Sleep Under the Stars – The Best Hotels In Africa (Outdoors)


While most people plan their African safari around game drives and seeing the Big Five, there is so much more to this continent than just animals.

One of the best parts about Africa is spending a night under the stars – something that can be done in true luxury at one of these ten amazing accommodations.

From unique campsites to villas with plunge pools, these are the best places to book for an unforgettable experience.

1. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

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Hotel name:Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:South Africa
Hotel facilities:Free parking, Pool, Hiking, Horseback riding, Children Activities, Airport Transportation, Spa
Nightly price:USD $3200+

This reserve offers something truly unique: the chance to sleep under the stars in a comfortable bed, surrounded by African wildlife.

Guests at Tswalu can choose from a variety of star beds, each of which offers its own special view of the night sky.

Whether you’re lying under the stars in the Kalahari Desert or perched atop a dune with an uninterrupted view of the horizon, a stay at Tswalu is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

So why not add a little luxury to your next African safari? Book a stay at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience under the stars.

2. Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Tinyeleti Treehouse

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Hotel name:Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:South Africa
Hotel facilities:Secured parking, Wifi, Pool, Free Breakfast, Game room, Entertainment staff, Babysitting, Books, DVDs, music for children
Nightly price:USD $3298+

For a truly unique experience, try camping out in the wild with Lion Sands Tinga Lodge. Located in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Lion Sands Tinga Lodge is one of the most luxurious safari lodges in Africa.

The lodge offers guests a truly unique experience, with star beds that allow you to sleep under the stars in complete comfort.

In addition to its incredible location, the lodge also boasts world-class facilities and outstanding service. You will have an intimate safari experience surrounded by lions, buffaloes and elephants.

3. Jao Camp

Hotel name:Jao Camp
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:Botswana
Hotel facilities:Pool, Outdoor pool, Bar/Lounge, Airport transportation, Spa, Concierge, Non-smoking hotel, Laundry service
Nightly price:USD $1625+

Picture this: you’re lying in bed, under a mosquito net, gazing up at the stars. You hear the sounds of animals in the distance and the soft breath of your sleeping partner.

The air is warm and redolent with the scent of woodsmoke.

This is not just a dream; it’s an experience that you can have at Jao Camp in Africa. Here, guests can spend a night under the stars in complete comfort, surrounded by the sounds and smells of the African bush.

With its breathtaking views and unique setting, Jao Camp Star-Beds is an experience that you will never forget.

4. Loisaba Star Beds

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Hotel name:Loisaba Star Beds
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:Kenya
Hotel facilities:1 swimming pool, Bar, Free Parking
Nightly price:USD $2100+

If you’re looking for an unforgettable safari experience, look no further than the Loisaba Star Beds in Kenya. This unique lodging option allows guests to sleep under the stars in a comfortable bed, providing an up-close and personal view of the African night sky.

The beds are located in a private reserve, away from light pollution, so you can truly appreciate the beauty of the stars. In addition to being a unique and memorable experience, sleeping under the stars is also said to be good for your health.

Studies have shown that exposure to natural light helps to regulate our circadian rhythms and can improve our sleep quality.

So if you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience and a good night’s sleep, the Loisaba Star Beds are a perfect choice.

5. Ngala Treehouse

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Hotel name:Ngala Treehouse
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:South Africa
Hotel facilities:Free Wi-Fi, Free breakfast, Free parking Accessible, Pool, Air-conditioned
Nightly price:USD $8500+

Stars beds in Africa? You bet your safari there are! And one of the best places to enjoy them is Ngala Treehouse in South Africa.

This unique property offers guests the opportunity to sleep high up in the branches of an African ebony tree.

With nothing between you and the stars but a thin layer of mosquito netting, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

And during the day, you can explore the surrounding wildlife reserve in search of elephants, lions, and other iconic African animals.

So if you’re looking for a truly unique safari experience, be sure to add Ngala Treehouse to your list!

6. The Malori Sleepout

Hotel name:The Malori Sleepout
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:South Africa
Hotel facilities:Free breakfast, Free Parking
Nightly price:USD $1771+

The Malori Sleepout is a unique African accommodation that allows guests to sleep under the stars in comfortable beds.

Located in the heart of the bushveld, the Malori Sleepout offers stunning views of the night sky and is the perfect place to stargaze.

With its comfortable beds and private deck, the Malori Sleepout is the perfect way to experience Africa’s natural beauty. And best of all, it’s an affordable way to enjoy a luxury safari experience.

