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For a perfectly located access point into the sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Little Kulala would be hard to beat. Combine this with a rather chic and stylish lodge, and we think this is a winner for anyone who appreciates good design and beating the crowds into the national park.
What’s Little Kulala really like?
Little Kulala is one of the most comfortable and stylish lodges in this part of Namibia. There are 11 beautifully designed kulalas (suites) each with its own sitting area, a small plunge pool (distinctly nippy in Namibian winter, but an absolutely blessing the baking desert summer) and a roof terrace where you can sleep out under the stars. There’s a main area where you’ll eat wholesome meals- fresh lunches and wholesome 3 course dinners- in Namibia most camps have individual dining. It’s also important to mention just quite how stunning the views are- it’s easy to start saying this again and again with Namibia, but they really are wonderful- looking out over long sweeps of swaying golden grasses towards the distant Nakluft Mountains.
What can I do at Little Kulala?
When you stay at Little Kulala a visit to the dunes at Sesriem is a real must- it’s a chilly drive to the base early in the morning (taking advantage of Kulala’s private entry into the national park) but if you’re still feeling cold after the sun rises a hike up Big Daddy will soon fix that! There are afternoon drives on the Kulala Reserve to take in the scenery and a little wildlife, plus the all-important African tradition: the 6pm sundowner. There are also walks on the reserve if a guide is available, early morning hot air balloon flights at extra cost, and quad biking can sometimes be booked at the lodge, however this is strictly dependent on availability on the day.
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