There really is nothing quite like sleeping under the stars. The feeling you get from drifting off to sleep with wide open skies around you and the soundtrack of the wild in your ear is something very special. Many of Africa's safari lodges are home to starbed experiences, but here are just five of our very favourites.
1. Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa
Tswalu Kalahari has long been known as one of the top luxury safari spots in all of Africa, which means it is no surprise that it has one of the best star beds in the world. The Malori Sleep Out is certainly one of the most luxurious safari star beds there is and is set with vast open views of the surrounding plains. Nothing can compare to the feeling of remoteness one gets when staying in this ultra-luxurious star bed. Tswalu Tarkuni also has a star bed for every single suite so when you’re staying at this luxury lodge you can pick and choose when you’d like to be there.
2. Loisaba, Kenya
Loisaba was where the original star bed was invented, Northern Kenya is hopelessly beautiful with dramatic scenery and lots and lots of wildlife. Nothing compares to waking up to a Kenyan sunrise from the comfort of your four poster bed. The beds here are easily wheeled into a small elevated area if it starts to rain and it is images from these beds which have become famous worldwide.
3. Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique
For a night to remember, nothing beats sleeping under the open sky in one of Nkwichi Lodge's unique ‘Lake of Stars’ beds. Whether set on a private rock island or a pristine beach lined with baobabs, these outdoor beds dressed in plush linens and surrounded by wild, beautiful nature immerse guests into the sounds and scenery of this remote corner of Africa.
4. Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Botswana
Sanctuary Baines' Camp has more charm, charisma and heart than many other luxury safari camps put together – it’s amazing team of staff and luxury location mean that you can have creature comforts whilst still feeling as one with nature – their star baths and star beds are a highlight and every single room has them, so you can decide as and when you might want to use them.
5. Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe
Mana Pools is back on the luxury safari circuit, it still remains one of the greatest wildernesses in the world, nothing can compare to the fantastic game viewing and vast open spaces of this beautiful park, which borders the mighty Zambezi River. The star bed at Ruckomechi Camp offers a wonderful insight into what it must have been like for the first great explorers in Africa, since there is literally nothing else around you for miles and miles, apart from abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery.
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