So why not treat yourself to a night in the stars at the Malori Sleepout? you won’t be disappointed.

7. Chisomo Safari Camp

Hotel name:Chisomo Safari Camp
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:South Africa
Hotel facilities:1 swimming pool, Tea/coffee maker in all rooms, Bar, Breakfast.
Nightly price:USD $835+

When it comes to finding the best accommodations in Africa, Chisomo Safari Camp is a clear choice. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff and shown to your under-the-stars bed.

As you fall asleep, you’ll be serenaded by the sounds of the African night, and wake up to a delicious cup of coffee brewed over an open fire.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure-filled vacation, Chisomo Safari Camp will exceed your expectations. So why wait? Book your stay today!

8. Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hotel name:Hamiltons Tented Camp
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:South Africa
Hotel facilities:Spa, Air conditioning, Pool, Laundry, Parking included, Restaurant
Nightly price:USD $1529+

Looking for a unique way to spend a romantic night under the stars? Then look no further than Hamilton’s Tented Camp in Africa.

Here you can enjoy the best under the star’s bed in Africa, complete with mosquito netting and plenty of pillows for a cozy night’s sleep.

But that’s not all – you’ll also get to enjoy traditional African cuisine, complete with local music and dancing. And of course, no trip to Africa would be complete without a visit to the nearby safari park where you can see lions, elephants, and giraffes up close.

9. Kuname Lodge

Hotel name:Kuname Lodge
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:South Africa
Hotel facilities:Spa, Air conditioning, Pool, Laundry, Parking included, Restaurant
Nightly price:USD $1000+

Kuname Lodge in South Africa has the best under the stars bed in Africa. You can sleep under the stars every night if you want, the under the stars bed is the perfect way to enjoy the African night sky, and for a comfortable stay the attentive staff will make sure you have everything you need.

Whether you’re looking to relax or explore, Kuname Lodge is the perfect place for you.

The best part is that there’s no light pollution, so you can really see the stars. And if you’re lucky, you might even see a shooting star!

10. Abu Camp

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Hotel name:Abu Camp
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:Botswana
Hotel facilities:1 swimming pool, Bar, Free Parking
Nightly price:USD $2100+

Abu Camp is located in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and offers some of the best accommodations in Africa.

The camp’s two-floor platform provides stunning views of the surrounding wilderness, and guests can choose to sleep under the stars in a special under-the-stars bed.

The camp also has a swimming pool, library, and lounge area, making it the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring the delta.

Abu Camp is an intimate camp, with only eight guest tents, so you’ll be sure to receive personalized attention from the staff.

And with game drives, bush walks, and mokoro trips all on offer, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife. So if you’re looking for an African safari experience that is truly unique, be sure to check out Abu Camp.

11. Sable Alley Skybeds

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Hotel name:Sable Alley
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:Botswana
Hotel facilities:Outdoor pool, Bar, Restaurant, Board games / puzzles, Gift shop, Laundry service, Ironing service
Nightly price:USD $1950+

Sable Alley in Botswana is one of the most unique places on earth to sleep under the stars. The Star Beds are raised platforms, complete with an insanely comfortable mattress, mosquito netting, and a thatched roof to protect you from the elements.

As if that wasn’t enough, they also come with a butler who will bring you anything you need throughout the night. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure-filled vacation, sleeping under the stars at Sable Alley is an experience you’ll never forget

While we can’t promise that you’ll find your very own shooting star while staying at one of these properties, we can guarantee an unforgettable African experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy some of the best stargazing Africa has to offer. And be sure to tell us all about it when you return!

12. Oakhurst Farm Cottages

Hotel name:Oakhurst Farm Cottages
Family-friendly:Yes
Country:South Africa
Hotel facilities:1 swimming pool, Bar, Free Parking, Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Nightly price:USD $187+

When it comes to finding the best accommodations in Africa, there is no better place to stay than Oakhurst Farm Cottages.

Nestled in the heart of the Kenyan countryside, Oakhurst offers its guests a truly unique experience. From the moment you arrive, you feel as though you have been transported to another world.

The cottages are cozy and comfortable, and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. But the real highlight of Oakhurst is the under-the-stars bed.

There is nothing quite like falling asleep under a blanket of stars, and at Oakhurst, you can do just that. If you are looking for an unforgettable African experience, look no further than Oakhurst Farm Cottages.

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