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Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge

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Sossusvlei - Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luanda, Angola
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of Soussesvlei are what I think of when I hear the word 'Namibia'. It is an absolute must for anyone visiting the country - and Kulala Desert Lodge has probably one of the best locations in the area. There is a private gate entering the park which although doesn't necessarily get you there any earlier - makes for... More 

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

Thank you Ahtrm for your brilliant feedback. Rest assured we are constantly working on and improving the food we serve to try to make your trip not only a great experience but also a culinary adventure. We are so happy you enjoyed your soaring activity over the Kulala Reserve. The balloon safari on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve offers a truly... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at Kulala Desert Lodge in February 2015 as part of an excellent self drive tour around Namibia arranged for us by the superb Imagine Africa tour company (whom we would fully recommend to anyone). There are individual Lodges in a desert setting with views of the dunes from your terrace. The quality of the accommodation and... More 

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

Dear Geoff0665, Thank you for your wonderful feedback we are delighted to hear what a great time you had with us and even more so that this was only the start to a wonderful journey for you. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful Sossusvlei. In the early morning and late afternoon the sun changes the... More 

New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the location. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Our guide Petrus was incredible. He took us to the most beautiful spots for sundowners. All the lodges were well located as this is a very small property. They even had their own vegetable garden - in the middle of the desert. We enjoyed the outdoor shower... More 

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

Dear Tinlenlina, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are happy to see that you had a great time with Petrus and all the staff at KDL. And thank you for your interest in our vegetable garden, this is a great venture of ours which has proven highly successful over the years and just another way that Wilderness Safaris can... More 

rochester, ny
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Kulala Desert Lodge. The room was adequate for our needs, hot but it did cool down at night. The pool is small but refreshing. Meals were okay. The staff is excellent and they made our stay quite enjoyable. Our guide was just right for us. He was patient and smart. Don't pass on the walking... More 

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

Dear Snorfs, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to hear that you had such a great experience with your guide and all our staff. It is our policy at Kulala to employ local people as far as possible. The majority of the staff are Namibians and received training in their respective fields, which we anticipate will propel... More 

Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The welcome we received on our arrival at the Lodge set the tone for the next three days. Artisari and Petronella were so welcoming. They got us settled comfortably in time to meet Michael, our amazing guide, and our first sundowner out in the bush watching the sun set and a double rainbow over the mountains. Over the next two... More 

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

Dear JandVOakville, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to see what a great time you had in our camp. We will be sure to pass on you kind words to our hard-working staff in camp. It is a truly unique experience to be able to climb to the top of Big Daddy and nothing more exhilarating than... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had one night here which was too short really. The lodge was beautifully designed and well thought through. Our room was really special, right out on the end of the row. Quite a walk at dark at night, we almost got knocked over by a beast darting in front of us! The decking area of the lodge is super... More 

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

Dear katesmugsy, What a pity you were unable to stay with us for longer. We are glad though that you were able to squeeze in the rooftop stay. Due to unpredictable weather patterns it is not viable for us to set up a permanent mattress on the roof but rather a roll out mattress. In this cast should it start... More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
135 hotel reviews
462 helpful votes 462 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We very much enjoyed our two-night stay here and were impressed with the standard of accommodation and facilities which were much better than we'd dared hope for a remote wilderness lodge. As with all the Wilderness Safaris places we visited, we were given a warm, personal welcome on arrival complete with cold drink and damp towels to freshen up with.... More 

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

Dear Gordon2112, Thank you for writing to us regarding your stay a Kulala Desert Lodge. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay and were able to participate in not only the inclusive activities but also the various additional costing ones. The Hot Balloon excursion is a real treat and beautifully managed by our partner Namib Sky. Thank... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

What a wonderful lodge this is. It was my first experience of a tented camp and it did not disappoint. The 'Kulalas' were exceptionally well appointed with all and more you would want in a top class hotel room. The views were wonderful and the ambience of the place is out of this world. Food was very good and plentiful.... More 

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

Dear chunky65, Thank you for your wonderful review, we cannot wait to share your kind words with all our staff in camp. A huge part of the design inspiration came from the Deadvlei, a beautiful bleached-bone-baked inspirational place in the middle of Sossusvlei in the Namib Naukluft Park. The colour of the Earth was used throughout the camp, as well... More 

rio de janeiro
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

A splendid location, gentle staff, great food. The visit to the red dunes was marvellous, an unique experience! There is no wi-fi in the hotel, only a desktop in the lobby. There are no air conditioning in the rooms - terrible at this time of the year. There are activities for only a full day, so the better is to... More 

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

Dear fthedy, Thank you for your fabulous review, we are delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time with us. In our conservation efforts almost all are camps run on solar power, Kulala Desert's power is provided by a hybrid system, combining solar energy and a diesel powered generator. Thanks to the solar energy the generator only needs to... More 

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204 reviews 204 reviews
82 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This lodge is nicely appointed and the staff is friendly and efficient. The food is great. The cabins are clean, safe and well maintained. Same for the little swimming / wading pool. They give you free water bottles with free fillups. OK - now what is the caveat? If you have your own vehicle and the goal is to optimize... More 

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

Thank you DennisUSA for your fabulous review, we are sorry to hear the outing to the Dunes did not live up to your expectations and you were not given full information on this activity. Unfortunately The Dunes - Big Daddy and Dead Vlei etc. - fall within a National Park and therefore close their gates at sunset and only reopen... More 

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