Don’t we all just want to feel like a kid again? It’s an easy wish to fulfill when you plan a stay at one of these tree houses of Africa. Being a big kid never looked so luxurious, and we’re willing to bet your backyard tree house didn’t come fitted with a clawfoot bathtub or Egyptian cotton linens.
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.
A little strange and definitely unique, these are some of the most outrageous places to spend the night. The Manta Resort Sleep under the sea in the Underwater Room off the coast of Zanzibar. This floating structure at The Manta Resort gives you an up-close look at the schools of colorful fish that swim by during the day, and the curious nocturnal creatures that glide by your windows in the inky depths. Located in the middle of a reef, the room is only accessed via boat. Three levels include a landing deck, a roof for star gazing, and an abode […]
We’re big fans of luxury treehouses around the world. We love them so much, we scoured the globe and found eight more treehouses you can stay in. Go ahead, pretend to be a kid again. Kanana, Okavango Delta, Botswana Treehouses Located in the remote reaches of the Okavango Delta, but just close enough to camp for you to feel comfortable, Kanana’s sleep out treehouse is the best way to experience the vast African night sky. It overlooks a waterhole that is home to hippo, crocodile, and varied birdlife during the annual rains. In the dry season, once the water recedes, the […]
Who says tree houses are just for kids? Ker & Downey picks the best luxury tree houses around the world awaken the kid in all us. Click here to see even more of our favorites in part 2. Singita Lebombo Lodge, South Africa Inspired by an Eagle’s Nest, the award-winning loft-style tree house suites at Singita Lebombo Lodge sit perched high above the N’wanetsi River. Even among the soft textures of Egyptian cotton, wood, and steel interiors, you feel in tune with nature. From there, you have a bird’s eye view of the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains and N’wanetsi […]