Our News and Special Offers
From Botswana

Sleeping under the Stars – the Most Romantic Star-Beds in Botswana

Posted by:

“If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.” Karen Blixen

The magic of being on safari can not be compared with anything else. Experiencing the wilderness of Botswana is mind-blowing. One of the most amazing ways of exploring the African bush is by sleeping under the stars. Minimal light pollution means star-gazing is simply magnificent and unrivalled.

Here are our top recommendations for a night UNDER A TENT OF A MILLION STARS:

1. SKY-BED by Natural Selection

Skybed Khwai Private Reserve

Set deep in the Khwai Private Reserve overlooking a busy waterhole, these fabulous three-story skybeds offer an intense experience. Guests sleep in all the comfort they need, the first level has an outdoor bathroom, the second consists of a dressing area and the top floor is made into a open-air bedroom, comfortable beds under mosquito nets.


2. MAGICAL KANANA STAR-BED by Ker & Downey Botswana

Starbed at Kanana in the Okavango Delta

Kanana is located in a private concession in the Okavango Delta. Kanana’s Sleepout-Deck is located about 15 minutes from camp. Guests are treated by a romantic set-up, the vastnest of the African bush can best be experienced during a night under a canopy of million of stars. The Deck has two levels, the bottom level consists of a  toilet with sink, the guests sleep on the upper deck which offers amazing views over the surrounding floodplain.


3. SALT PANS OVERNIGHT by Leroo La Tau / Desert & Delta Safaris

Overnight on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Desert & Delta introduced the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan Sleep Out in 2021. This extraordinary, experiential sleep out is a truly amazing encounter. Guests staying three nights or more are offered an excursion onto the stunning Makgadikgadi Salt Pan and spend an unforgettable night under a blanket of stars with a dedicated guide. This life-enriching experience is available from July to October.


4. STAR-BED by Sanctuary Retreats’ Baines Camp

Baines Camp Starbed

Sanctuary Retreat’s Baines Camp is situated in a private concession in the Okavango Delta. Baines Camp consist of only six rooms, each room offers the romantic option of sleeping outside on your private veranda. The experience is completed by a starlit bathroom setting. Why not enjoy a bubble bath followed by a cozy nights sleep under a roof of stars?



The Baobab at Xigera by Red Carnation

For a truly immersive discovery of the Okavango Delta, discover Xigera’s Baobab Treehouse, situated one kilometre away from the lodge. Here, amid the seclusion of this sculptural tree house guests will experience Africa at its most raw, and most remarkable. The striking steel structure – built in the evocative shape of a baobab tree – ascends nearly 10 metres above the floodplain, offering panoramic views from each of its three level.


6. KALAHARI STAR-BED by Kwando’s Tau Pan Camp

Kwando Tau Pan Starbed

The Tau Pan Sleep-Out Deck is situated not far from the main camp in the largest of Botswana’s game reserves, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Having an unobstructed view of the night sky to fall asleep under is a truly memorable experience. The elevated sleep-out deck consists of a double bed, a basin and a toilet. This experience can be prebooked if staying three nights or more.


7. SLEEP UNDER THE STARS at Jao Camp by Wilderness Safaris

Starbed at Jao Camp

Jao lies in a 60 thousand hectares private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp received a complete rebuilt in 2019 and is known for its modern and unique architecture. But the highlight of the camp is the Star-Bed which offers guests the magnificent opportunity to gaze at millions of stars in this vast and unspoilt wilderness.


8. STAR-BED at Linyanti Expeditions by African Bush Camps

Linyanti Expeditions Starbed

This semi-permanent, authentic camp which is located along the Linyanti River in northern Botswana offers a star-bed experience in each of the tents. Guests can choose to sleep inside the tent or out on the mesh-wrapped gazebo extension. Guests have the opportunity to count the countless glimmering stars of the endless Africa sky.

Do you want to sleep under the African Sky? Let us know and we will be happy to put together a tailor-made itinerary including the most amazing experiences for you.

Contact info@safarispecialists.net for more info on these unique camps and lodges.