Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 323 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 323 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 K. from Egham
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good base for a desert adventure

Kulala Desert Lodge is in a wonderful location - even getting there is quite an adventure.

The rooms were wonderful and the opportunity for some to sleep out on the roof. The overall service was fine, but a bit sloppy. We were not given fully accurate information on arrival and not fully briefed on possible activities. That said, it was correctly assumed we would visit the dunes in the morning and we thoroughly enjoyed our outing on the fat-tire bikes - not to be missed!

Food was fine, but definitely the poorest of our ten days in Namibia.

This lodge could improve its game I think - it is trying to be high end but falls a bit short.

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Mr LeenP from Lewes
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great place in largely unspoiled desert

Beautiful place in largely pristine desert. Very dry and hot. Small water hole near lodge, few animals.

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Mr L from Leicestershire
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good overnight stay with good food though buffet style.

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P & B, from UK
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Lovely place - and such helpful staff. We were suspicious about a slow puncture on our vehicle - they found the cause, changed the wheel, mended the puncture so we had a useable spare, and lent us a phone to contact Bidvest to sort out a new tyre - all part of the service!

We loved the conservation ethos (no single use plastics, conserving water etc).

Dinner on the deck was great, and the singing from the staff added to the atmosphere.

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Dr's W from Victoria
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Accommodation was delightful. Location impressive, although the waterhole was a tad desultory,

We did two tours and the guide was helpful and knowledgeable. Activity pricing seemed higher than anywhere else we stayed. Oryx snoozing in the shade of our room was pretty special. Food was fine.

Roads on the the 2-3 hrs prior to reaching the lodge was a little substandard.

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Mrs C. from Crewkerne
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Great lodge with delicious food and incredibly lovely staff.
Right on the edge of the National park so access to dunes was shorter - and we did make it to the top of the dune before MOST people - though I think you could self drive from the main gate and get there just as quickly.
The decent from the dunes down into Deadvlei was great fun.

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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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