Kulala Desert Lodge

An exclusive-use gate gives you early access to Sossusvlei, one of the most remarkable and photogenic landscapes on Earth. Hike along the 30-metre deep Sesriem Canyon, where water has carved through the rock over millennia. Take a leisurely stroll near camp on the Tsauchab River Trail. Perhaps even more unforgettable: take it all in from above, hot-air ballooning over this fantastical landscape.

Look forward to endless spectacular desert scenery and sightings of extraordinary, unexpected, desert wildlife. Challenge your fitness on one of the dunes, spot desert-adapted game and smaller creatures, or strike a pose alongside eerie, long-dead camelthorn trees in Dead Vlei.

Down-to-earth, comfortable Kulala Desert Lodge beckons groups, families, and self-drive guests with a convivial atmosphere that will have you feeling at home in no time. Each of the 23 canvas and thatch rooms features a flat rooftop, ideal for sleep-outs under the extraordinarily clear Namibian night sky.

Delectable cuisine and unforgettable dining moments punctuate the experience at Kulala. Start your day with a champagne breakfast after a once-in-a-lifetime balloon flight over the dunes. Enjoy a lazy bush lunch in a dry river bed or pizzas at the pool. Stop for a gin and tonic as the sun turns the desert ablaze. Finally, feast on a traditional dinner under the stars amongst new friends.

On guided nature walks or drives, venture into this remote and dramatic landscape. Look out for what game may appear, perhaps a herd of oryx running across the sands. Congregate at the camp living area, the sparkling pool, or on the wraparound veranda to see what desert-adapted animals will show up at the waterhole next.