Goway’s Top Ten Most Unique Places to Sleep in Africa

Let’s face it, nothing beats a good night’s sleep, and there is not much that compares to the comfort and familiarity of one’s own bed! That said, Africa offers some very unique places to lay one’s sleepy head, and we have compiled our top 10 list… although given the excitement of spending a night under the stars or in a treehouse, we are not sure of just how much shuteye you will get!

1. Skybed at Little Kulala, Sossusvlei, Namibia:
Sleep under the best night skies in the world.

Suggested Itinerary:
12-Day Jewels of Namibia

Skybed at Little Kulala, Sossusvlei, Namibia

2. Chalkey’s Treehouse at Lion Sands, Sabi Sands, South Africa:
A secure and lavish platform under the stars, the treehouse has all the creature comforts, but affords an experience as wild as the animals that roam beneath it.

Enjoy it as a unique offering from Lion Sands Sabi Sands Ivory Lodge.

Chalkey's Treehouse, Lion Sands Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa

3. On a Dahabiya, Nile River, Egypt:
Following in the footsteps of Cleopatra

Suggested Itinerary:
8-Day Nile River Cruise Creative om Kolthoum Dahabiyas

Dahabiya, Nile River, Egypt

4. Rovos Rail, South Africa:
Stay on the most luxurious train in the world!

Suggested Itinerary:
32-Day Cape to Cairo… Ultimate Journey of a Lifetime

Rovos train arrival

5. Cottars Camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya:
Go glamping!

Suggested Itinerary:
4-Day Cottar’s 1920 Camp – Stay of Distinction

Cottars Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

6. “Luke Skywalker’s Home” (Sidi Driss Hotel) in Matmata, Tunisia:
Something special for true and die-hard Star Wars fans.

Suggested Itinerary:
7-Day Sahara Splendour

Sidi Driss Hotel Luke Skywalkers Home, Matmata, Tunisia

7. Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot, near Marrakech, Morocco:

Suggested Itinerary:
5-Day Kasbah Tamadot Stay of Distinction

Kasbah Tamadot, Marrakech, Morocco

8. Six Sense Evanson Ma’In Hot Springs in Jordan:
Located 264 meters below sea level.

Suggested Itinerary:
4-Day Six Sense Evason Ma’In Hot Springs Stay of Distinction

Evason Six Senses Ma'in Hot Springs, Jordan

9. King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Israel:
Stay where Kings, presidents and celebrities have laid their heads to rest.

Suggested Itinerary:
4-Day Especial Jerusalem King David Hotel Stay of Distinction

King David Hotel suite bedroom, Jerusalem, Israel

10. Zambezi Queen, Chobe River, Namibia/Botswana:
Sail down the Chobe River on board luxury.

Suggested Itinerary:
4-Day Zambezi Queen – Luxury African River Safari

Zambezi Queen suite, Chobe River, Botswana Namibia

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Kirsty Perring
Kirsty Perring

Africa Experts Product Manager – Although British born and now Toronto based, Kirsty grew up in South Africa and is completely passionate about all things Africa. She finds it hard to choose a favourite destination, but lists Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and Botswana as some of the most special places she has visited, and feels it’s not just about where you go and what you see, but who you get to experience it with. Kirsty is always up for an adventure and will try anything once. As such, she has para-glided in South Africa, zip lined in Mauritius, dived the Red Sea, hot air ballooned in Egypt, and even swam in the Okavango Delta. Next on Kirsty’s bucket list is to climb Kilimanjaro!

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