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Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Sossusvlei - Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
88 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Very cute, solitary bungalows. Staff VERY helpful. Very ecologically conscious Good food, amazing breakfast Good tours. Own entrance to park Cons: No wifi (but they have a single computer on a slow speed) NO MOSQUITO NETS. This was a problem, as mosquitoes didn't respond to Deet. Got four bites. About 40min away from everything else (though there really isn't... More

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Katikati, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group from New Zealand flew into Windhoek and had a 6 hour drive to Kulala Desert Lodge. The next day we went to see the sand dunes at Sossusvlei, with an early start so we got there soon after sunrise. They were magnificent. The lodge itself and the units are well designed to blend into the desert scene. The... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Alan G for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you and your travel companions enjoyed all aspects of your stay at Kulala Desert Lodge. Unfortunately the majority of Namibian roads are gravel and can be quite bumpy. The Camp does grade the road network in the Kulala area as thi forms part of our... More

Gardnerville, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the location of the lodge and our individual cabanas. It was our first camp of six and we loved their pleasant attitude and our guide Christof was great. It was too chilly to sleep outside and the wind blew like crazy the day we went to the dunes,but it is an incredible place the colors and sites are... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in June for two nights, and we disagreed on how many stars, I would have given 3 stars, my wife a generous 4. It's 4 stars then. Everything was up to normal Wilderness Safari standards; fantastic room, friendly and professional staff, good but not outstanding food for dinner, and good breakfasts. Because we stayed in Namibian winter,... More

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Managua, Nicaragua
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Kulala Desert Lodge is located on a river facing west for fantastic sunsets. Sleeping on the roof is a must. Ask and they'll prepared a bedroll for you up top. Food was pretty good I thought. I see others didn't like it so much. The staff danced and sang some traditional songs after dinner and on the second night... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We, a family of 4 were in Kulala Desert Lodge for 3 nights stay! The lodge location is good ! But is tired looking !! Needs to have a better look inside! No mosquito nets !! Bitten and had sleepless and uncomfortable nights!! Breakfast was so ordinary!! Meals were nearly horrible! Our guide Jois was superb in knowledge and friendly!!... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rena6323 Thank you for your review received on TripAdvisor and sorry to hear that Kulala Desert Lodge did not live up to your expectations. After extensive investigation we can inform you that the issue around the mosquito’s unexpectedly hit the camp. In its nearly 20 years of existence they have never before had a mosquito problem such as they... More

Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What I loved the most was that I could sleep ON TOP of my cottage ... accessible from a ladder - all you do is tell them at dinner you wish to sleep outside and they will set-up a mattress. Didn't want to close my eyes for the incredible sky/stars. I must admit that I gave in to the bugs... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What I Liked Most: Cheerful service, good food, decent cottages What I Liked Least: Coffee was a bit grim, inadequate time allocated for Dead Vlei, no wifi We spent 3 days here for visiting the dunes. Kulala has a little over 20 cottages, which are not huge but not cramped, each with verandahs. The main area is a pleasant place... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The trip to get here is a long and dusty one, but the destination is well worth it. Situated very close to the big dunes this open space and nothingness is very addictive. The stars could be seen all the way to the horizon a memory never forgotten.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We spent two nights at the lodge as we could not get into the Sossusvlei Dune Lodge inside the park and Kulala is the closest next choice. We found the accommodation very comfortable, spacious and airy. We had opted for the all inclusive rate and I am not completely convinced that this is really good value. The food was fine,... More

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Address: Sossusvlei - Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Namib-Naukluft Park > Sossusvlei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge 3*
Also Known As:
Kulala Desert Hotel Namib-Naukluft Park
Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge Sossusvlei, Namibia - Namib-Naukluft Park

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Hidden at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei dunes, a private entrance to Namib Naukluft Park makes Kulala Desert Lodge the closest location to Sossusvlei, while magnificent views of its famous red dunes, mountainous scenery and vast open plains makes it the most spectacular. The camp comprises 23 thatched and canvas "kulalas" with en-suite bathrooms and verandas. Each unit is built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breezes and has a deck on the flat rooftop where bedrolls are placed for guests to sleep under the stars. The main area, with northern African-inspired décor, has a lounge, dining area, plunge pool, and wraparound veranda overlooking a waterhole. Activities impress guests with the overwhelming magnitude, solitude and tranquility of the desert and include private tours to Sossusvlei, scenic nature walks amd drives to view the desert's fascinating flora and fauna. At extra cost, it is also possible to experience the area on horseback, hot air balloon and eco-sensitive guided quad-biking excursions. ... more   less 
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