African sleepouts provide a stargazing experience unlike anything else in the world. There are few sights in the world that can rival the night sky of Africa. Low population densities in the bush and desert mean little light pollution to interfere with sky-watching. Only the sounds of the animals in the night lull you to sleep. With luxury tree houses, elevated sleep out decks, and star beds attached to your suite, there’s a stargazing experience for everyone. To that end, we’ve gathered up our top 12 favorite African sleepouts for stargazers.
Elusive and increasingly threatened, the African wild dog is a coveted sighting while on safari. Some of our favorite safari camps throughout eastern and southern Africa are among the top places to see African wild dog and partake in African wild dog safaris.