Little Kulala

Sossusvlei, Namibia

One of the most pristine areas on Earth, the Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic landscapes and jagged mountain heights.

Situated in the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Little Kulala provides a welcome respite to those wishing to explore this fascinating desert environment. Much of the region is covered by Namibia’s spectacular Sand Sea with towering dunes and clear starry nights. The desert wildlife, specially adapted to these harsh conditions, provide endless fascination.

Little Kulala has been crafted to blend into this evocative environment with 11 climate-controlled rooms nestled under thatch. These units provide relief from the desert environment with a private plunge pool and both indoor and outdoor showers. A romantic star bed provides for incredible star gazing at night. Each room comprises en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower, separate toilet, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, mosquito net, writing desk and chair, indoor lounge area, luggage rack, electronic safe and an air-conditioner ensures a comfortable temperature. Interiors are light and airy, making best use of the textures and colours of the surrounding desert.

The camp’s main building provides space to meet other guests and a wine-cellar, craft boutique and library along with its lounge and dining areas. A shaded swimming pool provides welcome relief from the heat.

This is a fascinating environment and activities explore the towering Sossusvlei dunes as well as the other geological formations of the region. Both game drives and walks are conducted in the private reserve and visit the world famous Sossusvlei, an enormous pan in vivid contrast to the surrounding red sand dunes. The three kilometre long Seriem Canyon is a fascinating geological formation revealing distinct layers laid down over the millennia.

Eco-sensitive quad-biking through the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve will allow you to take in those incredible views and to catch a glimpse of the denizens of the desert.

For a supplement balloon safaris on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve offers an incredible experience soaring silently over the desert. A champagne breakfast is served at the landing site. Also at an additional cost horse riding safaris take in some of the most spectacular and unusual scenery on the planet. Guests watch the sun go down and then canter back under the stars in time for dinner.

In Outline

Location

Access

Little Kulala is approximately 350 kilometres south of Windhoek and is accessible by road, however the camp has a private airstrip and is normally accessed by light aircraft.

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Rates
From NAD 6333
11 JANUARY – 14  JUNE
NAD 6333
15 JUNE – 31 OCTOBER
NAD 9415
1 NOVEMBER – 19 DECEMBER
NAD 6333
20 DECEMBER – 10 JANUARY
NAD 7533

Climate

Namibia has hot summers with comfortable nights and warm, sunny winters with cold night-time temperatures.

Rain can be experienced from January to March.

SUMMER

Summers in the Namib are hot with temperatures reaching low 40o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

Facilities and Activities

  • Nature drives into the desert in 7 x 8-seater closed 4×4 vehicles
  • Guided walking trails, including the Black Mountain Trail (seasonal & subject to qualified walking guide being available)
  • Visit to Sossusvlei and Sesriem
  • Hot air ballooning at an additional cost and by prior arrangement
  • Horseback riding at an additional cost

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

A water hole in front of the main building provides the opportunity to see gemsbok (oryx), springbok, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, ostrich and jackals. Spotted hyaenas can be heard at night.

Desert-adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok eke out an existence and are sparsely distributed around Little Kulala. Larger carnivores, namely spotted and brown hyaena and even cheetah are occasionally present, while smaller creatures such as bat-eared fox and aardwolf can be seen at night in the cool desert air. A wide range of insects, reptiles and rodents make their home in this arid land; the call of the barking gecko at twilight is the quintessential sound of the desert.

Best Time to Travel

Little Kulala is a year round destination.

Bird Sightings

More than 114 bird species can be seen in the desert skies. The dune lark has its entire global distribution limited to the area, so dependent is it on the area’s characteristic sands.

Guest Safety

Little Kulala is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.