• Little Kulala, Namibia

About Little Kulala

About Little Kulala

Located within the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Little Kulala is an acclaimed desert retreat in the heart of the Namib Desert. In plain sight of the magnificent dunes, Little Kulala is nestled along the dry Auab river bed, among ancient camel-thorn trees.

Featuring an innovative and elegant design, this is one of the top lodges of the area and you can expect the finest in Namibian hospitality during your stay. You can even skip the early morning queues into Sossusvlei by using a private gate to the park (the same as its sister camp Kulala Desert Camp).

Lodge details


Looking to the tallest sand dunes in the world, it is located within the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, about 17 kilometres from Sesriem and accessed by a wooden bridge.

Accommodation & Facilities

The 11 thatched villas are all climate controlled, their external appearance merging seamlessly with their desert surroundings. Each villa has a bleached deck with a private plunge pool, as well as a rooftop sky-bed for stargazing and both indoor and outdoor showers. From the outside, the lodge is similar to its sister camp, Kulala Desert Camp, however the interiors are strikingly different, completely contrasting anything you could imagine finding in the desert. The main lodge is built over three levels for a feeling of space, decor features neutral earth tones and white washed wooden floors. There is a welcoming reception with seating curving along the entire length of the wall and this opens out into a tea room and bar, as well as various seating areas using an impressive array of textures. The main lounge has tall glass doors and some of it has been designed around the existing camel-thorn trees.

There is also a pool area, fenced from the desert using bamboo, surrounded by sunloungers and tables made from tree stumps.


During the summer you would dine outside usually, however in the cooler winter months you would eat indoors by the crackling fire, meals are all included in your stay.


Your activities are all included in your stay at Little Kulala. Early morning excursions to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon are very popular, and you can make good use of their private access to beat the crowds. These trips can last all day and at sunset you will be driven to a nearby mountain to enjoy a sundowner. You can also enjoy shorter drives within the reserve or, if you are here for 3 nights or more, a day trip to the Naukluft Mountains can be organised.

Balloon Safaris over the desert are at an extra cost, but in our opinion, they are well worth it for a completely different perspective of this majestic landscape.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Little Kulala, however we think it is more of an adult camp and so do not recommend it for those with young children.

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