night. With hindsight we should have stayed two days so that we could have spent more time exploring the area, as our morning was a bit rushed.
All in all a lovely spot to stay, with friendly staff and excellent food.

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Mr & Mrs D - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Agian a lovely place to stay.

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