One of essentially the most magical locations in Namibia is Sossusvlei, the place towering sand dunes burn a fiery pink, and memorable desert wildlife has tailored to life within the dry vleis (open plains) of the valley. In truth, Sossuvlei is dwelling to the world’s oldest sand dunes—and the tallest one rises over 1,000 ft from the bottom. Needless to say, this otherworldly place is a agency favourite for guests and the nation’s No. 1 vacationer attraction. Catering to this crowd are high-end lodges just like the newly renovated andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge and Wilderness Safaris’ desert retreats. Of these, Wilderness Safaris just lately closed Little Kulala Camp for a renovation, with an anticipated reopening date of June 2020.
Little Kulala acquired its begin in 1996. The space was as soon as used as farmland for subsistence goat farming, and Wilderness Safaris—which has gained accolades for its conservation work—launched a profitable rehabilitation program to revive the habitat and convey again the indigenous wildlife. The camp has delighted visitors through the years for its immersive actions, structure and placement—located within the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, the one non-public reserve with direct entry to Sossusvlei’s dunes. The aim of the refurbishment is to keep up the identical vibe and look, whereas specializing in the distinctive desert expertise and new actions.
All 11 kulalas—the thatched lodging items—will get a makeover, creating a greater airflow and including elevated walkways to make it simpler to entry the principle space. What’s extra, every kulala will provide a rooftop stargazing expertise in an space of the world famend for its clear night time skies. Plus, there can be a brand new “sleep-out experience” on the underside deck of every kulala.
Other camp highlights embrace a brand new picture hub within the library showcasing the historical past of the Namib San Sea and information in regards to the area’s geology and conservation; an outside fireplace pit; and sunken wine cellar for tastings and personal eating. New actions embrace dawn breakfasts and self-guided strolling trails along with the common roster of actions like hot-air ballooning and safaris.