Kulala Wilderness Camp

Reviews of Kulala Wilderness Camp

Excellent(92%) From 63 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 63 of our travellers who have visited Kulala Wilderness Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. & Mrs. L - Swanley
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fabulous location.

All of the staff were friendly and extremely helpful.

Food excellent and plentiful.

Major problem with the roads leading to this location and I felt that it was imperative that motorists had a 4x4 as standard. Anything else was inadequate due to the amount of punctures being experienced by drivers.

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Mr and Mrs O - Somerset
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Two Nights on Iron Mountain

We deliberately chose Kulala Wilderness camp as we prefer not to be on top of the main attraction - in this case the famous dunes. We also selected a Wilderness Safaris camp since we know from previous experience that the level of service is consistent across all their camps. We were not disappointed.

The dunes and Dead Vlei visit was wonderfully memorable, due in great part to the efforts of our guide Richard. He then fixed a fantastic picnic lunch in the shade of a tree and arrranged for hundreds of Cape sparrows to line up on a branch to share it with us.

There were very few negative aspects. One is the siting of the camp on an iron oxide rich mountainside which acts as a highly effective storage heater enveloping the camp in warm air all night. We also had a very irritatingly early departure after our second night. Our pilot had overnighted at the camp and to make a 7.15 take off needed to be at the strip at 0700. Requiring a 30 min transfer that meant leaving camp at 0630 meaning a 0600 shake and no chance at all of a morning activity.

The camp was exceedingly well run and particular thanks must go to Petronella and Smelda. Thank you all.

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Mr. L and Family - Denmark
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kulala Wilderness Camp review

Excellent tents, spetacular isolated location, good restaurant and very friendly service. Only negative thing: the morningdrives to Sesriem canyon and Sossusvlei were overpriced at approx. 1100 N$ per person even for a high end place as this. However, If you have a car, you can easily go on your own.

Also, ballooning approx. 4000 N$ per person, absourd price in our opinion!

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Mr A & Mrs L - Notts
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Wilderness Camp review

We arrived in wind and it just got stronger throughout the stay to the point where the side of the canvas tent parted from the wood - a bit worrying when tearing noises wake you up in the middle of the night! It was immediately mended when we spoke to the staff and they couldn't have done more to try and keep us warm and comfortable - hot water bottles every night and offers of extra blankets etc. It was a beautiful, isolated location, with the chance to see amazing sunsets out across the dunes.

We decided to make our own way to Soussouvlei and were glad we did as those who got up at 4 (!) to go on the organised trip, with lunch, were back by late morning as it was too windy to stay and have lunch there. I think we had a better day, it certainly worked out cheaper and allowed us to spend more time where we wanted instead of having to fit in with an organised group. The only thing we missed was Sesriem as the 'bus' just wasn't up to that particular piece of gravel road - we managed about half a mile then the shaking was so bad we turned back.

The staff at Kulala were all friendly and helpful, especilly Petronella, her laugh just lit up the day.

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Mr and Mrs L - London
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good desert experience at Kulala Wilderness C

Despite some problems with the weather (an east windblowing up sand storms!) we had a good 2 nights here. The trip to the dunes was really good and not too busy. We also had a guide to ourselves for a game drive in the evening so we were able to do what we wanted which was good

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Mr & Mrs W - California
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Wilderness Camp review

The Kulala Tented Camp really brought home to us the vastness and desolation of the Sossusvlei area. We could look out from our “front porch” and see miles of desert-like landscape, covered with brush that looked a little like wheat and rimmed, in the distance, by mountains. Calling it a "tented camp" is really a misnomer since the only thing tent-like about it was the canvas walls. Otherwise, any creature-comforts we could have wanted were there.

Probably the best part of our "tent" was the second floor platform, which you reached from an outdoor staircase. The first morning we got up at at 4:30 a.m. to see the sun rise over the dunes. I stepped outside of our tent to see how cold it was and was stunned to see the sky literally covered with stars. Eric and I went up onto the platform and felt like we were in an observatory – the milky way was clearly visible as was the Southern Cross and what seemed like a zillion other stars. I saw my first ever shooting star, which seemed to stream across the entire southern half of the sky. It was truly magical and something I will always remember.

I might add that there was another couple staying at the Kuala Tented Camp who had a four year old son. The staff and the guides were wonderful to their little boy and went to great lengths to take care of all of his needs.

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Mr M & Mrs L and Mr P & Ms H - Hampshire
Arrived on: 17-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Wilderness Camp review

This was a lovely camp off of the main road ( we mentioned this as quite a few of the Kulala lodges were near the road), although the road was not at all busy. We were given bottled water every day, however be aware that you have to pay for this and that it is not complimentry, this was not explained to us on arrival. Our rooms were really lovely and we had two balconies, one up the top and one at the front, with lovely views.

At the main part of the lodge, there is a loo with a view and it was just that, you look straight out onto a mountain, never seen anything like that before it was fantasic.

We enjoyed a full days ride out onto the sand dunes, we were up at 4am and watched the sun come up over the dunes it was an amazing sight to see, we did not get back till 2pm, worth the early start, we were treated to a lovely lunch set under a tree for shade and dunes in the background, which was very impressive.

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Mr A & Ms G - Ireland, honeymoon
Arrived on: 7-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Wilderness Camp review

We were driven here from Wolwedans and it was somewhat of a disappointment after Wolwedans. The rooms were lovely and the view across the valley was beautiful but a step down from Wolwedans. The Staff were very pleasant and helpful but not to the same professional level as those in Wolwedans, it was almost as if they were trying to hard. The food was good.

The activities were good and we were taken to an amazing spot for sundowners on the first day. We climbed the dunes and we went to the dead vlei. The activities were good and enjoyable but by the time we got do the dead vlei it was too hot in the morning and we had missed the best light to catch the real beauty of the place.

We enjoyed our stay here.

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Dr R & Mrs. C - France
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Dramatic setting

Everything was great. Loved the early morning trip to see the sunrise over the dunes.

Accommodation was beautiful, with fabulous views.

Richard was a very well informed guide.

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Mrs. I and Family - Keston
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Wilderness Camp review

Another beautiful camp in a wonderful setting. The staff were very helpful and informative and made us feel very welcome. The hot air balloon trip was just incredible.

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