Awarded: Silver

Little Kulala is designed to reflect Dead Vlei and contrast with the red desert that surrounds it. A true desert paradise, the property is full of soothing colours and plenty of natural light for a serene and stylish stay. Best of all, it boasts a private entrance into the national park for when guests can tear themselves away from this relaxing desert retreat.


Plan your journey

Location

The camp sits by the dry Auab Riverbed amongst camel thorn trees on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. This 37,000 hectare reserve compromises towering dunes, incredibly clear night skies and vas gravel plains. It also offers a private entrance into the Namib-Naukluft Park. Overlooking a nearby waterhole, guests will witness frequent visitors to the water, including ostriches, gemsbok, springbok, jackal and spotted hyena.

Rooms

The eleven chalets built atop wooden platforms are decorated beautifully to merge with the desert landscape. With neutral and pastel tones throughout, the space is very relaxing, airy and light with entirely glass fronts. There’s a comfortable lounge area and a writing desk at the front of the space. Glass doors open onto private verandas with plunge pools and steps lead to a rooftop stargazing platforms where guests can sleep under the stars. En-suites have both indoor and outdoor showers.

Communal Areas

The main area is split over three levels with a peaked, tall thatched roof. More earthy, neutral tones dominate the interiors with white-washed wooden floors designed to reflect the white clay of Dead Vlei. Curved stone walls lead to an open-plan lounge, dining area and bar with glass doors opening onto the deck. Meals are served outside or enjoyed by the stone fireplace inside. At the top of the space is a library where there are beanbags, a chaise lounge and scatter cushions to relax on. Adorned with clay pots, sculptures and hand-woven baskets, it’s an organic space to enjoy the many books and board games on offer. To cool off from the desert heat, there’s a small pool and deck. 

Activities

Take early morning game drives over the dunes of Sossusvlei to seek out desert game and flora, embark on day trips into the Namib-Naulkuft Mountains and take guided walks in the reserve. Night walks are a particular highlight where UV lights uncover scorpions and white lady spiders among other critters. For an elevated view of the dunes, take early morning hot air balloon rides or for a unique way to explore the dramatic landscape, ride on horseback through the desert.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Nature drives into the desert
Excursions to Sossusvlei and Sesriem
Guided walking trail; the Black Mountain Trail (subject to conditions and availability)
Guided scorpion walks at night, weather permitting
Guided quad biking (no children under 16 years of age)
Wilderness Safaris and Olympus Photo Hub experience
Laundry

When to go

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WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare, usually taking the form of a short sharp thunderstorm.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 28°C/82°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare, usually taking the form of a short sharp thunderstorm.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 28°C/82°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare, usually taking the form of a short sharp thunderstorm.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 28°C/82°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare, usually taking the form of a short sharp thunderstorm.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 28°C/82°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 23°C/73°F, while night temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 23°C/73°F, while night temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 23°C/73°F, while night temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 23°C/73°F, while night temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Temperatures continue to rise before the start of the rains, with average midday temperatures 26°C/29°F, it is however not uncommon for much warmer days than this.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Temperatures continue to rise before the start of the rains, with average midday temperatures 26°C/29°F, it is however not uncommon for much warmer days than this.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are very spread out.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 26°C/29°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are very spread out.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 26°C/29°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

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