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. B - N Yorks
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Food:
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good lodge

nice place to stay, johan was a brilliant guide

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Mr & Mrs W - Andover
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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The smallest room had a great view!

After a spectacular flight with Scenic Air from Swakomund we were grateful that we weren't abandoned to the wilderness but were greeted by our friendly guide and driver Jonathan, who we accompanied for the next two days.

We had a wonderful view from our tent, and especially whilst seated on the loo - no frosted glass needed at Kulala there's not a lot about to invade your privacy. Wide open plans with mountains in the background - felt that there should have been some wilderbeasts but I guess it is too dry for them.

Jonathan took us up into the mountains for a great sunset and some equally good gin and tonics, and spent some time chatting to us about Namibian life. Dinner was taken on the verandah overlooking the wilderness and the stars around a large family table, enabling chat with all sorts of people from all around the world. We attempted to sleep on the roof to star gaze but unfortunately beaten back inside by the buzzing of the mosquitos.

At 4.30 a.m. were we up and off to Soussvlei after breakfast, first watching 4 giant ballons take off at sunrise. The sunrise was beautiful and the sand dune scenery stunning. The walk up "big daddy" dune was great although we didn't quite make it to the top. I am very grateful to Jonathan for keeping me going, his patience and encouragement got me much further than I would have managed on my own - what he didn't tell us until too late was that you need sand proof knickers 'cos the only way down a sand dune usually entails use of your bum!

We descended into deadvlei where the colours are spectacular. This wonderful trip was topped off by a delicious brunch served with great efficiency by Jonathan. There was a great spread including marmite! however we failed to convert any of our French companions or Jonathan to become fans of it. We returned to Kulala and enjoyed an afternoon relaxing in and around the pool.

Another early start and this time it was us up in the ballons at sunrise. It was a brilliant experience, with wonderful views from 1200m over the Kulala area, the mountains and the dunes and the other ballons. After a very expert landing on the back of trailer, with the aid of a group of friendly locals, we had a champagne breakfast to finish it off. Great.



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Mr S & Ms H - Dublin
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Great base to visit the dunes

Located close to the dunes. Good Wilderness camp - staff here were significantly more friendly than the other Wilderness lodge we stayed at. Excellent tents and meals were good.

Our guide Johan was excellent and made our trip to the dunes far more enjoyable than if we had gone alone - including encouraging us to climb Big Daddy at Dead Vlei!

Would recommend booking the activity to visit dunes with them - saves time getting in at dawn. Sundown activity drive isn't worth the money. Would book full board versus buying activities separately

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