Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Good(89%) From 164 travellers
Excellent
91
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Below are independent comments from 164 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.
Ms B & Mr W - Switzerland
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lodge okay... Balloon ride not to be missed

Rooms were smallish and very close together. Was aware of other guests. There was construction (expansion) going on and the noise detracted from the setting.

Staff was pleasant and friendly. Trip to the nearby canyon was a disappointment. The dunes Soussevlei were awesome.

The guide, Peitrus was very accomodating and friendly/knowledgable.

The balloon ride (outside vendor) and breakfast in the desert was one of the highlights of the entire trip. The balloonist (Dennis) was very friendly and entertaining.

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Mr & Mrs S - Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Excellent, friendly welcome with chilled drinks and towels after lengthy drive. Superb location, excellent sunset and stars.

Food and service efficient, friendly and first class. Welcome drinks and snacks for our companions' anniversary very well received. Toiletries excellent! Bed rolls on roof to sleep under stars magical experience, comfortable and warm. Very accommodating with early wake up and breakfast before our trip to Sossosvlei. Lovely place to stay.

Some difficulty paying with card and time taken making up bill delayed early departure.

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Mr & Mrs S - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Warm and friendly greeting on arrival.

Very comfortable rooms with the option of sleeping on the roof under the stars - an experience we thoroughly enjoyed. Very good food and service. Fantastic view from lodge looking over to the dunes.

We requested a very early breakfast which was no problem at all for the staff.

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Mr B - London
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Very relaxing - loved the camels!

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Ms A & Ms M & Miss E - Norfolk
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Kulala in touch with nature

On arrival we were met by the staff with drinks and a very warm welcome. Our introduction to the camp was clear and informative. We were able to sort out our activities straight away without any fuss.

The cabins were fantastic with stunning views. The temperature was very hot and the fans and the canvas flaps allowed us to keep cool. All rooms all had body and room mosquito spray, even though we didn't need it.

Although initially a bit horror stuck to discover that our veggies did not eat chicken or fish, the chef came out to the table to discuss meal options, which when delivered were of the highest standard. Once again the food was of an exceptional standard as was the quality of service.

The staff were lovely and interested in us, the after dinner singing was superb. Our guide Wilhem was outstanding and very patient with everybody. Another outstanding experience.

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Family A - Scarborough
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Kulala Desert Lodge

Arrived late after an arduous drive from Windhoek. A delayed start trying to sort out lost luggage (Thanks SAA!) meant the last two hours were in the dark.

The setting is fantastic. The rooms were very comfortable and the welcome was warm and friendly. I cannot fault their care. Specifically we were advised to crack on with our planned activities (balloon flight and trip to Sossusvlei) as the weather was closing in. Thank Heavesn we did as everything was cancelled th next day. The balloon flight is a must. We have ballooned across the Serengeti and frankly this was better. The pilots were superb and amazingly skilled. A top ten lifetime experience.

The DeadVlei was amazing. A bit like an early Star Trek set or an artists installation. Also, the dunes were heaving with life. Beetles, lizards, butterflies etc.

To be honest, I was not looking forward to this part of the trip much but I was astonished. It was a magical place to visit.

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Family P - Cirencester
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Wow, what a location! Stunning.

The early morning trip to watch sunrise over the dunes was incredible - the guide was superb - and we had a delicious lunch on our return. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Sunsets equally as impressive.

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Mr & Mrs E - Coulsdon
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
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Desert magic at Kulala Desert Lodge

This was a wonderful start to our holiday celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary. The staff went out of their way to make the actual day a special event including providing a bottle of sparkling wine and a wonderful cake (shared with the other guests). They tried (and succeeded) to make themselves an extended family for us - really heart-warming. The cuisine was very good home cooking and the baking was outstanding, the anniversary cake was great and the morning muffins just heavenly.

The balloon trip which began the day was memorable and the pilot (Paul) made sure everyone toasted our anniversary.

Our guide, Christoff, was exceptionally knowledgeable and was very kind to us "oldies", choosing a relatively easy dune for us to climb (Dune 45) - great fun coming down!..

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Ms. F - Essex
Arrived on: 12-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

This was one of my favourite lodges.

Everything was top of the range including the view from our own bungalow of the dunes, the doors fully opened onto a veranda and they are positioned so you see no one else. The staff were excellent and happy to tell you about the local customs in terms of dress, language and culture.

My partner did the balloon trip and felt it was worth the money, as it as unforgettable. The lodge works hard to offer responsible tourism i.e. cold water is available all day to avoid buying bottled water.

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Ms G from Luxembourg
Arrived on: 9-May-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Rooms:
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A nice place near the dunes

Kulala Desert Lodge is a very nice lodge with excellent food and friendly staff. The rooms were a bit on the small side in comparison with the other lodges we stayed in later, but very nice and clean.

The staff is friendly and trying to do their best but it was difficult to figure out who was who, as when they introduce themselves they never say what their function was. The introductory talk with the manager (?) was a bit hasty and it wasn't too clear what exactly the activities were about, so we had to ask them to explain again.

The balloon trip is definitely worth doing.

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