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Kulala Wilderness Camp

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   40km from Sesriem, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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342 reviews 342 reviews
173 hotel reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed here for two nights. It turned out to be a stay of two halves Day one, the place was packed, but it rained, the hotel could not cope as water poured through the roof of the main building. But the staff were very good coped well. Day two the number of guests dropped by 75%, and service dropped... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Kulala Wilderness Camp, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback received on Trip Advisor - we are delighted to hear that you found the staff to be well trained and that you enjoyed your trip to the dunes. We regret that you felt the view from your room was not of the same standard as others and trust this did not impact too much on... More

San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Spent two nights at the Kulala lodge. As many have pointed out it is hot here, but then it is Namibia in the summer so that is expected. The small pool is great to cool off in. The tents/huts are very nicely maintined. We had a family hut and although the temperature was fine at night for us the kids... More

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SF
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26 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We were extremely spoiled at the Kulala Wilderness Camp. Every aspect of our trip, from the pick up at the airport, to the activities and the stay were excellent. Rooms: We had a large family room. The room was clean, well appointed and the view from the porch was incredible. We saw lots of wildlife, oryx, springbok, ostrich, birds sitting... More

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Claremont, California
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32 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Stayed here three nights and loved it, complete with bugs around the lights and maybe a mouse in the bathroom. None of that mattered. We felt we had our own little piece of heaven right outside our porch, a view into forever with animals around the waterhole and distant hills in all colors. In April it was still warm enough... More

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Bristol
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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of April. I loved this lodge - a really stunning location, 8k from the nearest road, so it really felt like the wilderness. The main lodge and all the tented 'kulalas' offer superb views and were tastefully decorated. Don't expect to see much wildlife here, it's more about the view and proximity... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in September. The staff were very welcoming and well organised. The food was good, especially when you consider where this place is. However, the tented hut was not as well set up as other ones we stayed in, and very hot. The sand dune drive was N$850 each. There were only 4 of us on... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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75 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

The staff, food, service, guides and location were all great. Roomy tented accomodations with mosquito nets and attached baths built from stone. When we flew in on our charter and passed over Kulala Wilderness Camp, I was amazed at the beautiful, isolated location of the camp at the base of a hill in the desert. But do not underestimate the... More

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Hude
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

We stayed in this place in summer 2010 for 4 nights with two teenager in the age of 12 and 15. What makes this place really special is the location. It sits just by itself on the side of a small hill with great views to the west on a desert valley. It's a good location for visiting Sossusvlei as... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

The staff at the camp were exceptional and very friendly. They really made up for the bad service and administration at the Cape Town office where out trip was booked through. Really thoughtful they arranged a sundown drive for my husband and I as we were on our honeymoon. But that was sadly that was it for honeymooners. Not recommended... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

It's a great location, the staff are lovely and the rooms are very nice. It's great being in the middle of the desert. But it was so unbelieveably hot when we were there (late November) that we couldn't sleep. The rooms aren't air-conditioned, so with day-time temperatures in the low 40s (celsius), it was stifling. The nights were not much... More

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Additional Information about Kulala Wilderness Camp

Also Known As:
Kulala Wilderness Camp Sossusvlei, Namibia - Namib-Naukluft Park
Address: 40km from Sesriem, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Namib-Naukluft Park > Sossusvlei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Specialty lodging in Sossusvlei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kulala Wilderness Camp 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kulala Wilderness Camp lies on the lower slopes of a mountain, perfectly poised to catch the stunning desert sunsets, and consists of ten simple yet stylish chalets or kulalas (kulala means "to sleep" in Oshiwambo) with private verandas, en-suite solar-heated bathrooms and sundecks, on elevated platforms so that each room commands a panoramic view of the valley and mountains beyond. The main area is built of canvas with thatched roofing on raised platforms and offers a cosy and intimate atmosphere, complete with a pool in which to cool off in the heat of the day. On the edge of the oldest desert in the world, wildlife here is fascinating in its adaptation to the harsh conditions. Sparse yet thrilling to see are springbok, gemsbok, ostrich, bat-eared fox and the rarely seen aardwolf. Activities include excursions to the incredible dunes of Sossusvlei, early morning ballooning (at extra cost), guided walks, eco-sensitive quad–biking, and scenic nature drives. ... more   less 

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