Kulala Desert Lodge
At Kulala Desert Lodge the sense of isolation is exaggerated by the vast plains, desolate dunes and rugged mountains that make up its 27,000ha private reserve.
The 25 suites have thatch roofs, canvas sides and a raised floor that help the natural circulation and overhead fans give it a boost. The private patios have a generous thatch covering and the adobe bathroom at the back has a flat roof for sleeping under the stars on warm nights.
The main lodge wouldn't look out of place beside a North African oasis. It has gnarled trees for beams, stone flooring, adobe walls and a thatch roof. Of more importance than the architecture are the shaded swimming pool, the bar and the wrap-around verandah that emphasise the staggering scale of this ancient desert.
Kulala means 'to sleep' in Oshiwambo and while your night's sleep at Kulala Lodge may be one of the most peaceful in recorded history, it is the land that surrounds you that has been in a great state of slumber. The Namib is the oldest desert in the world.
25 twin or double thatch and canvas chalets (3 of which can cater to families); en suite bathrooms; mosquito nets; ceiling fan; flat roofs for sleeping under the stars; restaurant; bar; swimming pool; wrap-around verandah; curio shop; airstrip
Guided excursions to Sossusvlei dunes by private entrance into the park; afternoon Sesriem Canyon excursion; sundowner nature drives; guided nature walks; guided Scorpion night walks; guided E-bikes; stargazing (moon dependent); hot air balloon ride followed by champagne breakfast; helicopter & scenic flights; waterhole
Flora and fauna in this fragile ecosystem have developed fascinating attributes to cope with extremes of heat and extended periods of drought. The lodge overlooks a waterhole that is visited by gemsbok, springbok, wild ostriches, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, hares, jackals and the elusive Brown hyena.
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Desert Homestead Lodge
The Desert Homestead is a tranquil and unfussy lodge near Sossusvlei. Comfortable thatch chalets compliment the rich tapestry of the Namib Desert and the main living area is a serene salutation of the passing days.
Sossus Dune Lodge
Sossus Dune Lodge sits in an enviable location as it is the first and currently the only lodge built inside the restricted Sossusvlei area.
Sossusvlei Lodge is a comfortable and welcoming lodge on the edge of the Sossusvlei dunes and right at the entrance to Sesriem. Service and attention to detail is thorough and the chalets have private patios overlooking a floodlit waterhole and the desert and mountains beyond.
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