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Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

326 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kulala Desert Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 38 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Kulala Desert Lodge.
Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Oryx

95% success

Zebra

27% success

Wildebeest

17% success

Brown Hyena

7% success

Spotted Hyena

7% success

Aardvark

0% success

Giraffe

0% success

Meerkat

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 41-50 of 326
Duration
Arrival date
Mr W & Miss P
UK

"Kulala comfort in a lunar landscape"

2 nights Arrived 15 May 2018
"Lovely welcoming staff and nothing seemed too much trouble for them.

Food was good and plentiful. Excellent array of food for breakfast and good choice for evening meals. Tented accommodation was good and each unit sufficient distance apart to provide privacy. The option to sleep on the roof under the stars was interesting.

Took the trip to DeadVlei with Richel and was pleasantly surprised in not having to go back up the lodge's 14 km drive to get to the main road to drive to Seisreim but to take a short cut and arrive in the dunes a third of the way along the drive. Got to take some impressive shots of the sun rising and lighting up the dunes and then options to climb big daddy or just his arm. Despite this appearing busy still managed to get photos with no people in.

Used the pool and did a short walk from the lodge down the dry river bed. We did see a black backed jackal outside the accommodation one morning." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Oryx

4 sightings

Mr K
Maidstone

"Kulala Desert Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 1 May 2018
"Another amazing setting in the dune corridor. The recently extended deck for meals is a delightful feature as unlit except for table lanterns and the remainder of the internal decor is very attractive.

Accommodation well appointed save for coffee and tea provided, but no kettle! Did not avail ourselves of the rooftop sleeping option - ladder a little tricky if needing a mid-night visit! Excellent pool.

Activities on offer early morning dune excursion (which we took) and hot air balloon rides (three operational). Our guide, Castro, was exceptional - knowledgeable and thoughtful to the extent we had some hangers on at some points! Meals again very good and service relaxed and friendly (see note re paperwork on Doro Nawas)

This Lodge now has wifi but of a fairly intermittent variety" See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr S
Sri Lanka

"Stunning Location and Great Service"

2 nights Arrived 5 Apr 2018
"Kulala was one of our favourite lodges of the whole trip and Sossuvlei and the dunes one of the overall highlights.

It was our first experience of the Wilderness Safaris experience, which we loved, with the highly individual service, superb locations and focus on conservation, culture and community. The rooms were comfortable but still close enough to a tent for you still to feel you were in the desert. All the staff were welcoming and appeared to enjoy being part of the team, creating a wonderful atmosphere. Our guide Stanley set the standard for the rest of the trip. All of us loved climbing Dune 45 and Big Daddy, especially our 9 year-old son, who set the pace at the front!

Among the many great experiences were the incredible stars at night, sleeping outside on the roof, going out at night to hunt for scorpions with Stanley and Alfred, the barbeque and singing on our second night, and great sundowners followed by drinks and hot towels on return.

Coming from Sri Lanka, where every verandah and balcony has a ceiling fan, we were surprised there were no fans in the main area, given how hot it must get in summer - as we were at many lodges. Better coffee could be another improvement for the future." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs JW
SW London

"Dreamy..."

2 nights Arrived 4 Mar 2018
"We arrived to a very warm welcome. Two members of staff came out to meet us and said they'd been waiting for us all morning! They gave us a cold towel and a refreshing ginger drink.

The induction was detailed and helpful. The staff were amazing - extremely friendly and nice. They put on a little show one evening and also serenaded a guest who was celebrating his birthday. One of us had a bad stomach and the chef prepared some boiled vegetables to try to help.

The room was excellent and well equipped. Sleeping on the roof one night under the stars was a real highlight.

The main building was beautifully furnished and very comfortable with outstanding views.

Overall very hard to find fault with anything. Our stay here will long live in our memory." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr A
Alaro

"Kulala Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Jan 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Activities:
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Ms M
CambridgeHeath

"Kulala Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Jan 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
M & E
UK

"Very efficient service "

1 night Arrived 13 Dec 2017
"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. " See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms T
Holland Park

"Kulala Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 22 Nov 2017
"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. " See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Frank & Cath
Retford

"Kulala Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Nov 2017
"Really good activities with a very informative guide (Castro). Easy access to the dunes a bonus." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms C & Mr N
October

"Kulala Desert Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 29 Oct 2017
"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" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
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