Kulala Desert Lodge is situated on the 37 000-hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve, south of Sesriem. It is the only lodge in the Sossusvlei area that has such a close and spectacular view over the Namib sand sea, with access via it’s own private gate. The setting and proximity to the red desert dunes, literally only a few steps away, make this lodge an ideal desert destination.

The Kulala Wilderness Reserve was once used for subsistence goat farming and had very little indigenous wildlife.  In 1996 Wilderness stepped in to rehabilitate the area and today the land and its wildlife have returned to their former glorious natural state and this seemingly barren landscape is once again teeming with life. Guests can venture into the remote and dramatic landscape on the look out for wildlife, take a leisurely stroll near camp on the Tsauchab River Trail or simply have a cool drink on the wraparound veranda to see what desert-adapted animals will show up at the waterhole next.

This down to earth, comfortable camp offers guests a wonderful desert experience which also includes the opportunity for sleeping out under the stars of the magnificent Namibian night sky.


23 Thatched and Canvas Tents or Kulala. (Kulala in ‘Oshiwambo’ means ‘to sleep’.)

21 Standard Tents:
Twin accommodation, under thatch – with en-suite facilities. Each built on a raised wooden platform, with gravel pathways on the ground linking through to the main area. A private rooftop area for sleep-outs under the stars completes each accommodation.

2 Family Tents:
There are two family units consisting of two bedrooms, each with two three quarter beds per bedroom, and own en-suite facilities. Separate entrances lead to each family unit, while a shared outdoor deck connects both units.


Kulala Desert Lodge is located in the 37 000-hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve, south of Sesriem in the South West region of Namibia. Windhoek is 347km and is approximately 5 hours’ drive, Swakopmund is 380km and is approximately 5 hours’ drive.
Transfers from Geluk Airstrip are approximately 30 minutes.


  • Nature Drives to seek out wildlife including gemsbok (oryx), bat-eared fox, brown hyaena and birdlife.
  • Excursions to Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon
  • Nature walking trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Guided Electric Fat-Wheeled Bike Excursions
  • Sleep out experience
  • Hot Air Balloon (additional cost)


We have an excellent itinerary that includes Kulala Desert Lodge, please click below for details:

Namibia Sands & Safari 8 Day Flying Tour

Alternatively our team of expert Travel Consultants can tailor-make your Namibia travel itinerary to include Kulala Desert Lodge.

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