Currently undergoing a thorough refurbishment, Little Kulala, Wilderness Safaris’ acclaimed desert retreat in Namibia’s extraordinary Sossusvlei area, offers an exceptional new holistic health and wellness offering in the heart of the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Integrating a range of mindful elements, including an all-new spa and farm-to-table menu, Little Kulala aims to encourage life-changing journeys that embrace complete physical, mental and social wellbeing.
The spa will be a private space with a deck where guests can relax after a treatment. Alexandra says, "I think of the spa as a refuge, a place of pampering after exposure to the harsh desert outside. Climbing dunes, being out in the elements like wind, sand and sun, the spa will be a sanctuary for our guests to enjoy welcome hydration, an experience bound to do wonders for someone who has just climbed Big Daddy, one of the world's tallest dunes!"
Little Kulala is partnering with Healing Earth, an award-winning premium brand that specializes in natural body care products. The signature Sossusvlei Desert Escape treatment starts with a full back exfoliation followed by a skin-quenching Namib Melon full body massage, rounded out by a jade crystal facial massage Other treatments include the Miracle Repair, a luxurious anti-ageing procedure using African potato balm to repair the skin on a deep cellular level. The Body Rebalance is a blissful aromatherapy massage using powerful indigenous phyto oils tailored to the guest's individual needs, in order to leave them glowing, relaxed and hydrated.
Some of these ingredients include the mogau oshi, an organic Namibian wild spinach that tastes like Swiss chard and is packed with iron and fiber. Wambu beans, a local red kidney bean and a great source of protein, are another, which will be added to soups, and made into hummus. Nutritious Namibian dates and locally grown rooibos tea will be added to the camp’s desserts and granolas.
At Little Kulala it is not only about the food, but also about the ambience, which is why the camp boasts an interesting range of immersive dining experiences, which encourage guests to soak up the splendid desert surrounds in an interactive storytelling atmosphere. From lunches to sundowners in remote locations with breathtaking sunsets, to “African tapas” rooftop dinners, as well as intimate private dinners in the camp’s underground wine cellar, all are some form of therapy.
Ensuring that guests have enough activities to take care of their physical wellness, great emphasis has been placed on offering innovative in- and out-of-camp activities that amplify the splendor and solitude of the Namib Desert, from e-biking to hiking, walking and running. A range of exhilarating self-guided and guided trails offer the perfect opportunity to explore incredible private areas of the reserve that are not accessible on drives, and to view endemic wildlife on foot. Whether taking you to ancient San paintings or to various viewpoints overlooking the reserve, there are short trails direct from the camp, or longer routes in the new Eco-zone for the more adventurous.
Finally, each suite is equipped with a set of exercise equipment for guests keen on further maintaining their health and wellness. Included are a yoga mat, dumbbells, a kettle ball, ab roller, jumping rope and aerobic strap. There is plenty of space to exercise, from the suites’ amazing roof areas to their private decks.
For more information or to book, please visit www.wilderness-safaris.com