Kulala Desert Lodge lies in the heart of the Namibia and offers magnificent views of the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei, as well as magnificent mountainous scenery and vast open plains. Each of the chalets or "Kulalas" (meaning "to sleep") are built up on wooden platforms. For outdoor enthusiasts, your room has a private star gazing platform and mattresses can be moved to the rooftop to sleep out under the stars. The main lodge offers a lounge, pub, dining area, and plunge pool, and offers a wrap-around verandah that overlooks the waterhole that is the perfect location to view and photograph the desert sunsets. Early morning guided game drives to the spectacular dunes are through a private gate on the Tsauchab River. Game drives and walks are also offered to enjoy desert game and smaller desert fauna and flora. Another option, at an extra cost, is early morning ballooning. Beginning at first light, the 60-90 minute balloon safari offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert -with a champagne breakfast served at your landing site.