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Surrounded by red dunes, desolate mountains and gravel plains, Kulala Desert Lodge is set at the heart of the Namib Desert. The camp's main buildings have been built in a North African-style and constructed entirely from clay bricks with a wrap-around verandah overlooking a waterhole and the surrounding desert scenery.

A guided excursion to the famous Sossusvlei sand dunes located nearby will give you a unique desert experience, while guided nature walks, game drives and quad bike trails around the lodge's private reserve are also offered. Cool off in the afternoons in the plunge pool or watch animals such as oryx, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, ostrich and jackal drink from the waterhole in front of the main building. One morning you could choose to go on a hot-air balloon safari where you will be served with a champagne breakfast on landing.


  • Astonishing Namib desert scenery
  • Private entrance to the legendary Sossusvlei
  • Bordering the Namib Naukluft Park
  • Amazing photographic opportunities
  • Game drives, nature walks & birding
  • Optional hot-air balloon safaris
  • Sleep-out in the 'star beds'


  • Dune walks & drives
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Quad-biking
  • Nature drives


Standard Twin Room

Kulala Desert Lodge offers accommodation in 23 thatched and double canvas chalets with expanded roofs set on raised wooden platforms, designed and built to maintain a cool airflow through them. The configurations consist of three Doubles, 17 Twins and three Family Units.

All chalets have en suite bathroom facilities and private verandas with views of the surrounding dunes and mountains. For those who want a magical outdoor experience, bedrolls can be made up on your private rooftop so you can sleep out under the stars.

Other Room Types

Three of the Family Unit chalets at Kulala can accommodate a family of two adults and two children. Two of the chalets feature their own front door and en suite bathroom, the third chalet is comprised of two rooms under one roof, with a shared en suite bathroom.


Built from clay, thatch and canvas and with a distinctive North African feel, the main lodge has breathtaking views of the surrounding desert from the raised wrap-around veranda which has a seating area overlooking the waterhole and the alfresco dining area.

The cosy lounge area, featuring a built-in fireplace, plus the indoor dining room and bar all open onto the veranda while you'll want to cool off in the lodge's plunge pool on hot desert afternoons.


A generous mid-morning brunch buffet is served at the lodge each day - those who have left the lodge early to visit the Sossusvlei dunes will enjoy their brunch under a camelthorn tree surrounded by nothing but desert.

A cold lunch is served at the lodge for those few who are still peckish come lunchtime. Following your afternoon activity, enjoy sundowner drinks while you watch wildlife at the waterhole before dining outdoors on the veranda under the stars or in the main dining area on chilly nights.

General facilities

  • Plunge pool
  • Bar


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Dates Board Price
2022-06-01 — 2022-10-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $365
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-19 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $250
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-05 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $290

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Kulala Desert Lodge

Paul Skolnick

"We liked Kulala lodge and its location was excellent. We did sign up for a balloon ride and this was a high point of the trip (literally)."

Stephen Hopwood

"The staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed sand dunes, petrified forest and Sesriem Canyon trips, plus quad biking."

Lauren de Waal

The trip was really amazing, I loved it. Some of my other favourite hotels were the Olive Grove Guest House in Windhoek. It was beautifully set up and the manager, Brian, really tries to make everyone feel welcome. I also loved Mapula Lodge, and Kula la Desert Lodge. Botswana and Namibia were very organised, and we both felt very safe venturing out and exploring in the countries.
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Vincent Marlot

"Kulala Desert Camp is a wonderful place. It has comfortable bungalows, very good food and very nice people. It is an easy destination for families with kids and was our top selection for food!!!"

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