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. Once farmland used for subsistence goat farming, the region had very little indigenous wildlife that Wilderness Safaris rehabilitate in 1996. Today the land and its wildlife have returned to their former glory. A welcome oasis along the dry Auab riverbed offering excursions to Sossusvlei, nature drives, walks, balloon safari and eco-sensitive quad biking, to explore this fascinating landscape. The design inspired by Dead Vlei, of 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, each unit has innovative bleached deck with a private plunge pool and both indoor and outdoor showers. Each kulala has a rooftop “skybed” for romantic star gazing.