Africa is one of the most fascinating travel destinations in the world and attracts with breathtaking nature. Here you can discover beautiful nature reserves and exotic animals. Hotels that are located in the middle of the wild African landscape and promise an unforgettable stay are particularly popular. In some nature reserves you can even sleep on so-called sleep out decks in the open air and let the magical atmosphere work its magic on you. In my article today I will show you the most beautiful open-air suites in Africa – be careful, with these photos wanderlust is inevitable!
Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa
According to computerminus, the Tswalu Lodge in Kalahari is one of the most luxurious accommodations in South Africa. The unique huts are located in the middle of a private game reserve and enable an authentic South Africa experience. Spend the night surrounded by Africa’s harsh nature and discover exotic animals such as lions, cheetahs, zebras, buffalo and giraffes. You can choose from three different accommodations, all of which guarantee an unforgettable stay. A special highlight is the Malori Star Bed, which is located on a raised platform in the middle of the wilderness. Here you lie completely under the starry sky and can give yourself completely to nature. Doesn’t that sound magical? The unique open-air suite offers space for 2 adults and 2 children and costs the equivalent of around € 360 per night.
Makanyane Madikwe, South Africa
You can find another dream accommodation in the South African Madikwe Game Reserve. The exclusive Makanyane Safari Lodge offers its guests a unique atmosphere and pure luxury. On the 1,800 hectare private property there are a total of eight elegant suites that can accommodate a maximum of 16 people. Each accommodation has its own bathroom, lounge, outdoor shower and viewing deck with a view of the surrounding bush. The suites are all further apart and offer guests complete privacy. There is also a fitness center and spa in the complex, where you can indulge yourself in full pampering. The absolute highlight, however, is the romantic Sleep Out Suite under the open sky. Surrounded by numerous lanterns, guests can enjoy the view of the surrounding nature. An overnight stay under the stars costs around € 200 per person.
Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe
The Ruckomechi Camp is located near the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe and offers a total of 10 guest tents. From the camp you have a breathtaking view of the mighty Zambezi River and can see numerous exotic animals. In addition to elephants, you will also find hippos, leopards, lions, zebras, buffalos and crocodiles in the area. The complex consists of a bar, a cozy lounge, a dining area and a terrace with a pool. In each of the tents you will find a double bed, a bathroom and an outdoor bathtub with a view. Those who like it particularly adventurous can sleep in the so-called Starbed in the great outdoors. Falling asleep surrounded by acacia and mahogany trees – doesn’t sound too bad, does it? The prices for the overnight stay vary depending on the season and start at around € 650.
Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique
A very special experience awaits you at the Nkwichi Lodge in Mozambique. The luxurious complex offers several superlative Starbeds. Here you can simply spend the night directly on the beach or on a rock by the water! The open-air beds are equipped with several lanterns that create a romantic atmosphere. The concept is simple but absolutely effective – all that counts here is the beauty of nature. But the normal accommodations at Nkwichi Lodge are also impressive. The chalets and houses convince with an authentic ambience and luxurious furnishings. On the lodge’s website you will find many different packages that can be booked at different prices. The price for the Starbeds is available on request.
Kanana Camp, Botswana
Last but not least, I would like to introduce you to the Kanana Camp in Botswana. The camp is located in the southwest of the famous Okavango Delta and attracts with luxurious accommodation in the middle of nature. There are a total of eight large safari tents, which are equipped with fine furniture and spacious bathrooms. In the main building you will find a dining room, a lounge, a cocktail bar and a pool. But the cherry on the top is the sleep out deck, which overlooks a nearby watering hole. With this incredible view it can be difficult to fall asleep at all. The prices for one night are available on request.
Aren’t these sleep out decks in Africa just gorgeous? Who would love to sleep in one of these free-standing beds? By the way, you can book these sleep out decks with the tour operator Rhino Africa .