Steadfast Africa is all about unique experiences and we have the key to unlock the most magical of them all, a night under the stars…

Here are a few that tickled our fancy…

Samara’s Milky Way Star Bed.

“What could be more romantic than curling up in your four-poster bed in a remote, secluded location, with only your loved one and the Milky Way for company?”.


Samara’s vision s nothing less than the rewilding of an entire landscape in the Great Karoo, South Africa’s magical heartland. Samara’s star bed on the Milk River will provide you with a romantic wilderness experience to take your breath away.

Lion Sand’s Million-Star Experience.

“This is not simply a sleep out – this is an adventure with Africa, one-on-one”.

Lion Sands.

Lion Sands has three magical tree-houses to choose from, depending on which lodge you are staying at. Each of them set you in the middle of big landscapes, globed by even bigger skies, their lights twinkling down to the horizon. Below, the stillness is punctuated by animals’ whistles, huffs, and growls… carried on the wind.

Tswalu Kalahari’s Malori Sleep-out Deck

“Listen to the thrilling calls of the Kalahari under an open blanket of stars”.


Molori Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve offers their own gorgeous outdoor experience. Malori, meaning dreamer in Tswana, provides a beautiful experience of sleeping under the twinkling stars with the growls, barks, patters and rustles of the wilderness surrounding you. Emulating a sociable weaver nest, the raised platform with weatherproof blinds and a thatched overhang is a comfortable, inviting place to rest your head.

Segera Retreat’s Bird Nest.

“Perched amid the treetops on a river teeming with wildlife, the Bird Nest offers views of the plains by day that are matched only by those of the stars at night”.

Segera retreat.

Set in the heart of the Laikipia plains, one of Kenya’s most spectacular safari locations, Nay Palad Bird Nest is a one-of-a-kind accommodation on the grounds of Segera Retreat, an award-winning sustainable luxury destination.

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park’s Meno-a-Kwena’s “Sleep Out”

“Venture into the heart of one of the biggest salt flats on Earth, accompanied by ancestors of the hunter-gatherer San Bushmen”.


Meno’s ‘sleep-out’ is arguably one of the most unforgettable nights you can experience on a Botswana safari. The eco-friendly and intimate Meno-a-Kwena safari camp is set at the confluence of two contrasting but equally beautiful of Botswana’s worlds – the lush Okavango Delta and the rugged Kalahari Desert.

Phinda Vlei Lodge’s Star Sleep.

“Have a seat next to a crackling camp fire and enjoy a soothing tipple before settling in for the night to the sounds of distant hyena calls”

Phinda Vlei Lodge.

After a thrilling game drive in this sensational South African private reserve, you’ll arrive at a magical setting in the bush where comfortable and warm ‘sleepout’ beds with frothy mosquito nets have been made just for you.