Kulala Wilderness Camp, situated in the heart of the Namib Desert on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, lies at the base of a mountain perfectly catching the majestic Namibian sunsets. Close by is the Sossusvlei with its ever-changing red sand hills – the highest dunes in the world and an unquestionable Namibian highlight
Kulala Wilderness Camp, in the 37 000ha private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, commands a panoramic view of the valley and mountains beyond. It consists of 10 comfortable “kulalas” (meaning “to sleep” in Oshiwambo) with en-suite bathrooms and verandas built on elevated platforms for that spectacular view. The main area is raised to take advantage of the endless vista and comprises a lounge and bar under thatch. Meals are taken on the deck and guests can cool off at the sparkling pool.
Nearby world-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous red sand dunes that stand out starkly against the blue sky. These dunes – the most well-known being Big Daddy or Dune 45 – have developed over millions of years, the wind continuously refashioning the contours of this red sand sea. The ‘vlei’ itself only fills after rare heavy rainfall when, in a complete turn-around, it transforms into a spectacular turquoise lake.
On the edge of the Namib, the oldest desert in the world, wildlife here is fascinating in its adaptation to the harsh conditions. Sparse yet thrilling to see are springbok, gemsbok, ostrich, bat-eared fox, the rarely seen aardwolf and many small fauna. Activities include excursions to the incredible dunes of Sossusvlei, early morning ballooning (at extra cost), guided walks and scenic nature drives