Little Kulala Lodge
Namib Naukluft National Park and Sossusvlei
Inspired by Dead Vlei the design of Little Kulala Lodge and the eleven “kulalas” is echoed here. Each has a private plunge pool which merges beautifully into the desert. Each villa has a rooftop Star Bed for romantic star gazing. Once farmland used for subsistence goat farming, the area had very little wildlife. In 1996 Wilderness Safaris rehabilitated the area and today the wildlife has returned to stronger numbers.
Desert-adapted wildlife includes Ostrich, Springbok, Oryx, Spotted Hyena and Brown Hyena. A bird, the aptly named the Dune Lark, has its entire global distribution limited to the area. A surprisingly diverse array of insects, reptiles and rodents make their home around Kulala Desert Lodge. At dusk the call of barking geckos can be heard. Nature walks reveal the smaller creatures. Buck-spoor spider with its multi-entrance burrow or the ambush specialist antlion,
Luxury brick and glass rooms, thatched roof and latte screens provide a cool respite from the sun. A plunge pool for the hotter parts of the day and sandy walkways on the ground. Each room comprises en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower, separate toilet, mini-bar, mosquito net, writing desk and chair, Olympus equipment (includes a camera and a pair of binoculars). An indoor lounge area, luggage rack, electronic safe, hairdryer and an air-conditioner ensures a comfortable temperature.
Children of 6 years and older are welcome. For families travelling with children between 06 and 12 years private activities need to be booked and paid for. Children between 6 and 16 years must share with an adult in the same room. While there is no age limitation for the hot air ballooning, there is a restriction on height. Children need to be a minimum of 1.2 meters to comfortably see over the basket. The minimum age for walking is 13 years.
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Would you prefer something more luxurious? Look at Hoanib Skeleton Camp. Also in the area is Kulala Desert Lodge. For a really desolate African safari also look at Damaraland Camp.
For some really interesting information on the rock art at Twyfelfontein visit the Trust for African Rock Art.