Hosea Kutako International Airport
Set in a private reserve with direct access to the Namib Naukluft National Park and the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei, Little Kulala is located at the heart of Namibia's Namib Desert. The lodge is stylishly designed using neutral colours and organic material so that it blends into the landscape and is cleverly positioned to maximise your views of the dunes.
The lodge's spacious Suites offer privacy and seclusion, but you will want to do some exploring before settling. Set off by 4X4 in the early morning for a drive through the desert and into the Namib Naukluft National Park for Sossusvlei's magnificent, towering sand dunes. Guided nature drives and walks on the private reserve provide a unique understanding of your spectacular surroundings and, for a truly unforgettable experience, rise early for an optional dawn ride over the Namib in a hot-air balloon.
The camp comprises 11 luxury Suites or 'kulalas', beautifully designed using neutral colours, organic shapes, and enormous glass windows to maximise the views. Each unit is designed for comfort and is fully equipped with an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and a fully stocked minibar. All Suites provide excellent views from their private verandahs, flat rooftops and even from their outdoor showers. They also have their own private salas and plunge pools. For an unforgettable night in the desert, you can choose to sleep under the stars as a bed can be prepared for you on the flat roof of your suite. These 'star beds' let you fall asleep under the blanket of the Milky Way and wake up to the golden dawn of the desert. Inter-leading rooms are available for those travelling with children.
Using thatch, wood and glass, the lodge blends both effortlessly and stylishly into the desert environment. The lounge and bar area flows onto a spacious wooden deck that doubles as an alfresco dining room with endless views over the desert. The deck extends towards the refreshing swimming pool that also boasts magnificent views. Select a book from the lodge library and spend a lazy afternoon around the pool or browse through the African crafts and artefacts that can be bought at the lodge's boutique.
Meals are usually served at individual tables on the extensive deck from which guests can enjoy beautiful views although on chilly evenings meals are served in front of the large fireplace. Excellent wine from the lodge's underground wine cellar complements each meal. Do not miss out on a picnic brunch surrounded by the red Soussusvlei dunes, and a romantic dinner for two can be arranged in the lodge's atmospheric cosy cellar.
The closest private, luxury lodges to the famous Sossusvlei dunes, Little Kulala (kulala means ‘to sleep’) and Kulala Desert Lodge are ideally located in the private 27 000-hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve, with private and exclusive access to Namibia’s expansive sand sea of towering red dunes. Nights are clear and studded with stars and the local wildlife is highly adapted to living in this arid, stark, and fascinating landscape. You’re likely to spot the hardy ostrich, springbok, and gemsbok as well as carnivores like the spotted hyena and brown hyena or an occasional cheetah. Smaller species like the bat-eared fox and aardwolf can be seen at night or at sundown when the desert starts to cool. The dune lark is endemic to this area alone.
11 Luxury Suites
Little Kulala, Namibia
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