With its red clay walls and hidden chalets, Little Kulala blends into the colours of the Namib Desert. You couldn’t ask for a more dramatic setting, mountains providing a backdrop and dunes cascading into the distance.
Dip beneath the harmonious exterior and the chalets are far more contemporary than you’d expect. There’s air conditioning, a private plunge pool and deck, plus an open-air lounge area. Namibia’s desert skies are legendary and each chalet has a rooftop terrace where you can sleep beneath the stars. If you’re not feeling that adventurous then the open-air dining area also has indulgent views.
The lodge has its own national park entrance gate so you can bypass the crowds and enter Namib-Naukluft as early as possible, maximising the beautiful morning light. On a full day you’ll spend the morning at Sossuvlei and Sesriem, followed by an afternoon walking or driving around Kulala’s own reserve. You can take a guide, or get their recommendations for the perfect sunset-from-a-dune spot.
You’ll need to stay another night to fit in an optional hot-air balloon flight. This is a camp that evokes the enormity and seclusion of the Namibian desert, so you might also want an additional night to savour the solitude of Little Kulala.
- All chalets have a double bed
- Plunge pool with every chalet
- Each chalet has a private terrace for sleeping under the stars
- Sunrise excursion to Sossusvlei, extended by a visit to Sesriem Canyon
- Walking safaris
- Full board food and drink
Open all year round, children over the age of six are welcome, though you will need to pay for private family activities.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £665 / €755 / $935