Sleep Under the Stars
Written by Julie Graham
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To sleep under the stars in the heart of East Africa’s pristine wild spaces is undoubtedly one of the most romantic experiences one can have. The seemingly endless skies exhibit the most enchanting phenomenon when the sun goes down. Not only does the boundless galaxy above come alive in a sparkling light show of stars, life on the ground stirs in a cacophony of nocturnal grunts and growls. It is a thrilling and soul-stirring experience that takes the romance and adventure of a special getaway with a loved one to a whole new level.
East Africa’s combination of bush and beach has been winning over the hearts of couples for years. The effortless manner in which luxury is intertwined with the magic of the wild is unsurpassed in this region of Africa, making it a quintessential honeymoon destination for couples.
Our expert team loves creating romantic, one-of-a-kind experiences for couples visiting East Africa and will always throw in something a little special (and unexpected) to the mix.
Get inspired as we share some of our top sleepouts in East Africa that will truly elevate your clients’ romantic escape.
The journey starts here.
Nay Palad Birds Nest, Segera Retreat, Kenya
The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
Mwiba Lodge, Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, Tanzania
Serian The Nest, Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
Ngare Serian forms part of the exclusive Alex Walker’s Safari Group and is one of the most luxurious and intimate camps in the Mara North Conservancy – a pristine private wilderness area on the outskirts of the Masai Mara National Park. A short walk through the bush, guided by a Maasai warrior for protection, and you will encounter The Nest. This unique tree house overlooks the Mara River and stands 12 feet high, hidden from sight amongst thick treetops. The Nest takes an adventure in the heart of Kenya to a whole new level. Couples in search of a romantic opportunity to sleep under the stars, combined with the thrill of having wild animals right below them are in for a treat. The Nest is ideally situated on the banks of the river where a large, raucous pod of hippos reside and come alive in the night with echoing bellows and grunts. The area is also home to unsuspecting prey like impala and even a resident male leopard.
Zanzibar White Sand Villas, Zanzibar
Get in touch with one of our travel experts at Grand Africa Safaris today to craft an unforgettable honeymoon experience for your clients, where they can sleep under the stars and witness the magnificence of the endless African skies today.