I Want a Star Bed Safari, Out of Africa, Like Streep and Redford

January 7, 2015 in Featured

I Want a Star Bed Safari, Out of Africa, Like Streep and Redford

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”    Mother Teresa


Sleep under a galaxy of stars at the perfect Out of Africa, nocturnal retreat

Sleep under a galaxy of stars at the perfect Out of Africa, nocturnal retreat

The mother is right. There is something utterly grounding, magical and life-affirming about stargazing and the sound of silence…

Now imagine reaching for the stars and embracing the freedom of silence under an Out of Africa Sky, just like Karen Blixen and Finch Hatton, as they danced together in the moonlight. Yes, your star chamber awaits you when you escape on an unforgettable, sustainable safari at Little Makalolo Camp, in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

Your star Bed High Above a Teeming Waterhole

Picture a simple, yet divinely comfortable bed, perched beguiling above a teeming waterhole, complete with mosquito netting ,a pizza oven for an impromtu al fresco feast and the promise of a sundowner or two, as you admire the colour spectrum in a fabled African sunset and the marvellous feeling of truly leaving the 21st Century behind and helping to create a sustainable future for Africa, its people and iconic wildlife.

Your stellar resting place nestles on its own secluded, raised platform, with a front row seat on the Milky Way by night and the stars of the animal kingdom by dawn…. it is hard to think of a more romantic, sequestered escape from the hurly burly of the modern world.

Breakfast with the Animals

As you feast on local food, your charismatic breakfast companions could easily be – Lions, hippo, hyena, antelope and herds of playful elephants. It is hard to think of a more wildly romantic adventure than sleeping in a star bed, in absolute seclusion, in the middle of the bush.

Let’s run away to Africa now!

And just to ensure your comfort and safety, a highly qualified guide is on standby to ensure guests’ safety throughout your wilderness odyssey.

Little Makalolo

is an intimate and super exclusive camp situated in the remote south-east of Hwange and overlooking a waterhole teeming with biodiversity. Accommodation comprises six spacious en-suite tents (including one family tent), each with a private veranda. The main area includes a plunge pool, as well as a log pile hide overlooking the waterhole in front of camp. Activities on offer are day and night game drives and nature walks led by a highly-trained Wilderness Safaris guide.

The Zimbabwe Highlights trip with Wilderness Safaris includes two nights at Davison’s Camp, two nights at Changa Safari Camp, and three nights at Ruckomechi Camp. Package prices start from £3,150 per person with Mahlatini Travel, and are inclusive of all food and transfers. Contact Mahlatini Travel, the luxury African travel specialists on 028 9073 6050 or visit www.mahlatini.com

 Alternatively, package prices for the Zimbabwe Highlights trip with two nights stay at Little Makololo Camp instead of Davison’s Camp start from £3,200 per person with Mahlatini Travel, inclusive of all food and transfers. Contact Mahlatini, the luxury African travel specialists on 028 9073 6050 or visit www.mahlatini.com


About Wilderness Safaris: www.wilderness-safaris.com



  • Wilderness Safaris is an ecotourism company that specialises in memorable wildlife experiences in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa. In this way it offers its guests private access to almost three million hectares of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, while remaining fiercely committed to protecting our planet’s precious natural and cultural resources.
  • Wilderness Safaris operates camps and safaris in some of Africa’s best wildlife and wilderness reserves across eight different countries: Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Recognising that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through its Children in the Wilderness programme, as well as through the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in Africa.
  • Wilderness Safaris firmly believes that its single most important achievement to date is to have built a sustainable business model that does not compromise environmental principles and which provides jobs, training, skills, careers, adjusted horizons, hope and a realistic alternative to less sustainable development.
  • Wilderness Safaris is part of the Wilderness organisation, a group of responsible ecotourism companies and conservation and community development vehicles that together endeavour to use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.









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