Luxurious dome escape on the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni

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Facilities & services
  • Six domed suites
  • Lounge dome
  • Restaurant
Activities
  • 4x4 trips
  • Mountain biking
  • Astronomy
  • Sunset tours
  • Hiking
  • Village excursions
  • Volcano tours

Presenting an exclusive and luxurious hideaway amid one of the world’s most unique and breathtaking landscapes, Kachi Lodge comprises a series of striking domes set on an expanse of wooden platforms, all while surrounded by the endless white of the Salar de Uyuni and its dramatic cacti islands. You’ll do well to find a more dramatic location, the world’s largest salt flat is set at an altitude of 3,660m, but that’s not the only factor that will leave you breathless. Kachi Lodge is a true architectural and artistic triumph, with both its interior and exterior presenting something of a futuristic and trendy hub, with a strong focus on sustainability.

Combining a sense of adventure with comfort, luxury and eye-catching design, the six domed suites enjoy large bay windows, allowing guests to soak up the remarkable vistas. The interior design and furnishings are particularly impressive, featuring the likes of wooden design pieces, which showcase the indigenous identities of Bolivia, as well as striking artwork for a touch of unique flair. The main dome is a relaxing lounge area, following much of the same character in its design and atmosphere, home to straw hanging-lamps, huge sofas covered with comfortable cushions and large reclaimed wooden furniture, while again being blessed by lovely views.

While the setting certainly spells adventure, guests will find it easy to relax during a stay at Kachi Lodge. The vast wooden terrace that stretches out from the main dome and connects to each suite is home to tables and seating areas to create a relaxed social atmosphere, and the superb dining offered on-site is ready to take guests on a unique, Bolivian gastronomic journey.

Guests can also relax in the knowledge that the lodge is fully committed to sustainability, utilising numerous green infrastructures, and remaining committed to local cultures and communities. The entire complex is designed to run off solar power alone, and no anchoring or drilling was operated in the salt crust when constructing the site. In fact, while the lodge is a permanent structure, it remains 100% mobile, minimising its impact on the landscape.

Positive Impact

Environmentally friendly construction

Although Kachi Lodge is a permanent structure, it remains mobile. The whole lodge is secured on a wooden floor whose pillars are simply standing on the Salar, and no anchoring or drilling was done into the salt crust. For the construction and operation of Kachi Lodge, they have focused on Bolivian companies and buy locally as much as possible, for example, the wood used for the Kachi Lodge platform is a Bolivian wood with FSC certification. The entire lodge has also been designed to operate on solar energy, with the panels installed and already heating the lodge’s entire water supply, while studies are underway to complete the energy supply with a wind turbine.

Managing sustainability

For water management, a complex system of pumps brings the greywater back into a dirty water tank that is eventually connected to a unique closed-loop filtering system, using reverse osmosis. The system already prevents any discharge of wastewater into the environment and ultimately minimises water consumption. When it comes to heating, stoves are installed in each dome and the pellets used to run them are made from leftover wood. In each room, an incineration toilet instantly burns all organic matter, leaving only a small ash residue after a few days of use, so there is no black water to discharge or treat, anchoring the fact that waste management is a priority for Kachi Lodge.

Zero plastic

Kachi Lodge aims at a 0% plastic policy, which means that no plastic bottles or packaging are allowed. Waste sorting is the rule and they hope to be able to set up our own waste treatment structure in the near future.

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