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Kulala Desert Lodge

From: $235.00

Kulala Desert Lodge is situated at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei Dunes and is the closest lodge to Sossusvlei. Ideal for introducing your family to the natural wonders of Namibia, take in the sweeping scenery on nature drives and walks, electric “fat bikes” are a fun way to explore the spectacular plains.


Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge is situated at the foot of the Sossusvlei Dunes. Being the closest lodge to Sossusvlei this is the perfect place for introducing your family to the dunes of Namibia. Enjoy magnificent scenery on nature drives and walks while electric “fat bikes” are available to explore the spectacular open plains. Top off an extraordinary desert experience with a soaring hot air balloon flight over the dune field.

Desert-adapted wildlife on the reserve includes Ostrich, Springbok, Gemsbok, Spotted Hyena and the occasional Brown Hyena. Smaller creatures such as Bat-Eared Fox, Black-Backed Jackal, Porcupine, Cape Fox and Aardwolf can also be seen. One bird, the aptly named Dune Lark, has its entire global distribution limited to this area. A surprisingly diverse array of insects, reptiles and rodents make their home around the lodge. At dusk the call of barking geckos can be heard and walks reveal the smaller creatures such as buck-spoor spider and the ambush specialist Antlion.

Kulala Desert Lodge can be accessed by road however guests may not do self-drive activities in the private concession. Guests who wish to self drive into the Namib National Park are required to make use of the public Sesriem entrance which is 40 minute drive from the lodge.

Each guest suite is specially adapted to the unique desert conditions and is built on a platform to ensure maximum airflow. An extended thatch roof provides a cool respite from the sun. Each suite sits under thatch with gravel walkways between the buildings and main area. The lodge offers complimentary Wi-Fi access and en-suite facilities with shower, flush toilet and vanity basin and a veranda with view of the dunes. On the roof is a sleep-out platform where guests can sleep on a bedroll under the stars which is accessed by wooden stairs.

Read our Country Information for travel to Namibia.

Would you prefer something more luxurious? Look at Hoanib Skeleton Camp. Want more luxury? Then check in to Little Kulala Lodge. 

Read the UNESCO report on the Namib Sand and Sea.

How to Get There

Drive or Fly

Guests are able to self drive to Kulala Desert Lodge. If you would like further information or advice on hiring a vehicle at Windhoek Airport please get in touch with us.

Flying to Namibia you will land in Windhoek, the capital. The following airlines fly to Windhoek, South African Airways, British Airways and Air Namibia.

On arriving at Windhoek you will be met and escorted to your light aircraft for the flight to Geluk Airstrip close to the lodge.

For information and assistance with the fly-in option please contact us for prices and flight times.

Includes / Excludes


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily camp activities
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • Tourism levy
  • Local drinks


  • Premium brand drinks
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature


Activities at Kulala Desert Lodge include:

  • Visit to Sesriem Canyon
  • Star gazing and identification
  • Star beds
  • Nature walks
  • Game drives
  • Dead vlei walks in Sossusvlei
  • Hot air balloon rides – selected times of the year (additional cost).

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