Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 317 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 317 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 J from Switzerland
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great desert vibe

Great desert vibe

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Mr J x 4 from USA
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Overpriced

If you enjoy a sewage smell in your expensive room, then Kulala Desert Lodge is your place.

There is no benefit to staying at KDL as regards to getting into the park early. The dunes were swarming with people who had come from Sesriem by the time we arrived.

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Pavel from Eleebana
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Great location, accommodation, food, service.

The activities (trip to the dunes with Stanley and to Sesriem) were the highlight. Also enjoyed the sleepout on the roof despite the cold.

Great experience overall.

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Family K from Florida
Arrived on: 27-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

We also loved Kulala Desert Lodge. We liked the ambiance and the setting was gorgeous. It was nice to be closer to Sousselvlei as well--but meant we did the tour with the Lodge instead of on our own--would have been a real pain to drive back to the entrance. But we liked going with a guide for this as we wanted to information. The one nit I have but it was fine is that we ended up climbing one of the smaller dunes instead of Big Daddy and had we realized we had a choice, we would have climbed Big Daddy--I think it was because our group was not very fit. But we had a lovely time.

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Ludocie from Sheen
Arrived on: 15-May-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Jaw droppingly stunning

5 star from start to finish.

That's the staff, guides, drives, food, location and accommodation, esp the starlit night on our roof.

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Dune lover from London
Arrived on: 7-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge Review

We all loved this lodge, there staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming.

Our guide Rachil (the only female guide at this location) was great fun, full of life and enthusiastic. We also found her informative and keen to show us the local environment. Great location for Sossusvlei. We loved the tented chalets and attention to detail.

We stayed for two nights but could easily have stayed for 3.

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Mrs G.& Mr H. from Moelln
Arrived on: 5-Apr-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great experience

We had a wonderful morning and afternoon drive with a very good guide. He met us again in the evening for a night walk and showed us scorpions! We loved to sleep on the roof-top under the stars. It is a little bit chilly in the night, so take your blankets up to the roof.

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Mr & Mrs A from Hants
Arrived on: 17-Dec-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Generous inclusion of wine with evening meal appreciated!!!

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Ms H from Canada
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Very friendly staff and lovely spot. Glad to have had the opportunity to sleep on the roof under the stars: wonderful!

The guided tour into the dunes was excellent, and as stated in guide book there is a separate private entrance to the park. We were self-driving; so this had the disadvantage of not being able to easily access the park after the tour (i.e., we would have to take a long drive to access the regular entrance).



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Mrs M & Mr S from USA
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Another long driving day from Swakopmund to Kulala, eight hours, including stops and lunch. Arrived in time for a sun downer drive. Interesting area. Lovely rooms, one night we slept outside in raised roof area.

Another bottle of wine to celebrate our anniversary...we have definitely been spoiled!

Took game drive to Sossusvlei and hiked to top of Big Daddy dune, well worth the effort. Incredible scenery down into Deadvlei. Took another sun downer drive, this one to Sesriem Canyon.

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