Desert dunes meets safari chic
Sossusvlei , located in the red dunes of the Namib Desert, is formed where the natural course of the ephemeral Tsauchab River is blocked by a 400 km long mass of sand.The path of the Tsauchab is flanked by some of the tallest dunes in the world and ends in a series of pans that dot the end of this blind river.Sossusvlei is one such pan. Little Kulala is located in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, a 40000 ha tract of land bordering the expansive Namib Naukluft Park.It is home to all forms of desert life and provides convenient access to the dunes which rise dramatically above the nearby plains which are surrounded by rugged and ancient volcanic mountains. Larger desert adapted wildlife such as the ostrich, gemsbok and springbok flourish here with carnivores such as the brown hyena and bat eared fox often seen.
This acclaimed desert retreat is situated amongst camel thorn trees on the dry Auab riverbed.The 11 climate-controlled, thatched villas merge seamlessly into the timeless desert landscape, each with a private plunge pool and rooftop ‘skybed’ for romantic stargazing, with both indoor and outdoor showers. An elegant entertainment area includes al fresco dining as a highlight.
Varied activities explore the stark beauty of the Namib Desert, with excursions to Sossusvlei, and nature drives and walks providing awe-inspiring views of desert-adapted wildlife and plants.A balloon safari at extra cost offers a unique experience soaring silently above the desert, while quad biking adds another dimension.
Why we like it
Night sky beds
Stunning camp design
Red dunes of the Sossusvlei