Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 294 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 294 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 A. from Alaro
Arrived on: 6-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

If you have your own car, don't bother with the excursions that they offer- including sossusvlei- you are much better doing this on your own.

Guides offered nothing, so in effect a glorified shared taxi.

otherwise, recommend sleeping out under the stars on the roof.

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Ms M from London
Arrived on: 6-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

In the middle of the Sossusvlei Desert, magnificent sand dunes everywhere.

The room was great with deck out the front to look over the plains. You could sleep on the roof outside, which one of us did, for a lovely experience of seeing the stars.

Very good service and friendly staff.

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M & E from UK
Arrived on: 13-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very efficient service

Very efficient service here from Kulalu as per the usual Wilderness Safaris experience and they accommodated our needs well as this was a quick trip - we did the morning dunes excursion and then had to drive all the way to Swakop in the afternoon.

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Ms T. from Holland Park
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

The staff at this place made it the highlight of the trip. They were so friendly without coming across as fake. They seemed to genuinely enjoy being there.

The location is stunning.

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Frank and Cath from Retford
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Really good activities with a very informative guide (Castro). Easy access to the dunes a bonus.

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Ms C and Mr N - October
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Lovely entry point to the start of our trip. Good guide Alfred and very friendly staff.

We thoroughly enjoyed Soussevlei and great recommendation from Alfred to visit the opposite way around to most people and therefore miss the crowds at Dead Vlei

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Mr T and Ms K - Netherlands
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Great place for visiting Sossusvlei.

Note for self-drivers: although the lodge is geographically closest to Sossusvlei and has a private entrance to the area, this private entrance is not open for self-drivers. Those that insist on self-driving must return to to the public gate at Sesriem (45 min drive) to get to Sossusvlei, or alternatively join one of the tours runs by the lodge.

Note on the tours: the trip to Deadveli was great, the stop at Sossusvlei itself was rather unremarkable.

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Mr & Mrs P. from Hook
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kuala Desert Lodge - perfect

Spectacular location, attentive staff, excellent facilities, great food.

Very relaxing.

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Mr & Mrs H from Leicestershire
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Kulala is a lovely lodge and we really enjoyed our time here. The staff were most friendly and helpful. Our guide on all our trips was Richard who was excellent. The morning trips at the Wilderness Lodges include lunch which makes them good value. We did the early morning trip to the dunes and we arrived before it became too crowded. We managed a walk across Dead Vlei without another soul in sight. it was stunning. We also took 2 afternoon drives with sundowners and Richard ably imparted his knowledge of the area.

Our room was excellent and the food superb, especially when you consider how far it has to be transported.

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Mr & Mrs H from Taunton
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Balloon ride fulfilled all expectations. Trip to the dunes was good but guide didn’t make much effort.

Again, as a four we found we were seated at the back of the restaurant near the serving hatch and behind the big tour groups.

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