lunedì 29 novembre 2010

Little Kulala is an acclaimed desert retreat, situated on a large private reserve, bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, in the heart of the Namib.
The camp offers magnificent views of the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei, magnificent mountainous scenery and vast open plains. 

Eleven climate-controlled, thatched and canvas chalets or Kulalas ('Kulala' in the Namibian language Oshiwambo means 'to sleep') with en-suite bathrooms and showers are set on wooden platforms to provide maximum airflow. As an option for outdoor enthusiasts, bedrolls can be moved to the rooftop to sleep under the stars from a private star gazing platform.
The main lodge, with décor inspired from North Africa, has a lounge, pub, dining area and plunge pool, and offers a wrap-around veranda that overlooks the waterhole and provides a perfect location to view and photograph the desert sunset. A rooftop open air area for dinner under the stars is also part of the experience.

Early morning guided game drives to the spectacular dunes take place through a private gate on the Tsauchab River. Game drives and walks are also offered on the private reserve with incredible views, desert game and smaller desert fauna and flora. Another option is early morning ballooning, beginning at first light; the 60-90minute balloon safari offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, with a champagne breakfast being served at your landing site.

On the edge of the oldest desert in the world, this is not a game rich area, however, whatever game we see is interesting and dramatised by the contrast between the desert and animals like Springbok, Gemsbok (Oryx) and Ostrich who manage to survive in these harsh conditions.
Night drives using spotlights often encounter small mammals such as Aardwolf, Bat Eared Fox, Hares and sometimes Spotted Hyenas.

arianna r.

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