Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge is situated within the arid Namib Desert on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, and is the closest lodge to the iconic red dunes of the Sossusvlei. The camp comprises 15 thatched and canvas "kulalas" ("to sleep" in Oshiwambo) with ensuite bathrooms and verandas. Each room is built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breezes and has a deck on the flat rooftop where bedrolls are placed for guests to sleep under the myriad stars that Namibia's clear skies portray. The main area, with décor inspired by northern Africa, has a lounge, pub, dining area, plunge pool, and wrap-around veranda overlooking the waterhole - a perfect location to view and photograph the desert vista. A waterhole in front of camp attracts a number of local species (such as gemsbok, springbok, ostrich and jackal) and provides a perfect location to view and photograph the desert scenery.