Little Kulala

Namib Desert Retreat

You can’t get much closer to the renowned dunes of Sossusvlei and the evocative panoramas of Dead Vlei than Little Kulala.


Wilderness Little Kulala

Your desert dreams realised.


Peace and privacy can be found in all spaces at Wilderness Little Kulala. Sossusvlei entices with its adventures, its landscapes, its tranquility. An exclusive-use gate provides direct access to the renowned dunes of Sossusvlei and the evocative panoramas of Dead Vlei. Climb the 300-metre red dunes and gaze upon the famed Namib Sand Sea World Heritage Site. Float above the world’s oldest desert in a *hot-air balloon. See the desert come alive on nature walks and drives, e-bikes, or low-impact quad bikes.


*additional cost applies.

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Recently refurbished, Little Kulala effortlessly embraces its Namib vistas. Your suite’s private pool is where we’re sure to find you enjoying lazy afternoons, while your rooftop invites private sundowners and suppers. A roll-out bed on your shaded deck is perfect for a siesta, or heavenly night’s sleep. 
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At Little Kulala our menus highlight indigenous produce. Sample Namibian dates, eembe fruit, venison, millet, and local beans. Have brunch in front of camp with your feet in the Namib sand. Indulge in a delicious oasis lunch in a dry river bed in the desert. Treat yourself to African tapas on your sala overlooking the red dunes. Retreat to the wine cellar for a romantic dinner for two.
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Wilderness Little Kulala

Totally solar-powered, the modern lines of this Namibian camp open out to the desert, making you forget where Little Kulula ends and the desert begins. Allow yourself to be totally immersed in the diverse landscapes, discovering a fascinating and exceptionally varied array of insects, reptiles, and wildlife along the way.


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Restoring the wilderness

Little Kulala lies on 27,000 hectares of the pristine Kulala Wilderness Reserve. But this majestic desert landscape didn’t always look this way. Once upon a time, the farmland here was used for subsistence goat farming, with very little indigenous wildlife left. Some 30 years ago Wilderness pushed to protect the ancient landscape, returning the land to its former glorious natural state.






Little Kulala experiences

Hike through Sesriem Canyon with a breathtaking perspective on the gorge formed aeons ago. Take in the majestic landscapes while riding an electric-powered fatbike. After dark, discover another realm of the Namib. Walks reveal captivating creatures, such as scorpions aglow under UV light, or learn about the incredible formations of the stars and planets under the clear night sky.


Explore camps in Sossusvlei

Home ground at Little Kulala is the vast Kulala Wilderness Reserve in the Namib, aka ‘The Living Desert’. Sossusvlei’s meaning - dead-end marsh - in a combination of Nama and Afrikaans, provides a hint of what you can expect to see here. An exclusive-use gate provides direct access to Sossusvlei, just one of many wondrous experiences on offer.  

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Camp awards

Little Kulala is a beacon of conservation tourism. Over decades of operation, its success has paved the way for many sustainable safaris to follow suit. The hard work of our teams on the ground and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through numerous awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
Tripadvisor COE 2019

Style Junkies Award

Travel+Leisure Award


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The Little Kulala experience is one of a kind. But also take a moment to explore our other Wilderness camps. From tented treetop suites to vast desert wildernesses, we will take you to places you only ever dreamed existed.




Little Kulala featured stories

Many who visit Wilderness Little Kulala think twice about sharing their adventures, content to keep this special piece of Africa to themselves. We think Little Kulala’s majestic beauty and abundant wildlife experiences are simply too good not to share. Here are a few stories.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.