By | February 14th, 2018

Africa offers a plethora of romantic experiences, from sleep outs on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, authentic Mokoro rides along the Okavango Delta, Sampan dining along the Zambezi River, gourmet picnics amongst the vineyards and spending a night or two outdoors on romantic Skybeds.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and in no particular order we would like to share IKONs’ BIG 5 Skybed experiences in Africa.

MORE Luxury Hotels & Lodges
Kingston Treehouse – Lion Sands Game Reserve – Sabi Sands, South Africa
More Collection presents travellers with a unique African experience under the stars. Spend the night under the Milky Way and listen to the calls of the wild – all at a respectable and safe distance, high above the ground. To begin your experience, you will receive a gourmet picnic to enjoy with your loved one. Amenities include a radio to contact your guide (should you need to), an ultra-luxurious king-sized bed, running water and lavatory.

Great Plains Conservation
ol Donyo Starbed – Chyulu Hills, Kenya
For the willing and adventurous, Great Plains ol Donyo is a remarkable lodge situated between Tsavo East and Amboseli National Park in Kenya. ol Donyo and its location is renowned for its wildlife, rich gastronomic and cultural heritage offering travellers an authentic African experience. Some of ol Donyo’s activities include game drives, professionally guided bushwalks and tracking. Each room is built with a well-designed roof terrace where guests have the unmissable opportunity to sleep under a canvas of stars.

Wilderness Safaris
Little Kulala StarbedKulala Wilderness Reserve, Namibia
Namibia is undeniably Africa’s best-kept safari destination. Here you will be able to travel across a number of diverse landscapes which include desert, bushveld and the Atlantic Ocean coast. Little Kulala is a luxurious desert hideaway and offers travellers close proximity to Sossusvlei – an iconic salt pan, sundowner tours as well as quad biking or hot air ballooning over the great Kulala Wilderness Reserve. At night, sleep under Namibia’s starry skies atop your private abode.

Sanctuary Retreats
Baines’ Camp Sky Bed Botswana
Botswana offers outstanding luxury and is one of IKON’s recommended honeymoon destinations. The country is home to a plethora of wildlife which includes the infamous swimming lions of the Okavango. Bains’ Camp is an exclusively intimate eco-friendly camp built overlooking the Boro River and is made up of only five opulent suites. With authentic wooden walkways between rooms and the camps main areas, travellers are never far from Botswana’s wildlife. Bains’ Camp’s suites are seamlessly luxurious with amenities which include a private wooden deck in which guests have the option to spend a romantic night under Botswana’s night sky.

Nkwichi Lake Malawi
Nkwichi LodgeManda Wilderness Conservation Area, Mozambique
Nkwichi Lodge is located along Lake Niassa, in the Manda Wilderness Conservation Area and offers travellers the ultimate 5-star beach experience. With guests’ preferences in mind, Nkwichi’s Lake of Stars Bed can be placed on a remote rock island, private beach or perched on top of a mountain giving couples idyllic views of the beach and beyond.

Photograph captured by: Marcus Westberg

Explore with IKON as your guide and let us help customize your next romantic trip throughout Africa.

Written by Meghan Opperman, Digital Administrator at IKON

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5. Image Property: Nkwichi Lake Malawi. Photograph captured by: Marcus Westberg