While all the new additions and furnishings at Little Kulala, a Namibia safari destination, are beautiful to see, perhaps the most exciting additions are the amazing experiences and adventures during your stay at Sossusvlei. Head out each day to explore via e-bike, hike the dunes, discover canyons and the amazing Dead Vlei and so much more! And for those that would just like a day in or those looking for a reprieve from the day’s activities, a luxury spa awaits you. Read on to discover more about the amazing desert life in the area and let’s start planning your Namibia desert safari adventure!
But for those guests who are looking for excitement, as well as the opportunity to learn something new, the Living Desert Experience has it all, exploring what appears to be an almost desolate area, yet is anything but! Every inch of the Kulala Wilderness Reserve and the Namib Desert is teeming with life just waiting to be discovered, and our talented guides cannot wait to share their knowledge with you.
Wilderness Safaris MD Alexandra Margull explains: “Since forming around five million years ago, the Namib’s fauna and flora has evolved to survive in striking ways, developing fascinating traits along the way. It was therefore important for us to plan activities that would reveal this to our guests: from desert-adapted species to the smaller creatures that are not as easy to spot”.
The most captivating feature of the Namib Desert is its mysteriousness; from a distance it appears static, but those curious enough to take a closer look will know just how much there is to uncover.
One such curious soul is talented guide and photographer – Chantelle Bosch – who offers a preview into the power of small things, and the brilliant nuggets of information you can glean during this fascinating activity.
The sidewinder snake (Bitis peringueyi) pictured here displays the behavior that gives it its name. These snakes can climb the side of soft dunes by slithering “sideways”, advancing in what appear to be steps. They are also able to move over very hot sand as less than half of their body is touching the sand at any one time. When they are cold, they move straight, like a puff adder.