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Sossusvlei, Namibia

Wilderness Kulala Desert Lodge

A desert lodge in the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei

Enjoy easy access to the red ochre dunes of the Sossusvlei

Located within the 37,000 hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, this lodge enjoys convenient access via a private gate to the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei.

Staying here is extremely comfortable, with 23 thatched and canvas “kulalas”, each on a raised platform to catch the cool desert breezes and with private rooftop decks should you want to spend the night under the spectacular star-filled skies. All are en suite, and solar powered heaters provide hot showers.

The main lodge is a clay construction with a North African inspired décor, and it’s here you enjoy the simple yet delicious meals in the spacious dining area followed by relaxing in the comfortable lounge. There is also an outdoor plunge pool and stargazing deck from which to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.


23 canvas rooms with private roofdeck

Traditional dinner under the stars

Hot air balloon experiences above the sand dunes

Bush lunch in a dry river bed

Electric fatbike excursions

The impact of your stay:

  • Located amidst the desolate Sossusvlei dunes, Kulala Desert Lodge embarked on an ambitious endeavour: ecological restoration in a once arid land used for goat farming. The result is a transformed desert oasis, now thriving with life.
  • In rural Namibia, environmental damage is frequently intertwined with poverty. To alleviate the strain on natural resources, Wilderness has established programmes for empowerment, enterprise, and skills training. These include initiatives such as small-scale farmer development, business training, mentorship, and school scholarships.
  • Wilderness’s impact in Namibia spans a cumulative area of around 167,310 hectares. Operating under the Namibia Large Fauna Programme, they conduct continuous conservation initiatives for desert-adapted wildlife species, encompassing large predators like lions, leopards, brown and spotted hyenas, as well as desert-adapted elephants, black rhinos, giraffes and other ungulates.
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