Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Excellent(90%) From 246 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 246 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 J. from Northamptonshire
Arrived on: 20-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Fantastic lodge, very helpful staff, food great.

Terrific day out to the dunes with Michael our guide whose knowledge was extraordinary.

Sleeping out under the stars was also a highlight here.

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Mrs S. from Toronto
Arrived on: 13-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Kulala Desert Lodge is perfectly located near the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei.

The early morning guided drive to visit the dunes is highly recommended. Climbing Big Daddy with our guide was a unique experience.

We also enjoyed watching the stars from the bedroll on the flat rooftop.

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P & S. from Pickering
Arrived on: 5-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

We did not take the trip to Sossusvlei, it left at I believe at 6am.. We drove to the Dead Vlei shuttle instead. We spent most of the day in the park and saw all we wanted without the early rise!

If we were infirm the access to the tents(rooms) would have been difficult, stony narrow paths.

No activities.

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Ms J. from
Arrived on: 21-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Although I was keen to see this area, I found the rush of the cars entering the park at dawn to be quite overwhelming. Everyone goes down one road and stops and climbs the same dunes. I would advise anyone to climb the full height of the 'Big Daddy@ to get away a little.

We found the staff to be less friendly and interested in guests at this lodge.

However we loved the experience of sleeping out under the stars. Luckily one guide spent some time talking us through the stars beforehand.

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Mrs M. from Egham
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Loved this place

One of our favourite places, this lodge is set in stunning scenery overlooking the dunes in the distant.

You immediately feel relaxed and are welcomed with a cold drink and given a comprehensive informal chat on your stay and the facilities. The staff were all very friendly and would spare the time to talk with you. Dinner is served on a large candlelit outside balcony and is delicious. Rooms are spacious and comfortable.

The early drive to the dunes is wonderful with the guides being very capable and eager to share their knowledge.

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buckets
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Fabulous. Great staff.Great Game drives

Only comment was the awful roads to get to Kuala Desert Lodge from Windhoek.

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Mrs T. from LONDON
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Our favourite lodge

Kulala is in the most dreamy location just on the edge of the National Park. It is such a privilege to be able to access the dunes through their own private gate.

Everything was so well done. Our room was so well designed and nicely rustic. The excursions were exciting and our guides were so good. The trip to Sesriem Canyon was worth doing but the highlight was the trip to the dunes. The views take your breath away and it is a perfect challenge to try and climb the dunes themselves.

This really was a once in a life time experience. We even topped it off with a balloon flight over this magical landscape.

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Mr & Mrs W. from Clitheroe
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hot stay at Kulala Desert Lodge

Welcoming reception. Wilderness Safaris are trying to reduce plastic bottle waste. We were issued with named drinks bottles and encouraged to fill them from the water cooler. What a good idea!

Elegant décor and considerate staff combined to make this a very enjoyable stay. No one could do anything about the temperature of 50.5 degrees in the shade however.

The afternoon nature drive and sundowners with our guide Castro was informative and interesting. The promise of sunrise over the dunes could not be fulfilled as the gate did not open until 06:25. This meant that the ascent of Dune 45 and the visit to Dead Vlei took place in the hot sunshine of late morning.

Our afternoon visit to Sesriem Canyon with Castro was fascinating. We had expressed an interest in the geology of the area and he provided all the explanation that was needed.

If you are interested in star gazing from your roof terrace, make sure your visit does not coincide with a full moon! Once it had set, the sky was amazing.

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D & D from Cork
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Absolutely wonderful place.

We really enjoyed our two nights here. The welcome was warm, the staff were very helpful and attentive. The accommodation was lovely. The food was excellent and the relaxed setting of the lodge was very pleasant. We were entertained by singing and dancing after dinner on our second night.

We went on a guided trip to the dunes with our guide Castro and he was an excellent guide. Hiking up the Big Daddy dune was a bit of a challenge but well worth it! Seeing the dead vlei after was amazing. I would highly recommend this trip.

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Mr R M - Nam trip with daughter
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

This is a very nice place in the middle of the desert. The food is excellent and the service equally good.

The activities are somewhat strenuous but that is the nature of the place.

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