Little Kulala, Sossusvlei

Little Kulala lies in the heart of the Namib on the western side of the Kulala Wilderness Reserve

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About Little Kulala

Little Kulala lies in the heart of the Namib Desert.  The camp is built on the western side of the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, which borders the Namib Naukluft Park. Kulala Wilderness Reserve is ideal in proximity as it is the closest reserve to Sossusvlei. To the west it offers spectacular views of the Sossusvlei dunes, the rugged mountains to the north and east, with glimpses of vast grassy plains in between.

Little Kulala has some of the design features of the established Kulala Desert Lodge, but is smaller and is situated on the dry Auab River bed. Little Kulala offers accommodation in eleven stylish thatched and canvas chalets set on wooden platforms.  Each chalet has its own private en-suite bathroom and wrap-around veranda with a small plunge pool. An internal staircase leads to the flat roof top for a private star viewing experience. If you enjoy the vast night sky and sense of open space of the Namib Desert enough, you have the added opportunity of moving your mattress to the rooftop of your chalet for a unique nights rest. The main area of Little Kulala has a relaxing lounge, dining room, bar and curio shop under thatch. There is also an outdoor swimming pool with a fantastic view of the dunes.

Activities include early morning guided game drives to the Sossusvlei dunes where breakfast can be enjoyed al-fresco.Game drives and walks are also available on the private reserve. Whilst the area is not game rich, it does offer the opportunity to view more interesting desert game and smaller desert-adapted fauna and flora.Nature walks and night safaris are another way to take in this unique environment.

Another option, at an extra cost, is early morning ballooning, beginning at first light. The 60-90 minute balloon safari offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, with a champagne breakfast being served at your landing site.