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Namibia
Little Kulala - Sossusvlei
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Private Airstrip - Walking/Trekking - Swimming Pool
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11 Rooms | Children: yes 6+

Little Kulala, a luxurious desert retreat, is situated in the private 37,000 hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve, the gateway to Namibia's Sand Sea with its towering red dunes and clear starry skies. The 11 climate-controlled, thatched “kulalas” (something like traditional bungalows, the word means “to sleep”) merge impeccably into the timeless desert landscape, with exquisite fittings and fixtures, innovative bleached decks each with a private plunge pool and both indoor and outdoor showers. Each kulala has a rooftop “skybed” for romantic stargazing.

Retreat Projects

Brown Hyena

The Namib Desert inhabits a challenging environment, particularly the coastal area which is supported by a rich marine life. Here the Brown Hyena feeds almost exclusively on Cape fur seal pups. Sophisticated equipment such as the GPS telemetry, funded by the Wilderness Trust, is used to monitor Hyenas needs and movements. We hope to contribute on long-term conservation of the species and its fragile habitat.

Biodiversity

In 1996 Wilderness Safaris set up an operation close to the spectacular sights of Sossusvlei. This area had previously been used for goat farming: once the removal of stock fences, exotic species and grazing pressures occurred, wildlife began returning. We recovered grass species compositions and diversity, allowing wild mammals and their resultant predators to return to fill these new ecological niches. The research project includes other small carnivores, like the elusive aardwolf.

Education

The goal of the Children of the Wilderness’s program is to restore a sense of hope, purpose and possibility of a brighter future. During a five-days interactive program, a safe and positive culture is created, encouraging supportive relationships with other kids and staff. The unique environmental classroom creates an opportunity for children to develop new sights of conservation and eco-tourism by interacting with conservationist and guides.