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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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South Africa
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the closest you can stay to the Sossusvlei dunes. A unique location in the desert wilderness of Namibia. We did a game drive, a dune walk and a visit to Sossusvlei. The food was excellent and our game driver, Stephanus, was knowledgeable and very charming, the driver for our second drive was surly and very unpleasant. Hotel staff... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall:Lodge is a perfect place from which to explore the dunes. The lodge has access to a private gate which leads directly into the park giving you a leg-up on all the vehicles travelling from the main gate. The lodge is a little bigger than we normally like but you really don't notice it; in fact the atmosphere was quiet... More 

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London, UK
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location, great food, helpful staff, things to do for you and old, spend a few days here. I think I have more or less said what I want to say here other then the family rooms are a bonus, the negotiation of the weather with the balloon franchise company the only pain (dont take this out on the lodge... More 

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Shanghai, China
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64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is indeed a very special place - discreetly existing in the desert, with what looks to be minimal environmental impact. We had originally wanted to stay at Little Kulala but it was not available and I was quite happy with where we ended up. No need to stay longer then 2 nights as there wouldn't be more to do... More 

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

Dear KSJones, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are sorry to hear about the leak in your room after the rains and will make sure this is looked into right away if it has not already been sorted out in camp. We are pleased to hear that besides this little mishap you were able to enjoy your stay with... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We had two nights here and at every point we were blown away by the teams work ethic, not to mention the surroundings. Everyone really cares and wants guests to have the best stay possible The setting is amazing, and the lodge is set up brilliantly so that you can appreciate the stunning surroundings Fredrika, who checked us in... More 

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

Dear Jo P, Thank you for your wonderful and humbling review. We cannot wait to share your heartfelt words with Joas and all the hardworking staff on the ground. All our guides undergo vigorous training annually, as well as several refresher courses throughout to ensure our guests get the most out of their entire experience. This training encompasses a number... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a start to our Namibian adventures. From the moment we arrived and were met at the door with cold towels (it was hot, trust me this is a good thing) and cold ginger beer we knew this was going to be a great place to stay. The staff were fantastic throughout. We had our own guide for the four... More 

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

Thank you Robert P, for your thoughtful and beautiful feedback. We are delighted to see what a great stay you had with us and will be sure to pass along your kind words to Joas. With regards to the menus offered in camp, you are correct; putting together a menu that combines both local flare while complimenting the various nationalities... More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled with two young kids and had a great time at Kulala. Our guide Suama was fantastic, knew the area/animals/plants/sights superbly well, and showed great patience with our kids. It's a desert camp and in late December it was hothothot, but the pool allowed us to cool down in the afternoons. Good food, great kids menu. We stayed for... More 

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

Dear Axel S, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are thrilled to see how much you and your whole family enjoyed your stay with us. It can be tricky when choosing the number of nights to stay, where it can seem as 3 nights may be too long, only 2 nights stay often becomes quite rushed trying to fit... More 

testelt
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70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kulala Desert Lodge is a very nice place in the desert from which the Sand dunes can be explored, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, the Sesriem canyons. Our guide Oscar was very knowledgeable. We had great sundown stops . We have also used the possibility to book a ballooning trip , wonderful experience. and we have done the quad tour, we liked it... More 

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

Dear Christiane V, Thank you for your fabulous review, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and so glad you were able to fit in so many great activities during your visit. Activities revolve around early morning guided drives to the dunes of Sossusvlei through the private gate on the Tsauchab River, as well... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

From the location, to the facilities, to the staff, to the food, this is a wonderful option. I was fortunate enough to be staying as part of a Wilderness Safaris tour, and from arrival to departure, we were very well looked after. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and despite not being able to go exploring Deadvlei or partake of the... More 

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

Dear Mr Villiers, Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We are so glad you had a good stay at Kulala Desert Lodge - exploring the area and enjoying what we call our "star beds"! It is unfortunate that high winds and a sandstorm prevented you from exploring Dead Vlei or going up in the balloon, however, it does... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The perfect oasis in the desert. Kulala was our base to visit the Sossusvlei area and Deadvlei during our trip to Namibia. We chose to fly-in with Widerness and the entire process from landing on their airstrip to the check in process was amazing. The lodge itself is luxurious, with awesome food and even better staff. Their exclusive gate to... More 

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

Dear friskygeek, Thank you for your kind and beautiful words, we are delighted to have been able to share this great time with you and will be sure to share this with our partners at Wilderness Air. We are indeed, very lucky to have exclusive use to this private access point to the magnificent “sand sea”, and as you mentioned... More 

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