Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Excellent(91%) From 250 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 250 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 & Mrs A from Gloucs
Arrived on: 22-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Perfect location to see the dunes

Tented accomodation was comfortable with great views.

We did the sunrise trip and sunset trip. Both very worthwhile if a bit pricey. We should have been offered a fully inclusive package.

The nature of the location in the desert meant that the food was simple and lacking sparkle but adequate. Our guide and all the staff were enthusiastic and very helpful.

Puncture on hire car was fixed on site and gave no trouble for the rest of our trip.

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Ms M. from Canmore
Arrived on: 10-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

We had an enjoyable stay and particularly liked sleeping on the roof.

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Mr and Mrs S from West Sussex
Arrived on: 27-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Two nights overlooking sand dunes.

This is a very special place. Our room/ chalet which was close to the main building was fantastic. It had great views, a deck, lots of room and comfortable beds. The view to the dunes was marvellous.

The public area had many places to sit, a small library of books, bar etc. The swimming pool was well maintained and most welcome as it was 40c when we were there. The set meals were very good. There were tea and cake available in the afternoons - this was also very welcome. Service here was particularly good. All the staff did their best to make us welcome and often had time for a chat. When we were here it was unusually hot and there is no AC, but we just opened the vents in our tented thatched chalet.

You can also spend the night under the stars, as they will put a mattress on the roof of your room!

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Mr & Mrs G - Huntingdon
Arrived on: 8-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautifully located

Great location, especially being able to get into the dunes before the hordes arrived.

We loved sleeping on the roof under the stars.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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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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