Ask anyone who has been on safari in Africa what they remember about the landscapes, and there’s a high chance they will tell you about the seemingly endless African skies. By day you can look miles to the horizon, which is often shaped by hazy mountains, but come nightfall, the only place you want to look is straight up. Far away from the light pollution of the towns and cities, the night sky is one of nature’s most extraordinary spectacles, dotted as it is with uncountable sparkling stars, planets, moons, and the cloud of the Milky Way.
Many of Africa’s finest camps and lodges have professional quality telescopes and guides who can help you navigate across the universe, inspiring a love of astronomy. Add to this the chance to spend the night in a star bed, sleeping outside in the cool, fresh air, and you’ll be counting down