Sleep Under The Stars at These Safari Lodges
For nature lovers and spontaneous travelers itching to book their next getaway, properties Tswalu's Naledi,Tuludi by Natural Selection and Singita Pamushana allow guests to be emersed in the African wilderness and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to sleep beneath the stars. While each of these stays offer guests aspects of traditional sleep accommodations, they each come equipped with a more unfiltered experience to sleep underneath the African skies.
Tswalu's New Naledi
Naledi located at Tswalu Kalahari offers guests an unfiltered experience to be surrounded by nature. Naledi, which means ‘star’ in the local Tswana language, is Tswalu’s new back-to-nature star bed experience in the Korannaberg Mountains. Elevated above a valley with wraparound views, Naledi is a new option for the true adventurer who yearns to sleep beneath the southern Kalahari’s brilliant blanket of stars in safety and seclusion. Naledi has purposely been kept very simple so as not to detract from its private and remote setting in the southern reaches of the reserve. Naledi is designed as a romantic sleep-out experience for two adults, but is also ideal for a family of four. Everything has been carefully considered from linens to open-air showers so that guests have everything they need for a comfortable stay.
Sky Suite at Tuludi
Natural Selection’s Tuludi in the Okavango Delta recently unveiled a new Sky Suite as part of their lodge accommodations. Set on a raised platform, perched among the trees of Khwai Private Reserve in the Delta and overlooking a hippo pool, the sky suite is both adventurous and romantic and offers an unforgettable night under the stars in complete privacy. The design is rustic with a simple wooden platform that weaves its way from the sky deck into the bedroom and ensuite bathroom, all al fresco. With limited electricity and no charging points, this is a space for guests to switch-off and tune into nature where the sights and sounds of the bush in its purest form are the experience and entertainment. The soundtrack of hippo, hyena and even elephant trumpets will awaken the senses and help guests be present in the moment. Easy to navigate and lit with lamps, the sky suite is comfortable and safe throughout the dark at night. The suite boats a mosquito net protected cozy king-sized bed that has been designed around the ultimate stargazing experience with a fresh crisp duvet cover, taut sheets and plumped pillows. The sky deck area of the suite features a fire pit, couch, binoculars and telescope for seeing the stars even closer.
Singita Sleep Out at Pamushana
At Singita Pamushana Lodge in Zimbabwe, guests are able to spend a few hours or even the whole night in a luxurious bed on the private outdoor deck of their suite, overlooking the shimmering Malilangwe Dam below. Those who are looking for a truly unique safari experience can immerse themselves further into nature by spending a night under a canopy of stars. It is an experience at once exhilarating and serene, almost primal in its ability to make everyday life disappear into the background. There is a natural sense of vulnerability, but it is this feeling that allows you to fully connect with your environment. After a peaceful night in nature, guests will awaken in cozy in bed to the sunrise over the eastern hills of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve.