Sleeping under the stars, and waking to the African sunrise, is a must-do while on safari.
Here are a few of our favourite star beds and sleep out decks that will make you want to pack your bags and book a safari to Africa:
Chalkley’s Treehouse, Lion Sands Safari Lodge – South Africa
Lion Sands has a few luxurious tree houses, but the most popular is Chalkley’s Treehouse. Built around an ancient Leadwood tree, this lavish treehouse provides all the creature comforts one could wish for, while still offering a truly wild and authentic African experience. It’s the perfect place to soak up the sunset with some drinks, followed by a delicious picnic dinner before climbing into the dreamy four-poster bed for a night under the stars.
Garonga Safari Camp, South Africa
Garonga Safari Camp’s “Sleep Out” is a treetop deck overlooking a waterhole where guests can spend a night under the stars in a four-poster bed. The deck is about a 20-minute drive from the main camp, and guests are dropped off just before sunset with some drinks, a wonderful picnic dinner and radio for communication to the camo. This experience is so popular at Garonga, that guests need to book it well in advance to ensure they get to experience this during their stay.
Mkululamadzi Lodge, Malawi
Surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession within Majete Wildlife Reserve, Mkulumadzi enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of two rivers shaded by giant leadwood trees. The lodge offers guests a stylish and contemporary retreat set amidst rugged and untouched bush land. It recently built a brand-new sleep out deck which literally gives guests that ‘in the middle of nowhere’ feeling.
If you’d like the chance to stay one of these stunning star beds, then get in touch with us and we’ll help you plan your perfect safari.