Little Kulala’s General Manager, Colleen Kern, describes the experience: When the first rain showers hit the desert, we knew that this was a colossal moment for our parched environment. It was therefore no surprise when guests and staff rushed out to dance in the rain.
Our desert landscape truly came alive at that moment, and rains lasted for about a week and a half, creating an everlasting experience for those of us who had the joy of being there. Not only did our dunes sparkle with rain, but Sesriem Canyon itself filled with water, and became the world’s best swimming pool for staff and guests alike – especially for cooling off in the desert heat.
The scenery very much changed. Rivers flooded and flowed through our staff village and we were able to use our bridge for its real purpose for once. It was a historic moment, which is still being enjoyed by all, including the desert-adapted animals – even leading to a very rare sighting of a giraffe strolling towards camp. We believe this bountiful start to the year is a sign of good things to come this year”.
Namibia - Green as far as the eye can see!
After days of much-needed rain in the Kulala Wildlife Reserve and Sossusvlei, the landscape has changed colour from red to green. The Namib Desert is flowering, and the resident arid-adapted animals are revelling in this once-in-a-decade marvel.
Images by Wilderness Private Guide Abner Simeon and our partners at Namib Sky, who manage the hot air balloon adventures over the dunes at Little Kulala.
Photographs and video footage by Colleen Kern, Radimar Karsten and Jonathan Strauss