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Magical Places To Sleep In Africa

October 26th, 2016, by Sherwin Banda

Africa is a continent of stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife which is why it is on most travelers bucket lists. However, Africa hides some magical moments that travelers don't expect to experience when they are there.  One of the best is the sleep-outs, some of the lodges that we work with offer sleep-out experiences that allow our clients to sleep under the stars and drift off to the sounds of Africa.

Here are some of the amazing sleep-out options we offer on a number of our tours. 

 

Under Kenyan Skies - Loisaba Star Beds & The Nest

Loisaba Star Beds

Photo Credit: Loisaba Star Beds

A team of traditional Samburu & Laikipiak Maasai warriors welcome and host you with their customary warm African hospitality. Poised on a rocky kopje, the Loisaba Star Beds command sweeping views over an undulating valley and a permanent waterhole, frequented by resident wildlife. Enjoy the handcrafted four-poster wooden beds sit on raised wooden platforms jutting out from a thatched-roof accommodation and are rolled out each night for guests to enjoy the most memorable sleep under the endless Kenyan sky.

The Nest

Photo Credit: The Nest Gallery

The Nest, is perched out on a limb in a lone Warburgia tree overlooking the Mara River. A mere meander away from Serian Camp, it is the perfect spot for an overnight in the bush under the canopy of stars. The Treehouse has 2 cozy nest-shaped double beds and plenty of space for additional bedrolls for kids. Enjoy the candlelight and kerosene lanterns, infrared spotlight and night-vision camera for watching nocturnal creatures.

 

Southern Explorer Luxury 2017 - Lion Sands - Tineyeleti Treehouse

Photo Credit: Lion Sands Gallery

The Tinyeleti Treehouse, which aptly translates to ‘Many Stars’, is an overnight wilderness experience that has no match. Watch the sun dip beyond the horizon as you sip on a cocktail or a glass of bubbly. You will be utterly riveted by the many animals that arrive at the river to quench their thirst. Tinyeleti is a tale you will tell over and again. That is, if you can find the words to describe it.

*Available at extra cost

 

Southern Explorer Classic 2017 - Kapama​

Photo Credit: Kapama

The Kapama Romantic Sleep-out offers a million-star overnight experience. Sleeping in the open air on the reserve, elevated high above the ground under the African night sky, is a uniquely romantic experience. A raised platform is evocatively furnished with an oversized bed festooned in white linen and billowing mosquito netting. It’s completely safe, while being surrounded by only wilderness and wildlife. The experience is guaranteed to take your breath away.

*Available at extra cost

 

Zimbabwe Beyond the Rainbow - Little Makalolo & Ruckomechi

Little Makalolo

Photo Credit: Wilderness Safaris

Little Makalolo is a small intimate camp in the heart of Hwange National Park. Makalolo is one of the best areas for spotting impressive herds of buffalo and elephant as well as lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah. Bird life in the area is abundant and varied. They offer a stunning Star bed experience situated on a raised platform overlooking Madison Pan, the Star Bed is just a 20-minute drive away from camp and offers a truly secluded, remote wilderness experience – and the opportunity of sleeping under the stars.

Ruckomechi

Photo Credit: Wilderness Safaris

Ruckomechi Camp lies in the heart of remote Mana Pools National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, with spectacular views of the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment. They offer an amazing sleep-out experience which is situated near a productive watering hole, so you can see and hear the wildlife go by.  There is truly no better way of falling asleep than being serenaded by the sounds of nature while you gaze up at the starry skies of Africa.

*Available at extra cost

 

Speak to our safari specialists about any of the above amazing options to enchance your safari. 

 

 

 

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